General Information:

An Eritrean planning to get married in Eritrea, be it to someone residing in Eritrea or a non-resident, must furnish an affidavit of marital status.

Non-Eritreans or Eritreans with no National ID planning to get married in Eritrea must provide an affidavit of marital status authenticated by the U.S. Department of State.

Affidavit of Marital Status Requirements:

  • Current Recovery and Rehabilitation Tax Clearance
  • Completed and signed Affidavit of Marital Status Form
  • Three witnesses with Eritrean National ID and 40 years of age or older
  • Processing fee: $40 money order payable to “Embassy of Eritrea”
  • Email to Asmara fee: $10/ page
  • Fees are nonrefundable.
  • Return envelope with tracking number (Express Mail, Priority Mail, FedEx, UPS, or DHL).
  • Mail completed form to:

Embassy of Eritrea

1708 New Hampshire Ave NW

Washington, DC 20009

Non-Eritreans and Eritreans with no National ID must get a Single Status Affidavit document authenticated by the U.S. Department of State Office of Authentications.  For details, visit https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/records-and-authentications/authenticate-your-document/office-of-authentications.html .

Provide the items below to the Embassy of Eritrea for Authentication:

  • Department of State Authenticated Document
  • $40 processing fee money order or cashier’s check payable to “Embassy of Eritrea” (nonrefundable)
  • Return Envelope with Tracking Number (Express Mail, Priority Mail, FedEx, UPS, or DHL)
  • Mail document, fee and return envelope to:

Embassy of Eritrea

1708 New Hampshire Ave NW

Washington, D.C. 20009

FAQ – Affidavit of Marital Status

Yes, if you plan to get married and get a marriage certificate in Eritrea.

Marriage should take place within six months after the date of authentication by the Embassy.

Embassy of Eritrea

1708 New Hampshire Ave NW

Washington, D.C. 20009

No. Everyone must present individual AMS.

Instructions:

  1.  Read the applicable requirements.
  2.  Get Single Status Affidavit authenticated by Department of State.
  3.  Mail completed form and fee to the Embassy of Eritrea.

Forms: