Authentication and legalization, or Apostille, of your Statement In-lieu of Certification of Non-impediment to Marriage Abroad

Published on Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Getting married abroad involves planning many details, including knowing exactly what documentation is required. You should check with the embassy of the country where you are to marry to ensure that you are aware of all of the requirements for that country.

Often a Statement In-lieu of Certification of Non-impediment to Marriage Abroad will be required. A Statement In-lieu of Certification of Non-impediment to Marriage Abroad, is issued from Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD). In order to issue this document DFATD will need the following:

·        Statutory Declaration stating your present marital status, the name and citizenship of your future spouse, and your permanent address in Canada. The Statutory Declaration must be witnessed by a Canadian notary public.

·        A certified true copy of your birth certificate. If you were not born in Canada, you can submit certified true copies of your Canadian citizenship certificate and Record of Landing form.

·        If you were married before, you must also submit a certified true copy of your divorce certificate or judgment.

Once you have your Statement In-lieu of Certification of Non-impediment to Marriage Abroad, you may need to have it authenticated and legalized, also known as apostille. You can find more information on the Canadian authentication and legalization process here.

International Document Canada (IDC) removes the stress, hassle and weeks of processing time involved in doing this yourself. We specialize in managing the authentication and legalization process for our clients. You send your documents to us and we take care of the rest, often in as little as a few days! 

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