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Saturday, 23 September 2017

Legal Cohabitation

  • Questions and Answers for Cohabitation Visa Belgium

    ㉔ Cohabitation Visa Belgium Q & A Archive of Articles and Table of Contents

    Cohabitation Visa Belgium Questions and Answers Archive Cohabitation Visa Belgium Q & A section is a recap or archive of all the articles and the table of contents written for my entire series of Legal Cohabitation Visa Survival Series for a Well-Prepared Battle. Click on the link for any question and ans…

  • Guest Blogging for Legal Cohabitation Visa Process

    ㉓ You Are Wanted! Guest Blogging | Legal Cohabitation Visa

    Contribute as a Guest Blogger to help Fellow Expats Understand the Legal Cohabitation Visa Process Through Your Precious Experience I am inviting you to contribute as a guest blogger about your legal cohabitation process in Belgium. It is a space for you to share your smooth journey or to vent your frustratio…

  • Moving to Belgium Checklist Cohabitation Visa

    ㉒ Checklist: Moving to Belgium for Legal Cohabitation – Are You Ready to Relocate Overseas?

    Checklist of Items to Do and Bring for Legal Cohabitation or Marriage Purpose Are you moving to Belgium to be with your loved ones? Be it for marriage or legal cohabitation, relocating overseas is always an extremely stressful affair for anyone. This checklist for moving to Belgium will help to lower your str…

  • Cohabitation Visa Tips for Couples in Belgium

    ㉑ 9 Tips for Couples Applying for Cohabitation Visa Later

    9 Practical Tips for Couples Applying for Legal Cohabitation Visa Are you thinking of applying for the cohabitation visa at a later date? This article provides 9 tips for couples who are researching for information on legal cohabitation visa. Most of all, they do not want to start the cohabitation as of now. …

  • What Can You Do? Cohabitation Visa Denied, Rejected, Refusal?

    ⑳ Cohabitation Visa Denied: What to Do for Visa Rejection? Reapply the Cohabitation Visa, Appeal or Hire a Lawyer?

    Course of Action: Cohabitation Visa F Card Rejection  If your application for the Residence Permit F Card is rejected, you will receive a letter from the authority to leave the country within a month. Being refused is very disappointing.Do not be disheartened and brace up. Here are some actions that you can t…

  • F Card Belgian EID Procedure @ Districtshuis Deurne

    ⑲ Long-Awaited F Card Triumph: Belgian eID Procedure

    F Card: Belgian eID Procedure What is F and F+ Card? The F Card (Appendix 9) is issued to family members of third-country nationals in Belgium based on the right to family reunification with a Belgian or EU citizen after the approval of their residence application. The F Card is valid for five years. Subseque…

  • Legal Cohabitation Visa Template

    ⑱ Legal Cohabitation Visa Template for Documents and Proof of Relationship

    Legal Cohabitation Visa Template for Presenting Proof of Relationship & Required Documents The presentation template is in conjunction with the first part of the article – 13) Proof of Relationship: Ideas and Suggestions for Legal Cohabitation Visa. I design the order according to my 3) Timeline Eve…

  • Belgian/EU Partner's Proof of Income, Housing and Health Insurance for Cohabitation Visa Process in Belgium

    ⑰ Belgian/EU Partner Proof of Income, Health Insurance and Housing

    Belgian/EU Partner Proof of Income, Housing & Health Insurance for Legal Cohabitation Visa This article concentrates on the document requirements of the partners residing in Belgium. What do they need to prepare? The minimum salary requirement for proof of income is a great concern for some couples. To ap…

  • Orange Card + Annexe/Bijlage 19ter: Everything you need to know after you have declared your legal cohabitation in Belgium. #cohabitation #visa

    ⑯ Orange Card + Annexe / Bijlage 19ter: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know

    Orange Card Belgium: How Long It Takes? Can I Work and Travel? What is Bijlage 19ter? (Hint: Working) What is an Orange Card for Cohabitation in Belgium? Orange Card Belgium is an informal name for the official term of ‘Certificate of Registration – Model A.’ The Dutch name is ‘Attest …

  • Approval Legal Cohabitation and Orange Card Appointment - What do you bring to make an Orange Card?

    ⑮ Legal Cohabitation Approval and Orange Card Appointment: What to Bring?

