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Le Parcours
d'intégration

en wallonie

integration programme - masar altakamul التكامل مسار - د ادغام لاره  - Barnaamijka Is dhexgalka - курсы интеграции- 融入课程 - programa de integración – uyum programı - Masir edgham دوره ادغام - Pêvajoya entegrasyonê - Proçesi i integrimit - програма інтеграції

Welcome to the integration programme site.

Settling in a new country may lead to queries regarding housing, health, learning the language, training opportunities, educating ones children, employment, etc. That is why Wallonia has established an integration programme.

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Programme stages

Date of order of your residence permit.

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Calculate the end date of your programme.

Maximum end date of your programme.

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26 / 08 / 2025

Programme stages

Attestation

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Your integration program

CRI
CRI
Organizations
partners
WELCOME MODULE
Trainings
valider
Attestation
Réseau
Network
commune
City/Municipality

Residence
permit order
(Card A) 


Social review

Mandatory 


Agreement

Mandatory 


Rights and obligations information

Mandatory 


French assessment test

Regional Centre of Integration
or operator 

If necessary 


Administrative procedures

If necessary 


Citizenship

Mandatory 

60 hours minimum


French

Mandatory 
Except exemption 

400 hours miminum


Socio-Professional
Integration (ISP)

FOREM or Regional Centre of Integration 
If necessary 

4 hours miminum

Start of
program 

End of
program
 


3 months maximum

To reach
the Regional
Centre of Integration
 


6 months assessment

12 months assessment

Request for extension

If necessary 


18 months maximum

Do I have to participate in the programme?

Yes
No
I do not know

I have received (or I’m going to receive) my residence permit

Yes
No
I do not know

Have I already gone to the Regional Centre for Integration(CRI)?

Yes
No
I do not know

Réponse

If it has been more than a month since you received a positive response regarding your application for residency in Belgium, go to your communal administration

Yes
No
I do not know

A residence permit is an electronic card that you receive at the commune once your application has been accepted

Yes
No
I do not know

At the Regional Centre for Integration (CRI), I met someone with whom I performed a social review?

Yes
No
I do not know

Social review

What?
Analysis of your situation and identifying your needs and/or difficultés.

How?
Maintenance of the individual, in the form d'échanges.

Who?
With a social worker from the Centre Réregional Intégration (CRI)

Yes
No
I do not know

I signed an agreement with the CRI?

Yes
No
I do not know

An agreement is a document that you sign and by which you commit to abide. Here this commitment is established between you and the Regional Centre for Integration. It defines the integration programme stages that you need.

Yes
No
I do not know

I did a test to assess my level of French?

Yes
No
I do not know

The French assessment test is conducted at the start of your programme. A validation test can be conducted in the course of the French language course and/or at the end of your course. Achieving level A2* releases you from the obligation to attend a French course. If you do not achieve level A2, you are not sanctioned but you will have to prove that you have attended 400 hours of training. 

Yes
No
I do not know

I attended an information session on “rights and obligations”?

Yes
No
I do not know

rights and obligations information

What?
To understand how Belgium functions and your rights and obligations in terms of daily life

How?
Collective or individual session, in French or in your contact language.

Who?
With a social worker from the Regional Centre for Integration (CRI) and an interpreter if necessary.

Yes
No
I do not know

I attented 60 hours of a citizenship course

Yes
No
I do not know

Citizenship

What?
To acquire an in-depth understanding of how Belgium functions in terms of daily life (health, housing, culture, employment, etc.)

How?
Group classes

Who?
Organisations recognised by the Walloon Region.

Yes
No
I do not know

I attended a minimum of 400 hrs of a French course?

Yes
No
I do not know

French lessons

What?
Understanding, speaking and writing in French. 

How?
Group classes (evaluation before and after).

Who?
Organisations recognised by the Walloon Region.

Yes
No
I do not know

I have a certificate proving that my level of French is A2 or above?

Yes
No
I do not know

French lessons

What?
Understanding, speaking and writing in French. 

How?
Group classes (evaluation before and after).

