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Moving to Belgium

Belgique / Bélgica / Belgien

Want to move to Brussels? Considering moving to Antwerp? Or thinking about an international removal to Liege. Here’s the moving advice you’ll need for any international removal to Belgium…

Moving Household Goods And Personal Effects To Belgium

Please note. That many of these things will not apply to you if you are moving from another EU (European Union) State and/or you are a citizen of the EU (European Union) due to the free movement of goods throughout the EU.

Below is a list of the documents you will need when planning an international removal to Belgium:

  • Original Bill of Lading (OBL) / Express Release / Air Waybill (AWB) / Convention Relative Au Contrat de Transport International de Marchandises Par Route (CMR) - We will take care of this if completing the entire international removal to Belgium for you.
  • Removal packing list- We will complete this if you want us to undertake a full packing service for your removal
  • Copy of Passport (Of the individual moving/importing the goods) showing photograph and signature
  • Letter of Employment from the origin country stating that the customer has been employed outside the European Union for a period of at least 1 year
  • Certificate of Residence (Model 2) issued by local Belgian town hall of the city of residence
  • Certificate of Change of Residence (< modèle 8>) issued by the local town hall in Belgium where the client lived prior to departure abroad (returning Belgian nationals only)
  • Detailed moving inventory, valued and signed
  • Certificate for Free Entry

We recommend providing these as soon as possible to reduce delays with your removal to Belgium. Late receipt of documentation can lead to missed shipments, additional charges and penalties at Belgian Customs. For your own protection, we will almost never ship your goods without the above in place.

Additional Removal Advice

  • If possible, the letter of employment from the origin country should include the beginning and ending dates of employment and beginning date of employment in Belgium.
  • Any other official documents from the Embassy or the Consulate at origin stating that shipper has lived outside Belgium for the past 12 months should be included.

Helpful Downloads

Click on the links below to download useful documents:

  • My Move Checklist

    To help you keep on track with your international removal.

  • Removal Inventory / Packing List

    For use if you need to provide a removal packing list or moving inventory yourself for your international removal service.

  • Removal Survey Cubic Calculator

    For use if you need to find out the volume of your move before making an enquiry. Remember when doing an international move, to allow a little more space for loading volume.

  • Removal Survey Information Form

    For use for you to better describe the requirements of your move. This outlines all the things that a professional international removal company would need to know to physically move your goods.

  • International Removal Insurance Form

    If you're taking out insurance with us, download this form, complete it and email it back to your international relocation manager.

Useful links

We always recommend speaking directly to the relevant embassy for the most accurate and up to date moving advice:

Popular Destinations in Belgium

Pearson is vastly experience in international removals to cities all over the globe. Their long history and detailed knowledge of different countries makes them the perfect choice for your move. Here are some of the most popular destinations we are asked to move people to in Belgium:

Antwerp, Ghent (Gent), Charleroi, Liège, Brussels (Bruxelles, Brussel), Bruges (Brugge), Namur, Mons, Leuven

Need Help?

If you are unsure about what you need, one of our international move managers is always willing to help. Just call us on +44 (0)1827 873 773, or fill out an international removal enquiry, and we’ll ease you through the process.

Moving Your Money

If you’re moving to Belgium, it’s very likely you’ll have to exchange a large amount of currency. Many people waste thousands doing this through their bank as they think there is no alternative; but we partner with FC Exchange who specialise in doing just this. FC Exchange will offer all Pearson customers preferential rates when exchanging currency and guarantee to beat other rates you’re receiving. Ask one of our move managers about this, or click here to find out more...

Get Insurance

We always advise taking out an insurance policy with us on every move. Although we like to think we’re the best in the industry, the odd accident can occasionally happen. For added peace of mind, make sure to speak to one of our move managers about this.

If you have already contracted us for your international removal to Belgium, then you can download the insurance form and email the completed form back to your international relocation manager.

Moving Your Car or Motorcycle

Below is a list of the documents you will need when planning to move your vehicle to Belgium:

  • Original Registration Card
  • Certificate of Insurance from origin country

Additional Import Advice

  • Purchase Invoice / Sales Contract / Good Faith Declaration from owner must state that the vehicle has been in his or her possession for more than 6 months, the approximate current value and that the vehicle is not for resale.

Relocating Your Pets

These documents will be required when planning to relocate your pet to Belgium:

  • Veterinary Health Certificate
  • Vaccination Record

Additional Import Advice

  • Pets must be identifiable (tattoo or an electronic identification system) and vaccinated against rabies.

Note: It is critical to contact Department of Agriculture and Water Resources prior to the import of pets as requirements and restrictions are dependent upon the country of origin and vary dramatically per type of animal.

Restricted & Dutiable/Taxable Items

Think very carefully before moving these items to Belgium. Items on this list will be taxed and/or require specific permission to import. In all cases they must be declared prior to you relocating to Belgium:

  • Alcohol (authorization from the territorial administration is required)
  • Coats, fur and leather shoes made from protected animals (authorization from the territorial administration is required)
  • Tobacco and tobacco products

Prohibited/Banned Items

Do not move any of these items to Belgium:

  • Illegal drugs
  • Firearms and ammunitions

Disclaimer: Customs regulations can change at any time with or without notice. This information is provided as a guide only. While Pearson has exercised reasonable care in publishing this information, Pearson makes no representation, either expressed or implied, as to its accuracy or applicability.

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