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Kelly Powell

"I loved moving to Brussels. But after a while I felt homesick. On InterNations I met a bunch of people from the US. That helped a lot."

Maria Lombardi

"You can really get lost in the "capital of Europe" - InterNations helped me to get settled and to make a lot of expat friends."

Enjoy living and working in Gent

Are you an expat living in Gent? You will surely come across many questions, such as ʺWhat documents does the Belgian aliens department require for a work permit?”, ʺCan anyone recommend their favourite brasserie?ʺ, or ”What can other expats recommend for international attorneys in town?”

Looking for all of the information that is important for living and working in Gent can take you hours. However, by using our Gent expat guide you can greatly simplify your relocation to Gent. Beginning with local organisations and companies top tips about sports & leisure - the guide deals with all the different facets of the expat life in Gent.

However, InterNations does not only address expats in Gent. We have brief overview guides for various locations around the world - from living in Shanghai to living in Rome.

Top Articles in the Gent Expat Guide

  • Moving to Gent

    Gent is an undiscovered treasure: this relatively small Belgian city has a variegated architecture, some quaint inland waterways, and a laid-back atmosphere. If that sounds exactly right for you, then read on for more info on moving to Gent, from visa regulations to the local climate.
  • Living in Gent

    Gent is a lively and multicultural city: its proximity to the Netherlands influences the local culture and tradition, creating a vibrant encounter of language, customs, and lifestyles, with a beautiful architecture to boot. Find out more about life in Gent in this article.
  • Working in Gent

    The economy of Gent revolves around its famous port, which attracts many global companies and therefore contributes to the creation of an international job market with many opportunities for expats hoping to work in Gent. Find out more about opportunities, work permits, and taxes with this guide.

Information for the Expat Life in Gent

Are you looking for specific information, such as postal services in town or a doctor speaking your native language in Belgium? On top of our expat guide, you will have access to our expat directory for Gent, which provides you with a complete catalogue of all expat-relevant locales and relocation services in Gent. Moreover, you also can take full advantage of our Gent expat forum in order to look for tips and information from your fellow expatriates.

Become part of InterNations Gent and you’ll be warmly greeted with a welcoming Goededag & salut from our expats living and working in Gent.

Are you curious about expatriate living outside Gent? Then read more about our various expat guides, such as living in Tokyo or living in Washington, D.C.!

Kelly Powell

"I loved moving to Brussels. But after a while I felt homesick. On InterNations I met a bunch of people from the US. That helped a lot."

Maria Lombardi

"You can really get lost in the "capital of Europe" - InterNations helped me to get settled and to make a lot of expat friends."

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