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Returning to Belgium
If you are a Belgian citizen returning to Belgium please consider what follows.
- Giving notice of your departure
Please let the Embassy know that you are moving back permanently, indicating which Belgian commune you plan to register in.
- Registration in a Belgian commune
You will need to register with a Belgian commune within 8 days of your arrival.
- Working in Belgium
If you want to work in Wallonia, please consult https://emploi.wallonie.be/en/home.html
If you want to work in Flanders, please consult https://www.werk.be/en/home
If you want to work in Brussels, please consult https://be.brussels/working-and-doing-business/working
For more general information about working in Belgium please see http://www.employment.belgium.be.
- Paying taxes in Belgium
The Federal Public Service Finance is your first point of contact: https://finance.belgium.be/en
- Social Security
For information tailored to your situation please use the search criteria found on https://www.socialsecurity.be/CMS/en/coming_to_belgium/index.html
Please note that the rules regarding family allowances have changed on 01.01.2019. Family allowances are now a competence of the Belgian devolved entities. On https://www.famifed.be/home you can see which authority to contact depending on where your child lives.
- Studying in Belgium
In Belgium education is the responsibility of the Flemish, French and German-speaking Communities. The latter does not have any university on its territory.
If you want to study in the Flemish Community: http://www.studyinflanders.be/
If you want to study in the French Community: http://www.studyinbelgium.be/en
- Elections in Belgium
Voting is compulsory for Belgian citizens. Please note that if you are returning to Belgium you will also be able to vote in communal and regional elections.