South African Letter of No Impediment or South African Certificate of No Impediment to Marriage
Are you South African born and planning to get married abroad? Then you will need a letter of no impediment.
A Letter of No Impediment, sometimes also referred to as a Certificate of No Impediment to Marriage will be required to be presented to foreign authorities before the marriage of a South African born citizen to a foreign citizen is able to be registered abroad.
This certificate simply confirms the marital status of a South African citizen prior to entering into matrimony as registered at the South African Home Affairs. This document can only be sourced from a South African Home affairs office.
Any South African citizen wishing to enter into a marriage abroad is eligible to apply for the certificate of no impediment.
The document is referred to differently in different countries. Some examples include:
- Affidavit of Intended Marriage
- Statement In-Lieu of Certificate of Non-Impediment to Marriage Abroad
- Certificate de Coutume
- Certificate of Nulla Osta and
- Certificate of Freedom to Marry
- Letter of No Impediment
- Certificate of No Impediment
- Certificate of No Impediment to Marriage
- Letter or Certificate of Non-Impediment.
- Declaration of Non-Impediment to Marry
- Statutory Declaration of Single Status
The Letter of No Impediment depicts the following information:
- The person’s full Christian names and Surname
- Identification number
- Date and place of birth
- RSA Nationality
- Person making the declaration’s signature
- Witness’ signature
There are a number of requirements and a procedure that must adhered to before the South African Home Affairs office will issue a letter of no impediment.
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