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You must register all vehicles used or located in Belgium within 3 months of the vehicle being imported in Belgium, or procurement in Belgium. It is also mandatory to de-register any vehicle upon your permanent departure from SHAPE.
For de-registration book an appointment at the “Fast Line”, not at “Vehicle” line.
Vehicle Licence Plate costs
You will receive your new vehicle licence plate normally ten days after the application has been processed. The rear plate, registration fee and administration cost is 35€ and must be paid only in cash the day of the initial application.
(52 cm x 11 cm) (20.47 in x 4.33 in)
Front plate: 10€ Total cost for both plates 45€
(34 cm x 21 cm) (13.38 in x 8.26 in)
Front plate 20€ Total cost for both plates 55€
(27 cm x 16 cm) (10.62 in x 6.29 in) Front plate 20€ Total cost for both plates 55€. For this plate you need an exemption, stamped and signed by the Controle Technique (CT) office on the pink form Demande D’immatriculation d'un vehicle in box X10. This is because this type of plate is normally for a motorcycle.
In Belgium you need to pay road tax for each vehicle in your possession (also for motorcycles more than 50 cc). As a SHAPE member (not Belgian) you are free from road tax for one vehicle. In case you have more vehicles, you are free from road tax for the vehicle with the highest road tax amount. Once your vehicles are registered under the SHAPE system, you will receive a bill in order to pay the road tax (valid for one year). If you sell you vehicle or you leave SHAPE during that year, you will get a refund if you provide your bank account number to the Departement de l'Etablissement et du Controle (Wallonie Fiscalite). To help the SHAPE members with all questions or problems, a representative from the Departement de l'Etablissement et du Controle is available one day every two weeks (normally on Thursday) . The calendar will be available on the Central Processing Branch board, Bldg 210. Remember that not paying your road tax will give you problems during out-processing.
For any questions or remarks on your invoice, please send an email to: email@example.com
Rental Car Fuel Ration
While you await your vehicle being imported or registered in Belgium, sponsors are entitled to receive 30 days temporary fuel rations for the rental vehicle. The rental car contract must be valid for a minimum of 30 days to receive a temporary ration Fuel card. To receive it, you must bring the following documents to the Family Support and Central Processing Branch- Registration Section (Bldg 210, rm 109-110):
- Rental car contract must be on the sponsor's name
- Vehicle registration documents (found in vehicle)
- SHAPE I.D. card