Price of the professional card
You pay for the professional card in 2 instalments:
- when you apply for the card you pay 140 euros
- when you pick up the card at the one-stop shop for business of your choice, you pay:
- for the 1st application or a renewal: 90 euros for each year that the card is valid. For example: your card is valid for 2 years. Then you pay 180 euros when you pick the card up at the one-stop shop for business of your choice
- for a change or a replacement: no charge.
Validity of the professional card
Usually valid for 2 years
A professional card is usually valid for 2 years. This gives you enough time to develop your self-employed activity.
You can only in special cases obtain a professional card for a shorter or longer period. This period varies from 1 to 5 years.
Special cases may be:
- students who wish to extend their studies by one year as a self-employed person
- non-European nationals who come to Flanders via granted mandates in multinationals for periods up to 5 years
Can be extended
Will your professional card expire soon? In that case you can renew it. Do this no later than 3 months before it expires.
Right to reside has expired
Your professional card is no longer valid if your residence permit for Belgium has expired. Return the card to the one-stop shop for business.