Are you an employee of a company established in an EU Member State, the European Economic Area or Switzerland? Have you come to work in Belgium for a fixed term? You can continue to benefit from social security in your country, while at the same time being entitled to reimbursement of your health care costs in Belgium.

What documents are required?

To receive reimbursements of your health care costs in Belgium, you must request an S1 or E106 form from your health care insurer in your home country. When you receive this form, you must send it to Symbio along with a registration form and a copy of your Belgian identity card. Please note that only original documents will be accepted.

How do I get identification stickers and card?

Upon receipt of your application, we will send you identification stickers.

If you have a Belgian national registration number, you can use your eID at the chemist’s, at the hospital or at some care providers’. You will be able to benefit from the third-party payment system when it’s possible.

If you don’t have a national registration number, we suggest that you send us a request so that we can order an ISI+ card for you. This card will allow you to benefit from the same advantages than the eID at the chemist’s, at the hospital, or at care providers’ who use a card reader.

How do I insure my family?

Does your spouse or partner still not have mutual insurance cover in Belgium? Does he or she not have an income?

You can register them as a “dependant”. This means that their entitlement to health care will be dependent on your file. They may register on three conditions:

  • you must not have a spouse or partner already registered as a dependant;
  • the dependant must have an income below € 2,326 per quarter;
  • you must be registered members of the same ‘household composition’.

A document must be completed by the spouse or partner and the person requesting their registration.

In addition, if you registered through an S1 form, you must ask the health care insurer in your home country that issued it to send you another one in the name of your spouse or partner.

Are your children with you in Belgium?

You can register them as a “dependants”. This means that their entitlement to health care will be dependent on your file. You may register them on the condition that they are declared members of your household composition and as long as they cannot be registered as dependants of your spouse/partner (if the latter works in Belgium for a Belgian employer).

A document must be completed by the spouse or partner and the person requesting their registration.

In addition, if you registered through an S1 form, you must ask the health care insurer in your home country that issued it to send you another one in the name of each child to be registered.