Owning a Vehicle in Belgium

Find out how to buy or import a car or bike in Belgium, plus information on registering, insuring and making it road legal once the paperwork is completed...

Whether behind the wheel of a car or motorbike, drivers in Belgium have to make sure that their vehicles are registered, insured and roadworthy. In this section there is detailed information on vehicle insurance and the compulsory road worthiness test, as well as details about Green Card cover for when driving in Europe.

In the market for a car? According to statistics, the value of new cars depreciates faster in Belgium than elsewhere in Europe. Road taxes and motoring costs generally tend to be higher than many other European nations and, coupled with a population which can be quite transient, the result is that the new and used car market is good for buyers. This section covers the processes and paperwork involved in buying a new car in Belgium, as well as details on how to go about the private sale or purchase and re-registering of a second-hand used car.

Thinking of bringing a car from your home country? Details on the registration, taxes and customs requirements needed to import a car or bike from inside or outside of the European Union can be found right here.