Moving to Belgium
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Moving to Belgium

Living in Belgium: An expat's checklist of things you need to do


Before diving into the world of Belgian chocolates, comics and beer, there are a few necessities expats need to take care of from their first week in Belgium.

Belgium driving license

Exchanging a foreign licence: Who needs a Belgian driving licence?


Do you need a Belgian driving licence? This guide explains the rules for driving licences in Belgium, where to take the Belgian driving theory test in English, plus tips on the Belgian driving test.

Connecting to utilities, television, internet in Belgium

How to connect to utilities, internet, telephone and TV in Belgium


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

The expat community in Brussels

The expat community in Brussels


A little inside knowledge goes a long way for newly-arrived expat parents in Brussels settling into their cosmopolitan surroundings.

Moving Abroad

Moving abroad with family: making a smooth transition


Many expats move abroad alone but others come with spouses and children in tow, making the transition to a new country a little more complicated.

Belgian nationality for EU officials: a legal look


The UK referendum to leave the EU almost exactly split voters in the UK. However, the Brexit decision united British citizens on one singular topic — the sudden uncertainty in their future in the EU.

Belgium mobile guide: Belgian mobile numbers, operators and SIM cards


Can you use your mobile in Belgium? This guide explains how to get a Belgian SIM card and mobile phone, compare Belgian mobile operators and call a Belgian mobile number.

The common challenges of expat repatriation

The common challenges of expat repatriation


Thinking about going home? We have put together a handy list of three challenges every expat encounters when repatriating abroad and how to overcome them.

Guide to relocating overseas

Guide to relocating overseas: Important things to consider

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Moving your life overseas is no easy task but considering several factors before relocating — like finances, property and healthcare among others — certainly takes off the pressure from your impending move.

Tip for settling in a new country for expats

Top tips for settling into your new country as an expat


Despite an initial settling-in process, expats say they are loving life in their adopted countries and are there to stay, reveals new research from AXA PPP International.

Moving to Belgium

What you need to prepare before moving to Belgium


As an expat, you need to organise certain registrations and insurances upon moving to Belgium. Brussels-based expat Salvatore explains what to prepare in advance to ease the stress of your Belgian move.

Moving finances abroad

A checklist for moving your finances abroad


Before moving abroad, make sure your finances, pension plan, housing payments, tax arrangements and investments are carefully organised for the big move, too.

ING Bank Belgium

A checklist for moving internationally


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

culture shock

Culture shock and how to deal with it


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

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


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.

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