A Certificate of No Marriage Record for the Philippines is a document that certifies that an individual has not contracted any marriage in a particular jurisdiction, or that there is no record of a previous marriage on file for that individual in that jurisdiction. This document is usually required by foreign governments and other organizations as proof of an individual’s single status.
Example, if you are in Orange County, California, simply contact the County Clerk’s office for instructions on how to obtain a Certificate of No Marriage Record. This document may also be called a single status.
Here is an example of a Certificate of No Marriage Record:
The first step is to contact the local County Clerk’s office to request a document that states you are currently not married. Most all County Clerk offices can provide you this document so please be sure to speak to a supervisor/manager if you are told otherwise. A document issued from the County Clerk’s office does not require notarization.
Note: If the local County Clerk’s office is unable to help you, contact the next closest County Clerk’s office.
If the County Clerk is unable to assist you and you are in the United States, you can use the sample above to write your own single status affidavit. Basically, you are writing a sworn statement stating that you are currently not married to another person in the United States. Be sure to have this document signed and notarized before you mail it in to our office. You should also check with the people requesting your single status if they will accept a sworn affidavit directly from you.
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.
Here is an example of a Single Status Affidavit / Affidavit of Civil Status issued from a U.S. Embassy / Consulate General:
Please Note: We can only help you with documents originating from or notarized within the United States and for another country. If your single status affidavit is originating from another country, you will need to contact the correct competent authority to assist you in that country.
Obtaining an apostille on a Certificate of No Marriage Record 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!
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