    Approval of Legal Cohabitation Declaration and Things to Bring for Orange Card Declaration of Legal Cohabitation Approved On 10 August 2016, six days after the cohabitation visa documents submission, one email requested me to submit the approved Declaration of Legal Cohabitation Contract (Verklaring Wettelijk…

  • What to Expect from Police Visit for your cohabitation visa Belgium? Manage your expectation as early as possible. Tips for the Police Visit in Belgium

    ⑭ What to Expect from Police Visit: Prepare Mentally to Handle Challenging Questions

    Manage Your Expectation of Police Visit for Legal Cohabitation Process Why is there a Police Visit? There are a lot of sham marriages that took place since more than ten years ago. Particularly in Antwerp, it has the highest hit rate. The marriage allows the foreign spouse to be eligible for a Belgian citizen…

  • Proof of Relationship Requirement for Cohabitation Visa Belgium

    ⑬ Proof of Relationship Cohabitation Visa: What to Submit to Belgian Immigration Office?

    Proof of Relationship: What to Submit for Legal Cohabitation Visa? On 4 August 2016, I submitted my proof of relationship and documents for my legal cohabitation visa to two different email address. Following that, I will explain briefly below the two reference number files mentioned in the previous article (…

  • Cohabitation Visa Requirements for Cohabitation Visa Belgium

    ⑫ What are the Cohabitation Requirements and Process from Commune Letters and Email?

    Cohabitation Requirements after Signing the Contract Following my visit after signing the legal cohabitation agreement on 15 July 2016, this article is about the contents of the letters received and the emails transmission between the commune and me. It includes the instructions on cohabitation visa requireme…

  • Declaring Legal Cohabitation in Belgium #visa

    ⑪ The Day of Declaring Legal Cohabitation in Stadhuis

    Declare the Legal Cohabitation within 8 Days Upon Arrival in Belgium A newcomer has to declare their arrival to the commune within eight days of arrival in Belgium. The acceptable timeline to declare a legal cohabitation is within three months. In whatever way, the fastest way to speed up the cohabitation vis…

  • Is medical certificate necessary to apply for a cohabitation visa in Belgium?

    ⑩ Is Medical Certificate Necessary for Cohabitation Visa Before Going to Belgium?

    Do You Need a Medical Certificate? If your passport has a visa-free entry to Schengen Area, it is not mandatory to get a medical certificate before coming to Belgium. People who need to apply a visa application to go to Schengen countries must have a medical certificate as part of the visa application procedu…

  • Travel Health Insurance for Legal Cohabitation Visa Process Belgium

    ⑨ Do You Need International Travel Health Insurance Instead to Apply for Cohabitation Visa?

    What is the difference between Travel Insurance and International Health Insurance? Travel Insurance (Single Trip) Travel insurance is a short-term solution to emergency medical treatment. Therefore, it will not cover long-term medical care. Subsequently, a person is typically expected to return to his countr…

  • Certificate of Good Conduct / No Criminal Record / Certificate of Clearance for Cohabitation Visa Belgium

    ⑧ How to Get Certificate of Good Conduct – No Criminal Record?

    How to Obtain Certificate of Good Conduct? No criminal record certificate and better known as Certificate of Good Conduct in Belgium. The french name is ‘Extrait de Casier Judiciaire’ whereas, the Dutch name is ‘Uittreksel uit het Strafregister’. For US citizens, the term is FBI Clearance. Other t…

  • Legalisation of Documents to apply for Cohabitation Visa in Belgium and also sworn translator explained

    ⑦ Legalisation of Documents: Certificate of Celibacy & Birth Certificate and Sworn Translator

    What is a Legalisation? A legalisation is a process of checking the origin of the document and certifying it to be authentic for use in a foreign country. Depending on the legalisation treaty agreement between Belgium, the country involved and the type of documents concerned, it will determine whether the app…

  • Pledge of Financial Support Bijlage / Annexe 3bis for Cohabitation Visa Requirement. How can Annex 3bis help you with the Cohabitation Visa procedure in Belgium?

    ⑥ Pledge of Financial Support – Annexe/Bijlage 3bis Formal Obligation Form

    Bijlage 3 bis/Annexe 3bis For legal cohabitation purpose: When applying for a Type C Short Stay Visa of not more than 90 days in Schengen, one requirement of the Belgian Immigration Office is to ensure:- d) the documents indicating that you have sufficient personal means of subsistence, both for the duration …

  • Schengen Type C Travel Visa to Declare Legal Cohabitation in Belgium

    ⑤ Schengen Type C Travel Visa to Declare Legal Cohabitation

    Travel Visa C and Long-Stay Visa D: Legal Cohabitation The Belgian Immigration Office website in Belgium states the following statement: The visa ‘with a view to declaring a legal cohabitation in Belgium’ is a C type visa (Schengen visa). On the other hand, before arriving in Belgium, I was regularly referrin…

