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The commitment that charge will be taken (Annex 32)

19/06/2018

Who can register a commitment that charge will be taken?
How to register a commitment that charge will be taken
What amount of resources must a sponsor have available?


Who can register a commitment that charge will be taken?

A commitment that charge will be taken can be registered by a natural or legal person, Belgian or foreign, who gives an undertaking vis-à-vis the student and the Belgian State to bear the costs of healthcare, living costs, study costs and repatriation costs either for one academic year, or for the entire duration of the studies. In short, any person able to demonstrate that he has sufficient resources to take over responsibility for a student, for one academic year or for the entire duration of the studies envisaged, may register a commitment that charge will be taken.

The undertaking becomes effective on the date that the sponsor signs the document (Annex 32). If you are going to study in a Dutch Speaking community: bijlage 32 (.docx) bijlage 32 (.pdf). If you are going to study in a French speaking community:  annexe 32 (.docx) / annexe 32 (.pdf). 

 

What amount of resources must a sponsor have available?

As a general rule, aside from the minimum monthly amount which a student must have (654 EUR net), the sponsor must have a minimum monthly amount of 1.190,27 EUR net, plus an amount of 150 EUR per person already dependent on the sponsor.

The basis for the calculation is therefore as follows:

1.190,27 EUR (minimum monthly amount which a sponsor must have) + 654 EUR (minimum monthly amount which a student must have) + 150 EUR per person already dependent upon the sponsor = minimum monthly amount which a person undertaking to take charge of a foreign student must have.

 

How to register a commitment that charge will be taken?

a) If the sponsor is resident in Belgium:

He must register the commitment that charge will be taken with the municipal administration, which dates the document and legalises his signature. When the application for leave to remain is lodged, the student produces the duly completed, dated and legalised commitment that charge will be taken, along with a copy of the identity card/residence permit of the sponsor and details of the family structure.

If the sponsor is an employed natural person, the student must likewise supply the documents establishing validly that the sponsor receives sufficient regular income to take charge of him, in other words, an employer’s attestation, the last 3 payslips, the most recent Notice of Assessment, and any other document validly attesting to other sources of regular income.

If the sponsor is a self-employed natural person, the student must likewise supply the documents validly establishing that the sponsor receives regular income sufficient to take charge of him, in other words the most recent Notice of Assessment, proof of payment of social contributions, the VAT registration number, the registration on the commercial register and any other document validly attesting to other sources of regular income.

If the sponsor is a legal person, the student must likewise supply the documents validly establishing that the sponsor receives regular income sufficient to take charge of him, in other words a copy of the most recent activity report registered at the commercial court, the VAT registration number, the registration on the commercial register and a copy of the articles of association.

The Belgian consulate handling the application for leave to remain (D visa) stamps the commitment that charge will be taken ‘Sufficient solvency’ when it considers that the sponsor does indeed have sufficient resources to take charge of the student. If there is any doubt, it will pass the application on to the Aliens Office, which will take the final decision.

 

b) If the sponsor is resident in the student’s country of residence:

He must register the commitment that charge will be taken with the Belgian consulate competent for his place of residence, which will date the document and legalise his signature. When the application for leave to remain is lodged, the student produces the duly completed, dated and legalised commitment that charge will be taken, along with a copy of the identity card/residence permit of the sponsor and details of the family structure.

He must likewise supply any document establishing validly that the sponsor receives sufficient regular income to take charge of his healthcare, living costs, study costs and repatriation costs, in other words, an employer’s attestation, the last 3 payslips, bank statements and any other document validly attesting to other sources of regular income.

The Belgian consulate handling the application for leave to remain (D visa) stamps the commitment that charge will be taken ‘Sufficient solvency’ when it considers that the sponsor does indeed have sufficient resources to take charge of the student. If there is any doubt, it will pass the application on to the Aliens Office, which will take the final decision.

 

c) If the sponsor resides in a third country:

He must register the commitment that charge will be taken with the Belgian consulate competent for his place of residence, which will date the document and legalise his signature.

The consulate stamps the commitment that charge will be taken ‘Sufficient solvency’ when it considers that the sponsor does indeed have sufficient resources to take charge of the student. On the other hand, if it considers that the sponsor lacks sufficient resources or does not demonstrate validly that it has sufficient resources to take charge of the student, it will date the commitment that charge will be taken and legalise the sponsor’s signature, but not stamp it ‘Sufficient solvency’.

When the application for leave to remain is lodged, the student produces the duly completed, dated and legalised commitment that charge will be taken, along with a copy of the identity card/residence permit of the sponsor and details of the family structure.

The Belgian consulate handling the application for leave to remain (D visa) will check whether the phrase ‘Sufficient solvency’ is appended to the commitment that charge will be taken. If it does not, it will pass the application on to the Aliens Office, which will take the final decision.