Regarding permanent residency in Belgium
I am Indian working in Belgium (Type-B work permit)
I arrived here (Belgium) in 2012 Sep and currently in my 5th year.
Normally next renewal during my 6th work permit (5th renewal), I should get type A card/ permanent residence.
But now I have been asked by employer in Europe if I could go to US for few months (max 1 year) to handle some projects.
As am due to receive permanent residency in Oct 2017 (provided I maintain 5 years of continuous legal residence).
Is it possible maintain legal residence by getting Belgian pay slips (partial pay - need to discuss with my company) which are required for application of permanent residence to show that I still have employment in Belgium and am still eligible for permanent residence?
FYI, My wife and kid will contine to live in Europe and I plan to visit them as and when required.
Please advice how I could handle my situation so thay I don't throw away an opportunity getting permanent residencey in Belgium.
If you think, there is a way this could work, I would like to take professional consultation.