Are you planning to get married in another country and need an apostille on a Single Status Affidavit?
At National Apostille, Inc., we take the guesswork out of obtaining an apostille on your single status affidavit. We can apostille documents issued from all 50 States and the District of Columbia (Washington DC). If you are outside of the country, the local U.S. Embassy will also be able to assist you with this document.
If you are planning to get married in another country who is a member of the Hague Apostille Convention, you will be asked to apostille a document called a Single Status Affidavit. The local County Clerk’s may be able to provide you a certified copy of this document.
Some countries and County Clerk offices may also refer to this document as:
- 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:
Below are the most common questions asked regarding this document…
Question: Where can I obtain a single status affidavit?
Answer: The first step is to contact your local County Clerk’s office and request a certified copy of this document. Be sure to speak with a supervisor because this is not a common document requested from the County and the agent may not be aware of this document.
If the County Clerk is unable to assist you, you can use the example above to write your own. Be sure to check with the Country requesting your document to know if they will accept a signed and notarized single status affidavit written by you.
Question: What other documents will be requested from me?
Answer: The two most common documents you will also need to apostille are your birth certificate and a certified divorce decree. If you were previously married, you will need to obtain a certified copy of your divorce decree signed and stamped by the Superior /Family Court. We recommend that you obtain a list of all the documents requested in order to avoid any delays or additional costs.
Apostilles 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!