Did you flee the war in Ukraine and would you like to find work? As soon as you have obtained a stay permit in Belgium (Annex 15 or A card), you are allowed to work. If you register with Actiris, you can, like other job-seekers, call upon the services of Actiris and its extensive partner network.
Step 1: Temporary protection certificate
If you were permanently residing in Ukraine, and you left the country to escape war from 24 February 2022 on, you may be entitled to temporary protection. First of all, you must report in person at the registration center of the Immigration Office and a 'temporary protection certificate' will be issued if the conditions are met.
Step 2: Annex 15 or A card
With the 'temporary protection certificate' you can register at the municipal administration of your place of residence. When you register, you first receive a document called 'Annex 15' and later an 'A card'. You need these documents to be allowed to work in Belgium. Attention: the A card is valid until March 4, 2023. This may be extended depending on the situation in Ukraine.
Step 3: Registration as job-seeker with Actiris
The next step is your registration with Actiris. As a public employment service, Actiris is the main player and provider of employment solutions in the Brussels Capital Region.
How to register?
- online via my.actiris.brussels
Do you have a national number? Register online (in French or Dutch) via my.actiris.brussels. Have you registered with Actiris before, but you need to register again? My Actiris is also your best option!My Actiris
- In the multimedia room of 'La Cité des Métiers'
In 'La Cité des Métiers' (Astro Tower, Sterrenkundelaan 14, 1210 Brussels) there are computers where you can register autonomously via My Actiris. Recently, a steward who speaks Ukrainian or Russian was appointed to provide you with language support during your registration. Don't forget that you need a national number in order to (re)register.
You can make an appointment at one of Actiris' 18 agencies or by calling the free number 0800 35 123 (French or Dutch). Do you not speak these languages? Let someone who speaks French or Dutch and has a Belgian telephone number help you.
Interpreters are available at Elsene (Collegestraat 30, 1050 Elsene) and Sint-Joost-ten-Node (Sterrenkundelaan 30, 1210 Sint-Joost-ten-Node) to facilitate initial registration. You can book an appointment below.Make an appointment to register with Actiris
Step 4 : Counselling
Your registration with Actiris gives you access to an extensive range of services and partners who can assist you in your job search.
Visit this page regularly to stay abreast of information sessions and other interesting information.
Watch the video below to see how Actiris can assist you.
Watch this video in English, Ukrainian, Russian or another language.
Any other questions? Or ready to register with Actiris and start your job search? Contact us!
0800 35 123, from Monday to Friday from 08:30 to 16:30
If you are staying in Flanders, you are asked to register at a VDAB office. You can find more information about working and living in Flanders here.
If you are staying in Wallonia, you are asked to register at a Forem office. You can find more information on working in Wallonia here.
Useful documents and information
Legislation on the use of languages: this information is a translation of a webpage in French and Dutch. Actiris is a Brussels public service and communicates in French and Dutch. We exceptionally use other languages to inform newcomers about our services. Looking for work in the Brussels-Capital Region or Belgium? You will increase your chances if you learn French or / and Dutch. Actiris can assist you in doing so.
Integration programme for newcomers Brussels-Capital Region information platform