Declaration of marital status in Togo

Do you need a certificate of marital status in Togo? If the local authorities will not issue such a document, the Dutch embassy or consulate can do it instead.

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.

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

Application procedure by mail or e-mail

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

Netherlands Embassy Accra

Indicate clearly in your e-mail what you need the certificate for. We mention this in the certificate.

On average it takes 10 working days to prepare a certificate and send it to you.

If you want it to be shipped by DHL you must send a self-addressed envelope with sufficient postage.
If you live in the Netherlands, it can be sent by our courier and no shipping costs will be charged.

Application procedure in person

You can make an appointment at the embassy in Accra via the online appointmentsystem.

Payment

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

Transfer the total amount to the embassy's bank account in the name of:

Netherlands Embassy Accra
IBAN: NL57 INGB 0705 0010 08
BIC of SWIFT CODE: INGBNL2AXXX

ING Bank N.V.
Foreign Operations
PO Box 1800
1000 BV Amsterdam

Please mention on consignment: consular statement + your name.

Contact?

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