F Card & Short Time Abroad
I'm a non-EU national in Belgium with a 5-year F Card based on legal cohabitation with my Dutch partner in Belgium, and work for a Belgian employer. My employer will send me on a short-term work project (3 months) outside the EU. I do not want to break my Belgian residency during this time, but am not sure of the requirements surrounding the time I can be outside the country and retain residency. Perhaps I can just fly back every so often. Does anyone have experience or knowledge in this area?
A second factor to consider. My 5-year card expires in April 2018. While my dates are not set yet, I will most likely be out of the country at this time on the project. Do you think they would renew my card before I leave?