Zimbabweans living outside the country or abroad, who wish to get married to an individual of foreign nationality, will need to produce a Letter of No Impediment to prove that they are not involved in an existing marriage. The certificate is issued by the Registrar General/Registrar of Marriages, confirming the current nonmarital status of an individual, and is valid for six months from the date of issuing.
If you’ve been previously married, you will require a Letter of No Impediment (together with a decree of divorce) to prove that you are not currently married. Without this document, you may not be allowed to marry within the borders of foreign nations.
An original Zimbabwean Letter of No Impediment can be legalised on an official Registrar General/Registrar of Marriages letterhead, after which it will be signed and stamped by an authorised official.
A valid Letter of No Impediment that can legally be used to get married abroad is one issued by the Registrar General/Registrar of Marriages only.
A Zimbabwean Letter of No Impediment may be used for legal processes both inside and outside of Zimbabwe, including visa and residency applications.
Alternative Terms Used to Call a Zimbabwean Letter of No Impediment:
- Certificate of No Impediment
- Non-marriage Certificate
Applying for a Zimbabwean Letter of No Impediment
For your convenience, Clearance Central can expedite the process of applying for a Letter of No Impediment on behalf of Zimbabweans residing outside the country and abroad, guaranteeing security as well as swift turnaround times.
Here are the requirements:
- A completed application form
- A certified copy of your birth certificate
- A copy of your passport information page
- The last stamped page of your passport
Upon receipt of your documents, Clearance Central agents will oversee the entire process by submitting the application on your behalf to the Registrar General/Registrar of Marriages in Harare, and courier your original Letter of No Impediment once the process is complete. This value-added convenience helps clients to avoid dealing with government officials, long queues and delays, which occur more often than not.
Clearance Central also provides the additional service of certifying your original Letter of No Impediment or having it Apostilled for you, if necessary.
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