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Living in Belgium as an expatriate

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Internet in Belgium without residence card

I have recently moved to Belgium, working here for a year, with a type D long stay visa (I am not European). I rented an apartment and applied for a residence card. However, I was told it is a rather ...
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Do you need to live in the Netherlands to present a case to a Dutch court?

Often when signing a contract it is explicitly stated to what court a dispute on the contract under scrutiny will be sent too. Is it possible to write a contract outside the Netherlands and still ...
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Possessing two residence IDs of different Schengen countries

I am a non-EU citizen, residing in Belgium as a dependent to my spouse (non-EU as well). Recently I got admitted to a Masters course in Netherlands for fall 2016. The university will be applying for ...
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How can an EU citizen (Belgium) move to the US?

Barring marriage, how can one move to the US? I've been looking into it and the E3 visa for "skilled, professional and unskilled workers" is for Australian citizens only. I'm asking for a Belgian ...
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What is the punishment for an expat not voting in the mandatory elections in Belgium?

Elections are mandatory in Belgium even for expats in some cases (almost all except national electrions). I have heard that you risk a crime record if you don't vote. Is this factual and next to a ...
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Would our child have four nationalities?

I (f) am a dual citizen of Netherlands and Belgium, born in Netherlands. I only hold a Dutch passport but I have all rights to apply for a Belgian passport. My husband is a UK citizen. We are ...
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Is it possible to apply for a long-stay visa in Belgium while you are there on short-stay?

I'm a Belgian citizen. My American girlfriend comes to visit me for three months at a time but the plan is for her to eventually stay here permanently. When the time comes that she meets the ...
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Will I need a Belgium work permit after Brexit? I have Dutch permanent residency. and I live in Netherlands

I live in the Netherlands, I have a permanent resident permit in the Netherlands ( I am a British national). I have worked in Belgium for 2 years as a full time employee. Will I need a Belgium work ...
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How to find a good photographer/company to make proper passport photos for a Dutch passport issued by a Dutch consulate abroad?

The Netherlands have photo requirements that differ from those required by the Belgium authorities. Each time I have to renew a passport it is always a big gamble to get proper pictures. On many ...
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Non-EU Dutch resident (Indian citizen), working in Belgium

I am a non-EU citizen from India, residing in the Netherlands for more than 5 years now. The resident permit for the first 4 years was sponsored by the University where I carried out my PhD, and since ...
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Can I reside in Germany, in case I work for a Belgian company?

I am a Turkish citizen living and working in Germany. I don't have a Blue Card. My wife is also a Turkish citizen living and working in Germany. She will get her Blue Card in 2 months. Recently I got ...
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Should I have declared my stocks as foreign income in my US Tax Returns?

I am a US citizen who has never lived inside the US. I was born in Belgium and lived there all my life. This year I became aware of my obligations to declare taxes in the US. Because of this, I went ...
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How many days out of 5 years do I need to stay for satisfying the naturalization requirement for Belgian citizenship?

I'm in the research process for possibly naturalizing to be a Belgian citizen in the future. I've found most of the sites say "you'll need to have been legally resident in Belgium for 5 years." This ...
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Non-EU (Indian) citizen living in the Netherlands and working in Belgium

My wife has been working and living in the Netherlands for the last 8 months; is an Indian citizen; has a residence (and work) permit for the Netherlands. while I myself have been working and ...
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Settling in Belgium as an EU citizen

Is it mandatory, as an EU citizen, to be registered in a Belgian municipality in order to work, get benefits and so on, or is a rent contract or a bill just enough as a proof? I'm asking this because ...
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What additional documents do I need to bring from Indonesia to Belgium to apply for a family reunion visa with my husband (Dutch citizen)?

I am Cherry living in Indonesia I am married Netherlands since 2 years ago. And we had registered our marriage in the gemeente in the Netherlands. I have 4 children, the oldest 27 yo, 25 yo, 22 yo, 17 ...
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Switching from a Schengen business visa to a student visa in Belgium

I am a non EU national, who already has a business visa C for 5 years (multiple entry) for Schengen area which allows me to stays 90 days at once. Meanwhile, I have been accepted at a university in ...
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Overstaying visa waiver while waiting for residency permit in Belgium?

I'm an Australian citizen who entered Belgium under Schengen Visa waiver program and applied for residency permit (autorisation de séjour) to study here for a year. However, application processing is ...
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Applying for a Type D (long stay) Schengen Visa for Belgium

I will be applying for a Type D (long stay) Schengen Visa for Belgium this September and I am from Philippines. A host family already contacted me to be their next au pair and we are now discussing ...
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What is more beneficial continue with the voluntary AOW pension scheme in the Netherlands or invest in a local (Belgian) commercial pension fund? [closed]

This year I have quitted my job in the Netherlands. Since I have been living in Belgium for almost a decade, I will start loosing 2% per year from the final AOW pension. I can voluntarily continue ...
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Living in Belgium but working in the Netherlands post Brexit (and at all)

My family and I are moving to Maastricht before Brexit happens. My job is in Maastricht but for various reasons we are considering living on the Belgium side of the border where my partner would ...
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What documents do I need to be able to sign a rental contract Brussels, Belgium?

