Often you don’t think much about it in everyday life when you “just happen†to drive across the border.
However, if you move to the neighbouring country, your place of residence is decisive for the application of laws and rules.

For example, your place of residence defines where you are liable to pay taxes on what income, where you have to apply for your driving licence and whether you are allowed to vote in elections.

If you emigrate, i.e. move to another country, this can affect the amount of income you receive from wages or pension income. In addition, there are new rules that you have to abide by. For example, if you move from Germany to the Netherlands, you are usually not allowed to keep your German number plate. These are some examples of changes you have to be prepared for when you move to the neighbouring country.