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I’m LEGAL(ish)!

By - January 18, 2006 (Updated: November 30, 2014)

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Finally. This morning I had a call from the commune to come and pick up my Identity Card.

It’s orange, which means it’s tied to Andrew’s. So I still can’t work. However, now that I have it I am allowed to stay here for a year (then I have to renew) and I can leave and re-enter the country as I wish.

After everything I’ve been through, the actual event was rather anti-climactic. I rather expected a parade… or at least a band… or at least a ‘Welcome to Belgium.’

All I got was, “That will be twelve fifty please.”

Oh well.

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Alison Cornford-Matheson
Alison Cornford-Matheson is a Canadian travel writer, author, and photographer. She is the founder of Cheeseweb.eu, a website dedicated to slow and sustainable travel, off-the-beaten-path destinations, and cultural awareness through travel. She and her husband, Andrew, are the founders of RockFort Media, committed to helping entrepreneurs tell their stories online. Alison has visited over 45 countries and, after living in Belgium for 11 years, now lives full-time in a Bigfoot motorhome named Yeti with Andrew and their well-travelled cat.
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