Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Belgium and its process of residency

It's not that I'm forming an overall bad impression of Belgium but this story is kind of cruel and ridiculous as the immigrant in question is here with her husband and still in process, with assistance from a relocation expert ... clearly not even a relocation expert can stand against the tsunami that is residency paperwork.

Cindy is an American expat living in Brussels and today she was spoken to by the Belgian police.

The story: Today, a police inspector informed me that I have 5 days to leave the country. Yes, you read that right. D-E-P-O-R-T-E-D. I was handed an "Ordre de Quitter le Territoire" and was told "you must leave Belgium." Since I don't speak or read French, I have no idea what is going on.

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