New economic migration policy for foreign self-employed persons since January 1, 2022

The Flemish Parliament Decree of 15 October 2021 on the performance of self-employed professional activities by foreign nationals has been published in the Belgian Official Journal (in Dutch) ((opens in new window)). The decree came into force on January 1, 2022. This means that, since that date admission conditions apply. New professional cards must be applied for digitally since February 1, 2022 via the WSE online service counter.

The new policy also means that the website pages on will be translated into English as soon as possible.

British workers in the Flemish Region since 2021

Since January 1, 2021, the Brexit transition period came to an end and the United Kingdom is no longer part of the internal market and the customs union of the European Union.
As a result, new rules also apply to British nationals who want to work in Flanders.

  • Last revision 30/03/2022
  • Applicable to Vlaamse Gewest
  • Competent authority Departement Werk en Sociale Economie
  • Participating network
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