Getting married overseas
Proving you're single
Some countries need proof that you are not, or have not already been married.
This is called a single status certificate.
If you were born or currently live in South Australia, we can search the marriage register and provide a certificate that states there's no record of a marriage in your name in SA.
If you weren’t born in SA, we can only search the marriage register for the period you were living here.
The cost is $56.50 for each 10 year search period.
Other ways to apply
1. Fill out the form
Complete and sign the SA marriage search application form (PDF 53KB)
2. Lodge your application
Post the form, supporting documents and payment to:
Births, Deaths and Marriages
Consumer and Business Services
GPO Box 1351
Adelaide SA 5001
If your application is urgent you can lodge it at the CBS Customer Service Centre. There's an additional fee for urgent applications.