"Celibacy" certificate for marriage in Belgium?

#1 Jan 12th, 2013, 01:28
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I am an Indian male living in Belgium on a work permit.

My girlfriend is from the EU (non-Belgian).

We wanted to enter into a legal co-habitation.

The Commune asked that we provide them with a "Celibacy" certificate ...meaning a certificate confirming that we are not currently married to anyone else.

It was easier for "her" to obtain the certificate directly through her Embassy. Whereas Indian Embassy informed me that they do not issue such documents. So I asked my family in India to investigate.

It appears that Indian government does not issue such certificates.

Does anyone know how I might proceed?

Thanks in advance.
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Is celibacy the correct word.?
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Originally Posted by edwardseco View Post Is celibacy the correct word.?
Presumably it's "cÚlibataire", which means single, ie. unmarried, in French.

Proving your celibacy would be a more interesting thread altogether...
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Originally Posted by mungbean View Post Presumably it's "cÚlibataire", which means single, ie. unmarried, in French.

Proving your celibacy would be a more interesting thread altogether...
Which reminds me of a lovely Irish joke...

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A new Irish monk from Cork be arriving at the monastery in County Claire.

He be assigned away from the cellar in the basement to join other monks copying the old Bible by hand.

Being the new one, and sober and all, he be seeing , that they were copying copies, not the original one.

The new monk went to the cronographer from Galaway and be asking him awhy ?. If there were an error in the first copy, that error would be continued in all of the other copies.

The cronographer nodded his head between the tipple, 'We have been copying from the copies for centuries and sending all over the world my son, but you make a good pint.' The Galaway monk reluctantly too the young lad down into the cellar where the original was.

Days later, the monk from Cork came sobbing into the main abbey at supper time when all the monks and the men of the collar were having their bead and wine....

He announced with his head between his hands and tears rolling down - 'The word is 'celebrate,' not 'celibate'!'
So now my friends, you know why !!!
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Originally Posted by mungbean View Post Presumably it's "cÚlibataire", which means single, ie. unmarried, in French.

Proving your celibacy would be a more interesting thread altogether...
My apologies..."cÚlibataire" is the correct word I meant to use in my thread

Would you please assist me now, if possible?

Thanks in advance
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Originally Posted by 2013 View Post Hi

I am an Indian male living in Belgium on a work permit.

My girlfriend is from the EU (non-Belgian).

We wanted to enter into a legal co-habitation.

The Commune asked that we provide them with a "Celibacy" certificate ...meaning a certificate confirming that we are not currently married to anyone else.

It was easier for "her" to obtain the certificate directly through her Embassy. Whereas Indian Embassy informed me that they do not issue such documents. So I asked my family in India to investigate.

It appears that Indian government does not issue such certificates.

Does anyone know how I might proceed?

Thanks in advance.
Won't they accept a sworn affidavit that you have never been married? You'll probably have to execute it in the presence of a Notary Public.
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Originally Posted by 2013 View Post My apologies..."cÚlibataire" is the correct word I meant to use in my thread

Would you please assist me now, if possible?

Thanks in advance
How do you ? or do you ? file taxes in Belgium & India regularly ?

I vaguely recall that some U.S passport holders, gave a notarized US Income tax returns where their single status is noted. It sufficed and was accepted as proof. The logic being, you do not voluntarily mis pay IRS more
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Originally Posted by Golghar View Post Won't they accept a sworn affidavit that you have never been married? You'll probably have to execute it in the presence of a Notary Public.
In Belgium ?

or in India?

Thanks in advance
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Originally Posted by nycank View Post How do you ? or do you ? file taxes in Belgium & India regularly ?

I vaguely recall that some U.S passport holders, gave a notarized US Income tax returns where their single status is noted. It sufficed and was accepted as proof. The logic being, you do not voluntarily mis pay IRS more
I actually havent filed any income tax return in India, nor I have a "PAN" card.
All my taxes are dealt with in Belgium for the past 3 years (before that in another EU country for 6 years)

In Belgium - my legal status is "single"
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Originally Posted by 2013 View Post All my taxes are dealt with in Belgium for the past 3 years (before that in another EU country for 6 years)

In Belgium - my legal status is "single"
Does the tax form in Belgium say single ? get it authenticated/notarized and that should be argued as proof positive.
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or in India?

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In Belgium.
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Originally Posted by nycank View Post Does the tax form in Belgium say single ? get it authenticated/notarized and that should be argued as proof positive.
yes, my tax form in Belgium mention that I am "Single".

Furthermore, I can also produce my previous income tax statements (from the other EU country where I was legally resident for the past 6 years before moving into Belgium) which mention that I am "Single".
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Any Notary Public or the lawyers specialized in immigration in Belgium?

Many thanks
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I am not familiar with the actual situation in Belgium. You will have to make your own enquiries.
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Doesnt your Belgian carte identite mention that you are single on it?. If it does they must accept there own document surely? Good luck.

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