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Non-Impediment Letters

Certificate of No Impediment

Certificates RSA can assist you with expediting your Certificate of No Impediment South Africa, making this process much faster and more hassle free.

Please note that courier and postage fees that may be incurred are an additional cost, please contact us to enquire.

Certificates of no impediment usually need to be Apostilled.

If you would like more information about certificates of no impediment then check the information below, or you can contact us.

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What is a Certificate of No Impediment?

A certificate of no impediment is required by foreign authorities when South African nationals would like to get married in their country to one of their nationals.

The certificate of no impediment is issued by the Department of Home Affairs and confirms the marital status of an individual. It is valid for 6 months.

A certificate of no impediment has many different names including but not limited to:

  • Letter of No Impediment
  • Non-impediment Letter
  • Non-impediment Certificate
  • Declaration of Non-impediment to Marry
  • Certificate of Freedom to Marry
  • Statutory Declaration of Single Status
  • Statement In-Lieu of Certificate of Non-Impediment to Marriage Abroad
  • Affidavit of Intended Marriage

How to Apply for a Certificate of No Impediment South Africa?

You can apply at the SA High Commission office for a certificate of no impediment in South Africa. You will need to fill in the required form and pay the required fee.

It can take up 6 months for you to receive your certificate of no impediment.

Check your Marital Status in South Africa

While you may be single, there are many fraudulent marriages reported to the Department of Home Affairs each year.

You can check your marital status by sms'ing the letter M followed by your identity number to 32551.

A reply will be sent back with your marital status and the date of your marriage.

Please note that it costs R10 per sms.