Welcoming internationals to Leuven
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Join the "Welcome Ambassador Program”, teaming up Leuven residents (international or not) with new international individuals and meet people from all over the world right here in Leuven!
Information about learning Dutch, French, German or other languages that are useful for your work or stay in Leuven.More
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Moving & housing
Moving to Leuven and looking for a new home. Choosing an energy provider and installing utilities.More
Finance, tax & insurance
Information about banking, financial services, the Belgian tax system and insurances.
- Opening of a bank account
- Mortgage, credit & other loans
- Which finance and insurance services to stop when leaving Belgium
Social Security & healthcare
Belgian social security and healthcare in a nutshell.More
Registration & immigration
All the paperwork you need to get sorted when coming to, staying in or leaving Belgium.
- Ask an Expert Q&A: Immigration edition
- Registering for a stay of more than 3 months - for study purposes (EU/EEA)
- Registering for a stay of more than 3 months - for work purposes (EU/EEA)
Work & volunteering
A glance at what is required to work, volunteer, or (re-)start your career in Belgium/Leuven.More
Children & schooling (-18y)
Everything you need to know about daycare options, babysitting, schooling, kids’ health care and helping your children to learn Dutch.More
Living in Leuven
Useful things to know for living in and getting around in Leuven.More
Ask an Immigration Expert: Individual Consultations
Stop by the International House Leuven to receive a consultation about any questions you have regarding living and working in Belgium legally.
An interactive meetup that provides you with everything you need to know to get on your way to work in Belgium with ease and confidence.