Declaration of unmarried status

You can use a declaration of unmarried status to prove that you are not married. For example, if you wish to marry abroad.

A declaration of unmarried status is an extract from the Personal Records Database (BRP).

Needed to apply for a declaration of unmarried status

  • online: your DigiD
  • in person: a valid form of identification. Are you applying for a declaration on behalf of someone else? Bring (a copy of) a valid form of identification for that person. You will also need written authorisation
  • in writing: a copy of your valid form of identification and a letter which you have signed. The letter should state why you need the declaration

Conditions

  • You are registered at an address in The Hague.
  • If you live abroad, you can only visit the RNI counter for a declaration of unmarried status. When you apply select an International Extract with marital status and nationality. You can also indicate the desired language.
  • Did you live abroad for some time? The municipality will not be able to prove that you were unwed during this period. You must be able to prove this yourself. Do you have questions about this? Then please contact the authority which is requesting the declaration of unmarried status.
  • You can get an extract in several languages. This declaration is then drawn up in Dutch, English, French, German, Spanish, Italian or Turkish. Is an extract not available in the desired language or will the authority not accept it? Then you need to have the extract translated yourself by a sworn translator.

    Fees

    • € 15.65 (rate in 2022)
    • Postage will be charged for a written application. You will be billed for this.
    Belangrijke informatie: You can pay in cash or use a bank card at City Hall Spui. You can only use a bank card at the Leyweg City Office. Unfortunately it is not possible to pay with a credit card.

    How long does it take?

    • online: 3 working days
    • at the counter: immediately
    • in writing: 1 week. The municipality will respond to your request in writing

    Declaration of no impediment

    Would you like to get married in another country? Then you will sometimes need a declaration of no impediment. This document states that you are currently married and that you and your partner are permitted to get married under Dutch law.

    Apply

    Apply for the extract online (in Dutch). Log in with DigiD. Once you are logged in, click on ‘Volgende’. You can then choose which extract you need.

    Good to know

    You can make a safe copy of your identity document with your mobile telephone or tablet using the KopieID app. Read more on the website of the Dutch government.