Change of employer
For applications for an employment authorisation ‘up to 90 days or 90/180 days with a Schengen visa’ and applications for a single permit, several scenarios are possible: the employee resigns, the employee is dismissed by the employer, or the employee changes employers.
The place of employment changes
If the place of employment changes, the employer must apply for a new employment authorisation.
For applications for employment authorisation ‘maximum 90 days or 90/180 days with Schengen visa’ and applications for a single permit, the competent region is the region in which the business unit where the foreign national employee will be employed is located. If the employer owns several places of business, the region where the employee is mainly employed is competent.
If the principal place of employment cannot be determined because, for example, the employee is employed 50% in one region and 50% in another, the competent region where the company’s registered office is located and thus registered in the Crossroads Bank for Enterprises (CBE) is competent.
If the employer does not own any corporate or business unit in Belgium, the region where the employee will carry out his activities is competent.
The position (category) changes
If the type of work the foreign national will perform changes, the employer must apply for a new employment authorisation.
The type of work the foreign national will perform determines whether he will be admitted to the labour market.