Statement no marriage or partnership of convenience

Do you or your partner have the nationality of a country outside the European Union? And do you want to enter into a marriage or partnership in the Netherlands? Then you must declare that you are not doing this in order to obtain a residence permit.

Declaration when reporting a marriage or partnership

You need a 'Statement of no marriage/partnership of convenience':

  • If you are not a national of a member state of the European Union, Liechtenstein, Iceland, Norway or Switzerland.
  • OR: If you are a foreign national and do not have a regular residence permit (document II) or asylum permit (document IV) for an indefinite period of time.

Make an appointment > (until December 16) 
Make an appointment > (from December 17)

Bring with you

Fill in one of the forms and take it to your appointment.

Declaration when registering a foreign marriage or partnership covenant

You need to come by to hand in your documents and finalise the registration.

Make an appointment > (until December 16)
Make an appointment > (from December 17)

Bring with you

When you do not need a declaration
  • If you were married abroad more than 10 years ago.
  • OR: If your foreign marriage has since been terminated.


For questions you can also use the contact form or call +31 50 367 7000.