Recap: I am moving from the US to Belgium in July. I've booked a room and a kennel on the QM2 from NY to South Hampton. From there we'll travel to Brussels where my new job is.

Once I get to Brussels my university will allow me to take a dorm while I search for an apartment. But dogs aren't allowed in the dorms. So Guinness will have to boarded.

Is there any benefit to bringing him all the way to Belgium as soon as I arrive, or would it make sense to board him in England?

I think England would be more expensive. But on the other hand I could get him an European passport while he's in England which would make customs in Belgium easier (and save me around $60).

If anyone has any other pros or cons of either option I'm seeking opinions.