Belgium Overview

Belgium is one of the most attractive European countries in terms of residence, citizenship and taxation.

With its rich cultural and historical heritage as well as its political and economic stability, the country offers an excellent lifestyle environment. Its capital, Brussels (NATO and EU headquarters), is also the capital of Europe with a strong international orientation. Antwerp is one of the biggest and most rapidly growing ports in the world. Belgium's legislation and many of its regulations are based on its international character.

Business, Residence and Citizenship in the heart of Europe

For entrepreneurs, self-employed individuals and investors who are not EU- and non-EU citizens, Belgium offers a relatively easy path to resident status and to eventually acquiring Belgian citizenship after five years of residence.

As the country is within the EU and the Schengen zone, a Belgian residence permit allows citizens whose passport normally requires a visa to enter this zone to travel throughout this zone without the need for a visa.

The BRP Belgium Residence Program® (BRP) is a fixed-fee service package provided by Henley & Partners for non-EU citizens who are interested in obtaining a residence permit quickly and with minimal effort. 

The Belgian tax system is very favorable for individuals and executives; holding companies within international structures; and individuals of independent means. That also makes Belgium an attractive location for other EU citizens to move to for reasons of personal tax planning.

Key advantages of Belgium:

  • Excellent infrastructure in the heart of Europe
  • A high-quality lifestyle and rich culture
  • One of the EU's most attractive jurisdictions for holding companies
  • Attractive corporate and private taxation
  • Attractive residence conditions for non-EU citizens
  • Citizenship available after five years of legal residence

 

Contact Henley & Partners to find out more about the opportunities Belgium offers you. Through our Antwerp office, we are ideally positioned to advise and assist you with all residence, business and tax matters in Belgium.

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