Open a bank account

As mentioned in ‘Bank accounts’ in the ‘Practical Information’ chapter above, 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’).