Social integration to apply for Belgian nationality
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?