Who?
Organisations recognised by the Walloon Region.

Yes
No
I do not know

I attended 4 hours of guidance towards a Socio-Professional Integration (ISP) scheme?

Yes
No
I do not know

Socio-Professional Integration

What?
Job assistance. 

How?
Information session and/or individual appointment.

Who?
FOREM and/or CRI.

Yes
No
I do not know

I have a certificate proving that I’ve been released from guidance towards an “insertion socio-professionnelle - ISP” (Socio-Professional Integration) scheme?

Yes
No
I do not know

Réponse

The étapes that are not validées by a green point are those that’it remains for you to do before you can receive your final statement. You can make contact with your référent the course in order to take stock of your situation. Contact the CRI corresponding to your commune.

Yes
No
I do not know

Socio-Professional Integration (ISP)

What?

Job assistance. 

How?

Information session and/or individual appointment.

Who?

FOREM and/or CRI.

Yes
No
I do not know

I received a final attendance certificate issued by the CRI?

Yes
No
I do not know

Congratulations, you have completed your integration programme!

Yes
No
I do not know

The stages that are not validated by a green point are the ones left to complete before receiving your final certificate. You may contact your programme advisor in order to review your situation. Contact the CRI corresponding to your commune.

Yes
No
I do not know

When your programme has been completed you will receive a certificate that proves your participation in the integration programme. The certificate, which is transmitted to the commune and the CPAS –Public Centre for Social Action  (if you receive an income from CPAS), can also serve you in procedures to apply for nationality and to extend your residence permit, among others. Keep it safe!

Yes
No
I do not know

Frequently Asked Questions

Q.
Do I have to participate in the integration programme?
R.

The integration programme is COMPULSORY* for foreign-nationality newcomers residing in French-speaking Wallonia aged between 18 and 65, who have been legal residents for less than 3 years and who hold a residence permit exceeding 3 months.

*Comment: there are people who are exempt and dispensed from this obligation.

Exempted people. Those who:

  • have been legally staying in Belgium for more than 3 years;

  • do not have a residence permit;

  • have a residence permit for less than 3 months;

  • are citizens of the European Union, the European Economic Area, Switzerland;

  • are family members of a citizen of the European Union, the European Economic Area, Switzerland.

Waived people. Those who:

  • have already obtained the attendance certificate, or any other similar certificate issued by another community or region of the country;

  • present a medical certificate attesting to the impossibility of following the integration program due to a severe illness or disability;

  • have obtained a certificate or diploma in Belgian education;

  • are under 18 or over 65 years old;

  • work at least part-time for a continuous period of more than three months;

  • are regular students;

  • are exchange students;

  • receive a scholarship for obtaining a doctorate;

  • are teachers collaborating within a higher education institution recognized in the Wallonia-Brussels Federation;

  • are Turkish nationals or nationals of a state that has concluded association agreements with the European Union containing a standstill clause identical to that governing relations between the European Union and Turkey;

  • people who benefit from temporary protection.

Q.
If I have taken the “Citizenship” course, do I have to attend the “rights and obligations” session?
R.

YES, the programme stages can be undertaken in random order, however, all the stages must be undertaken (except for the FLEFrench lessons if your level of French is sufficient and you can also be exempted from the socio-professional integrationphase if you already have a job).

Q.
Can I take the initiative to register myself for a course (French lessons, socio-professional integration, citizenship)?
R.

YES, however, it is preferable to seek guidance from your programme advisor, as not all bodies are accredited.

Contacts

CAI - Namur
CeRAIC - La Louvière
CIMB -

Mons et Borinage

CRIBW - Brabant Wallon
CRIC - Charleroi
CRILUX - Luxembourg
CRIPEL - Liège
CRVI -

Verviers

Mons - Borinage et Wallonie Picarde Tournai Ath Mons La Louvière Mouscron Soignies Brabant Wallon Wavre Liège Liège Huy Waremme Verviers Verviers Namur Namur Dinant Philippeville Luxembourg Marche-en-Famenne Bastogne Neufchâteau Arlon Virton Charleroi Charleroi Thuin

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