If you wish to reside permanently in Belgium and exercise a healthcare profession, you first have to request recognition or have your diploma declared to be equivalent.
Take note: If you wish to temporarily or occasionally exercise a healthcare profession in Belgium, you frst have to apply for permission. You have to apply using a form from the Federal Public Service Health and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This applies to the following professions:
What you have to do depends on whether or not your diploma comes from inside or outside the European Economic Area.
Request recognition of the equivalence of your diploma from NARIC and your visa from the Federal Public Service Health.
South Africans with a South African basic diploma as a physician can request recognition of it from the Agency for Care and Health.
* Your nationality is from the EEA in the following cases:
** The European Economic Area is composed of the 27 Member States of the European Union and Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein and Switzerland.
Do you wish to exercise one of these healthcare professions abroad?
And do you have a Belgian diploma for that healthcare profession?
Call +32 2 553 1700, the number of the Government of Flanders, any working day from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. or send an e-mail.