I have Italian citizenship, and would like to know what documents do I need in order to be able to sign a rental contract in Brussels.
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Release "Carte E" to EU nationals

I'd like to ask a few questions about "Carte E"'s issuing, because I haven't understood that fully browsing in the internet. I have been told that it is issued after 3 months for the first ...
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Can I work in Wallonia and live in Brussels?

I am a non-EU student at a German university and I will be doing an internship in a company in Wallonia (Belgium). Can I look for accommodation anywhere in Belgium (for example, Brussels) or do I need ...
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Belgium visa for dependent mother?

I'm working in a software company in India; next month, I'm going to Belgium on a work permit. I want to take my widowed mother with me (I'm the only son). Is there any other visa apart from tourist ...
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Can my girlfriend move with me to Belgium?

Me and my girlfriend come from a non-EU country, we are practically married (living together for two years), but wish not to get married. I got a job offer at Belgium (postdoctoral position), and I ...
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Regular travel between UK and Belgium as an Irish citizen + tax?

I am an Irish citizen, my partner is Belgian. We have been living together in Ireland for several years. For work I need to move to the UK in a few months, where I will be employed for about 3 years. ...
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Two residence permits in two different countries?

Can I have two residence permits from Europe at the same time?
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Belgium internship visa from non-EU country

I am an Indian citizen pursuing studies in France. Now I got a paid internship in Brussels which will last six months. Currently I am in India and I want to apply for a Belgian visa from India. I ...
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Schengen tourist visa: Work details of spouse accompanying short term work permit traveler

I am planning travel to Belgium on a work permit in the month of February. Since it is a short term work permit, my wife plans to accompany me for a brief period so that we can roam around much of ...
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Is there a category of 'shortage jobs' in either France, Belgium or Switzerland, and is it easier to get permits for them if you qualify? [closed]

From the links: http://www.bluecard-eu.de/eu-blue-card-germany/, and https://www.apply.eu/BlueCard/Luxembourg/ it appears that in Luxembourg and Germany, there's a category of 'shortage jobs' that ...
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Belgium long stay (D) visa additional contribution requirement

I am attempting to apply for a Belgium long stay (D) visa for a study abroad program. Since March 2, 2015 an additional contribution of 215 Euro is required to be paid to the Immigration Office bank ...
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Is it possible to take the driving license test in English in Belgium?

I am a Pakistani living in Belgium. I am planning to apply for a driving licence but I can't speak Dutch or French. I can speak English; can I take the driving license test in English in Belgium?
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How do you get a German car registered in Belgium?

A friend of mine is moving to Belgium from Germany. Since buying a second hand car in Germany is less expensive then in Belgium, he is considering to buy a car there, then move and then register the ...
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Slovenian working in Belgium living in The Netherlands

I have an question, my boyfriend is Slovenian (I'm Dutch) and he is working and living in Belgium. He is fully registered and paying Belgium taxes etc. Now we got the opportunity to live in the ...
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Belgium work visa stamping in the USA for an Indian H-1B holder?

I am an Indian citizen working in the USA on an H-1B visa for the last 5 years. I have a valid I-797 but the stamping on the passport has expired. I have applied for a job in Belgium and I'm in the ...
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Is it possible to be register in two EU countries for health insurance?

I'm registered in Germany and it's an obligation to have health insurance (which is very expensive 200€ a month for the basics) I was previously registered in Belgium and I wonder if I can register ...
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German Citizen Living in Germany, future possible job in Belgium Question on Retirement Insurance, Health Insurance, Taxes (oh boy)

I am currently living and working in Germany for a German company and I have 2 children. My wife has a part time job in Germany. I received a job offer from a Belgian Company as either a freelancer ...
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What do I need and how much it costs to register a car in Belgium?

I would be interested to know where I could find out how much would it cost to register my car in Belgium. Is going to be the first registration in Belgium for a less than 4 years old car, euro 6, ...
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Belgium Travel - Work Permit condition

Is it necessary to travel (or necessary stamping done) to Belgium within 4 months from work permit start date (the work permit is valid for one year) ?
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What's the travel limits for F card (Belgium) travels in EU?

As is noted that EU resident are entitle to travel within EU countries. I'm wondering what's the limits for the maximum length of the period when traveling in another EU country other than the country ...
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Fastest way to get a certificate of no marriage to Belgium

What is the fastest way to get a certificate of no marriage from the Philippines to Belgium? Is it possible to obtain it in Belgium? If not what is the fastest to get it send from the Philippines to ...
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As a non-EU citizen can I get a resident permit via my EU citizen partner in a third EU country?

I am a non-EU citizen and I am living in Belgium via my work visa. I also have a non-Belgian, EU citizen partner that we are living together for 2 years. We both like Belgium and in 2 years I can ...
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Where and How to park for free in Ixelles (Brussels)?

I just arrived in Brussels with my new contract and I would like to bring my car from France. However, I was wondering how to get a cheap way of parking it wihtout having to register it in Belgium. ...
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Question regarding cross border commuter work, Family in Belgium but me working in Germany

In the beginning of this year I was still an third country national with Permanent residence permit holder in Belgium. Before starting this job as cross border commuter in Germany I obtained ...
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Questions regarding Belgian/Schengen long stay student visa-D

I’m starting to lose my mind over this so I thought I’d post on a forum to see if someone can help confirm some things for me. This is regarding a Belgian visa specifically but I imagine this rule ...
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