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Morocco - Obtain Single Status Certificate Or Certificate of Celibacy

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Procedure[edit]

  • Single Status Certificate or Certificate of Celibacy may be obtained from the municipal department responsible for the delivery of administrative certificates within the municipality or district or administrative annex in the place of residence of the person concerned.
  • Submit a copy of you national identity card and a written commitment or if applicable a declaration of honour to the municipal department in charge of issuing the certificate.
  • Claim your certificate from the president of the city or his representative, or the Borough President or his representative.



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Required Documents[edit]

  • A copy of the national identity card
  • A written commitment or, if applicable a declaration of honour
  • Consular registration card


Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Ministry of the Interior
Avenue Mohammed V,
Quartier Administratif
Rabat
Telephone : 537-761-861
Fax : 537-762-056


Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation
7 rue F. Roosevelt Rabat
Tel: 05 37 76 11 25/23 24
Fax: 05 37 76 55 08
Search for Moroccan Embassies and Consulates abroad (left side of the page)
Website

Administration contacts

Diplomatic and consular missions of Morocco



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Eligibility[edit]

Any interested person or his representative may apply to obtain a Certificate of Celibacy or Single Status Certificate.

If you are planning to marry in another country, you may be required to obtain a Certificate of Non-Impediment. This document has many different names such as Declaration of Non-Impediment to Marry, Statutory Declaration of Single Status, Affidavit of Intended Marriage, Statement In-Lieu of Certificate of Non-Impediment to Marriage Abroad, Certificate de Coutume, a Certificate of No Impediment, Certificate of Nulla Osta, Certificate of Freedom to Marry or just free to marry.


Fees[edit]

2 dhs



Validity[edit]

Single Status Certificates are valid for a period of three months.



Documents to Use[edit]

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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

Single Status Certificates are issued on the same day the request was submitted.



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Instructions[edit]

Place of submission

  • The municipal department responsible for the delivery of administrative certificates in the town or district or administrative annex person's place of residence
  • Consulate having jurisdiction over the place of residence of the applicant

Place of issue

  • The president of the city or his representative
  • The Borough President or his representative
  • Consulate having jurisdiction over the place of residence of the applicant



Required Information[edit]

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



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Need for the Document[edit]

Certificate of Celibacy or Single Status Certificate, is a document stating the holder's marital status. This document is usually required to be submitted by parties before marriage as proof that they are free to marry and that there are no existing legal impediments preventing them from getting married.

Following are procedures on how to obtain a Single Status Certificate.



Information which might help[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 Morocco. 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.

  • Go to the Civil Registry office where marriages are registered.
  • Present and submit required documents.
  • Complete a form and declare.
  • Pay the fee.

Please also be aware that a standard Single Status Certificate or Certificate of No Impediment may be insufficient on its own to allow a marriage to take place in a foreign country. You may be required by the foreign authorities to comply with the following, so please ensure that you allow sufficient time for processing.

  • Certificates may need to be translated.
  • Certificates may need to be endorsed or exchanged for a locally acceptable version issued by your Embassy or Consulate in the country where you will marry.
  • Certificates may need to be legalized i.e. stamped with an official stamp known as an Apostille.
  • Certificates may require that witnesses swear an Affidavit stating that you are free to marry and that this is appended.



Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

In order for non-nationals to marry in a foreign country you will most likely be required to produce legal documentation from your country of citizenship verifying single status and that you are free to marry. This is known as a 'Certificate of No Impediment', 'Certificate de Coutume', 'Certificate of Nulla Osta' or a 'Certificate of Freedom to Marry'.


External Links[edit]

  • Moroccan Government Public Service Portal:
http://www.service-public.ma/en/web/guest/home?p_p_id=mmspservicepublicdiffusion_WAR_mmspservicepublicdiffusionportlet&p_p_lifecycle=0&p_p_state=normal&p_p_mode=view&p_p_col_id=column-1&p_p_col_count=1&_mmspservicepublicdiffusion_WAR_mmspservicepublicdiffusionportlet__spage=%2Fportlet_action%2Fprocedure%2Fprocedure%2Fview%3FrubriqueSelected.idRubrique%3D20311%26procedureSelected.idProcedure%3D5461&_mmspservicepublicdiffusion_WAR_mmspservicepublicdiffusionportlet_rubriqueSelected.idRubrique=20311&_mmspservicepublicdiffusion_WAR_mmspservicepublicdiffusionportlet_procedureSelected.idProcedure=5461

Official website of the Government of Morocco

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Procedures for obtaining administrative documents



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Others[edit]

These certificates vary in the length of time they are valid for, which can sometimes only be a few months. Certain countries require that certificates be no older than 2 or 3 months at the time of your wedding. Therefore, it is important to check the requirements which apply to your circumstances and pay particular attention to timelines when you apply for a certificate.

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