Moving to Belgium

Moving to Belgium

Ports: Antwerp

Prohibited: Drugs, Narcotics, Any Weapon Subject To Special License.

Cont: None

Firearms and Weapons

Required Documents: All must be included in the inventory, showing manufacturer, type of weapon, serial number, and caliber.

Customs Regulations:

Clearance:

Remarks:

Household Goods and Personal Effects

Required Documents:

  1. Inventory
  2. Identity documents
  3. Original certificate of residence in Belgium
  4. Proof of cancellation of residence abroad.

Customs Regulations: For shipments originating from a non-EEC country, a certificate showing that the owner has not resided within the EEC during 12 months preceding arrival. For company moves, a duly signed and stamped declaration of the employer, confirming the transfer. For private removals, a certificate issued by the Belgian Consulate at place of origin confirming the transfer.

Clearance:

Remarks: Foreigners not being in the possession of a certificate of residence in Belgium must pay a warranty of 15% for Customs duties, plus 19% VAT, plus BFRS 500 to cover a possible fine.

Vehicles

Required Documents:

  1. Original Certificate of residence in Belgium
  2. Original registration or certificate of title
  3. Original insurance card from country of origin valid six months prior to arrival in Belgium
  4. Original purchase invoice
  5. Proof of residency abroad for twelve months prior to arrival in Belgium
  6. Copy of passport with signature page

Customs Regulations: Must be included in the inventory showing the manufacturer, body and engine number, color, and type of vehicle.

Clearance:

Remarks: Used motor cars are included in the free entry permit, provided the owner had the vehicle in his possession and use for at least six months before the change of residence.

Please note:
The information on this page is intended as a guide and NOT as a complete or definitive resource.
The information on this page should not be used as an authoritative reference.