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If you’ve recently arrived in Belgium from Ukraine, you have to organise everything quickly in a completely new environment. And this is no easy task. That is why we are here to help. On this webpage, you will find information and useful documents in Ukrainian about banking services, to make your start in Belgium a little easier.

Basic banking service for recognised refugees, asylum seekers and other temporarily protected persons

With the basic banking service, you can open a current bank account at a Belgian bank. You can perform basic transactions with this current account: withdraw money, pay by transfer or debit card, and create standing orders and direct debits.

Leaflet basic banking service

In our leaflet, we answer the most urgent questions about the basic banking service. Are you eligible for the service, is it free and what document do you need to open such account? You can find the leaflet below:

FAQ list

Press release ‘Belgian banks offer Ukrainian refugees basic banking service’

Read our press release about the basic banking service, here:

Ukrainian refugees can deposit cash Hryvnias into their account with Belgian banks from 1 June onwards

From 1 June, Ukrainian refugees registered in Belgium can exchange Grivnia banknotes for euros at the National Bank’s counters and at branches of the participating banks Belfius, Beobank, BNP Paribas Fortis, ING, KBC, CBC and KBC Brussels. As expressly requested in a European Commission recommendation, a maximum of 10 000 Grivnia can be exchanged per adult.

More information:

Jobs in the financial sector

After you have arranged your initial arrival, you may be looking for a job. Maybe you want to work in the financial sector? Below, you find how you can apply for a job in finance:

Any further questions?

Please do not hesitate to contact us at info@febelfin.be (in EN-NL-FR). We are happy to help. More general information about the Belgian financial sector is available at www.febelfin.be . Some information is also available in Ukrainian.

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