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Single Status Affidavit

What is a Single Status Affidavit?

A single status affidavit, also known as a certificate of no impediment or affidavit of single status, is a document that affirms a person’s unmarried status. It is usually issued by a person’s local civil registrar or other designated government authority in their home country. 

The affidavit will state the person’s identifying information, such as their full legal name, date and place of birth, parents’ names, and current residential address. It will clearly indicate that the person is not currently married or in a registered domestic partnership or civil union. Some affidavits may also state that the person has never been married.

The document will be signed and stamped by an authorized official to certify that the marital status information is accurate. The single status affidavit serves as legal proof that the person is single and eligible to marry or enter a domestic partnership according to the laws of their home country.

Why Do I Need an Apostille for a Single Status Affidavit?

An apostille certifies the authenticity of the signature and seal on a public document like an affidavit. It verifies that the document is issued by the proper authority in its country of origin. 

Many foreign governments and organizations require an apostille to recognize documents from another country. An apostilled single status affidavit proves to foreign authorities that:

Getting an apostille allows your single status affidavit to be valid internationally. This is essential if you need the affidavit for any of the following reasons:

Uses for an Apostilled Single Status Affidavit

Once you have a single status affidavit with apostille, it can be used to prove your unmarried status for:

Marriage Abroad:

Many countries require proof you are single and eligible to marry before issuing a marriage license. A properly apostille affidavit will satisfy this requirement.


If you are immigrating to a country and need to declare your unmarried status, an apostille affidavit serves as official proof to immigration authorities. 


Adoption agencies and government authorities abroad may ask for documentation confirming your single status. An apostille affidavit will help facilitate international adoption.

Divorce Proceedings:

To obtain a divorce in another country, you may need to provide legal evidence that you are not currently married. A certified single status affidavit can serve this purpose.

In any situation where marital status must be declared, an apostille single status affidavit serves as internationally accepted legal proof. Getting this vital document certified for international use makes the process smooth and straightforward.