When the application is complete and all the required conditions have been met, the Department of Work and Migration will send consent for a work permit to the University of Antwerp.
If you have already relocated to Belgium, your work permit will be sent to the local authority where you live. The details of the work permit will be registered by the local authority and you will then be invited to come and collect it.
If you are not yet residing in Belgium, the work permit will be sent to the local authority of Antwerp, where the data will be recorded. The council will then send the work permit to you. Once you receive it, you can use this work permit to apply for a type D visa at the Belgian embassy or consulate in your home country.