Do you need a single status from the local US Embassy or US Consulate office?
Are you planning to get married in a foreign country (Example: The Netherlands) and you are already in the foreign country (Example: The Netherlands)? Have you been asked to obtain an affidavit that you are legally free to marry from the local US Embassy?
The US Embassy or foreign country may refer to this document by the following names:
- 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
- Eligibility to Marry
- Affidavit of Civil Status
- Freedom to Marry Abroad
If you are outside of the United States, the local US Embassy or US Consulate office should be able to assist you in completing a single status and also having it signed and notarized. Because you will be visiting a U.S. Federal Government office and having your document signed and notarized by a US Federal notary public, this document can then only be apostilled through our Washington DC apostille office.
If you are in the US, click this link: Single Status Apostille
Note: The U.S. embassy and consulate personnel cannot perform marriages in foreign countries. Depending on the law of the foreign country, local civil or religious officials generally perform marriages. Marriages performed overseas are considered valid in the country where they take place if they are entered into in accordance with local law. Recognition of the validity of marriages performed abroad depends on the laws of the place in which the marriage is to be recognized.
Here is an example of a single status issued by the US Embassy in a foreign country:
A single status signed and notarized by the US Embassy is processed through the US Department of State in Washington DC. Our office in Washington DC can process this document and ship it back to you by FedEx.
Our fees are as low as $75 and we also provide FedEx return shipping at no additional cost! Choose from one of our plans (Basic, Plus, or Premier) below and click the ‘Download‘ button below to get started.
Cost: As low as $75 for each apostille.
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Customer Support: 1-800-850-3441
Download Forms: Washington DC Apostille Order Forms
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!
Our staff is available Monday-Saturday from 9am to 6pm to answer your questions and provide you easy to follow-step-by-step instructions. Please call us at 1-800-850-3441.