Affidavit of Civil Status

  1. Affidavit of Civil Status
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This is an affidavit sworn by the applicant regarding his/her marital status and is only available to U.S. citizens.

Dutch authorities may ask you for this document to prove your single status when registering in the Netherlands for a residence permit or when getting married.

You must make a notary appointment (see information on the right) and appear in person at the U.S. Consulate General in Amsterdam and bring:

  • The Affidavit of Civil Status (PDF 167KB).  You must download this document and fill it out.  It may not contain any mistakes/corrections and must all be filled out in one and the same color, black or blue. DO NOT SIGN the affidavit. You will sign under oath at the Consulate, at the request of the Notarizing Officer.  When filling out your passport information, at ‘issued at/by’, list what is in your passport under ‘Authority’, e.g. U.S. Department of State.
  • Your valid U.S. passport.
  • The Notary Services fee for this service must be paid in cash, euro or dollars, or by credit card. PIN payments cannot be processed.

You may also be required to have the completed Affidavit legalized. This must be done at the Consular Service Center of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.