Cabinet d'avocats Altea
Cabinet d'avocats Altea
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Administrative and Constitutional Law
Immigration Law
international Family Law

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Administrative and Constitutional Law
Immigration Law
international Family Law

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Brexit: are you concerned about your rights ?

EU and EEC citizens living and working in the UK who wish to receive reassurance and understanding regarding their rights in the context of Brexit can access two web apps developed by The AIRE Centre about the settled status (https://www.airecentre.org/am-i-eligible-to-apply-for-settled-status) and the permanent residence (https://www.airecentre.org/do-i-have-a-permanent-right-to-reside) respectively.

Filiation applications in Belgium for surrogate children born abroad

Filiation applications in Belgium for surrogate children born abroad

Surrogacy is practised in various countries around the world. In some of these countries it is authorised and legally supervised. But how can a foreign birth certificate of a surrogate child (sometimes itself obtained following a judgment to establish parentage) be recognised in Belgium? The question is difficult and will depend on all the circumstances. Indeed, surrogacy is not regulated in Belgium by law.

Belgium rules on residence and work of UK nationals after Brexit

I. Overview

The Belgian Government has taken legislative action to prepare for the withdrawal of the UK from the EU without a deal. A bill on the UK’s withdrawal from the EU was adopted on 3 April 2019 by the Federal Parliament. This law will only come into force if no agreement is reached by the day of the withdrawal. The Law of 3 April 2019 sets out temporary measures applicable until 31 December 2020.

Belgium – Immigration and citizenship: Country update 2019 – European Immigration Lawyers Network

1. Country Overview

Immigration has been at the center of the political stage in Belgium.

In December, the Prime Minister resigned after government collapses in a dispute over the signing of the UN migration pact. The right-wing Flemish party (N-VA) left the government after the PM refused its demand to drop his support for the migration pact, and secured parliamentary approval to go ahead and sign the pact on 10 December.

Latest changes to the Code of Belgian Nationality

Latest changes to the Code of Belgian Nationality

A law modifying the Belgian Nationality Code was adopted and published in the Belgian Official Gazette on 2 July 2018. It entered into force on 12 July 2018.

It introduces new important developments.

Belgium – Immigration and citizenship : Country update 2018 – European Immigration Lawyers Network

1. Country Overview

This year, many immigration-law reforms have been adopted and some bills are still being debated.

The changes primarily concern labor migration, such as the gradual implementation of the single permit directive and shorter real-world processing times for issuing work permits or business cards.

With regard to asylum, measures to facilitate detention and access to personal data were adopted.

Recognition in Belgium of a common law relationship registered abroad

Recognition in Belgium of a common law relationship registered abroad

Throughout the world, there are common law relationships that are recorded by a public authority but do not have the same effects as marriage. In Belgium, these are known as ‘legal cohabitation’.

Prenatal recognition of a child by an unmarried parent: the impacts for foreigners

Prenatal recognition of a child by an unmarried parent: the impacts for foreigners

As of 1 April 2017, Article 328(3) of the Belgian Civil Code explicitly provides that the recognition of a child conceived by the unmarried parent can take place at any time during the pregnancy on the basis of a medical certificate issued by a doctor or a midwife (law of 20 February 2017, Belgian official journal 22 March 2017).

Recent legislative changes in Belgium regarding immigration

The most important legislative changes in Belgium in the past year are the following :

1.1 Financial contribution for most of the residence or visa applications
As of March 2nd, 2015, the processing of some visa D applications and some residence applications require payment of a contribution either €215 (usual amount), € 160 (student and family reunification), or € 60 (long-term residents and certain family members).

Altea wins the 2014 Corporate Intl Magazine Award

Altea is the winner of the 2014 Corporate Intl Magazine Global Award :

‘Immigration Law Firm of the Year in Belgium’

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ALTEA LAWYERS

Altea brings together lawyers highly specialised in:

- Constitutional and administrative public law;

- Foreign nationals and private international family law.

The firm strives to be accessible.

Altea covers many intertwining areas but the firm’s lawyers all have an interest in defending human rights.

ADDRESS AND CONTACT

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