Belgian Office, Taipei

Employee (Single permit)

There are 2 stages for applying for a work visa:

  1. Application for single permit
  2. Application for a long stay visa D


1. Application for single permit

Foreign workers who want to pursue salaried employment in Belgium must obtain a single permit which combines both a working and a residence permit. Application for this single permit is done by the employer through the corresponding regional authorities where it is located (Flanders, Wallonia, Brussels-Capital). 

In order for your employer to obtain a single permit for you in Belgium, you will need to submit the following documents

  • A copy of a valid passport (more than 12 months) 
  • medical certificate filled out by a (hospital) approved by the Belgian Office in Taipei stating that the applicant is not suffering from a disease that may endanger public health
  • An authenticated criminal record if you are aged over 18
  • Proof of payment of the visa administrative fee (please click here for explanation)
  • Proof of health insurance covering all risks for the applicant and his/her family (Note. This can be guaranteed by the employer)
  • Proof of sufficient financial means during your stay in Belgium and of the duration of the employment contract (Note. This can be provided by the employer)


2. Application for a long stay visa D

Once the single permit has been issued, please fill in a visa application form on Visa On Web before making your appointment. When coming to the Belgian Office for the issuance of your working visa, please bring the following documents:

  • A printed and signed copy of your Visa On Web application form
  • 1 recent passport size photograph in color
  • valid passport (more than 12 months) 
  • A copy of the decision to grant you a single permit ("annex 46")



If your spouse and/or children wish to join you they will need a long stay visa (see family reunion visa). For more information for your specific situation, please contact us by email ( or via our Facebook page (@belgianofficetaipei).