• A new royal decree will require most foreigners applying for residence authorization (either while in Belgium or abroad) to pay an additional fixed amount in order to file an original (not a renewal) application.
  • For work permits, the amount for certain types of researchers and Blue Card applicants is €215 (US$238); for family members and students, the amount is €160 (US$177).
  • The fee must be paid via bank transfer before submitting the residence application, and proof of payment must be included in the residence application.