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Hello,

Myself and my husband are moving to Brussels from India since he has got overseas assigment in Belgium for 3years. I will be going with him by dependent visa.

I have a degree and done business management and have 4years work experience and know only English. Can i get job in Brussels after going there? (having dependent visa) or through some contacts if any company in Brussels ready to hire me, is that possible holding dependent visa.......if not permitted to do so legally.......can i be appointed as contractual employee holding dependent visa.......?

please let me know if it is necessary to get work permit visa even to work on contractual basis
 

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It may depend a bit on what type of visa your husband has. You should probably check with the human resources department for your husband's employer to see what they can tell you.

Normally, with a dependent visa, you won't be able to work. It can also be difficult to find a job if you don't have at least the local language (though in Belgium you can choose from three official languages!).

One potential avenue for you would be to check into any of the international organizations in the Brussels area. If you are a national of one of the member countries, they can often hire you without a work permit. The UN agencies are your most likely sources here, though I no longer have a handy source of what UN agencies are located in Beligum. (Google is your friend, here.)
Cheers,
Bev
 

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Hello,

Thanks for your reply. My husband will be going to Belgium on work permit visa. He is working for Hewlett packard and going to belgium to give service for his company's client (which is again international company). So his company will take of his visa and mine.

At present in India am also working for MNC. Our company has got office in Belgium aswell. My question is... can i get a job in our company at belgium holding dependent visa or if i cannot directly appointed, can i taken as contractual employee by the company ?

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Sheela
 

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At present in India am also working for MNC. Our company has got office in Belgium aswell. My question is... can i get a job in our company at belgium holding dependent visa or if i cannot directly appointed, can i taken as contractual employee by the company ?
It depends on the precise type of visa your husband is on, but as I said, a dependent visa usually does NOT allow you to work. Not as an employee and not as a contractor.

To work for your current employer in Belgium, the employer would have to sponsor you for a work visa of your own.
Cheers,
Bev
 
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