If you are relocating to Belgium you will have to carry out a number of formalities before you leave the UK. Some of these seem so obvious you may wonder why they are mentioned, but you would be surprised at how many people who are moving to Belgium or another country forget about the little details. It’s only when they arrive in the country they are moving to that they realise they have missed something out, so don’t fall into the trap of forgetting the seemingly obvious details!
The first, and perhaps most important thing to arrange, is to make sure that you have organised temporary accommodation and sufficient financial resources for the first month when moving to Belgium.
You should have a valid passport or identity card provided by your country of origin. If you don’t have these, your stay will be a lot shorter than you imagined.
You must obtain a European Health Insurance Card, this is another essential piece of ducumentation. You may be in the best of health at the moment, but who knows what the future holds?
If you are moving to Belgium to work, you will have to pay tax there, so make sure you register with the relevant authorities once you are settled in. Finally, remember to terminate your electricity, gas and telephone supply agreements and to arrange new agreements with Belgian suppliers before your arrival.
And don’t forget to transfer your bank accounts or financial instruments if necessary!