Procedures on getting Single Status Certificate in Saudi Arabia

Introduction

A Single Status Certificate is also called as a “No Marriage affidavit ”, “ Certificate of no impediment ”. It is a affirmed declaration stating that you are entitled to marry. Abroad marriage authorities frequently need additional proof to ascertain that the applicant is free to marry. Those kinds of proofs can be a declaration from the Registry of Births, Deaths & marriages confirming that there is no record found for the individual to have previously married.

Eligibility

As a non-national to marry in Saudi Arabia you are required to show a lawful certification from your home country which confirms your single status and that you are free to marry. This is called as “Certificate of Freedom to Marry” or “ Certificate of no impediment”.


Instruction

By means of a sworn affidavit as an applicant you confirm as who you claim to be. The Single Status affidavit or letter asserts that you are free to marry amongst other aspects. Please keep in mind the Single Status letter or affidavit is not a government certificate, instead it is a letter from the affiant and is signed in the presence of a notary public. An fascinating fact regarding this kind of certificate is numerous names are given. For instance it is called under various names such as "Certificate of Legal Capacity to Contract Marriage", "Single Status Statutory Declaration”, "Free-to-marry statement" or “Single Status Certificate"

Needed particulars

Full name

ID number of passport

Nationality

Place of birth

Date of birth

Declaration

Date

Person’s signature who declares

Witnesses’ signature.


Procedure


It is suggested that you adopt the rules which certain authorities consider mandatory. The non-nationals need special certification. The first thing is that the couple must produce a declaration which will be processed at the local office where the marriage certificates are created. This must be from the state where you reside in Saudi Arabia. In this statement it will be documented that in the recent year there is no marriage.

Visit the civil registry office where the marriages are being registered.

Furnish all the relevant documents

Duly fill the form & declare

Pay the fee amount.

Documents needed

Passport or Nationality identity card

Address proof

Decree absolute, if divorced

If you happened to be a widowed person, then your previous spouse’s death certificate as well as marriage certificate need to be shown.

Pay the required fee amount.

Office Locations & contact details


Ministry of Justice Saudi Arabia

The ministry Central: 4057777 -011

R - b 7775 ZIP 11427 Riyadh

E-mail: info@moj.gov.sa

For further details you can also contact your respective embassy in Saudi Arabia

Address of Indian embassy in Saudi Arabia

B-1, Diplomatic Quarter,

PO Box 94387, Riyadh 11693,

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Working Hours

9.00 AM to 5.30 PM (Sunday to Thursday)

Tel. Nos.: 011-4884144/ 4884691 / 4884692/ 4884252 Fax No. : 011-4884750

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