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Expatriation allowance: the regulations

isosomppism_125481 Mon, 01/14/2019 - 12:19

Hello everyone,

I would like to know what are the rules of residence for getting the 16% expatriation allowance. I moved to Belgium last summer and hope to get an offer of employment in March. Am I still eligible for the allowance? As a CAST position assistant every euro counts...

Thank you!

yes, you're entitled (if you

me Tue, 02/05/2019 - 16:51

yes, you're entitled (if you lived/worked in Brx more than five years, then you're only entitled to a lower allowance 4%)

it's the instalation allowance you're not going to get as you'll be recruited in Brx directly (not from your home country)

fyi the pay for any cast position is better than average salary in Belgium, you'll be fine:)


Hi! I found this article on

reqsys_146223 Sat, 04/03/2021 - 14:55

Hi! I found this article on the Installation allowance useful. I think it answers all the questions raised. 

Thanks a lot!

isosomppism_125481 Tue, 02/05/2019 - 17:22

Thanks a lot!

I came here to study and I still officially live in my home country and am covered by its health insurance etc. Would installation allowance apply In this case?

I'm a single parent, so my needs are bit more demanding than those of a single person in a shared housing :)

I don't know what you mean by

me Wed, 02/06/2019 - 10:48

I don't know what you mean by officially living in your country... you cannot live in Brussels for more than 6 months without being registered as a resident.. ant that means you are going to be recruited from Brussels

anyway, there are also allowances for children (even if you're temporary staff), don't ask me how much, I don't know (but I do know that is an important amount)


Hi! I urgently need your help

antevasindusoleil_132895 Mon, 09/23/2019 - 13:01

Hi! I urgently need your help.

I am of spanish origin having worked as an APA in the European Parliament in Brussels for the last 10 years, receiving the 16% expatriation allowance. Since July 2nd, I am about to search for a new post, but in the meantime I still live in Brussels, registered as an unemployed and receiving unemployment allowance. In case I find a new job in the EU institutions, will I still be entitled to receive the 16% of expatriation, please? If not, what should I do to reverse the situation. Could you, please, send me a link of the official EU regulation on the subject?

Thanks a lot in advance

Hi! With reference to the

irenegkl_145891 Tue, 06/08/2021 - 16:36

Hi! With reference to the expatriation allowance , if you sign a one year contract , and then your contract is renewed are you still entitled to receive the monthly expatriation allowance ? 

Many thanks,