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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:

  • Date
  • The person’s full Christian names and Surname
  • Identification number
  • Date and place of birth
  • RSA Nationality
  • Gender
  • Statement
  • 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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