Banking in Belgium for Expats

Are you moving to Belgium for work or study? Welcome! You’ll want to prepare your arrival properly. And this includes becoming a client with a Belgian bank to manage your finances optimally as soon as you get here. But without necessarily having to move.

Become an Expats customer online

Save time! Take care of your banking requirements before your arrival with just a few clicks.

  • You are 18 years of age
  • You have a valid ID card or passport
  • a place of residency in one of the countries on this list
  • a certificate of residence, dated within the last three months?

If so, you can apply to open your account online, from abroad

Become a client


Sign up for our expat offering until 24 December 2023

Our packs will change on 1 January 2024, but you can still sign up to our Expat offering until 24 December 2023.
Your Premium Pack will be automatically converted into an Easy Guide Pack on 1 January 2024.

Current accounts

Our Expat offer for current accounts consists of two packages. Our most complete solution is the Premium Pack. To get you going in Belgium, we offer it for free in the first year!

If you are under 28, you can also apply for our free youngster Hello4You pack.

Debit and credit cards*

Every current account package goes hand in hand with a Bancontact-Visa debit card and a selection of credit cards. Find out more details on our cards and chose the ones best suited to your needs.

Rental guarantee

Setting up a rental guarantee for your house or apartment. We are happy to assist you via our Expat-specialized branches, mail or phone.


Family, housing, vehicle, travel, income... Choose the insurance policies that match your needs! Discover our special conditions or get a free check-up of your insurances via our Expat-specialized branches, mail or phone.


Become a client in a few steps



Fill-in the various fields of your application



Receive your contract by email



Return the signed application by email

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Do you have more questions?

Our specialized and multilingual advisers will answer all your questions and will assist you for the banking aspects of your installation.

  1. Specialized Expats branches
  2. via e-mail: expats@bnpparibasfortis.com;
  3. or per call at +32(0)2 433 41 00