All international students who will be staying in Belgium for more than 3 months have to apply for a residence permit upon arrival.
A special registration procedure for international students has been set up between the University of Antwerp and the Immigration Office of Antwerp (Deurne). Students apply through the international Relations Office.
Please note that the average duration for obtaining your residence card is approximately two months. With a residence permit you can:
- Open a bank account
- Apply for a work permit
- Apply for a parking permit
- Get health insurance in Belgium