Moving to Belgium
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Switching on: Belgian utilities, internet, and television

Switching on: Belgian utilities, internet, and television

10 April 2015 | 0 comments

Just moved to Belgium? Here's a guide to help you get connected to Belgium's utilities, plus telephone, television and internet services.

Exchanging a foreign driver’s licence in Belgium

Exchanging a foreign driver’s licence in Belgium

25 October 2012 | 0 comments

If you have a foreign driver's licence from outside of Belgium, certain nationalities will need to exchange it for a Belgium's driver's licence.

Bringing a pet to Belgium

Bringing a pet to Belgium

15 November 2012 | 0 comments

You must comply with Belgian regulations when bringing a pet to Belgium, such as micro-chipping and registration with the Belgian authorities for certain pets.

A checklist for moving internationally

A checklist for moving internationally

16 April 2015 | 0 comments

An expat has many things to prepare before and after moving abroad: finances, pensions, estate planning, culture shock and more. [Contributed by ING Belgium]

Things to consider when making a permanent move abroad

Things to consider when making a permanent move abroad

16 March 2015 | 0 comments

Before relocating to a new country, the list of things to consider can be extensive and daunting, but taking a step-by-step approach to your emigration can help alleviate some of the stress. [Contributed by TorFX]

10 things to do before moving abroad

16 February 2015 | 0 comments

Preparing to live overseas is an exciting experience, but planning for a big change can be overwhelming. [Contributed by Clements Worldwide]

10 tips on moving to a new country

13 August 2014 | 0 comments

The first weeks and months in a new country can be exciting yet disorienting as you adapt to a new life abroad. Here are 10 tips to make your move abroad easier.

Culture shock and how to deal with it

Culture shock and how to deal with it

6 August 2014 | 8 comments

Culture shock is a common experience for many who move abroad, even between European countries. How can you deal with the shock of integrating into a new culture?

Reverse culture shock: What, when, and how to cope

Reverse culture shock: What, when, and how to cope

9 July 2014 | 18 comments

Moving home isn't always easy – many who repatriate feel different and utterly out of touch. This article explains what happens when culture shock is reversed, what to expect, and how to cope with its effects.

How to repatriate successfully

How to repatriate successfully

25 June 2014 | 2 comments

As the challenges of repatriation are increasingly identified, here are tips for expats and organisations on managing a successful relocation back home.

Pet relocation 101

Pet relocation 101

1 November 2011 | 1 comment

Is your pet an 'at-risk' breed to travel, or 'crate-trained'? When relocating your pet abroad, owners must make an informed decision whether their pets are ready for the trip.

Negotiate a successful repatriation

Negotiate a successful repatriation

12 October 2011 | 0 comments

It’s up to you to get the best deal for your family and career when it's time to repatriate. There are a few tips to aid a successful repatriation into your work environment.

Manage culture shock in three easy steps

Manage culture shock in three easy steps

26 April 2011 | 1 comment

Margarita Gokun Silver, founder of coaching firm Global Coach Center, lays out three important steps to managing culture shock and getting positive about your experience abroad.

Physically Moving: Overseas shipping

Physically Moving: Overseas shipping

20 October 2010 | 3 comments

When physically moving home, you can opt to take all your furniture and belongings. Here's some advice on how to handle the tricky process of overseas shipping.

How to work with a relocation agency

How to work with a relocation agency

22 May 2008 | 7 comments

Having a relocation agent to help you move abroad is a great help, but there are certain things to consider. We tell you how to get the most out of the deal.

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