Do you need to apostille your affidavit of single status?
We offer apostille services for single status affidavits issued by all 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Federal Government (USA Embassy Single Status). For countries that are not members of the Hague Apostille Convention, we can also assist with the legalization process of your single status certificate through the U.S. Department of State and the Embassy or Consulate office.
If you are planning to get married in a country that is a member of the Hague Apostille Convention, you will need to apostille a document known as a single status affidavit. Additionally, some countries may require this documentation for employment purposes.
The single status affidavit may also be referred to by various names, including:
- No Record of Marriage Apostille
- Certificate of Freedom to Marry Apostille
- Certificate of No Impediment for Marriage Apostille
- Certificate of No Record – Marriage
- Affidavit of Single Status
- Affidavit of Marriageability
- Certificate of No Public Record
- Eligibility to Marry
- Affidavit of Civil Status
- Vital Record of No Record
To begin the process, you should contact the County Clerk’s office in your local area. Request a document that confirms your current unmarried status, which is also known as a “Single Status” document. It’s worth noting that some County Clerk offices may use the term “no record of marriage” instead. Please refer to the list provided earlier for alternative names. Generally, most County Clerk offices can issue this document, but if you encounter any issues, it’s advisable to speak to a supervisor. Notarization is not required for a document issued by the County Clerk’s office.
Note: If your local County Clerk is unable to assist you, check with the next County Clerk’s office.
If the County Clerk is unable to provide assistance and you are within the United States, you can create your own single status affidavit using the sample provided above. Essentially, you will be drafting a sworn statement declaring that you are presently not married to another individual in the United States. Ensure that this document is signed and notarized before sending it to our office. It’s important to check with the requesting party if they accept a sworn affidavit directly from you.
For individuals outside of the United States, you can seek assistance from the local US Embassy or US Consulate office. They will guide you in completing the single status document and assist with the signing and notarization process. Since you will be visiting a US Federal Government office and obtaining the signature and notarization from a US Federal notary public, the document can only be apostilled through our Washington DC apostille office.
Obtaining an apostille on an affidavit of single status 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.