|Area:||11,787 sq. mi|
|Top 5 Largest Cities:||1. Antwerp 2. Ghent 3. Charleroi 4. Liege 5. City of Brussels|
|Lanuage:||Dutch, French and German|
|Motto:||“Eendracht maakt macht”; “L’union fait la force”; “Einigkeit gibt Starke” / “Unity gives Strength”|
Looking for a great mover to help you move your household goods to Belgium? Nationwide Van Lines is the right place to keep your move in a professional manner. We want to relieve the stress that could come with moving abroad by being attentive of every step we cross together. Remember, you are not alone. Let Nationwide Van Lines move your life overseas successfully!
Convention Relative Au Contrat de Transport International de Merchandises Par Route (CMR) – Document giving authority to cross-border transport of your goods by road.
Certificate of Residence (Model 2) – Issued by the local Belgian town hall of your city of residence.
Certificate of Change of Residence (Model 8) – Issued by the local town hall in Belgium where you’ve lived prior for returning Belgians.
Paperwork is very important when it comes to identifying you and your goods. Take a look below at some of the necessary documents needed by Customs.
Once your household goods have arrived in Belgium along with your documents, both are subjected to examination by Customs. A CBP officer will examine your household goods to determine the value, correct markings, proper invoicing, existence of prohibited items, damages, deterioration and illegal narcotics. It’s important to assure all items are properly described and accounted for to avoid any delays or seizure of items. Once your items are approved for release, they are safeguarded by the proper officers.
As part of the European Union, there are duty-free opportunities with restrictions. If there are duties to pay, they range from 3.5 to 15%. Your Value-Added Tax (VAT) will be 21%. Below you will find the duty-free scenarios:
If moving from the UK, the below items will be duty-free:
If moving from a European Union country, all HHGS will be duty-free with the restrictions below to deem as personal use, not for commercial use or sale:
If moving from a non-European Union country, the following HHGS can be imported by persons 17 years or older duty-free.
If you are a non-European resident planning to reside in Belgium permanently, your goods are duty-free and VAT-free if you’ve lived abroad for a year or more fully and your HHGS and personal effects are owned for at least 6 months before being exported.
If you are a foreigner without your Certificate of Residence in Belgium must pay a warranty of 10% for Customs duties.
You can ship multiple shipments of HHGS duty-free as long as you declare all shipments during the first import.
The correct labeling and markings are very important for Customs. Each mark and label should be in the English, French, German or Dutch language. Please take a look below to discover the marking and labeling requirements.
To assure of no difficulties of Custom clearance, review the prohibited items below.
There are many situations where an item can be imported yet with certain rules. The following are some of the restricted items:
The liability for duties are paid once Customs has cleared your shipment for release. There are no options of prepaid duties or taxes prior to exportation from a foreign country. Once your shipment is filed with CBP, the party and only the party listed as the receiver can pick up the shipment. If household goods are warehoused, the party of liability can be changed to another party, most whom purchased the goods. The Customs broker cannot pay duties, but can accept a check written out to the Customs and Border Protection to forward. Once items are received, all articles are deemed owned by the receiver and no longer in ownership of the CBP.
For more information regarding moving to
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K. Albert II laan ,33
All information featured above is for viewing purposes only. To obtain up-to-date information about overseas shipment, please notify your nearest Consulate.