Single Status Affidavit Apostille

If you are planning to get married in another country who is a member of the Hague Apostille Convention, you’ll be asked to provide a document called a Single Status Affidavit.

Some countries may also refer to this document as:

No Record of Marriage
Certificate of Freedom to Marry
Certificate of No Impediment for Marriage
Certificate of No Record – Marriage

The reason why a country would ask for this document is because they want to make sure you are currently not married to somebody else.  These documents are generally sworn statements by you that you are eligible to marry.

This document can also be required for employment in a foreign country.

You can either write the document yourself and meet with a local notary to notarize it, or you can contact the local county clerk’s office for instructions.  There are 58 counties in California who can help you with this document.

In most cases, the country you plan on getting married in can help you with the form you will need and the exact information that should be printed on the form.

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California Affidavit Apostille

Do you need a California Apostille for your affidavit?  For your affidavit to be eligible for a California Apostille,  a California Notary must take your oath and notarized the document.  The Los Angeles Secretary of State will authenticate the notary’s seal on the affidavit and attach the California Apostille to the document.

An affidavit is a written sworn statement of fact voluntarily made by signer under an oath or affirmation administered by a person who is authorized to do so ( A Notary Public).  For example: If you want to write a statement to the fact that you don’t want the inheritance your father left you in Poland, you can write out an affidavit (sworn statement) and take an oath that everything you wrote on that document is true.  Keep in mind that you will need to take an oath and sign the document in front of a notary.  The notary will then attach a California Jurat.

Here is a sample of a California Apostille:

Sample California Apostille

If you reside in Los Angeles and need an Apostille for your affidavit, we provide complimentary notary, pick-up, and delivery service at no additional cost.    Our notary in Los Angeles will come to your home or office, notarize your affidavit, and return your documents to you by the  following business day.

If you reside anywhere else in California, you can overnight your documents to us after you have obtained the notary’s seal.  For more information, visit:

Click to download our California Apostille order form. Our Apostille service is fast, convenient, and saves you time and money.