Open a bank account

Before you leave your home country check with your bank to see if it has a partner in Belgium. 

Opening an account requires the following documents:

  • passport or identification card;
  • proof of residence in Belgium (a lease with Belgian address);
  • for students, proof of university enrolment;
  • for UCLouvain employees, an employment contract.

Be advised that certain banks will also request proof of registration with the municipality (‘commune’).