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Single Status Affidavit


Definition: A single status affidavit is a sworn statement that you are eligible to marry.

Americans needing to have this document should consult an attorney or the services of a notary.

"In the past, the U.S. Embassy allowed American citizens to swear such an affidavit of eligibility to marry before a U.S. consular officer. The Embassy discontinued this practice several years ago, however, because local officials were interpreting these documents as meaning that the Embassy had actually verified the content of the citizens’ statements, when in fact the consular officer was merely attesting to the fact that the individual in question had made the statement." Source: U.S. Embassy

In Australia, this is called a Certificate of No Record and can be obtained from the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages in Australia.

Also Known As: Certificate of No Record, Certificate of No Impediment, Single Status Statutory Declaration, Certificate of Legal Capacity to Contract Marriage Single Status Certificate

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