New legislation for researchers, trainees and volunteers as from January 1, 2023.

The Act of 21 August 2022 (Moniteur belge, November 9, 2023) introduces new rules for researchers, trainees and volunteers under European Voluntary Service who come to Belgium as third-country nationals.

This Act transposes the Directive 2016/801/EU on the conditions of entry and residence of third-country nationals for the purposes of research, studies, training, voluntary service, pupil exchange schemes or educational projects and au pairing

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