EMPLOYEE WORK AND RESIDENCE PERMITS
Expat Management Group reviews which type of work and residence permit suit the scope of work of your employees.
Whether this will be short-term or long-term, highly qualified employees, managerial staff, specialized technicians, trainees, interns, scientific researchers, self-employed individuals or individuals eligible for blue card etc. you may rest assured that the Expat Management Group consultants will manage expectations from the start, inform the stakeholders step-by-step on each process and secure the permit in time, thereby meeting business your demands.
FAMILY MEMBER PERMITS
Family members are equally important (if not more important!). Regardless of whether family members are accompanying or travelling at a later stage, Expat Management Group will make sure they have all the necessary support documents in place, file their applications and assist them in each step of the immigration process to Belgium.
We gladly assist with renewals or extensions of paperwork, if needed. If needed, we can accompany foreign nationals when registering at certain local town halls. Our Belgian team takes the time to understand the business objectives, immigration goals and employees.
LIMOSA, A-1 AND CERTIFICATE OF COVERAGE
We advise companies on the impact of immigration on the social security status of their mobile workforce traveling in and out of Belgium, and can assist with obtaining the necessary Belgian social security certificates.
For employees inbound to Belgium, we can assist with the Limosa notification and act as a Liaison to the Belgian Social Security Authorities.
PERMANENT RESIDENCE AND CITIZENSHIP
At Expat Management Group we provide you with a clear advice on the options and red flags to anyone looking to secure Belgian citizenship, Permanent Residency or EU Long Term Residency.
We have the knowledge and understanding to assist you and your family members therewith securing the long term settlement in Belgium.
Expat Management Group is a trusted partner of the Belgian labour- and immigration authorities, and provides valuable feedback on immigration law and policy to the authorities. Moreover, our senior staff is interacting constantly with officials on all government levels in Belgium.
Expat Management Group gladly facilitates client-government interaction and discuss new business-friendly initiatives. As we have contacts with multiple officials in every relevant authority in Belgium, we have a distinctive viewpoint and we can offer innovative strategies for success.
EUROPEAN AND SCHENGEN LAW
Continuously focussed on EU immigration policy matters, Expat Management Group keeps clients abreast of the latest European immigration policies and trends.
More specifically, our thorough knowledge of EU and Schengen regulations has proven to be paramount in shaping our clients’ European expat and business travel policies.
Suring the correct certificates in the country of origin can be a daunting exercise. For any inbound our outbound immigration-related move, Expat Management Group will review your exact legalization request and will be able to procure, legalise, Apostille and or translate the correct documents in a timely and efficient manner so you don’t have to.
A business visit abroad is usually permitted however limited in time and activities. At Expat Management Group we provide the right framework and workable parameters for your staff to conduct business meetings and advise on the allowable activities that can be waived from work authorization requirements.
Additionally Expat Management Group also assists with securing the correct business visas for you staff to travel abroad. We will provide instructions and services supporting consular processes and requirements.
This covers assistance for short term business travel visas and other consular or related matters filed in embassies, consulates and high commissions.
CLIENT WORKSHOP AND AUDIT
We keep our clients abreast of any relevant immigration updates which potentially have an impact on their expat management. We anticipate to your corporate needs and act as your reliable and proactive partner.
We like to prepare our clients beforehand regarding audits from the Labour Inspectorate and provide workshops and internal audits focussing on compliance strategies and practices.
These prove to be effective for our clients, therewith avoiding penalties, revoking permits or sponsorships and criminal prosecution.
SELF-EMPLOYED FOR DOING BUSINESS
We assist self-employed nationals from outside the European Economic Area with applying for a professional card, which is required in order to start doing business in Belgium.