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Belgium (Dutch: België, French: Belgique, German: Belgien) [1] is a low-lying country on the North Sea coast in the Benelux. With the majority of West European capitals within 1,000 km of the Belgian capital of Brussels, and as a member of the long-standing international Benelux community, Belgium sits at the crossroads of Western Europe. Its immediate neighbors are France to the southwest, Luxembourg to the southeast, Germany to the east and the Netherlands to the north.

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Trip information: hotels, special events and exhibits, climate, visas.

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Belgium tourism and travel information including facts, maps, history, culture, transport and weather in Belgium. Find popular places to visit in …

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Tourism and cultural guide to Belgium covering all the major cities, towns and castles.

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Plan your Belgium vacation with the Frommer’s comprehensive Belgium travel guide. The travel guide includes information about hotels, restaurants, attractions, …

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A guide to Belgium with articles, photos, facts, videos, and news from National Geographic.

Generalities

Belgium is a densely populated country trying to balance the conflicting demands of urbanization, transportation, industry, commercial and intensive agriculture. It imports large quantities of raw materials and exports a large volume of manufactured goods, mostly to the EU.

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Generalities on culture in Belgium : Belgium is well known for its art, its great architecture, its beer, its food, and its chocolate .

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CRIC-OCCN was created as research center on the request of the cement industry; it is an institution, recognised by implementation of the Belgian decree of …

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Belgium: Organising institution(s)/organisation(s): Belgian Consortium of Taxonomic Institutions, Royal Belgian Institute of Natural …

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The department of medical devices is the competent authority for Belgium concerning directives 90/385/EEC and 93/42/EEC (medical …

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GasCentre Database Belgium … 5.2, Exploration and Production. 5.3, Imports / Exports. 5.5, Generalities on transportation and supply. 5.6, Distribution …

Formalities

Belgium is the heir of several former Medieval powers, previously named Belgae (or Belgica reference to the roman empire period), and you will see traces of these everywhere during your trip in this country.

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Before leaving for Belgium, you should go through certain formalities. Depending on your country of origin, some may not be necessary. You must have a valid …

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Immigration – Tax – Social Seurity Law – Social Formalities a publication of. Flanders Investment & Trade. Gaucheretstraat 90 I BE – 1030 Brussels – Belgium …

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“Questions & Answers” for shareholders in Belgium. Formalities to be completed to attend the General Meeting in person. What formalities …

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3 November 2009. What formalities should you fulfil when arriving in Belgium ? Scope : direct taxes – tax on income and property – individual taxpayers – foreign …

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Formalities upon arrival. People visiting Belgium, mostly tourists, are generally registered through a hotel register. Those who are not staying in a hotel should …

Visas

The visa applications may be submitted at any of our three centers in Mumbai, Bangalore or New Delhi based on the Embassy/Consulate’s specified state jurisdictions. All visa applications will be assessed by The Embassy of Belgium, New Delhi or The Consulate General in Mumbai only. We offer the option of courier service for return of passport, directly at your doorstep.

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Visa applications for UK residents are to be submitted at the Belgium Visa Application Center’s at London, Manchester, Cardiff or Edinburgh (UK).

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All the information concerning visa applications for Belgium is available on the website of the Foreigners Department of the FPS Home Affairs External link …

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All visa applications will be assessed by The Embassy of Belgium, New Delhi or The Consulate General in Mumbai only. We offer the option of courier service …

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Belgium Visa Services: Secure Online Application; Tourist, Business, Private Visas to Belgium. Comprehensive Information on Belgium Visa Requirements …

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NEW: Biometric visas at the Embassy of Belgium in Washington , D.C.. A picture and fingerprints will be taken of visa applicants at the Embassy of Belgium in …

Work

Having one of the highest labour taxes in Europe, Belgium is struggling to reposition itself as a high-tech country. In that struggle, Flanders is far ahead and much wealthier than Wallonia, in contrast to the previous decades, where Wallonia’s steel industry was the main export of Belgium. Highly skilled people will have the most chance to find work, and knowing multiple languages (Dutch, French, English and perhaps German) is almost a standard requirement. Interim offices providing temporary jobs are flourishing in a search to avoid the high labour taxes.

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You must meet a number of conditions to come and work in Belgium. These conditions depend on the following three key factors: your nationality and country of …

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Work permit type A, which is valid for all salaried professions and all employers …

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Nationals of one of the new EU Member States must have a work permit to be able to work in Belgium. For such a permit to be issued, an employer in Belgium …

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procedure. You can obtain more information at the municipality. 3.2 Work Permit. To work in Belgium, you must have a valid EU/EEA/Swiss passport or ID card.

