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Declaration of marital status in Angola

Do you need a certificate of marital status in Angola? If the local authorities will not issue such a document, the Netherlands embassy in Luanda 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. If you are no longer registered in the Personal Records Database (BPR) in the Netherlands, request this as an extract from the Non-residents Records Database (RNI). You will then have proof of your marital status at the time you left the Netherlands.

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. 

Attention: Are you applying for this declaration because you want to get married? Then you will also need a copy of your partner's valid passport or identity card. Send this copy along with your application.

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.

How can you apply?

Please make an appointment via the online appointment system.

How much do you need to pay?

Check the overview of the consular fees in Angola for the price and means of payment at the embassy.

How long will it take?

The processing time of a consular declaration is 1 week. The embassy does not send declarations via mail.

Contact

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.