Requirements for Belgian Permanent Residency
Is there a specific website which will list all the requirements for permanent residency in Belgium?
Based on what I read, i needed help understanding 2 aspects -
1. The applicant cannot be outside the kingdom of Belgium in the 5 years preceding the date of the application for a period of more than 1 year. Is this true? How does the Belgian immigration authority calculate this 1 year period? Is it only the days you spend outside the schengen area? or it is the days you spend outside Belgium?
2. If you were a student during your stay in Belgium, is your time as a student included in the 5 year uninterrupted stay calculation?