To apply for a Certificate of Freedom to Marry, you must complete an online questionnaire about yourself and your upcoming marriage.
Based on this questionnaire, you’ll be presented with one or more Statutory Declarations to complete and a checklist of supporting documentation you'll need to submit with your application.
Print off or save each form right after your online questionnaire, as you won't be able to retrieve them later.
Submit your application at least four months before the date of your marriage. Your witnessed statutory declaration(s) cannot be dated more than six months before the date we receive your application.
Your application is not complete until we get hard copies of your questionnaire, statutory declaration(s), and all supporting documentation.
Your checklist will tell you exactly what supporting documentation you'll need for your application, which may include:
You'll need to submit certified translations of any of these documents, if the originals are in a language other than English or Irish.
We need original documents (except for the photocopy of your passport) to process your application.
If you don't have the original certificates, you must get replacements from the General Register Office which issued your certificate.
We will return all your original documents to you after we inspect them.
If you haven't included all the necessary documents, your application will be returned to you.
Your statutory declaration must be witnessed before you can submit it.
Please note Diplomatic and Consular Officers at the Embassy do not witness these declarations.
It's against the law to make a Statutory Declaration that you know is false or misleading in any way.
Please ensure that the appropriate fee is included. If applying to the Embassy of Ireland in Moscow, please contact the Embassy for up-to-date fee information.
Please note that the Embassy can accept payment in rubles cash only.
Please contact the Embassy by telephone or email before dispatching your application to confirm the application is in order. Arrange an appointment in advance if you wish to deliver the application in person.
Send you completed application by registered post/courier to:
Embassy of Ireland to the Russian Federation
Grokholski Pereulok 5
Посольство Ирландии в России
Грохольский пер., 5