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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 freelance writer and travel photographer and the founder of Cheeseweb.eu. She is the author of The Foodie Guide to Brussels: Local Tips for Restaurants, Shops, Hotels, and Activities. Alison landed in Belgium in 2005 and, over the years, has become passionate about slow and sustainable travel, in Europe and beyond. She loves to discover hidden gems - be they museums, shops, restaurants, castles, gardens or landscapes, and share them through her words and photos. She has visited 45 countries and is currently slow travelling through North America in an RV, with her husband, Andrew, and two well-travelled cats. You can also follow her work on Google+
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