Certificate of legal capacity to marry in Mozambique

Are you a Dutch national planning to marry in Mozambique? The Netherlands embassy in Maputo can draw up this document for you.

Due to the corona virus, the possibilities to apply for this declaration at an embassy or consulate-general are limited. Please check the online appointment system to see if it is possible to make an appointment. If no times are available, it is not yet possible to submit an application at the embassy or consulate general.

Are you a Dutch citizen and do you live in the Netherlands or have you lived in the Netherlands? In that case, you must apply for a certificate of legal capacity to marry (verklaring van huwelijksbevoegdheid) from the municipality where you live or where you last lived. Were you a minor when you left the Netherlands? Then you must also apply at the municipality where you last lived. The certificate is valid for 6 months from the date of issue.

What documents do you need?

To apply for a certificate of legal capacity to marry, you need copies of the following documents:

  • a valid Dutch identity document
  • an extract from the register of births
  • a civil status extract showing that you are not married. The extract may not be more than 12 months old
  • a divorce certificate if you have previously been married

You may need to have the original documents legalised and translated. The rules vary per country.

What documents does your non-Dutch partner need?

When you apply for a certificate of legal capacity to marry, your non-Dutch partner needs copies of the following documents:

  • a passport or another identity document

  • an official document stating his or her address (this document varies from country to country)
  • a declaration of unmarried status.

You may need to have the original documents legalised and translated. The rules vary per country.

Certificate of legal capacity to marry in this country or region

In case your non-Dutch partner was married before, he/she needs to bring a divorce certificate as well.

In person

You can make an appointment via the online appointment system.

By e-mail or post

You can scan the documents and send them by e-mail or your can can send them by mail to:

Netherlandse Embassy Maputo

Indicate clearly in your e-mail or letter what you need the certificate for. We mention this in the certificate. On average it takes 3 working days to prepare a certificate.

If you have sent original documents, they will be returned. You can use SkyNet as a courier service.

Payment

Please check the overview of the consular fees for the costs and payment method

State when transferring: consular statement + your name.

Account in the name of: EMBAIXADA DOS PAISES BAIXOS

IBAN: MZ59000301080356334100529
BIC of SWIFT CODES: BICMZMX
NIB: 000301080356334100529

Standard Bank

Contact?

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Please send your questions via the contact form.