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Is this weird area on the Belgium-Germany border a walkway or something different?

As you can see on the image above, Belgium and Germany have a weird border near the Oostkantons. It seems to be some kind of path east of the "real" border. Does anyone know more about this strange ...
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Does the German environmental badge apply to other countries of Europe?

I planned the trip that will cover Germany, Belgium and France. I am aware that there are environmental zones in those countries and I need the correct badge for my car to enter them. So my question ...
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Bruges - Where can I find this gate/entrance?

I'm looking for the gate at the top of the picture ("Jupiler Bleeker"). I only know it's in Bruges... Can someone give me the exact location?
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Leave and re-enter Belgium with temporary residence card + void passport + passport of another country?

I am a non-EEA national currently living in Belgium, where I have a residence card (`titre de séjour', type A) valid till the end of October 2017. As my old passport (which I show every time when I ...
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How should my wife apply for a Schengen visa if I am going to work there for a few months?

I am an Indian passport holder, awaiting receipt of my work permit from Employer to work in Belgium for a tenure of less than three months. I want my wife to accompany my during this time, so that we ...
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travelling to Thailand as American/Belgian Dual citizen

I am Belgian and American, born in California. I live in Belgium but my belgian passport has expired so I would like to know if I can go to Thailand only with my American passport and my belgian ID. ...
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Applying for belgium visa with pregnant wife [closed]

I am from India. I am expecting a job offer from a company in Belgium. The company will provide me work permit and help me with the visa process. I have some queries regarding visa process to bring my ...
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Re-enter Schengen after 6 months for 90 days [duplicate]

My mother has a multiple-entry visa issued for Belgium which is valid for one year, with maximum stay of 90 days. Having entered the Schengen area June 25, her 90 days expires September 23 (she will ...
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Visa application on hold

I applied for short stay visa for Belgium. The application status on their website is showing status "On Hold". What does this mean? Is it a bad thing? All I am asking is what does "On Hold" mean?
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Leaving Israel to US

I'm a dual national Belgian/Israeli and I'm entering the US with my Belgium passport and ESTA visa, do I need a visa for Israelis to leave Israel, or is showing my Israeli passport enough?
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Can I apply for a Schengen visa if I invest my salary into mutual funds rather than keeping it in my bank account?

I am an Indian national. I am planning to apply for 3 days visit visa for Belgium. The visit purpose is a Job Interview. Employer will reimburse the cost of air tickets, Taxis and accommodation. But ...
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Employers statement on approval for holidays for Belgium Schengen Visa

I have been invited for a job interview in Belgium by a Belgian company. I am from India and hold Indian passport. Do I apply for a business visa or tourist? If I apply for business visa then I need ...
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Schengen Visa for Job Interview, Minimum balance in Account

I have been invited for a job interview in Belgium. The employer is sponsoring the cost of travel and stay. I have a few questions. I am planning to apply for Business visa. Is this the right visa ...
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Brussel Airport to Leuven: buy in advance?

I am traveling to Belgium to visit Leuven, and I read on the airport's website that I should buy tickets online. Is it advisable to buy tickets in advance, or is it possible without any problems to ...
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Are most staff at Brussels airport Dutch or French-speaking?

I'm going to Brussels airport and will require some special assistance in addition to the usual check-in procedures. Knowing both Dutch and French adequately, I'd like to know which language most ...
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I have a permanent residence card D - EU from Belgium [closed]

I was wondering if I could work and live in the Netherlands.
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How do you cross the Schelde (Scheldt) in Flanders by bike during the tunnel works in Antwerp?

In a few months, the Voetgangerstunnel/Sint-Annatunnel (Pedestrian tunnel) from Linkeroever to Antwerp will close due to works on the elevators. It is the only safe way to travel to Antwerp by bike. ...
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How early before departure can I reserve train tickets in Belgium?

I'm trying to book a train journey in Belgium for the end of July. We are currently in mid-June and the Belgian Rail website does not allow me to reserve tickets such a long time (~1 month) in advance....
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Brussels-Bruges-Ghent with De Lijn Day Pass

I am planning a trip to Belgium and plan to stay in Brussels, and make day trips out to Bruges and Ghent. I see from most forums that the De Lijn day pass covers travel on De Lijn buses. However, on ...
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How to get Belgium tourist visa (family visit visa) with maximum validity?

I will be moving to Belgium next month on work permit and later after couple of months I want to bring my mother too. I know tourist visa ( purpose - family visit) will be provided with maximum 90 ...
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Does the Belgian ban on anonymous SIM-cards apply to foreign SIMs?

Belgium will ban anonymous SIM-cards. Does this ban apply to foreign SIM-cards? For example, can I use my anonymous UK SIM-card in Belgium, or will I be refused access?
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Does occupation show on a one visa affect your chances of getting visa for another country?

I am about to finish my Bachelors in Engineering from Pakistan, my home country. I have received a full scholarship for Master's program in Belgium. I have a UAE residence visa that shows an ...
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Can I fly from Belgium to Germany with Belgian Residence Card Type E for identification?

My Spanish ID has expired and I am unable to go to Spain until September. In addition, my Spanish passport is at the Chinese Consulate in Brussels in order to get a visitor visa for travel at the end ...
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How or where can I buy a MOBIB Basic card?

I want to buy a 48h JUMP pass to travel in Belgium. As per the research that I have done this seems a very cost effective way of traveling inside Belgium as JUMP pass is valid in all three major ...
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Are there other peaceful enclaves in the world like in Baerle-Nassau (Belgium/Nederlands)? [closed]

I recently discovered this very interesting geographical singularity in The Netherlands (or Belgium depending on how you see it) in Baerle-Nassau. Inside the Netherlands you can find a portion of ...
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Schengen visa for short stay in Belgium: what type and purpose should I select?

