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International agreements between Belgium and India

Social security agreement

This agreement[1] covers the major Belgian and Indian social security insurance systems. More precisely, the material scope of the agreement covers:

  • Pension schemes;
  • Invalidity insurance schemes;
  • The appropriate social security schemes for employees and self-employed persons.

The agreement is applicable to Belgian and Indian nationals, as well as others who are or have been subject to the social security legislation of one of the contracting countries. It applies to employees, sole traders and to certain categories of civil servants.

Under the agreement, it will be possible for an employer to assign employees to another contracting state while they remain subject to the legislation of the first contracting state, provided that the expected duration of the assignment to the other state does not exceed 60 months (5 years).

Exceptions beyond that duration can be granted after agreement of both contracting states.

The agreement however does not foresee any rules regarding the assignment of self-employed persons.

For more information as to the practical application of the agreement, please go on the following link:


1    Wet15 December 2008 ‘Administrative arrangement concerting the implementation of the agreement between the Kingdom of Belgium and the Republic of India on social security’ , B.S. (Official Belgian Gazette) 31 august 2009:

Agreement on taxation and prevention of fiscal evasion

This agreement[1] is applicable to Belgian and Indian nationals and prevents double taxation on the same income in these two countries.


1 International Agreement 26 April 2003, ‘Agreement on taxation and prevention of fiscal evasion’, B.S. (Official Gazette) 8 December 2000