Author: PwC Legal
Publication date: 13/12/2019
All 3 Regional Authorities have increased the minimum salary thresholds for work and/or single permit holders. Please find below an overview of the increased salary thresholds for 2020:
|Flanders Region||Brussels & Wallloon Region|
|Highly qualified employee||EUR 42,696 gross/year*||EUR 42,869 gross/year|
|Managerial employee||EUR 68,314 gross/year||
EUR 71,521 gross/year
|European Blue Card||EUR 51,235 gross/year||
EUR 55,431 gross/year
* For highly qualified employees under 30 years of age working in the Flemish Region under a Belgian employment contract, the minimal salary is lowered to 80% = EUR 34,156.80 gross per year.
Entry into force
The above new amounts are effective as from 1 January 2020 for all new applications and extensions.
If, in 2019, an application has already been submitted for an upcoming position for 2020, the Regional Authorities might ask for a formal declaration by the employer stating that the new minimum salary threshold will be complied with.
Single permit for more than one year: yearly assessment
We would like to remind you that, for single permits delivered for more than 1 year by the Walloon or Brussels Region, the employer still must prove that the conditions of employment continue to be met after each year of employment in Belgium. Therefore, on the anniversary date of the employment authorisation, the employer must provide the Regional Authorities the payslips for the previous period of employment and the individual account.