I am applying for 5 days of training in Belgium and for that purpose I need to apply for a Schengen visa. I am confused about two things: Should I apply for a study visa or tourist visa? What should ...
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How big are the lockers at the Leuven train station?

I'm planning on visiting Leuven next year but i'm going to need a place to store my luggage for a couple of days as i want to attend the rock werchter festival. The festival offers lockers but they ...
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Can Belgium suspend my German driving licence? [duplicate]

I have a German driving licence, I live in the Netherlands, and I was driving very fast in Belgium last weekend. Can Belgium suspend my driving licence or they can only ban me from driving in ...
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Is my Dutch driver's license a valid form of identification in Belgium or France?

I'm planning to travel to Namur, Belgium tomorrow, and that evening, I'll be going to Paris, France, from which I'll return the day after to the Netherlands. Due to the recent tensions in France, ...
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Are motorised two-wheelers allowed to drive on bicycle lanes in Belgium?

I recently spent a couple days in Belgium. As I was happily walking around the various cities I visited I was nearly ran over thrice by motorised two-wheelers (mopeds, scooters, pizza-delivery guys, ...
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What's closed in Belgium on New Year's Eve/Day? [closed]

What businesses in Belgium are open on Dec. 31 and Jan. 1? We plan to visit the Netherlands and Belgium from Dec 25 through Jan 5. We'll be in Belgium on Dec. 31 and Jan. 1. How much will holiday ...
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Paying tax at dutyfree shop?

Recently (Oct 2016) I flew from New York JFK to Brussels. While at JFK I bought a lipstick at the duty free shop. The lady saw my boarding pass and said that since I was flying to Belgium I had to pay ...
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With an Australian travel document for refugees, do I need a visa to enter Germany?

I have an Australian travel document for refugees. Do I need a visa to travel to Germany? From there, will I be able to travel to Belgium ?
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Is it more convenient to live in Brussels or in Leuven? [closed]

In September I will start my master at Brussels. My boyfriend is a student in Leuven, and we could rent an apartment together. In this way, I could save money from the renting fee, but I would have to ...
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Is it possible to use a Belgian Lycamobile sim-card in Germany?

I bought a Lycamobile sim-card here in Antwerp and we are leaving tomorrow to go to Germany, Can I still use the sim-card there? And if so, how to reactivate it? What to change in settings?
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Which is the easiest French city to get by train from Brussels?

I will be spending a couple of days in Brussels. I would like to go to France and I would like to go by train. I tried to find that looking at the train line map, and at the belgium train website, ...
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Schengen visa refusal due to an inadvertent overstay

Me being from Mumbai, India, I have travelled to Belgium twice before once in September 2013 and June 2015. For my most recently completed trip, my Business Visa validity was from 30th May to 16th ...
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Is a train ticket from X → Brussels Airport also valid from X → Brussels Midi?

I recently bought a ticket from Mol in Belgium to Brussels. Since I was not sure if I would be going straight to the airport or to the city, and since the airport ticket was described on the website ...
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Is it possible to enter Belgium without a return ticket?

I'm a Mexican student working and living in Belgium legally. I am lonely and sad because I miss my family so I asked my younger sister if she wanted to come. She said yes, so I booked a ticket, our ...
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Is there a public transport search website for Belgium?

I would like to plan a couple of visits in Belgium to some remote places (not served by train). And I was wondering if there is a public transport planner. I know google maps provides such a service ...
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Where in Brussels is a Eurostar ticket valid to, and for how long?

On the Eurostar website, when booking a ticket to Brussels, it gives the main options of Brussels and Any Belgian station (via Brussels). If you pick the former, it shows this: The first line of that ...
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Travelling Netherlands and Belgium on a budget — need trip feedback [closed]

First time traveller here. I am trying to put together a travel route/trip plan for my vacation this August. I've done some research, but I feel like I can benefit from the advice of someone more ...
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The Belgian consulate requests a guarantee letter from my wife's employer. What documents can I supply instead? [closed]

I have applied for Family visit visa to Belgium as my wife working there. I have provided all the details like my employer letter, return ticket. Still consulate asking for a Guarantee letter from ...
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What documents does a Type C UK Visa holder need to travel to Belgium?

I'm travelling to Belgium in April. I need to apply for a Schengen Visa. Doing that via Belgium. I am an Indian Citizen, in UK at the moment, on a university exchange program on a Type C Short term ...
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Possessing two residence IDs of different schengen countries [closed]

I am a Non EU citizen, residing in Belgium as a dependent to my spouse. Recently I got admitted to a Masters course in Netherlands for fall 2016. The university will be applying for my student visa/ ...
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Identify a WWII-time building in Belgium

Can someone help me identify a building in the background of this old photo (or at least a geographic location of this place, if this building does not exist anymore): All I know, is that this ...
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Getting back to Brussels from Sint-Truiden with public transportation on a friday night

Too bad that Anderlecht is playing away the weekend when I visit Brussels (for the open source conference fosdem). They play at Sint-Truiden on Friday night which isn't that far away from Brussels. ...
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Can I return to the Netherlands without passport (but with Dutch residence permit)?

I am non-EU citizen and I have a Dutch residence permit. I am planning on flying to the Barbados. I have to go to the Barbados Embassy at Brussels, Belgium, for visa application and I have to submit ...
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Monthly pass for traveling between Leuven and Brussels

I am going to start work in Brussels but my place of residence is in Leuven. Is there a monthly ticket that allows me to commute daily between these two cities? And how much does it cost?
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Entering Belgium with a visa for Germany

I am going to apply for visa to go Germany, but I have an idea to go Belgium too. Is it possible to enter Belgium if I have visa for Germany.