What is clandestine work?

Please note: in certain cases, your work as an employee (in spite of a lack of legal residence) will still be declared to Social Security. This is the case for both self-employed workers and employees. In such cases, it is likely that you are entitled to child allowance, Belgian national healthcare insurance and a pension. However, you will not receive unemployment benefits, and for as long as you do not hold a residence permit, you may still be deported if an inspection is carried out. Consequently, your work is legal, however you are considered a clandestine worker.