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Applying for a certificate of marital status in the Palestinian Territories

If you are a Dutch national living in the Palestinian Territories you can apply for a certificate of marital status by sending an email to the Netherlands Representative Office in Ramallah.

Warning: Until further notice the consular services the Netherlands Representative Office to the Palestinian Authority can provide are very limited. Only in case of an emergency, you can contact them by sending an e-mail to ram-ca@minbuza.nl.
Attention: If you are registered in the Personal Records Database (BRP) in the Netherlands, apply for this document from the municipality where you are registered. You may need to have the declaration/certificate translated and legalised before you can use it outside the Netherlands.

To apply for a certificate by email, follow the steps below.

Step 1: Gather the documents that you need

To apply for a certificate of marital status, you will need to provide various documents. Which documents you need to provide depends on your situation. You may need to have your documents translated and legalised.

You may need to have non-Dutch documents translated and legalised.

Do you have all the required documents? Then make a pdf of each document. A photo of your documents is not allowed.

Step 2: Email the documents to the Representative Office

Send an email to the Dutch Representative Office in Ramallah:

ram-ca@minbuza.nl

In your email you should state:

  • the type of document you need (in the subject line)
  • your initials and surname (in the subject line)
  • your phone number
  • why you need the certificate. This will be included on the certificate.

Attach the required documents to your email as PDFs.

You may be asked to send extra documents if your application is not complete, if anything is unclear or we have questions.

Step 3: Pay the fee

Applying for a consular certificate costs money. Once we have established your application is complete, you will receive an email containing:

  • Your reference number.
    Give this number as the payment reference when you pay the fee. If you do not, it may take longer for your certificate to be issued.
  • Information about how to pay.
    You will need to transfer the amount in euros to account of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in The Hague.

Follow the payment instructions in the email.

Step 4: Receive the certificate

Once your payment has been received and processed, it will take on average 10 working days to process your application. If you are asked to send extra documents because your application is not complete, it will take longer.

Once your payment has been received and processed, you will receive the certificate by email.

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