Annual requirements for Single Permit / EU Blue Card

Since the implementation of the Single Permit in January 2019, authorisations have been granted for periods up to three years. New EU Blue Cards can be issued for up to four years.

In order to track whether the conditions linked to work authorisations are kept fulfilled during the validity period, the ministries have a right to request an updated set of documents at any time.

The ministries of employment in the Brussels and Walloon region are therefore requesting for the employers to provide documents on a yearly basis. It is the employer’s responsibility to make sure the documents are being kept up to date in a timely manner. Should the employer fail to provide the necessary on time, the work authorisation can be withdrawn.

The Flanders’ Region is not expecting the employer to automatically update the ministry. Nevertheless, they reserve the right to request additional documents at any time.

In addition, the employer is responsible to update the authorities of any changes that might occur during the validity of the permit (change in place of employment, function change, etc.) and inform them if an employment is terminated.

Santa Fe Relocation can file these documents and keep track of the submission dates for you.

If you are interested in our services or should you have any questions, please contact:

Annika Tossyn
Immigration Specialist

Charlotte François
Immigration Specialist

About our Immigration Services

Our immigration services manage thousands of visa applications every year for a multitude of international companies. Our experienced immigration experts and migration agents handle the immigration process for you and provide simple reporting and guidance on immigration matters.

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Santa Fe Relocation is a global mobility company specialising in managing and delivering high-quality relocation services worldwide. Our core competence is providing services that help corporations and their employees relocate and settle in a new country, assisting them with immigration, home and school searches, language and cultural training, property rentals, and domestic and international household goods shipments. We provide these services to a consistently high standard, locally and globally. A key strength is our ability to manage these services through our own operations around the world.


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