Moving

There are different ways to move your belongings to Belgium and many different companies offering removal services.

Action steps

  • You can move by yourself or use a specialized company. You can find a list with recognized moving companies on http://www.cbd-bkv.be/ (only in Dutch or French) or on https://www.fidi.org/.
  • Ask a temporary parking ban on a part of your street at the police station, if you want the moving van to be able to park in front of your house. This permit should be requested at least two days before the moving. For more information and opening hours: https://www.leuven.be/vergunning-inname-openbare-weg (only in Dutch).

Moving pets to Belgium

  • Dogs and cats from other European Union countries need an EU Pet Passport. No animal will be permitted access without this Pet Passport.
  • Animals entering Belgium from outside the EU must be identifiable and accompanied by official documentation along the same lines of the EU Pet Passport.

Moving your car to Belgium

  • If you move from another EU-country, you have to register your car at the customs office in Belgium and at the DIV.
  • If you move from outside the EU, you must declare your car at the first customs office upon crossing the border into the EU. It is possible to complete the formalities in Belgium.

Attention points

  • Costs generally vary according to the volume of goods and the way of moving the goods (shipping, airfreight, …). It may be a good idea to ask for a cost estimate first.
  • If you move to Belgium from outside the European Union, it is possible that you have to fulfill certain customs formalities and pay customs taxes.

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For internationals who want to move to Leuven.

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