In addition to the essential registration at the municipal administration within 8 working days of arrival, other registrations are also important: with the mutual health insurer, at school, for training, etc.

Please note!

The right to certain social rates as well as the right to family benefits will only take effect if your family members have a proper national registration number.

You should be aware that in Belgium, each authority is competent to recognize the validity of foreign official certificates submitted to them (art. 27 § 1 Code Private International Law). It can therefore happen that certain certificates are recognized by one authority (e.g. the Immigration Office), but are not subsequently recognized by others (e.g. the municipal administration). These conflicts can give rise to a number of practical difficulties and lead to significant delays.