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Belgium Immigrant Entrepreneur Program

Belgium Immigrant Entrepreneur Program

Belgium is a great country to live and work in Europe. The country has 2 parts: a French-speaking part in the south, where Brussels is located, and a Flemish part in the north. Belgium doesn’t offer a residence by investment program. Its Entrepreneur program is actually under its Self-Employed stream and requires applicants to apply for a business license for the region in which they want to relocate.

 

Learn also about the French Residence Investment programs

Professional card for non-EU nationals – Independent Activity

If you are self-employed, you must go to an enterprise counter once you have received your professional card, in order to:

  • obtain your enterprise number; and
  • register with the Enterprise Crossroads Bank.

According to your business activity, you must also:

  • register for VAT;
  • register with a social insurance fund for self-employed workers.

If you are responsible for the daily management of a company as an agent, you must:

  • register your professional card with the Enterprise Crossroads Bank via an enterprise counter; and
  • register with a social insurance fund for self-employed workers.

If you are an executive director or a partner, you are only required to register with a social insurance fund.

To set up a business in Belgium, you must register your company statutes with the registry of the commercial court of the location where the headquarters of your company are established. In this process, the company will be registered with the Enterprise Crossroads Bank and will receive its enterprise number.

In addition, if the company engages in business activities, it must:

Finally, if it employs any personnel, it must register with the National Social Security Office.

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