Establishment in Belgium

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You are a foreign architect and you wish to settle in Belgium, you will need to apply for registration

Registration in the Table

The province where your main business is located determines the Council where you must apply for registration.

Note: Foreign architects wishing to settle in Brussels must apply either to the Brussels-Capital & Walloon Brabant Council or to the Flemish Brabant Council depending on the chosen language regime.

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How to proceed?

  1. Previously register on the system ArchiOnWeb through an identification questionnaire
  2. Once registered on the system ArchiOnWeb, request a password (your ID is your email address) at the Order Council* where you wish to settle to access the tab « Requests » in the system*

*To contact the Order Councils:

  • Conseil de Bruxelles-Capitale et du Brabant wallon
  • Conseil du Hainaut
  • Conseil de Liège
  • Conseil du Luxembourg
  • Conseil de Namur

3. Access the "Application for registration in the table" and upload your documents.

You must upload the following documents

  • a copy of your diploma
    * If applicable, you also need to submit the certificate with the diploma (required in accordance with Annex V of Directive 2005/36 / EC of 7 September 2005 of the European Parliament and Council on the recognition of professional qualifications).Example: If you have an Italian diploma, you will have to download a copy of the certificate of completion of the Italian state exam in addition to your diploma.
  • an excerpt of your criminal record dated less than 3 months (from your municipal administration or, failing this, from your embassy or the competent administration of the country of origin);
  • if applicable, a certificate of registration with the Order of Architects of the country where you practiced the profession of architect, which must mention the period during which you were registered with the Order;proof of professional and ten-year liability insurance.
  • a royal decree authorising the exercise of the profession of architect in Belgium (only if you come from a country outside the European Union or State party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area or outside the Agreement on the Free Movement of persons between Switzerland and the Member States of the European Union).

It can be obtained from the :Ministère du Premier Ministre - Services Fédéraux des Affaires scientifiques, Techniques et Culturellesavenue Louise 231 - 1050 BruxellesTel. : +32 (0)2 238 34 11 - ann.vanhorenbeeck@belspo.be

  • a decree of the Government of the French Community establishing the equivalence of your degree with the Belgian legal diploma of architect (only if you are both from a country outside the European Union or State Party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area or outside the Agreement on the Free Movement of Persons between Switzerland and the Member States of the European Union AND holder of a diploma issued in a State outside the European Community or a State Party to the Agreement on the Economic Area European Union or outside the Agreement on Free Movement of Persons between Switzerland and the Member States of the European Union).

It can be obtained from: Service de la Reconnaissance académique et professionnelle des diplômes étrangers rue Adolphe Lavallée, 1 - 1080 BruxellesTel. : +32 (0)2 690 89 00

Registration in the trainees list

The province where the professional activity of your tutor is located determines the Council where you must submit your application.

Note: For internships abroad, the competent Council of the Order is that of the province of your place of residence in Belgium.

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How to proceed?

  1. Previously register on the system ArchiOnWeb through an identification questionnaire
  2. Once registered on the system ArchiOnWeb, request a password (your ID is your email address) at the Council of the Order where you wish to settle to access the tab « Requests » in the system

* To contact the Councils of the Order:

  • Conseil de Bruxelles-Capitale et du Brabant wallon
  • Conseil de Hainaut
  • Conseil de Liège
  • Conseil de Luxembourg
  • Conseil de Namur

3. Access the "Application for registration in the list of trainees" and upload your documents

Upload the following documents

  • a copy of your diploma or, failing that, a certificate from the institution that issued the diploma;
  • a copy of the internship contract, completed and signed. Please choose from the standard contracts the one corresponding to your situation: traditional internship contract, non-traditional internship contract (as well as the list of tasks that will be entrusted to you), internship contract abroad (French or English version)
  • the Internship Regulation signed "for agreement" by you and your tutor (French or English version);
  • the Internship Recommendation signed by you and your tutor (French or English version);
  • an excerpt from your criminal record dated less than 3 months (from your municipal administration or, failing that, from your embassy or the competent administration of the country of origin);
  • a royal decree authorising the exercise of the profession of architect in Belgium (only if you come from a country outside the European Union or State party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area or outside the Agreement on the free movement of persons between Switzerland and the Member States of the European Union).

This can be obtained from: Ministère du Premier Ministre - Services Fédéraux des Affaires scientifiques, Techniques et Culturelles - avenue Louise 231 - 1050 Bruxelles- Tel. : +32 (0)2 238 34 11 - ann.vanhorenbeeck@belspo.be

  • a decree of the Government of the French Community establishing the equivalence of your degree with the Belgian legal diploma of architect (only if you are both from a country outside the European Union or State Party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area or outside the Agreement on the Free Movement of Persons between Switzerland and the Member States of the European Union AND the holder of a diploma issued in a State outside the European Community or outside a State Party to the Agreement on the Economic Area European Union or outside the Agreement on Free Movement of Persons between Switzerland and the Member States of the European Union).

This can be obtained from: Service de la Reconnaissance académique et professionnelle des diplômes étrangers- rue Adolphe Lavallée, 1 - 1080 Bruxelles- Tel. : +32 (0)2 690 89 00