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Hi guys,

I have been living in Belgium for 6 years now. Been working for almost 4 of those with the B permit requested yearly by my employer. I just applied recently for the D-card (permanent residence) after getting another job. However, the wait for the D card appears to be too long for the time I'm supposed to resume the new job hence my new employer will be applying for the blue card in order to have me start while I await the D card.

Can someone please confirm if it is allowed to apply for the blue card even though I am already living and working here? Are there any other things I should consider? I have read through the official website (https://www.werk.be/diensten/vanaf-2019-werknemers-buitenlandse-national...) but haven't found anything specific about this. Anyone with experience on this should kindly shed some light.

Thanks.