Moving to Belgium

I am seriously considering moving to Belgium. Where do I start? Can a older trans woman find employment there. Can I bring my dog?

If you're not a partner of/in a relationship with a EU citizen, you'll need to look at the visa D information (long-stay)
You'll find all the information on the Belgian Embassy website in the US
https://unitedstates.diplomatie.belgium … sa-belgium

Genders doesn't matter in western europe, through some cities are way more open mind than other.
You should travel first as a tourist (90d visa-free), before settling somewhere.

You can also bring your dog, but you'll have to do a bit of administration ("passport" for the dog + Rabies vaccination if not already done + ISO microship + medical certificate recognized by the embassy that your dog is healthy + check with airlines about their specific requirements)
You should have a look at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) .
You'll get information for taking your pet from the US to a foreign country, which is defined as exporting.

Kylee-Marie :

I am seriously considering moving to Belgium. Where do I start? Can a older trans woman find employment there. Can I bring my dog?


As we always recommend to new members, take the time to read the guides found under the "Discover" tab as well as the articles already published via the magnifying glass located next to your avatar.  Then concerning your sexual identity, it only concerns you.  What interests the employer is your professional skills.

As long your dog will comply with the vaccination standards, he will be welcome.

Potentially dangerous dogs
There is currently little legislation concerning potentially dangerous dogs in Belgium, but, following a number of attacks, there are moves to outlaw some fighting breeds and guard dogs such as the American Staffordshire Terrier, the Mastiff and Tosa, but this has not yet passed into law.

There are a number of breeds that may not be allowed into the country; Pit Bulls are typically forbidden entry, for example. Owners of certain breeds of dog will have to provide evidence that the dog does not present a danger to the public. Dogs that have previously had any kind of warning or action taken against them or their owner for dangerous or aggressive behaviour will normally be refused entry.

Owners of dogs which could be classed as dangerous are expected to keep them on a lead at all times in public, muzzled if necessary. In the event of an incident, legal action may be taken against the owner of a dog. All dogs have to be registered so owners are traceable.

For up-to-date-information consult the Belgian Veterinary Service in Brussels.

SPF Santé Publique, Sécurité de la Chaîne Alimentaire et de l'Environnement, DG Animaux Végétaux et Alimentation
At: Place Victor Horta 40 b.10, 1060 Brussels
Tel: 02 524 73 20
Fax: 02 524 73 29

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National anthem
The national anthem of Belgium is called 'The Brabançonne'. It was adopted in 1830. The lyrics have been written by Jenneval (Louis-Alexandre Dechet) and the music has been composed by François Van Campenhou.
Please say, it's true? … m/culture/

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