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Albania - Single Status Certificate / Single Status Affidavit

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Introduction

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.

Eligibility

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.

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Instructions

You get a Single Status Affidavit by contacting your municipality. If you are not registered in Albania, you must contact the municipality where you were last registered.

Required Information

  • Name
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Address
  • Citizenship
  • Gender

Procedure

Once notarized by the Canadian Embassy in Tirana, please take this form to the nearest post office and request that it be authenticated at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Albania. The post office clerk will advise you on the procedures of having the form returned to you once authenticated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

  • Birth Certificate
  • If you were born in Albania, you will also need a certified copy of your birth certificate.
  • Divorce Decree or Certificate
  • In cases of previous marriages, you must get a certified copy of your divorce decree or certificate with an “apostille” attached to it.
  • Your passport and a Copy of the Biographic Page;
  • Personal Birth Certificate for your Future Spouse;
  • Albanian Passport or ID card of your Future Spouse and a copy of the Biographic Page;
  • Two Witnesses

The witnesses should not be related to you or your spouse by blood or marriage, and must be present at City Hall at the time the marriage will be registered. The witnesses must present proper identification.


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Required Documents

  • Birth Certificate
  • Divorce Certificate or Death Certificate (if necessary)
  • Proof of identity: Copy of (Registration card, Passport or National identity card).


Fees

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Validity

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e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever

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Processing Time

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Office Locations & Contacts

Ministry of Interior Affairs
Address: Sheshi Skënderbej 3
Phone: +355 4 224 71 55
Email:
ministria.brendshme@moi.gov.al

Website: http://www.moi.gov.al
Diplomatic Missions abroad


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Video

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Information which might help

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.

Other uses of the Document/Certificate

It is a government document that provides information saying that a search has been conducted and no record of marriage has surfaced.

External Links

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Albania

Albanian Government


Others

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 Albania during a specified period.

Overseas marriage authorities often require evidence a party to the marriage is free to marry. Such evidence may be a Result of Marriage Certificate from the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages.

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