New members of the Belgium forum, introduce yourselves here - 2022

Hi all,

Newbie on the Belgium forum? Don't know how to start?

This thread is for you ;)

We invite you to introduce yourself on this topic, to share with us your expat story if you are already living in the country,
or to tell us more on your expat projects in Belgium if you are planning to move there.

It will enable us to help you better but above all to wish you a warm welcome.

Welcome on board!

Hi there,

I am Alvin

Hi, my name is Olga and I'm living in Belgium for about 11 years (moved for love :) ).

I have permanent job and my own practice: I'm certified coach (International Coaching Federation), numerologist and moderator of transformational games. I'm working with life&work balance, achieving goals in your professional carreer, starting your own business and developing it (numcoach). I also organize events which are called Metaphorical degustations (wine degustation+working with metaphorical cards to better understand yourself or get answer on your questions).

Would be happy to meet people who have their own business and are interested in personal and professional growth.

Hi All,

I am Ram, Living in Belgium since 5 years. I am looking to help my fellow expats and meet new people. Have a great stay and life in Belgium

Ram

Hai i am Maryna.
I lived in Antwerp Belgium almost 5 years.
And I have an Indonesian Rainbow dining experience.
It's a call to all foodies who loved to get to know Indonesian cuisine and we do group reservation based on the request.

For interior design lovers! I have a platform CodesignHub to promote and sell the Indonesian sustainable furniture.

Hope to get in touch to share more info and network!

Stay healthy and cheers to 2022!

Hi all!
I'm Leandro, I'm from Argentina and in the process of moving into Belgium with my wife and my little princess.
I'm about to join a Technology company (I am an experienced software engineer) and it's my first time moving into a different country.
I'm hoping to leverage all the information in the forum to make the landing as soft as possible :)
Any tip or advice will be very welcome.

Hello Leandro: My family and I moved here from Silicon Valley to La Hulpe near Brussels one year ago and so far love it. I feel that compared to Argentina the Technical circle is rather small, but your life as far as culture goes will be set. As far as tips go, I have not found any Argentinian grocery stores that have the basics such as Dulce de leche. So if there are any food items dear to your heart bring them along. Also let me know if you need any help choosing schools, neighborhoods, etc.

Hello,

My name is Lourdes, I recently moved to Belgium 2 months ago, moved because my partner is belgian. I'm hoping to meet other expats, learn the language which is French for me and get a job. I have a management tourism bachelor, and I have been working as an interpreter for American companies.

Thanks for reading!

Hello, it is nice to meet you and welcome to Belgum. How about we meet for dinner tonight?

Hi,
I am Carmen,I am coming from Romania.
I am in Belgium about 10 days,I am planning to move here.I am looking for a job.I am economist,and my entire experience of work and studies are in the hospitality field.In the last 10 years,I have worked in my own company,in Brasov region,a mountain tourist city from Romania.

American Club of Antwerp (1919)

The Club's aim has evolved “to cultivate social relations among American residents and travelers in Belgium and non-Americans with definite American interests.” This remains what we are about but we're proud of our club's earlier contributions.

We are a relatively small group that meets monthly for a casual seated dinner and easy-going conversation – normally the month's third or fourth Friday evening, except in August and December. We are small enough that everyone can join in lively impromptu conversation and get to know one another. About half of us live and work in Flanders, others come up from Wallonia. Spouses or partners are welcome to join us, and guests receive a hearty welcome.

Traditional special club activities that specifically include spouses or partners are a Memorial Day luncheon near one of the three U.S. military cemeteries in Belgium and an end-of-summer barbecue. We often join with other expat clubs to celebrate major American holidays at Thanksgiving, Christmas and the Fourth of July. We also organize occasional special outings, to which we invite members of other expat clubs, such as a tour of the Flanders Field battleground, a visit to a medieval hospital convent, or a dinner cruise of Antwerp's harbor.

Although we have dined and conversed together for many years and we are fond of our traditions and one another, we are very welcoming to newcomers, American or otherwise, men and women, and are eager to share our friendships and activities. The only condition for potential new members is having an interest in the U.S. and expat life in Belgium, and an English fluency sufficient to permit comfortable participation in our dinner conversations and other activities.

Be sure to visit our fb, sorry, Meta page: "American Club of Antwerp."

HI,

I am Tanya.  I have been in and out of Belgium 3 times, was here throughout my 20s - back with my husband and both kids were born here, and now back again since last year.  I am a coach (and author), specialised in helping expat spouses deal with adjusting to a new life in a new country.  My focus is on helping people cope with staggering change and finding the new version of their identity...    Althougth I have been here before, connecting with fellow expats has always been the best way for me to find my groove in a new country.

