Declaration of legal cohabitation

Legal cohabitation is a legal arrangement that recognizes 2 persons as legal cohabitants.

Conditions

  • Being adult and able to enter into a contract
  • Not being married or bound by a legal cohabitation with a third
  • Staying together as a family at the same address

How to apply?

  • At the counter (the presence of the two cohabitants is required)

Required documents

  • ID documents
  • Certificates proving the absence of a marriage or existing legal cohabitation

Rate

  • 25 euros (payment only via Bancontact)

Waiting period

If you have a permanent residence in Belgium, the registration of legal cohabitation will happen as soon as the necessary documents are produced.

End of the legal cohabitation

Legal cohabitation can be ended:

  • By mutual agreement
  • By the marriage or the death of one of the cohabitants
  • One-sidedly by one of the cohabitants by means of a written statement against receipt to the Officer of the Registry office. The end of the agreement will then have to be notified to the other party by a bailiff. The procedure is carried out by the Municipal Administration at the expense of the applicant. Once the procedure has ended, the cessation will be officially written in the population register.