Moving to Belgium
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Moving Abroad

Moving abroad with family: making a smooth transition

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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.

Applying for Belgian nationality

Belgian nationality for EU officials: a legal look

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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.

The common challenges of expat repatriation

The common challenges of expat repatriation

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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.

Moving to Belgium

What you need to prepare before moving to Belgium

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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.

A checklist for moving your finances abroad

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

Moving your finances to Belgium

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Follow our checklist for tips on setting up your finances in Belgium, including advice on banking, pensions and investments.

culture shock

Culture shock and how to deal with it

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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

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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

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

Travelling with a pet to Belgium

Bringing a pet to Belgium

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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.

Relocating your pet

Pet relocation 101

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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.

Repatriation: Moving home successfully

Negotiate a successful repatriation

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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

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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.

Overseas shipping

Physically Moving: Overseas shipping

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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.


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