Declaration of marital status in Mozambique

Do you need a certificate of marital status in Mozambique? If the local authorities will not issue such a document, the Netherlands embassy in Maputo can draw up this document for you.

Declaration of marital status

If you wish to marry abroad, you may need a declaration of marital status. To obtain one, you must produce several documents to prove that you are not married or in a registered partnership.

What documents do you need when applying?

If you have never been married

  • proof that you have Dutch nationality, this may be any one of the following documents:
    • a Dutch passport
    • a Dutch national identity card
    • a certificate of Dutch nationality
  • an address and proof of registration of place of residence
  • a declaration of unmarried status from the Dutch municipality where you lived before moving abroad (you can apply for this yourself at the municipality concerned)

If you have previously been married

  • proof that you have Dutch nationality, this may be any one of the following documents:
    • a Dutch passport
    • a Dutch national identity card
    • a certificate of Dutch nationality
  • an address and proof of registration of place of residence
  • divorce certificates, foreign judgments or a death certificate

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

The term ongehuwd (unmarried)

The term ongehuwd (unmarried) is used only if you have never married or entered into a registered partnership. If you have been married previously or been in a registered partnership, the term gescheiden (which means you have divorced or terminated a registered partnership) or weduwe/weduwnaar (widow/widower) will be used in the declaration. Details of any and all previous marriages or registered partnerships must appear on the document.

Declaration of marital status in this country or region

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?

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