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British Expats in Belgium – basic information about living in Belgium after you relocation

Get quote & Book British Expats in Belgium – basic information about living in Belgium after you relocation When you move to live in Belgium, you will need to get the administrative forms completed, insurance arranged, car details sorted out – all the little things that go to living anywhere. And when that is done – then it’s time to start really living and enjoying yourself. This article describes how British expats in Belgium live. The best chance of a happy family life is to move to Belgium. Belgium was ranked the top place to live by...

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How to get social insurance in Belgium after you move from the UK

Get quote & Book How to get social insurance in Belgium after you move from the UK One of the very first things you need to do when you move to Belgium, is to get your social security card. You must register with a Mutuelle (French) or Ziekenfonds (Dutch) to think about getting social insurance in Belgium. The Belgian health insurance and social security system is administered by the mutuelles/ziekenfonds. They will issue your SIS (Social Information System) card, a microchip card which carries all your details. You will need this SIS card every time you...

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Driving in Belgium – basic information for people who moved from UK to Belgium

Get quote & Book Driving in Belgium – basic information for people who moved from UK to Belgium After you move to Belgium, you will probably want or need to drive. Driving in Belgium varies from the pleasant, well maintained rural roads to the nightmare traffic jams around the major cities, and extensive roadworks – not so different from Britain. However, there are some physical and administrative differences you will need to accommodate. To start with your British driving license will suffice – but it is a good idea to obtain a European license as soon...

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Life in the Biggest Belgium Cities after moving from UK

Get quote & Book Life in the Biggest Belgium Cities after moving from UK Belgium is a small country, but do not let the small size fool you as this place definitely has a lot to offer for a potential expat. It is essentially a great place to live in and to get around, especially as the English language is commonly spoken here.  Quite apart from that, there are many interesting Belgium cities that you will surely love to explore. Belgium is divided in 2 ethnic regions – the French speaking Wallonia and the Dutch speaking...

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Moved from UK to Belgium? Read about social Life in Belgium

Get quote & Book Moved from UK to Belgium? Read about social Life in Belgium Belgium, renowned internationally for its beer, mussels and, or course, Jean-Claude Van Damme, is located at Western Europe’s crossroads, surrounded by Netherlands, Germany, Luxembourg and France. Full of amazing hidden treasures, Belgium is home to stunning architectural wonders and lively and charming cities where you can fully experience and enjoy Europe at its best. If you’re an expat who just moved from UK to live in Belgium, you will find great entertainments here. Social life in Belgium is fun, exciting and...

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Advice before you relocate from UK – Facts about Belgium

Get quote & Book Advice before you relocate from UK – Facts about Belgium Belgium is a small country situated at the cross roads of Western Europe. Belgium became an independent country in 1831. Leopold 1st ascended the throne on 21st July – and we still celebrate with a national holiday on that date. The flag has three vertical stripes: black, yellow and red. With an area of 30,528 sq km to support a population of 11,035,948 (according to the 2012 census), it gives it an average density of 361.5 people per sq km. As 97%...

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Language in Belgium – prepare yourself before you relocate from UK

Which Language do they speak in Belgium? For a small country, whose motto is ‘Strength in Unity’, Belgium is a bit of anomaly. It has three official languages, Dutch, French and German, and four official language districts. But written into the constitution, is the freedom to speak whatever language you wish. How did this come about? So, which language in Belgium should you use? In 1962, four language areas were delineated according to prevalent language use. In the northern area, Flanders,...

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Moving to Belgium with Pets – advice for people relocating from UK

Belgium is a country where you can find skilled and experienced vets, so you need not worry about bringing your pets across to live with you. However – you do have to prepare yourself before moving to Belgium with pets. Initial Preparation Your first action should be a visit to your local vet, to discuss your pets’ needs. They will have the most recent rules and regulations, and help you make the right decisions, and ensure your paperwork is correct....

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First Steps after moving from UK to Belgium

Moving to Belgium is reasonably straightforward, provided you obey the regulations described in this article about first steps after moving from UK to Belgium. Before the Move A little preparation before the move will make things a lot easier for you when you arrive. Learning at least the rudiments of the local language will be enormously helpful. It is important to assemble all the documents you might need, and it’s quite difficult to find out where to find things in England. First Stop –...

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Belgium Medical Care

Belgium medical care is extremely good, and easy to access, once you know how. If you need immediate medical care get permission before you go get – form SR2 or SR1 if you have not had time to get permission. These can be obtained from the European Cross Border healthcare Team NHS England Fosse House, 6 Smith WayGrove Park, EnderbyLeicestershire, LE19 1SX  But do check  if they receive your application. Before you leave the UK You will make life easier for yourself if you prepare your medical file before leaving the...

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Moving to Belgium with a dog

In 2010 over 4,000 people living in 100 different countries were surveyed about their family life by HSBC International, and Belgium came out top of the poll for a great lifestyle, better education for the children, a feeling of greater safety and a more active, outdoor life. Community spirit is high, the social life is good and there are plenty of opportunities. Belgium was a founder member of the EU in 1952, and is a member of the Schengen Area. The capital is Brussels...

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