Accommodation

Hotels in Brussels often offer special weekend and summer rates of up to 50% discount.

Brussels weekend rates from the Brussels Tourist Office.

Check out our Hot Deals page for special rates and packages.

Brussels now offers a free Youth Accommodation Service to help you in your search for groups in youth hostels and budget hotels.

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Suggested Hotels Outside Brussels … Suggested Hotels in the Liege Province … Accommodation Tips from the Belgian Tourist Office. Hotels in Brussels often …

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Great savings on hotels in Spa, Belgium online. Good availability and great rates. Read hotel reviews and choose the best hotel deal for your stay.

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Belgium Accommodation: Find 119314 traveler reviews and 97 candid photos for 1198 Belgium Hotels on TripAdvisor.

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Belgium: 311 private holiday rentals. Homelidays offers you apartments, Bed & Breakfasts, chalets and villas with a swimming pool or by the sea for your …

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Study

Education is organized by the regions (Dutch-speaking Flanders on the one hand, French and German speaking Wallonia on the other) and the small federal district of Brussels has schools run by both the Flemish and Walloon authorities. Both states recognize independent school networks, which cater to far more students than the state schools themselves. Most Flemish students go to a Flemish Catholic school. However, every independent school needs to follow the official state curriculum, and catholicism in Flanders has long been extremely liberal anyway.

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Financing your studies · Scholarships · Working. PreviousPauseNext. Read · Read · Read · Read · Read · Programs taught in French Programs taught in English …

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Experience the best study abroad programs in Belgium. International Studies Abroad is here to help you gain that experience.

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This small yet internationally significant country takes higher education very seriously.

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Top tips for studying your Master’s, MSc., M.A., L.L.M., M.B.A. in Belgium: Visa, finance, grants, scholarships, accommodation, student life.

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Health care

In the winter, like most other European countries, only influenza will cause you a considerable inconvenience. No inoculations are needed to enter or leave Belgium.

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The health care system in Belgium is funded through the state sickness fund. There are four tiers of operation consisting of central government, national …

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11 ??, 2011 – Belgium, France, Germany and Sweden run publicly funded health services similar in scope to the UK’s NHS – but in very different ways, finds …

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Healthcare costs. What will I be required to pay for my medical expenses? What will my personal contribution be? How much will be refunded to me by my …

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Foreigners coming to live in Belgium without working (e.g. retirees and the ‘idle’ rich) must generally produce proof of health insurance in order to obtain a …

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Bank

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Whether it’s for your private or professional needs, ING has a tailor-made solution: daily banking, lending, savings, investments, insurance and retirement.

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Currency Belgium is in the Euro zone, sharing a common currency with Austria, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg,

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Public website of the Belgian central bank. … Economic indicators for Belgium. 19. MAR. 15:00. Press release – Consumer survey. Consumer confidence falls …

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Deutsche Bank opened its first branch in Belgium in 1910 in Brussels. In 1978, new branches in Brussels and Antwerp, managed jointly from …

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Belgium Below are the SWIFT codes for all banks in Belgium. These SWIFT codes are only the active participants who are connected to SWIFT network.

Tax

In Belgium, there are two main types of direct taxes:

the corporate tax (ISOC) on the total income of resident companies;

personal income tax (IPP) on the total income of residents in the kingdom.

Any profit-making, incorporated company whose registered office, principal place of business or managerial or administrative headquarters is located in Belgium is subject to the corporate tax.

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A complete guide to navigating the tax system in Belgium. Articles and advice cover Belgian tax rates, tax authorities and tax laws. | Expatica Belgium.

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EUROPA – Information from national authorities on the legal requirements and administrative processes for paying taxes. On this page you will also find links to …

www.belgium.be/en/taxes/

(10/05/2012). The 2012 issue of the Tax Survey. (12/10/2008). Intervention for the Fortis Group shareholders. (14/05/2008). Cannes: Belgian pavilion to promote …

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Belgian federal government. Federal fiscal administrations. You are here: Home ». Innovations · Administrations · FAQ · Publications · Interesting links · Central …

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Welcome to Tax Free Worldwide – Belgium. On this website you can find general information about Tax Free, how to shop Tax Free and where to get your refund.

