Commitment that charge will be taken

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The guarantor commits themselves to cover the student’s costs of stay, health costs as well as costs of repatriation borne by the Belgian government or by a Public Centre for Social Welfare (CPAS).

Anyone wishing to act as a guarantor and to sign a commitment that charge will be taken “annex 32” for a student in connection to their visa application or extension of their residence permit, should submit their file by email ( No documents will be accepted at the counter.

The sponsor must be at least 18 years old. They must: 

  • Have Belgian nationality,
  • or be a citizen of the European Union with a right of residence of more than 3 months in Belgium or in another member state of the European Union,
  • or be a national of a third country admitted or authorized to stay in Belgium or in another member state of the European Union for an unlimited period,
  • or be a family member of the student up to and including the 3rd degree.

List of required documents: 

  • The form commitment that charge will be taken "annex 32" filled in but not yet signed. Please choose the form in French or Dutch depending on the language of the school of the student. The links to the forms can be found at the bottom of this page. 
  • Valid proof of identity (passport or identity card).
  • If you are not a citizen of an EU country, provide your permanent residence permit in Finland or Estonia.
  • Copy of the student’s passport.
  • Proof of admission to a Belgian educational institution.
  • Pay slips of the past three months.
  • Work contract.
  • A recent attestation from your employer proving that your work contract is still in effect.
  • If you are an independent worker, proof of compulsory contributions (i.e. prepaid tax, pension and other insurances, social contributions) of the past three months.  
  • If you are an independent worker, a recent extract from the Trade Register: In Finland "kaupparekisteriote from the Finnish Trade Register. In Estonia an extract (registry card) from the commercial register generated in the e-Business Register.

The cost of the commitment that charge will be taken is 20€. This can be paid in advance or at the counter during the appointment. 

Your application shall be processed within a minimum of 6 weeks. Only one application can be processed at a time.

As a general rule, a guarantor must have at least (these amounts are defined by the Immigration Office and are subject to regular indexations):

  • 2048,53 EUR net/month for themselves   
  • + 803 EUR net/month for the student