Draft law allows municipalities to collect administrative fees for the renewal, extension or replacement of some residence permits
Following a proposal from the State Secretary for Asylum Policy and Migration, the Council of Ministers has approved a draft law and royal decree which aim at giving the right to municipalities to collect administrative fees for the renewal, extension or replacement of some residence permits.
The draft law allows the King to determine the maximum amount of the administrative fee the municipalities can collect for the renewal, the extension or the replacement of some of the residence permits. These fees represent the fair remuneration of the administrative services provided by municipalities and they must consequently be distinguished from the fee received by the municipalities to deliver the documents.
The draft royal decree determines the residence permits for which municipalities can collect administrative fees: the electronic A-card (temporary residence permit). The maximum amount of the fee has been fixed at 50 euros for the renewal, the extension or the replacement of this permit. The municipalities can collect this fee once a year maximum.
The draft law and royal decree have been transmitted for comments to the Council of State.
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