  • Verklaring Wettelijke Samenwonen in Districtshuis Antwerpen Commune

    ④ Create Record on One Enquiry Visit to Commune For Your Advantage When Applying for Cohabitation Visa Later

    Creating Impression on First Enquiry Visit in Commune for Cohabitation Visa Process My first visit to the commune in Antwerp was 2014. I was holding a 12-months French Student Visa to study the French language from January to December. On 9 December 2014 when I was in Belgium, my Belgian boyfriend and I took …

  • Timeline Events Overview for Legal Cohabitation Visa Process in Belgium

    ③ Timeline Events Overview of Cohabitation Visa Process

    Timeline Events Overview on Legal Cohabitation Visa Process The events timeline is an overview of my cohabitation visa process in Belgium. It has detailed breakdown for each document required by the Belgian Immigration Office (IBZ). It is also the spine of my Legal Cohabitation Visa Survival Guide for a Well-…

  • Relationship, Marriage and Legal Cohabitation in Belgium. What is your thought?

    ② Legal Cohabitation: An Alternative to Marriage

    Legal Cohabitation: An Alternative to Marriage Is Marriage Every Girl’s Dream? For the past few years of my relationship with my Belgian boyfriend, we did not know such a procedure like legal cohabitation exists in Belgium. Undoubtedly, I had little knowledge and thought that marriage was the only possi…

  • Introduction to Legal Cohabitation Visa Survival Series for a Well-Prepared Battle in Belgium. Your comprehensive guide to applying for a family reunion visa

    ① Introduction to Legal Cohabitation Visa Survival Series for a Well-Prepared Battle

    Introduction – Legal Cohabitation Visa.  Hello to all the YOUs out there! A very warm welcome to the website, LIVE IN BELGIUM. The creation of this website based on my first-hand experience of the legal cohabitation visa process. Subsequently, the discussion on the lifestyle and topics revolving around …

April, 2017

March, 2017

  • 22 March

    ⑲ Long-Awaited F Card Triumph: Belgian eID Procedure

    F Card Belgian EID Procedure @ Districtshuis Deurne

    F Card: Belgian eID Procedure What is F and F+ Card? The F Card (Appendix 9) is issued to family members of third-country nationals in Belgium based on the right to family reunification with a Belgian or EU citizen after the approval of their residence application. The F Card is valid …

October, 2016

  • 30 October

    ⑱ Legal Cohabitation Visa Template for Documents and Proof of Relationship

    Legal Cohabitation Visa Template

    Legal Cohabitation Visa Template for Presenting Proof of Relationship & Required Documents The presentation template is in conjunction with the first part of the article – 13) Proof of Relationship: Ideas and Suggestions for Legal Cohabitation Visa. I design the order according to my 3) Timeline Events Overview of Cohabitation Visa. Hence, …

  • 8 October

    ⑰ Belgian/EU Partner Proof of Income, Health Insurance and Housing

    Belgian/EU Partner's Proof of Income, Housing and Health Insurance for Cohabitation Visa Process in Belgium

    Belgian/EU Partner Proof of Income, Housing & Health Insurance for Legal Cohabitation Visa This article concentrates on the document requirements of the partners residing in Belgium. What do they need to prepare? The minimum salary requirement for proof of income is a great concern for some couples. To apply for …

September, 2016

  • 21 September

    ⑯ Orange Card + Annexe / Bijlage 19ter: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know

    Orange Card + Annexe/Bijlage 19ter: Everything you need to know after you have declared your legal cohabitation in Belgium. #cohabitation #visa

    Orange Card Belgium: How Long It Takes? Can I Work and Travel? What is Bijlage 19ter? (Hint: Working) What is an Orange Card for Cohabitation in Belgium? Orange Card Belgium is an informal name for the official term of ‘Certificate of Registration – Model A.’ The Dutch name is ‘Attest …

August, 2016

July, 2016

  • 22 July

    ⑫ What are the Cohabitation Requirements and Process from Commune Letters and Email?

    Cohabitation Visa Requirements for Cohabitation Visa Belgium

    Cohabitation Requirements after Signing the Contract Following my visit after signing the legal cohabitation agreement on 15 July 2016, this article is about the contents of the letters received and the emails transmission between the commune and me. It includes the instructions on cohabitation visa requirements and process in Belgium …

  • 15 July

    ⑪ The Day of Declaring Legal Cohabitation in Stadhuis

    Declaring Legal Cohabitation in Belgium #visa

    Declare the Legal Cohabitation within 8 Days Upon Arrival in Belgium A newcomer has to declare their arrival to the commune within eight days of arrival in Belgium. The acceptable timeline to declare a legal cohabitation is within three months. In whatever way, the fastest way to speed up the …

  • 10 July

    ⑩ Is Medical Certificate Necessary for Cohabitation Visa Before Going to Belgium?

