Travailleurs détachés en transfert temporaire intragroupe (ICT)

En application de la directive européenne 2014/66/UE, le dispositif offre un accès facilité pour permettre à des travailleurs détachés depuis un état hors Union européenne d’être occupés dans une entité du même groupe située en Wallonie, exclusivement ou principalement, et ce pour une durée de minimum 90 jours et de maximum 3 années (1 année pour l’employé stagiaire). L’occupation répondra par ailleurs aux conditions suivantes :

  1. l'entité d'accueil et la société établie dans un pays tiers appartiennent à la même société ou groupe de sociétés ;
  2. immédiatement avant la date du transfert, le travailleur transféré est employé par cette société ou ce groupe de sociétés pendant au moins trois mois consécutifs en tant que cadre, spécialiste ou employé stagiaire ;
  3. le travailleur transféré possède des qualifications professionnelles supérieures liées à un diplôme d'études supérieures pour le cadre et l'expert ou liées à un diplôme universitaire pour l'employé stagiaire ;
  4. la rémunération du travailleur transféré n'est pas moins favorable pendant toute la durée du transfert intragroupe que celle de postes comparables dans l’entreprise d’accueil et conformément à la réglementation belge.

 

Single permit or type B permit?

The type B permit is only a work permit. 

The type B permit is issued for workers who come to work in Belgium on a contract of less than 90 days. 

It is also issued for some categories of workers, even if they come to work for more than 90 days: 

  1. Cross-border workers 

  1. Workers who are resident at the hotel 

  

The fixed-term single permit is a work permit AND a residence permit. 

The single permit is issued to workers who come to work for more than 90 days (except for the specific cases below). 

If you want to employ a post-doctoral student for a maximum of 90 days: request a type B permit

Where is the application submitted? 

For the single permit, the application must be entered online and the supporting documents submitted on the Working in Belgium federal portal. 

Take care to select the "post-doctoral student" criteria on the application (Article 16, alinea1, 3°, of the Walloon Government Decree of 16 May 2019) and to prepare the corresponding documents indicated in the tables below in advance. 

How long does it take to process my file?  

The application must legally be processed within 4 months by the administrations. 

The timeframe is generally less for files that are complete and comply with the regulations. 

  

How can I submit a renewal application?  

The application to renew a fixed-term single permit must be made at most 3 months and at least 2 months before the end of the current permit. 

  

Documents required for the residence section  

 

First application 

Renewal application 

Payment of the fee 

Yes 

No 

Extract of the worker's criminal record 

Yes 

No 

Copy of a medical certificate dated within 6 months 

Yes 

No 

Proof of health insurance 

Yes 

Yes 

You can find the information and document templates by clicking here.

(1) for the single permit application, the form must be completed and signed electronically online by the applicant (the employer or their representative). No scanned application document is to be attached. The signature of the electronic form isn’t needed for the worker/intern/volunteer/.... He gives his consent by signing the contract/letter of secondment/training agreement/volunteer agreement/..

Documents required for the work section 

 

First application 

Renewal application 

Single permit application form 

Yes (1) 

Yes (1) 

A copy of a valid passport for the worker 

Yes 

Yes 

A copy of the worker’s Belgian residence document

Yes, if existing 

No 

A copy of the applicant's identity card (employer or representative) 

Yes 

Yes 

Proof of a research grant for the worker, with the amount of the grant 

Yes 

(1) 

A copy of the worker's qualification and any confirmation from the host university of their exceptional scientific qualities 

Yes 

No 

Proof of research conducted at the host university or the approved research organisation, with specification of the duration 

Yes 

(1) 

A copy of the proof of access to the regulated profession 

Yes if employment requested in a regulated profession 

No 

(1) : for the single permit application, the form must be completed and signed electronically online by the applicant (the employer or their representative). No scanned application document is to be attached. The signature of the electronic form isn’t needed for the worker/intern/volunteer/.... He gives his consent by signing the contract/letter of secondment/training agreement/volunteer agreement/..

(2): Yes, if the document sent for the first application does not cover the renewal period for which you are applying 

 

Do other documents need to be supplied?  

This permit is delivered for a maximal 36 months period. This period is renewable.

When the permit duration exceeds 12 months, the employer sends a copy of the worker's individual accounts for the elapsed period to the Direction of Employment and Work Permits on every anniversary date of the authorisation being issued. 

Vous souhaitez occuper un travailleur détaché en transfert temporaire intragroupe pour plus de 90 jours : demandez un permis « ICT » de durée limitée

Where is the application submitted? 

For the single permit, the application must be entered online and the supporting documents submitted on the Working in Belgium federal portal. 

Take care to select the "post-doctoral student" criteria on the application (Article 16, alinea1, 3°, of the Walloon Government Decree of 16 May 2019) and to prepare the corresponding documents indicated in the tables below in advance. 

How long does it take to process my file?  

The application must legally be processed within 4 months by the administrations. 

The timeframe is generally less for files that are complete and comply with the regulations. 

  

How can I submit a renewal application?  

The application to renew a fixed-term single permit must be made at most 3 months and at least 2 months before the end of the current permit. 

  

Documents required for the residence section  

 

First application 

Renewal application 

Payment of the fee 

Yes 

No 

Extract of the worker's criminal record 

Yes 

No 

Copy of a medical certificate dated within 6 months 

Yes 

No 

Proof of health insurance 

Yes 

Yes 

You can find the information and document templates by clicking here.

(1) for the single permit application, the form must be completed and signed electronically online by the applicant (the employer or their representative). No scanned application document is to be attached. The signature of the electronic form isn’t needed for the worker/intern/volunteer/.... He gives his consent by signing the contract/letter of secondment/training agreement/volunteer agreement/..

Documents required for the work section 

 

First application 

Renewal application 

Single permit application form 

Yes (1) 

Yes (1) 

A copy of a valid passport for the worker 

Yes 

Yes 

A copy of the worker’s Belgian residence document

Yes, if existing 

No 

A copy of the applicant's identity card (employer or representative) 

Yes 

Yes 

Proof of a research grant for the worker, with the amount of the grant 

Yes 

(1) 

A copy of the worker's qualification and any confirmation from the host university of their exceptional scientific qualities 

Yes 

No 

Proof of research conducted at the host university or the approved research organisation, with specification of the duration 

Yes 

(1) 

A copy of the proof of access to the regulated profession 

Yes if employment requested in a regulated profession 

No 

(1) : for the single permit application, the form must be completed and signed electronically online by the applicant (the employer or their representative). No scanned application document is to be attached. The signature of the electronic form isn’t needed for the worker/intern/volunteer/.... He gives his consent by signing the contract/letter of secondment/training agreement/volunteer agreement/..

(2): Yes, if the document sent for the first application does not cover the renewal period for which you are applying 

 

Do other documents need to be supplied?  

This permit is delivered for a maximal 36 months period. This period is renewable.

When the permit duration exceeds 12 months, the employer sends a copy of the worker's individual accounts for the elapsed period to the Direction of Employment and Work Permits on every anniversary date of the authorisation being issued.