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Social integration to apply for Belgian nationality

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Hello,

AFAIK, the requirements to apply for Belgian nationality (for non-EU at least) includes:
- Been in Belgium legally for 5-10 years
- The right to stay permanently (e.g. card B/C/D)
- Social integration (e.g. a Belgian university degree)
- Economic integration (works for >= 486 days, or paying tax >= 6 trimesters or 1.5 years)

I'm told that the last condition actually replaces the language requirement (knowing at least 1 of the 3 languages). But how do those 486 days count? Are they purely working days or they can include weekends and holidays? I suppose the latter is correct, and if so, having been working >= 3.5 years here (after 2.5 years of study), I should be eligible for the application (and yes, I've just got my D card).

Am I understanding this correctly, especially the requirement of 486 days?

wezembeekwanderer

It’s very complicated. You need to talk to the responsible person at your commune house to check everything they will require, because you need their support for your application. Officially they play no part in the decision, but in reality they can make it easy or difficult.

Aug 4, 2019 01:07
crisscross

PR card
birth certificate legalized
5 yr stay
5 years continuous work with no break in contract (Contract A ends on a friday and Contract B starts following monday). Even a week in between is a gap.

Or

PR card
birth certificate legalized
5 yr stay
if break in job contract:
468 working days prior to application (approx 2.25 years)
Social Integration: A2 language + social classes + (maybe a separate language test for ctz so I've heard).

Aug 5, 2019 15:31
crisscross

PR card
birth certificate legalized
5 yr stay
5 years continuous work with no break in contract (or if there's is a break then Contract A ends on a friday and Contract B starts following monday). Even a week in between is a gap.

Or

PR card
birth certificate legalized
5 yr stay
if break in job contract:
468 working days prior to application (approx 2.25 years)
Social Integration: A2 language + social classes + (maybe a separate language test for ctz so I've heard).

Aug 5, 2019 15:32