    Is medical certificate necessary to apply for a cohabitation visa in Belgium?

    Do You Need a Medical Certificate? If your passport has a visa-free entry to Schengen Area, it is not mandatory to get a medical certificate before coming to Belgium. People who need to apply a visa application to go to Schengen countries must have a medical certificate as part of …

  • 4 July

    ⑨ Do You Need International Travel Health Insurance Instead to Apply for Cohabitation Visa?

    Travel Health Insurance for Legal Cohabitation Visa Process Belgium

    What is the difference between Travel Insurance and International Health Insurance? Travel Insurance (Single Trip) Travel insurance is a short-term solution to emergency medical treatment. Therefore, it will not cover long-term medical care. Subsequently, a person is typically expected to return to his country of origin and continue seeking treatment. The …

  • 1 July

    ⑧ How to Get Certificate of Good Conduct – No Criminal Record?

    Certificate of Good Conduct / No Criminal Record / Certificate of Clearance for Cohabitation Visa Belgium

    How to Obtain Certificate of Good Conduct? No criminal record certificate and better known as Certificate of Good Conduct in Belgium. The french name is ‘Extrait de Casier Judiciaire’ whereas, the Dutch name is ‘Uittreksel uit het Strafregister’. For US citizens, the term is FBI Clearance. Other term includes Certificate of …

June, 2016

April, 2016

  • 1 April

    ⑥ Pledge of Financial Support – Annexe/Bijlage 3bis Formal Obligation Form

    Pledge of Financial Support Bijlage / Annexe 3bis for Cohabitation Visa Requirement. How can Annex 3bis help you with the Cohabitation Visa procedure in Belgium?

    Bijlage 3 bis/Annexe 3bis For legal cohabitation purpose: When applying for a Type C Short Stay Visa of not more than 90 days in Schengen, one requirement of the Belgian Immigration Office is to ensure:- d) the documents indicating that you have sufficient personal means of subsistence, both for the duration of …

March, 2016

  • 30 March

    ⑤ Schengen Type C Travel Visa to Declare Legal Cohabitation

    Schengen Type C Travel Visa to Declare Legal Cohabitation in Belgium

    Travel Visa C and Long-Stay Visa D: Legal Cohabitation The Belgian Immigration Office website in Belgium states the following statement: The visa ‘with a view to declaring a legal cohabitation in Belgium’ is a C type visa (Schengen visa). On the other hand, before arriving in Belgium, I was regularly referring …

  • 28 March

    ④ Create Record on One Enquiry Visit to Commune For Your Advantage When Applying for Cohabitation Visa Later

    Verklaring Wettelijke Samenwonen in Districtshuis Antwerpen Commune

    Creating Impression on First Enquiry Visit in Commune for Cohabitation Visa Process My first visit to the commune in Antwerp was 2014. I was holding a 12-months French Student Visa to study the French language from January to December. On 9 December 2014 when I was in Belgium, my Belgian …

  • 21 March

    ③ Timeline Events Overview of Cohabitation Visa Process

    Timeline Events Overview for Legal Cohabitation Visa Process in Belgium

    Timeline Events Overview on Legal Cohabitation Visa Process The events timeline is an overview of my cohabitation visa process in Belgium. It has detailed breakdown for each document required by the Belgian Immigration Office (IBZ). It is also the spine of my Legal Cohabitation Visa Survival Guide for a Well-Prepared …

  • 20 March

    ② Legal Cohabitation: An Alternative to Marriage

    Relationship, Marriage and Legal Cohabitation in Belgium. What is your thought?

    Legal Cohabitation: An Alternative to Marriage Is Marriage Every Girl’s Dream? For the past few years of my relationship with my Belgian boyfriend, we did not know such a procedure like legal cohabitation exists in Belgium. Undoubtedly, I had little knowledge and thought that marriage was the only possible way …

  • 18 March

    ① Introduction to Legal Cohabitation Visa Survival Series for a Well-Prepared Battle

    Introduction to Legal Cohabitation Visa Survival Series for a Well-Prepared Battle in Belgium. Your comprehensive guide to applying for a family reunion visa

    Introduction – Legal Cohabitation Visa.  Hello to all the YOUs out there! A very warm welcome to the website, LIVE IN BELGIUM. The creation of this website based on my first-hand experience of the legal cohabitation visa process. Subsequently, the discussion on the lifestyle and topics revolving around Belgium. Let’s walk the …