Certificate of legal capacity to marry in Turkmenistan

Are you a Dutch national planning to marry in Turkmenistan? The embassy or consulate can draw up a certificate of legal capacity to marry for you.

Due to the corona virus, you cannot apply for this certificate at an embassy or consulate-general until further notice.

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. 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.

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