Non-EU nationals staying in Belgium for more than three months will be required to submit a signed statement, promising to integrate into Belgian society and to respect Belgian laws and values.

The signed statement will be part of the visa application process at the Belgian consular post or at the local Belgian town hall after arrival. Once the rule is implemented later this year, non-EU nationals will have to provide proof of integration into Belgian society to the Immigration Office. Exact details on the practical implications are not known at this time – but will most likely include providing additional documents, such as proof of local language knowledge. Therefore, foreigners staying in Belgium for more than 90 days will face additional administrative formalities.

Disclaimer: The above information is provided for general information purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. If you have any further inquiries regarding the applicability of this information, please contact the Regional Immigration Manager, EMEA, Vladimir Dziak: