An affidavit of marriage is a sworn statement of the existence of a marriage used by one or both spouses.
The document is also needed when applying for a foreign visa, and some judicial proceedings such as immigration, estate planning matters, insurance matters and family law issues.
A marriage affidavit can be used as a supplement or an alternative to the official marriage certificate.
If you need help drawing an affidavit you can seek the assistance of qualified family lawyers who specialize in marriage issues and family law in general.
The following are 2 examples of Affidavits of Current Marital Status certified by one spouse or by both spouses:
AFFIDAVIT OF MARRIAGE
I, _____________________, (first, middle, and last name of Affiant), born on ___/___/_____ in _____________________ residing at the following address: _____________________, do certify under the penalty of perjury that the forgoing is true and correct:
I certify that on ___/___/_____, in _____________________, I was legally and ceremoniously married to __________________________. (first, middle, and last name of Affiant’s spouse)
This Affidavit of Marriage is being submitted for the following reason:
Oath or Affirmation of Affiant: I certify under penalty of perjury under the law of ___________ (State) that I know the contents of this Affidavit signed by me and that the statements are true and correct to the best of my knowledge.
Subscribed and sworn to before me this _____ day of _________________, 20___.
My commission expires: ___/___/_____ [NOTARY SEAL]
________________________ ________ County State
Personally known __________________________
OR Produced identification __________________ Type of identification produced _____________________
AFFIDAVIT OF MARRIAGE
STATE OF ___________________
COUNTY OF _____________________
I, _______________________________ (first, middle, and last name of Enrollee), and _________________________________(first, middle, and last name of Enrollee’s spouse), being first duly sworn, do hereby state under oath and under penalty of perjury that the following facts are true:
1. My spouse and I are over the age of 18 and are residents of the State of _______________.
2. My spouse and I have personal knowledge of the facts herein and, if called as witnesses, could testify competently thereto.
3. My spouse and I certify that we were legally and ceremoniously married on ___/___/____ Date of Marriage in ____________________________________________ State/Jurisdiction/Country of Marriage.
4. All appropriate marriage certification documentation has been filed in the jurisdiction in which the marriage occurred.
____________________Name of Enrollee
____________________Signature of Enrollee ___/___/____ Date
____________________Name of Spouse
____________________Signature of Spouse ___/___/____ Date
STATE OF ______________________, COUNTY OF ______________________:On this ________ day of __________________________, __________, before me, ____________________________, personally appeared _____________________, known to me (or satisfactorily proven) to be the person whose name is subscribed to the within instrument and acknowledged that they executed the same as for the purposes therein contained.
________________________Title [NOTARY SEAL]
My commission expires: ___/___/_____