If you are staying in Belgium for an extended period, your residence permit must be renewed. The International Staff Office can apply to have your residence permit extended if you live in Antwerp. Please make sure to contact them at least two months before the expiry date of your current residence permit.
More information about the renewal procedure can be found on the intranet page of the International Staff Office.
PhD students should contact the International Relations Office to find out about their renewal procedure.
Change of status
Your immigration status and reason for staying in Belgium might change while you are here, for example from student to researcher/employee or vice versa.
If you are a non-EEA citizen, you will need to change your status and apply for a new residence permit.
More information about the procedure for a change of status can be found on the intranet page of the International Staff Office.