Are you looking for a removal service to or from Belgium? We have multiple removals vehicles travelling through Belgium every week.
From Brussels to Brighton, Andalusia to Antwerp or Glasgow to Ghent; let Matthew James take the stress out of your move.
EUROPEAN SHARED LOAD
A part/shared load service is a cost effective way to move your goods to and from your destination. The reason this service is so cost effective is that you share the vehicle with other consignments and therefore the vehicle costs are also shared. All consignments are individually prepared, numbered, labelled and inventoried to ensure all items are correctly delivered to you. The main advantage of a part load service is that you will receive the Matthew James service of excellence at the most cost effective price.
EUROPEAN PREMIUM SERVICE
A direct service combines Matthew James’ service of excellence with the added advantage of a dedicated collection date and express delivery timescale. Handling of your effects is minimised as they remain on the same vehicle throughout. Although your delivery will be carried out in conjunction with other clients’ consignments, this means you will share the cost of the vehicle and your consignment will be prioritised for onward delivery typically within 7-10 days of collection.
EUROPEAN DEDICATED SERVICE
A dedicated service gives you the flexibility to choose your collection and delivery dates. This service means you will have exclusive use of one of our bespoke removal vehicles. This service guarantees the Matthew James service of excellence and peace of mind that your moving dates can be fixed, allowing you the convenience to make travel arrangements and plan your arrival. All delivery dates are subject to EU laws on driving time. We can confirm the timing prior to any booking.
MOVING TO BELGIUM FROM THE UK? LET US ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS.
At Matthew James Removals we have the local knowledge and industry experience to manage all of your relocation needs, wherever in Belgium you choose to move. With 3 generations of experience, a customised vehicle fleet and frequent services, you can be sure you’re in the most capable hands in Belgium.
REASONS TO RELOCATE TO BELGIUM WITH MATTHEW JAMES…
- Range of tailored services
- Depots in Madrid, Barcelona & Costa del Sol
- Weekly moving services
- Dedicated team of professionals
- Door-to-door care
- Customs clearance assistance
- Years of local knowledge
- 3 generations of experience
- Customised vehicle fleet
- Bespoke crating
- BAR, IAM and ISO 9001 accredited
- Superior quality packing materials
- All loads inventoried by our own staff
- Meticulous attention to detail
Belgium is famous its waffles, beer, and chocolate (as if that isn’t reason enough to move there), but did you also know that it is a country with the most castles per square kilometer? What draws so many expats to the country is its international communities, and its advantageous location in regards to the rest of Europe!
Belgium is split into three separate and almost autonomous regions. Flanders (Dutch/Flemish) to the north, Wallonia (French) to the south, and the capital city of Brussels (officially recognised as bilingual). An estimated 750,000 expats (almost a 10th of the population) call the country their home, and around 25,000 of these are fellow Brits. A fare few of these British expats live in Antwerp due to this community, and the fact that the majority of Flemish speakers also speak English. It’s also ranked as one of the trendiest cities in travel articles. The UNESCO World Heritage city of Bruges is also another popular city for those who enjoy a fantastic balance of history and lively, modern living (families are specifically attracted to the lower property prices). Growing in popularity is the city of Gent, fast becoming a strong research and development centre (which also holds the largest cultural festival in Europe), and Waterloo is a popular for is international schools and cheaper housing options.
Weekly services to Belgium…
At Matthew James Removals we offer regular services to and from Belgium, throughout the year. From dedicated removals to shared-loads or even single items, we offer a service to meet your requirements. Our expertise, know-how, local knowledge and specialist vehicles make us the obvious choice for moving to Belgium.
We are proud to be BAR International Associates (British Association of Removers) and members of IAM; the world’s largest trade association for the global moving industry. Our management systems have been assessed to ISO 9001 standards.
Our storage facilities in Europe
All of our depots in the UK and Spain offer fully containerised storage facilities in modern and secure warehouses. Shared-loads are consolidated at our depots in the UK and Spain for onwards transport to Belgium and beyond.
Your consignment is automatically covered up to £50,000 for total loss in the event of unforeseen circumstances such as a fire or flood. In addition to this we can arrange a full-cover insurance policy via our brokers upon request.
Belgium is a good destination for those working in public affairs or social policy. But as many people in the country are bilingual, it is important to remember that when getting a job, a knowledge of the official language will put you at a great advantage. Jobs are also available in high skill areas such as engineering and computing, but expect that you will need to be fluent in French or German. Many of these jobs are very well paid, which goes along with the high cost of living in the country. Employers do, however, pay a 13th month ‘bonus’ which is usually awarded at the end of the financial year.
Moving to Belgium is relatively simple, although in recent years, high levels of immigration have forced the government to implement tighter restrictions on those that want to become permanent residents in the country. If you are unsure on which kind of visa you require, just visit this site for all the information you need. Belgians have quite a strict administrational agency, so it is incredibly important that all letters, calls or summons are responded to quickly. Anyone wanting to stay for longer than three months will be classified as a ‘resident’. You therefore have 8 working days to go to your local municipal administration office/town hall in order to be registered on the Foreigner’s register. This will enable you to get a residency card. Contacting the commune in your local area will enable you to find out the details of your local town hall.
POPULAR PLACES TO LIVE IN BELGIUM
Brussels – Antwerp – Bruges – Ghent – Genval – Leuven – Liège – Louvain-la-Neuve – Tervuren – Waterloo – Mechelen
The below regions are also within our relocation and removal service areas;
Charleroi – Schaerbeek – Namur – Anderlecht – Mons – Sint-Jans-Molenbeek – Mechelen – Ixelles – Aalst – La Louvière – Uccle – Kortrijk – Hasselt – Sint-Niklaas – Ostend – Tournai – Genk – Seraing – Roeselare