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Certificate of legal cohabitation

The certificate of legal cohabitation proves that you have made a declaration of legal cohabitation together with the person with whom you are sharing a house.


The following parties may apply for the certificate in relation to yourself:

  • yourself,
  • your legal representative (e.g. parent or guardian),
  • special agents such as notaries or lawyers,
  • third parties (e.g. public or private institutions) if the issue thereof is prescribed by or pursuant to the law,
  • and any third persons provided that they are in possession of a power of attorney and the applicant’s identity card (or a copy thereof).


The certificate contains a number of personal details such as

  • surname and first names,
  • place and date of birth,
  • address,
  • date of declaration of legal cohabitation,
  • and place where the certificate was drawn up.

You can obtain the certificate of legal cohabitation from your municipality.

If you have an electronic identity card (eID), you can also consult, download, and print the document online

Other parties can apply for the certificate from the Civil Affairs Office only.


If you collect the certificate yourself:

  • your own identity card or residence permit.

If you are requesting the certificate for someone else:

  • a power of attorney from that person
  • and a copy of their identity card as well as your own identity card.