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Andorra - Single Status Certificate / Declaration of Being Single

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Procedure[edit]

Andorran citizens:

  • If you are single, is the same Civil Registry by the appearance of two witnesses documented.
  • If you are divorced:
    • For the Andorran courts: You must verify that your divorce is registered in the Civil Registry of Andorra.
    • For a foreign court and the marriage registered in Andorra previous figure: You will need to ask the exequatur of divorce at the High Court of Andorra, as well as provide a certificate from your previous marriage with literal statement marginal because of the dissolution.
  • If you are widowed you must bring your certificate literal previous marriage and death certificate of the former spouse.

Foreign citizens:

  • Residents have to ask your Consulate.
  • The non-residents can apply in their country of origin or your Consulate.
  • IF YOU HAVE BEEN MARRIED BEFORE you bring also the literal Civil Registry certificate stating your previous marriage mention marginal because of dissolution.
  • If you are a widow bring also the literal certificate from your previous marriage and death certificate of former spouse.



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Required Documents[edit]

  • National identity card or Passport.
  • Proof of address.
  • If divorced, Decree Absolute.
  • If widowed, Death Certificate of previous spouse (and Marriage Certificate).
  • If your name has been changed by Deed Poll, proof is necessary.
  • The relevant fee.



Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Civil Registry
Carrer Dr. Vilanova, 13
Edifici Davi, 4 pis
AD500 Andorra la Vella
Phone: + (376) 809 580
Fax: + (376) 824575
Civil Registry Contacts
Diplomatic representations



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Eligibility[edit]

This document will most likely be required as a supporting document if you are getting married in a foreign country.

This document can also be required for employment in a foreign country.

If you are planning on marrying in a foreign country then sometimes a certificate is fundamental. It will be necessary to plan ahead and find out if the country you are intending to marry in is a signatory country of the Hague Convention of 1961.



Fees[edit]

Explain the fees structure which is required for obtaining the certificate/document.



Validity[edit]

Explain the time until which the certificate/document is valid.
e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever



Documents to Use[edit]

Declaration of being single application form



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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

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Instructions[edit]

It is advisable to follow the guidelines that certain authorities deem necessary. Those wishing to marry overseas will need special documentation. First, couples will have to present a declaration that is processed by your local office where marriage documents are produced. This must be from the state where you live in the Andorra. On this statement will be recorded the fact that there has not be any marriage in recent years.

Due to the fact that these types of documents are sought for foreign involvement one will need the local or state registrars account or declaration to be authenticated to work abroad.



Required Information[edit]

  • Full Name
  • Passport or ID number
  • Place and Date of Birth
  • Nationality
  • Statement
  • Date
  • Signature of the person who declares



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Need for the Document[edit]

A Single Status Affidavit also referred to as a No Marriage Affidavit, Certificate of Freedom to Marry or Certificate of No Impediment, is a sworn statement saying that you are eligible to marry.

Overseas marriage authorities often require further evidence that the party is free to marry. Such evidence may be a statement from the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages that there is no record of the person having been previously married or a 'Single Status Certificate' or 'No Records Result'.



Information which might help[edit]

Hague Apostille

Andorra has acceded to the Convention abolishing the requirement of legalisation for Foreign Public Documents(known as the Hague Apostille Convention) on April, 15th 1996.

What is the Apostille and why it is used?

Through the Hague Apostille, any ContractingStateof the Convention recognizes the legal validity of a public document emitted in another ContractingState of the Convention.

It is a single process of legalisation and consists of placing an apostille stamp which certifies the authenticity of the signature on the public document itself or in an extension thereof.

Documents legalised with the Apostille procedure are directly recognized in any other country member of the Convention withoutany further proceeding.

The Apostille procedure suppresses the requirement of the diplomatic legalisation.

On the following link you can find an updated list of countries members of the Apostille: link http://www.hcch.net/index_fr.php?act=conventions.status&cid=41



Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

You may require a Single Status certificate if you intend to be married overseas or if you are returning to your country of residence to be married. It certifies if you have been married in Andorra during a specified period.



External Links[edit]

Andorra Civil Registry

Foreign Affairs - Government of Andorra



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Others[edit]

Many names for this type of document can be found: Certificate of No Impediment, Single Statement, No Marital Status Certificate or Negative Statement of Marriage. However, it is a government document that provides information saying that a search has been conducted and no record of marriage has surfaced. This is a peculiar document in the fact that the process is not necessarily undertaken statewide; moreover, this kind of article is limited in terms of its jurisdiction.