Dear @Paul K,
Welcome to the Wefugees community and thank you for reaching out to us again!
I can see that you asked a very similar question before, sorry for the wait.
As another member already explained on the other thread, the case of your asylum being rejected by the Italian government is a different case than your marriage with a Belgian citizen. Even if you came back to Europe now, after 4-5 years, and applied for asylum again, there'd be a good chance it would be considered a new procedure (since you left Europe for such a long time).
But back to your question: since you are married to a European citizen now, you can apply for family reunification!
Here is an explanation how to do so:
- "If you are not from the EU/EEA or Switzerland, but your relative or partner is, you can be eligible to join or accompany them in Belgium. In general, spouses, registered partners and children under 21 of EU/EEA/Switzerland nationals are entitled to a Belgian residence permit for the purpose of family reunification.
- However, your relative in Belgium must be registered at the local commune; this can be done on the basis of employment, looking for a job, study purposes or sufficient resources. Your relative must also have adequate health insurance and sufficient financial resources to support both themselves and you. Dependent parents (from both sides) can also join EU/EEA relatives working or looking for work but not those who are studying in Belgium.
- When applying from outside of Belgium, you will typically need to apply for a long-stay D visa at the Belgian embassy or consulate in your home country. Then, within eight days of arrival in Belgium, you will need to register at your local Belgian town hall in order to be issued with a residence permit (F card). Under some circumstances, if you’re already legally residing in Belgium under another Belgian visa, it will be allowed to apply at your local Belgian town hall. Your residence card is valid for five years and renewable."
There is more information on what you need to do on this website from the Commissioner Brussels: http://www.commissioner.brussels/i-am-an-expat/residence-formalities/non-ue-citizen/79-residence-formalities-non-ue/86-family-reunification
Also, there is a long list of all the necessary documents you will need to take to the Belgian embassy in your home country and the documents you need from your spouse (especially the marriage certificate)!
Once you have all of that, you should be able to join your wife in Belgium.
I hope the information I shared here with you helps to answer your questions. Please feel free to reach out to the community again if you need further assistance.
All the best,