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.

What documents do I need to bring with me?

To apply for a certificate of legal capacity to marry, you must provide 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 should my (non-Dutch) partner bring?

When you apply for a certificate of legal capacity to marry, your non-Dutch partner must bring 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

Any questions?

Do you have questions after reading the information on this page? Please send an e-mail via the contact form.