As from today Ukrainian citizens holding biometric passports can travel to the Schengen Zone without a visa for a period of 90 days within any 180-day period for purposes other than working.
Hoofdthema: Borders & Visa
Trefwoorden: visa-free travel
Today, the Belgian State Secretary for Asylum Policy and Migration and the German Minister of Foreign Affairs signed a letter of intent to increase the cooperation of the two countries regarding monitoring beneficiaries of international protection who travel to their countries of origin.
An ordinance of the Joint Community Commission of Brussels - which was published in the Belgian Gazette today - establishes a mandatory integration programme for newcomers in Brussels. 
Hoofdthema: Integration
Trefwoorden: Brussels, integration programme
In het kader van het Maltese voorzitterschap van de Europese Raad, hield het Maltese Nationale Contactpunt van het EMN op 24 en 25 mei 2017 een tweedaagse conferentie. De conferentie was gewijd aan de hervorming van het gemeenschappelijk Europees asielstelsel.
Wanneer30 mei 2017
As from today, potential victims of trafficking are issued an annex 15 valid for 45 days during the reflection period, following modification of article 61/2 §2 of the Immigration Act.
Hoofdthema: Smuggling & Trafficking
Trefwoorden: residence document
Today, the 47 Member States of the Council of Europe agreed on concrete action on protecting refugee and migrant children.
Hoofdthema: Vulnerable groups
Trefwoorden: migrant child
Eurostat releases today data on asylum decisions taken by EU Member States in 2016.    
The European Commission is today recommending that Austria, Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Norway phase out the temporary controls currently in place at some of their internal Schengen borders over the next six months.
Hoofdthema: Borders & Visa
Trefwoorden: Schengen, border control
Today, two new laws have entered into force. They focus on the procedure to end the residence rights and organized the removal of foreign nationals legally residing in Belgium for reasons of public order or national security.
Op 26 april 2017 lanceerde het Europees Migratienetwerk (EMN) haar jaarlijkse beleidsrapport over asiel en migratie in 2016 tijdens een conferentie in Brussel.
Hoofdthema: Migratie
Trefwoorden: jaarrapport
The Commission is today setting out actions to reinforce the protection of all migration children at all stages of the process and to ensure a closer link between the asylum and child protection services.
Today, the Commission adopted its eleventh progress report on the EU's emergency relocation and resettlement schemes, assessing actions taken since 2 March 2017.
Hoofdthema: Asylum
Trefwoorden: resettlement, relocation
Today, a Royal Decree was published in the Official Gazette which details the type of residence permit the fee can apply to, and what the maximum amount of said fee is.
Hoofdthema: Migration
Trefwoorden: residence permit, processing fee
On 18 March 2017, a regulation amending the Schengen borders code was published in the EU Official Journal. The amendment aims to reinforce checks against relevant databases at the external borders.  
Hoofdthema: Borders & Visa
Trefwoorden: Schengen borders code, database
Eurostat published a news release on the number of asylum applications in 2016 and published an article on asylum applications and decisions for 2016 on its website.  
In its judgement delivered today, the Court of Justice has ruled that Member States are not required – under EU law – to grant a humanitarian visa to persons who wish to enter their territory with a view to applying for asylum. However, they are free to do so on the basis of their national law.  
Today the European Commission presented new measures in the context of the review of the EU return policy which was announced in the Malta Declaration from 3 February 2017.
Het Commissariaat-generaal voor de Vluchtelingen en de Staatlozen (CGVS) heeft een nieuwe gids gepubliceerd die informatie verschaft aan niet-begeleide minderjarigen die asiel aanvragen in België, alsook aan hun voogd.
Wanneer28 februari 2017
Hoofdthema: Asiel
Trefwoorden: CGRS, asylum procedure
Foreign nationals might have to pay a fee of maximum 50 euro in certain municipalities when they renew, extend or replace a temporary residence permit at the level of the municipalities. Modifications by the Law of 18 December 2016, published today in the Belgian Official Gazette, made it possible for municipalities to collect this fee.
Hoofdthema: Migration
Trefwoorden: processing fee, residence permit
On 1 February 2017, Belgium and Cameroon signed a Memorandum of Understanding which focuses on migration and return.
Hoofdthema: Migration
Trefwoorden: MoU, Cameroon
Today a new law enters (partly) into force inserting a general residence condition into the Immigration Act. The Immigration Office can now put an end to a residence permit if the person cannot put forward provable integration efforts.
According to the Missing Migrants Project, an estimate of 7495 men, women and children migrants or refugees died or were reported missing across five continents in 2016. That is almost 20 victims per day and the number may not include them all.
Enkele speciaal gemachtigde ambtenaren van de Dienst Vreemdelingenzaken kregen rechtstreekse toegang tot bepaalde delen van de Algemene Nationale Gegevensbank van de politie. 
Hoofdthema: Asiel, Migratie
Trefwoorden: Dienst Vreemdelingenzaken, veiligheid
The Commission is today proposing to improve the Schengen Information System (SIS) to close information gaps and to contribute to a stronger control of external borders and sustainable EU Security Union.
On this International Migrants Day, Myria examines differences in gender related issues in migration, and provides key statistics in this matter.
Hoofdthema: Migration
Trefwoorden: gender