What is the Bureau for Belgian Affairs?

The Bureau for Belgian Affairs (BBZ) is the authority on matters concerning social security between the Netherlands and Belgium. The BBZ is part of the Sociale Verzekeringsbank (SVB). We work for the SVB as well as for the Institute for Employee Benefit Schemes (UWV) and the Dutch National Health Care Institute.

The services we offer

If you cross the border to live, work, run a business or study, you will have several arrangements to make, not least with regard to social security. For instance, have you considered what will happen to your old age pension if you move to Belgium or the Netherlands, or in which country you will be covered for health care? Or what will happen if you fall ill or become incapacitated for work? These might not be your first concerns when you consider immigrating or working across the border, but your social security position is certainly something you should take seriously. Contact us for any questions you may have about social security. We will be happy to help you.

What information can we provide you with?

We have made a compilation of information about all kinds of subjects, so you only have to make enquiries in one place, and cannot overlook anything. We can provide you with information in the way that is most convenient for you.