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I already have a company in another country and want to open one in Belgium but I do not have a degree which is apparently a requirement to open a company here.
If I open a subsidiary of my other company is this still a requirement?
If I buy an existing company is it still a requirement?
Is there someone here I can talk to about this sort of thing in English?
Thanks for any information you can give.

J

"I do not have a degree which is apparently a requirement to open a company here."
It is one of the things that might qualify you to be a company director. Others include having a Belgian school leaving certificate or equivalent, having completed a suitable company management course, or having been the director of a company in a different country for a certain qualifying period.
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"If I open a subsidiary of my other company is this still a requirement"
No. This might in fact turn out to be a very good idea and a lot cheaper than setting up a "pure" Belgian company.
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"Is there someone here I can talk to about this sort of thing in English?"
Most accountants. Ask around you for recommendations.

Jun 12, 2012 12:07