I'm born and raised Flemish, but I'm a lecturer in higher education and I try to support our groups of international students in their 'integration' here in Belgium. I use this site to find little pieces of information on what it is like to be an expat, what little and big problems you can come across, and see how I can use that to help my students when this happens. At the moment I'm working on a presentation on Belgian/Flemish culture and particularities, in studying but also in general life, to show the new groups we expect in September. Anyone that has funny stories or noticed customs and habits that needed some explaining: please let me know ;-)

Hello,

I am Bushra and I am from Algeria, I am currently in the process of moving to Belgium with my husband who is going there for work in Brussels, it is a huge step in our lives because we never thought of leaving our country to go live abroad but it is a good opportunity for my husband and I am being so supportive because consequently I am leaving my job and my family to live this adventure with him, my only concern is that I can't find a job once I move, I don't know the law there and whether if I have the right to work or not being the spouse of an expat, ps: I am a hospitality professional, please if anyone has the answer to this question, feel free to answer, I am lookig forward to read you all.

Thank you

Yes u will have right to work.  I assume u speak French. This is a big advantage 

@Kendy Makere thanks a lot for your reply, yes indeed I speak french and little bit of german, and I would like to learn dutch also to maximize my chances, so I hope to find a job once I get stable there. 

Hi,

I'm Pedro, I came from Portugal and live in Belgium since January 2022.
Looking for some tips and connections how to live and socialize in Belgium. 
I am living in Antwerp.

Regards, Pedro
Hello everyone!

My name is Pablo, I'm from Honduras and currently have ongoing studies in Belgium for the next three years!

This is such a helpful community, glad to be here!
Hello Pablo Velasquez,

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If you have any questions about a specific topic you would like to discuss with other expats, please feel free to create a new thread in the Belgium forum.

Cheers,

Cheryl
Expat.com team
Muhit

I am civil engineer has experience about building interior finishing wotks like plaster/dry wall/paint/floor covering etc…

I am drom Tırkey and 60 years old

I want to mobe to Belgium and make my own construction company to make building finishing works with my skilled team.

Who can assist to me

@muhittincimoglu Hello, I think my accountant can help you with that. Please send me a message if you need further information.

@Julien hi my name is Maryjane 33 of age , I am born Congolese, Raised South African in South Africa since 1997 legally due to my parents being doctors and their services needed in SA and married to a Belgian Husband. 


We are in dear need of people's advise 

Hello all! Am call kanla Lawrence a cameroonain by nationality , I completed my advance level in building construction . For now am living in Cameroon it as always been my dreams to work or spent all my life time in Belgium unfortunately for me  I don't have a family member in Belgium but I do wish people of good Faith can help me cross over even it means taking unskill job I won't mind . Thanks am single and searching ±237675738637

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@americanclubofantwerp 
Hi,
I am a Belgian retired female, Antwerp region, and have been spending winters 6m a year, for the last 15 years in Florida. Would love to join your club and meet some Americans living in the area. You can contact me by email or call in the afternoon or evening at 485624545.
Hope to hear from you soon
Mady
Hello Everyone, 
I just moved to Liége from Italy (I'm Italian) to work for a multinational company.   
I'll be glad to meet new people and I'm excited to make the most of my new experience in Belgium.
All the best to you all!
Daniel
Hello - Living and working in Belgium since 2013, wife is Belgian and my son was born here.

Just discovered this community and keen to see how it can help me navigate some of the questions that have come up regarding travel and nationality.

Cheers!
@Julien 
Hello my name is Ben.

I come to this forum to get some help.

I am planning to relocate to Belgium  Wallonie area from the UK.

Any one who can help me get and address there?

Kind regards
@numcoach 

Hi this sounds good. I use to be a sportier in the amateur level. 

I want to move to Belgium from the UK

Can you help me get a place?

Regards

Ben

Hi all,


Newbie on the Belgium forum? Don't know how to start?


This thread is for you wink.png

We invite you to introduce yourself on this topic, to share with us your expat story if you are already living in the country,

or to tell us more on your expat projects in Belgium if you are planning to move there.


It will enable us to help you better but above all to wish you a warm welcome.


Welcome on board!

- @Julien

@Cheryl 
I wish to come to Belgium so that i can work out there right now lam in kenya with two kids who are diabetic plz help me because i dont habe any connections in Bel
I need to travel to Belgium. I will need some one who needs to share his accommodation. So we can both pay the rents together till I get settled and find my own space
@numcoach 
Hi Olga, I need a small place to rent for my address in Belgium, can you help me out?

At the moment I am in the UK and wish to move to Belgium soonest as I get a temporal place to leave there
@VermaRam
Hi Ram thanks for your help. 

I leave in the UK and wish to move to Belgium.

My main problem is getting a one room to use in obtaining my new card,
Can you help me out?
@orthoteacher 
Hi I am fascinated with your story.

I leave in the UK and wish to move to Belgium. I need a space where I can rent to get my address and register with the town hall.

Can you be of help to me?
Regards
Ben
@MaryNM 
Hi, I just read your post.
I leave in the UK and want to move to Belgium.

Can you and your hussy help me with accommodation.

I need one just to register and get my ID before looking for  a permanent place.

Thanks