Do you need an apostille on a Single Status?
If you are planning to get married in another country you will need to obtain an apostille on your single status affidavit. A single status affidavit is a document that states you are currently not married. It’s basically a sworn statement. This document is provided by the local County Clerk or you can draft your own document and have it notarized (see example below). If you are outside of the USA, the local U.S. Embassy or U.S. Consulate office will also be able to assist you with the production and notarization of this document.
Some countries may also refer to this document as:
Single Status Affidavit
No Record of Marriage
Certificate of Freedom to Marry
Certificate of No Impediment for Marriage
Certificate of No Record – Marriage
Affidavit of Single Status
Affidavit of Marriageability
Certificate of No Public Record
Here is an example of a single status affidavit:
Depending on how you obtain your single status (County Clerk, Court, State, US Embassy or US Consulate), we recommend that you contact us so we can provide you step-by-step instructions. For example, if you obtained your single status affidavit from the County Clerk in Los Angeles, California, you will need to mail in this document to our Los Angeles California apostille office. Another example, if you obtain your single status from a U.S. Embassy in China, you will need to mail in this document to our Washington, D.C. apostille office for processing.
At International Apostille Services, Inc., we take the guesswork out of getting an apostille on our documents. Our trained and knowledgeable staff are available Monday – Friday from 8am to 7pm to answer your questions and to provide you easy to follow step by step instructions. 1-888-810-4054 or 1-310-484-5296 (International Callers).
Obtaining an apostille can be complicated. Don’t leave this process to untrained employees or non-professionals who do not fully understand the Apostille process and the unique requirements of certain countries. Your paperwork could be rejected costing you time and money. Don’t let this happen to you!