Brochure Marriage and legal cohabitation (Federal Migration Centre)
The brochure 'Marriage and legal cohabitation in Belgium' of the Federal Migration Centre is a simple and useful tool for partners searching information as well as for people assisting them with advice.
Part 1 describes marriage and legal cohabitation and the difference between the two procedures.
Part 2 explains the prohibition of marriages and legal partnerships of convenience. .
Part 3 clarifies the different procedures to marry or to commit to a legal cohabitation. The rights and obligations of the candidate-partners and the concerned civil services are explained.
Part 4 focuses on the consequences of a partnership of convenience onthe level of civil law, criminal law and the right of residence.