My husband and I are trying to become permanent residents of Belgium as soon as possible with an eye to retiring there as Belgian citizens. We are trying to get answers to several questions about the correct bureaucratic pathway:
--Can entry on retirement visas lead to an unrestricted permanent resident status?
--How do we show real ties to Belgium? Will purchase of a home there with a mortgage accomplish that? Do we need to start a business to show the real ties? Etc., etc.
We think that we need professional advise, but are reluctant to contact a large Belgian law firm because we don't want to spend 15,000 euros to get answers to a few questions.
Has anyone had experience with this set of questions? Can anyone recommend a reasonably priced Belgian immigration attorney?
I am looking for some relevant document as per the new rule to become Belgian Citizen. I am working here in Belgium for last 4 years and having Expatriate executive status. My girlfriend(Belgian) and I would like to settle by next year. My question is whether I am allowed to apply for the citizenship in a normal integration process(in-spite of having expat status) and get Belgian passport. Thanks a lot for the correct advice.
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