Residency application - how to get an 'attestation' of income
I am a UK pensioner, recently arrived in Brussels. I have been told by the commune that I need a statement from the British consulate verifying my monthly income in euros. I can easily provide proof of income but the consulate insists that they do not offer such a service and have never before been asked to do so! The suggested alternative is to have my pensions paid into my newly-opened Belgian bank account and to show several months' income payments (after UK tax has been deducted, presumably). This would delay the progress of my residency application. Has anyone encountered this problem? Does anyone know of another way to provide the verification required? Many thanks.