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Fiji - Single Status Certificate (Certificate of No Legal Impediment)

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Procedure[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 Fiji. 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.



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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]

Registrar of Births Deaths & Marriages
Attorney General/Ministry of Justice
Ground Level Suvavou House
Victoria Parade Suva
Phone: (679) 3315280
Fax: (679) 33004917
Email:
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Registrar of Births Deaths & Marriages Contacts

Fiji Missions Overseas



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Eligibility[edit]

Certificate of Single Status (or) Certificate of no legal impediment is required to be produced by the following marriage applicant:

  • Marriage applicants where one party is a local while the other is a foreigner;
  • Marriage applicants who were former citizens of Fiji;
  • Marriage applicants who are Foreigners and residing in Fiji; and Asians holding Fiji residential visa, permanent citizenship and work permit intending to marry in Fiji.



Fees[edit]

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Validity[edit]

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e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever



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Processing Time[edit]

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Instructions[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'.



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]

A Single Status Certificate 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]

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]

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.

Certificate of Single Status or Certificate of no legal impediment is required to be produced by the following:

  • Marriage applicants where one party is a local and the other is a foreign citizen;
  • Marriage applicants who were former citizens of Fiji;
  • Marriage applicants who are Foreigners and residing in Fiji.



External Links[edit]

Marriages registry system

Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation

Fiji Government Online Portal



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Others[edit]

The Births Deaths and Marriages registry system is covered under the Laws of Fiji Cap 49 & 50. and it is primarily responsible for all dealings pertaining to the registration of births deaths &marriages in Fiji.

The Registrar General under the statutory function is empowered to appoint Divisional and District Registrars to perform registrations duties and appointment for marriage celebrants from registered religious organization.

The Registrar General is to ensure that registration of every births deaths & marriages in respect of a Fijian is provided to the Native Land Commission with entry of such registration.