Netherlands Worldwide

Declaration of Marital Status in Israel

Do you need a certificate of marital status in Israel? If the local authorities will not issue such a document, the Netherlands embassy in Tel Aviv can do it instead.

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. 

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 for consular certificates in Israel

You can send an e-mail to the embassy to apply for your certificate. You can scan all the required documents and send them as an attachment with your email. Please indicate clearly in your email what you need the certificate for. We mention this in the certificate.

The embassy will let you know when you can pick up the certificate. You can then collect the statement during the opening times of the consular department:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM.

Before you come, please check the days that the embassy is closed.

Payment

When you collect the certificate, you' ll have to pay for it. Check the overview of the consular fees for the costs and the payment method.

Any questions?

In case you have a question, you can send an email via the contact form.