Employing Ukrainian Refugees in Belgium

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The Belgian government estimates that around 200,000 Ukrainian citizens will seek refuge in Belgium over the coming weeks and months. Together with the EU, Belgium has made it less complicated for Ukrainians to enter the Belgian labour market. We have set out below, the basic conditions for Ukrainian refugees’ right to work in Belgium, which employers need to take into account when they wish to employ Ukrainian citizens.

Ukrainians have the right to a short stay (90 days) in Belgium without a visa, but with a biometric passport. This short stay can be prolonged if it is not possible to return to Ukraine. However, this almost automatic right to a short stay does not grant Ukrainian citizens the right to work in Belgium…

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