Regarding Permanent Residency and EU Blue card
I am a non-EU citizen and have lived and worked in Belgium since November 2014 with the work permit B. I have a few questions.
1. Although I started my work at Nov 2014, my residence permit has been initiated 2 months later, as from Jan 2015 (due to the processing time). Then is it Nov 2019 or Jan 2020 when I fulfill my 5 years residence in Belgium?
2. My current work permit (the 5th work permit) gets expired in Nov 2019. If my complete 5 years come at Jan 2020, does it mean that I need my 6th work permit to fill the gap?
3. Meanwhile, I received an offer from another company in the Netherlands.
To my understanding (https://www.expatica.com/be/moving/citizenship/applying-for-belgian-citi...), if I have a blue card from this company and have lived in the Netherlands, this period can count towards my five-year period.
Then, does it mean that I can move to the Netherlands and live there until Jan 2020 and come back to Belgium to request the permanent residence?
I will definitely make my visit to the local commune but according to several people, even the commune officers are not so familiar with EU blue card. Hence, I am looking for someone who already experienced similar things.