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.
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.
Your witness must:
Your witness can be:
Your witness can be:
It’s against the law to make a Statutory Declaration that you know is false or misleading in any way.
There is a charge of €60 (SR 260) for the Certificat de Coutume.
If you wish to have your statutory declaration form witnessed at the Embassy or by the Honorary Consul, please contact us for an appointment. There is an additional fee of €60 (SR 260) for this service.
In cases of late applications, i.e. within 28 days of the wedding date, there is a further charge of €60 (SR 260).
You can bring your completed application in person, or send by registered post or reputable courier company, to:
Embassy of Ireland
P.O. Box 94349
Main Tel: + 966 11 488 2300
Sunday to Thursday, 09:00-11:00