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Every newcomer in Brussels has to make some important steps.
The City of Brussels is one of the 19 municipalities of the Brussels Capital Region.
It includes following postal codes (PDF, 0,47MB):
- 1000 Brussels: with the Pentagon (the city centre), the southern part Louise-Roosevelt (1050) and the European quarter (1040)
- 1020 Laeken
- 1120 Neder-Over-Heembeek
- 1130 Haren
Steps bound to the move
- search of housing
- opening of a water meter
- opening of a gas meter
- opening of an electricity meter
- opening of an Internet connection
- forwarding of mail
- book a place on the public road for the move
Other, more specific steps
Rive droite du canal
Be-Alert is a new system for alerting and informing the population in emergency situations. Citizens are asked to register in order to receive a message by (mobile) phone in emergency situations. In 2014, the City of Brussels will be testing the system.
In 2014 the City of Brussels starts with the plans for the redevelopment of the central squares and avenues in the city centre. The pedestrian zone within the Pentagon will thus be increased.
The Brusseleir, the info magazine of the City of Brussels, has a special edition with all public and private services and cultural events on the territory of the municipality. It is only available in Dutch and French.
The 14th edition of the bilingual guide 'Expats in Brussels' (English and French) contains advice and addresses to promote integration in Brussels. It is also available as an Expats in Brussels App for smartphone.