Question: Is polygamy legal in Belgium?

Polygamy. Polygamous marriage is not recognized in Belgium. If you have several wives, only one of them can join you (Article 10). This limitation does not apply, however, to the children from a polygamous marriage (decision 95/2008 of the Constitutional Court).

18 Belgian law lays down several requirements for getting married: a minimum age of 18. mutual consent (not being forced to marry) not being related by family.

Statutory cohabitation is open to all people who live together in Belgium. It is therefore available to both heterosexual couples and homosexual couples. It is also possible to cohabit, under the statutory scheme, with a member of your family or with anyone with whom you have a relationship without sexual connotations.

Does Europe allow polygamy?

In every country in North America and South America, polygamy is illegal, and practice is criminalized. All of Europe and Oceania, except for the Solomon Islands, do not recognize polygamist marriages.

Can a tourist get married in Belgium?

To get married in Belgium, either you or your future spouse must be a Belgian citizen or have been resident in Belgium for at least three months. Foreigners must meet the criteria for marriage in their home country, including age limits.

In Belgium, legal cohabitation refers in principle to a situation where two persons live together. A foreigner residing illegally on the territory can legally enter into legal cohabitation provided that he/she, together with the person with whom he/she is living, has a common principal residence in Belgium.

What is legally cohabiting?

Although there is no legal definition of living together, it generally means to live together as a couple without being married. Couples who live together are sometimes called common-law partners. A living together agreement outlines the rights and obligations of each partner towards each other.

Are two wives allowed in Germany?

Germany: Illegal, legally punishable with fine or prison time up to three years. Polygamous marriages contracted abroad are legal, however, the German authorities announced plans to close this legal loophole.

How do I become a Belgian citizen by marriage?

Even if you want to acquire citizenship through marriage to a Belgian national, you must have been living together for three years, still fulfill the five-year residence requirement and also have knowledge of one of the three main languages.

How do I apply for cohabitation in Belgium?

Make inquiries. Gather all the documents you will need. Arrival declaration. Set up an appointment with your local city hall to declare legal cohabitation. Prepare documents required for declaring legal cohabitation. Declaring legal cohabitation at the city hall. Police visit.More items •8 Jan 2019

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