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


Discover our expats offer

Easy Guide Pack

The Easy Guide Pack is our most comprehensive solution. This flexible pack includes a current account, two credit cards* and access to mobile banking. For a further fee, you can also add extras such as additional current accounts or cards.


If you are between 18 and 28 years old, you can apply for the free Hello4You current account. It comes with a debit card and access to mobile banking, so you have everything you need in your pocket! You can even add a Hello credit card*, which is fee-free for the first year.

Other products

If you are looking to rent a flat or house in Belgium, you may have questions about how to arrange your security deposit. You may also need advice about which insurance policies you need. We can help you prepare for your arrival with a free insurance check-up: the multidisciplinary team of experts at your Expats branch is here to help and can be contacted by email or telephone.


Become an expat client online



Fill-in the various fields of your application.



Receive your contract by email.



Return the signed application by email.

Are you interested in our expats banking services? Apply here

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

Legal information

AG Insurance SA/nv – 53 Boulevard Emile Jacqmain, B-1000 Brussels – RPM/RPR Brussels – VAT BE 0404.494.849 – www.aginsurance.be - email: info@aginsurance.be. Accredited insurance company licenced under code number 0079, under the supervision of the National Bank of Belgium, 14 Boulevard de Berlaimont, B-1000 Brussels.

Intermediary: BNP Paribas Fortis SA/nv – 3 Montagne du Parc, B-1000 Brussels – RPM/RPR Brussels – VAT BE 0403.199.702, registered with the FSMA, 12-14 Rue du Congrès, B-1000 Brussels, under the number n° 25.879A and acting as a contractually appointed insurance agent on behalf of AG Insurance SA/nv. BNP Paribas Fortis SA/nv holds a stake of more than 10% in AG Insurance SA/nv.