Moving to Belgium

Wherever you’re moving to in Belgium, whether a major city like Brussels or Antwerp or a small town on the coast or in the countryside, our specialist team will take care of everything to make sure your move goes smoothly and your goods arrive at your new home safe and sound.

Here at Arrowpak International we’ve been moving people to and from Belgium since 1979, and have the local knowledge, contacts and skills to make sure your move goes smoothly - you couldn’t be in better hands.

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Belgium

Sadly, Belgium is overlooked by travellers during a trip to Europe, and for that they are all the poorer.  Belgium has a lot to offer, not just beer, which is excellent, but a rich mix of medieval buildings, Gothic Cathedrals, bustling street markets and some of the best cuisine in the world.

Belgium was the scene of many battles, particularly during WW1 when tens of thousands of soldiers on both sides of the conflict lost their lives.  A century earlier the Battle of Waterloo put an end to the ambitions of Napoleon Bonaparte.

In modern times Belgium has become a prosperous country with many international companies headquartered in its major cities.

Helpful information

Personal effects

You can import any used personal effects and household goods to Belgium providing VAT has been paid in the EU.  You will need a detailed inventory of all items and a customs declaration form.

Electricity

Electrical current is 220 or 225 volts, 50Hz. European-style two-pin plugs are standard.

Pets

You are welcome to take your dog or cat to Belgium provided they are at least 3 months old and have been vaccinated against Rabies within 21 days of moving. An EU pet Passport attesting valid rabies vaccination delivered by a Government-approved vet in the UK or local veterinary inspector is required.
Regulations frequently change so it is advisable to check the latest situation before travelling. The team at Arrowpak will be happy to give advice about transport and the shipment of domestic pets and more unusual animals.

Cars and motorcycles

Importing cars and motorcycles into Belgium can be complicated so please ask our specialist team for advice well in advance of your move.

 

Driving licences 

Driving licences issued by an EU country are valid in Belgium for an unlimited period (subject to its normal renewal date) providing there are no endorsements or suspensions, etc.

Holders of non-European licences may drive for up to one year, again providing there are no endorsements, etc.  After twelve months the Belgian theory and practical test will need to be passed to obtain a licence. Some countries have reciprocal arrangements to exchange licences for their Belgian equivalent. 

Embassy: diplomatie.belgium.be/united_kingdom
Customs information: belgium.visahq.com/customs
Pets: www.pettravel.com/immigration/belgium.cfm

 
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