The draft royal decree legally fixes the new amounts that certain applicants for a right of residence must pay before the application can be processed. These amounts will range from 126 euros (labor migration for stay as a researcher, European blue card, single permit, seasonal worker and labor migration within EU companies) to 313 euros (humanitarian regularization via procedure 9 bis).
Since 2019, there has been a lack of clarity regarding the amounts that can be requested, details the Secretary of State in a press release. In two judgments delivered that year, the Council of State ruled that it could not be shown that the amount of the royalties was reasonably proportional to the actual price of the services provided. “By not setting the amounts on the basis of actual cost, we end up with amounts that give rise to endless discussions and appeal procedures in which applicants sometimes go so far as to claim their money. This will no longer be the case. We are working on the basis of facts, as it should be, ”he said.