Do you need to apostille a County Clerk issued Single Status?
A single status can be issued by the local County Clerk’s office. This document may also be referred to by a different name. Please review the list of names below and ask to speak to a supervisor if you are told they don’t issue this document.
We can apostille a single status issued from all 50 U.S. states, District of Columbia, and the U.S. Federal Government (USA Embassy Single Status). For countries who are non-members of the Hague Apostille Convention, we can also process your single status certificate through the U.S. Department of State and the Embassy or Consulate office (Legalization Process).
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.
This document may also be referred to as:
- 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
The first step is to contact the local County Clerk’s office to request a document that states you are currently not married (AKA: Single Status). Some County Clerk offices may refer to this document as a “no record of marriage” instead of a “single status” (see list above). Most all County Clerk offices can provide you this document so please be sure to speak to a supervisor if you are told otherwise. A document issued from the County Clerk’s office does not require notarization unless they provide you a notarized certificate.
Obtaining an apostille on 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.