Transports

Belgium has a dense network of modern toll-free motorways, but some secondary roads in Wallonia are poorly maintained. Signs are always in the local language only, except in Brussels, where they’re bilingual. As many cities in Belgium have quite different names in Dutch and French, this can cause confusion. For example, Mons in French is Bergen in Dutch; Antwerp is called Antwerpen in Dutch and Anvers in French; Liège in French is Luik in Dutch and Lüttich in German, and so on. This even applies to cities outside Belgium; driving along a Flemish motorway, you may see signs for Rijsel, which is the French city of Lille or Aken, which is the German city of Aachen. Exits will be marked with the word ‘Uit’ (out) in Flemish areas, ‘Sortie’ in French areas and ‘Ausfahrt’ in German-speaking ones.

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Transports Dandoy is specialised since 1925 in road transport from and to Belgium to all Europe and particularly to France and northen Italy, and in …

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Belgium Transportation: 245 tips on getting to and getting around Belgium from real travelers and locals.

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The NMBS/SNCB, Belgium’s train company. You can consult the timetables of the trains between all the major Belgian Cities. The train stations in Brussels are …

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For information on transportation accessibility in Belgium for travelers with reduced mobility, please visit our Special Needs Travel section and see Belgium Rail …

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Belgium Expat Info Center Guide – Belgium General Information provides Expatriates with the Belgium Transport, Railways, Highways, Ports, Airports etc.

Driver’s licence

For holders of EU or EEA licences, an international driving licence does not offer any added value for driving within the EEA, as it always has to be shown together with the Community model national driving licence.

Those from outside the EU may apply for an International Driving Licence in their country of origin. They may drive in Belgium with an international licence for one year, but must also carry their national driving licence. However, once officially resident in Belgium (that is, registered with the local commune), all non-EU drivers should obtain a Belgian driving licence.

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Find out the benefits of holding an international driving licence in Belgium, with details on how to obtain one…

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EEA countriesExpats moving to Belgium from countries from within the European Economic Area (EU plus Iceland, Norway and Lichtenstein) …

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If you are a Japanese driver’s license holder and you now officially live in Belgium, you will need to change your license to a Belgian license. Since it is not …

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Persons with a valid driver’s license that was originally issued in a European Union member state can go on driving in Belgium with their normal license until it …

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Find out everyting you need to know about driver’s license in Belgium and the relevant formalities; info about driving requirements in the country.

Removal

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How to prepare your house moving to Belgium, organizing your furniture shipping in Belgium.

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Communications

Belgium has three official languages: Dutch, French and German.

Please note that although Belgium has three official languages, that does not mean that all of them are official everywhere. The only official language of Flanders is Dutch; Brussels has both Dutch and French as its official languages albeit the lingua franca is French. The only official language of Wallonia is French, except for the nine municipalities (including the town of Eupen and its surroundings) of the German-speaking Community.

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The state owns roughly 50% of the telephone service operator Belgacom, which was liberalized in 1996. This public sector company is the only national provider …

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Thales Communications Belgium. Defence & Security. Communication and Information Systems. Integration of Vetronic, BMS (Battlefield Management System) …

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Study Business, Communication, and Culture abroad in Brussels, Belgium for a semester or year and immerse yourself in the headquarters of the European …

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Belgium Communications 2012, CIA World Factbook.

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Belgian internal and external communication systems in Belgium.

Leisure

Belgium offers a wealth of leisure and entertainment options. Its cities are home to a very lively nightlife and social scene, with many trendy bars and clubs, as well as pop music venues, theatres – some of which offer regular performances in English – and concert halls. Brussels is home of the Belgium National Orchestra and Philharmonic Society.

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Find out about the diverse range of activities, sports and leisure pursuits on offer in Belgium…

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Other official information and services: www.belgium.be. Logo of the Belgian … Data on leisure time and media may be important to your business. The following …

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Festivals have long been established as a major part of Belgian culture. From the historic to the musical and onto the religious, festivals attract huge crowds to …

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Next to our core business, our vision is to be the “Best-in-Class Provider of Leisure Travel Services” in the industry. Carlson Wagonlit Travel Belgium will help …

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Miscellaneous

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Language Research. 8. Miscellaneous: What else can be found about languages and minorities? Updated (January 2007). BELGIUM IN A PANIC OVER FAKE …

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Belgium / Belgique / België » Miscellaneous Records. 4 Links. Brussels Remembers. Comprehensive information on the memorials in Brussels – the plaques, …

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ANDRE Rev. P. de S. Marie, C.D. Dans l’Inde Malabare. – Souvenirs & recits de nos missionnaires Belges. Ypres (1905) 245pp. 1st ed., fine but loose in orig.

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Belgium Miscellaneous News Topics; Specialized News Sections on Belgium Miscellaneous.

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