Posted Worker

Application Process for Belgium

Posted Worker Notification Process

EU Directive (2018/957/EU)

The Posted Worker Notification process is also known as the Limosa declaration in Belgium and is the first step towards legal work in Belgium in accordance with European rules. The user must first create a profile with Belgium Soc Security ID to submit declaration online.

Create a Limosa account

Click here to access the online Limosa portal.

Guidance notes

Guidance notes on Limosa requirements

Legislation

European Union (Posting of Workers) Directive (EU) 2018/957​)

Any individual, either employed or self-employed, not subject to Belgian social security who comes to work in Belgium on a temporary and/or part-time basis must be able to present proof of the Limosa-1 declaration. Failure to make this declaration exposes you to criminal or administrative sanctions.

You need to create a user account in order to accessing the secure Limosa online service.

You must make a Limosa declaration each time a worker is sent to Belgium. To that end, make sure you have the VAT number for the country where the employer or self-employed worker is established.

Which details do you need to declare?

  • The place in Belgium where the work is performed (up to 5 places of employment in one notification)
  • The identification details of the Belgian customer (up to 10 Belgian customers in one notification)
  • The anticipated start and end date: maximum 24 months per notification
  • The identification details of the employee (up to 10 employees in one notification)
  • The work schedule

Additional details specific to an employee:

  • The identification details of the employer
  • The identification and contact details of the liaison officer (surname, first names, date of birth, physical and electronic addresses, telephone number and the capacity in which this liaison officer acts).
  • In cases of temporary agency work, the accreditation number of the foreign temporary employment agency. The legal employer must be indicated. This is therefore the temporary employment agency that has concluded an employment contract for agency work with the temporary agency worker.
  • In order to be able to post staff in Belgium, a foreign temporary employment agency must have accreditation from the Belgian region (BrusselsFlandersWallonia) in which the work is performed.
  • The nature of the services:
          • Construction 
          • Meat processing
          • Agricultural sector
          • Cleaning
          • Security
          • ICT
          • Financial institutions and insurance
          • Production and distribution of electricity, gas and water
          • Health care and social services
          • Accommodation and catering
          • Private households
          • Metalwork
          • Electrical installation and assembly works
          • Petrochemical industry
          • Transport and distribution
          • Wood and furniture industry
          • Trade in other consumer goods
          • Other
  • For activities in the construction sector (Joint Committee no. 124) it is requested whether the employer pays a premium which is comparable to the applicable ‘fidelity stamps’ in Belgium.

When you finalise the declaration, the final screen immediately displays a receipt: proof of the Limosa-1 declaration. You need to present this proof of the declaration to your Belgian client before beginning work. If you are not in a position to present it, your client is under the obligation to notify the Belgian authorities.

The proof of the Limosa-1 declaration includes a QR Code which allows you to easily register individuals carrying out construction work in Checkinatwork. Since 14 April 2015, the QR Code also contains the most important data from the Limosa declaration.

More information on the QR Code (in French)

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