Pre-Nuptial Enquiry

Pre-Nuptial Enquiry

Archdiocese of Parish of

Place of Marriage Date Time Nuptial Mass: YesNo

Personal Information

Bridegroom Bride
Surname
Christian Names
Names and religion of parents.
State if either is a member of
an Eastern-rite Catholic Church
Father:

Mother:
Father:

Mother:

Mothers maiden name
Citizenship
Identity/Passport Number
Date of Birth
Place of Birth
Marital Status
Address at time of marriage
Telephone Number
Email
Address after marriage
Religious Affiliation
State if affiliated to
an Eastern-rite Catholic Church
Parish or Congregation
Baptism Date:
Church:
Place:
Date:
Church:
Place:
Confirmation Date
Details of marriage instruction
Witness to marriage
Civil Marriage Register No.
Civil Marriage Certificate No.

Church Requirements

Baptismal Certificate(s) YesNoN/A YesNoN/A
* Issued within the last six months YesNoN/A YesNoN/A
Freedom of parties to marry YesNoN/A YesNoN/A
If from another parish, obtain the following

 - Letter of freedom

 - Permission of proper pastor

YesNoN/A
YesNoN/A

YesNoN/A
YesNoN/A
If previously married and spouse still living, obtain

 - Certificate or other evidence of previous marriage

 - Decree of nullity or dissolution

 - Proof of lack of Canonical form

YesNoN/A

YesNoN/A

YesNoN/A

YesNoN/A

YesNoN/A

YesNoN/A
If marriage already civilly contracted, obtain

 - Civil marriage certificate

 - Certificate or other evidence of customary union

YesNoN/A

YesNoN/A

YesNoN/A

YesNoN/A
If widowed, obtain proof of death of former spouse
YesNoN/A

YesNoN/A
Permissions and dispensations required

 - Mixed religion

 - Disparity of cult

 - Form of marriage

 - other


YesNoN/A

YesNoN/A

YesNoN/A

YesNoN/A


YesNoN/A

YesNoN/A

YesNoN/A

YesNoN/A
Delegation for marriage
YesNoN/A

YesNoN/A

Civil Requirements

Identity documents or affidavits

(BI-31E) (cf p 20 "Manual for Marriage Officers", 1987 - hereafter, "the Manual")
YesNoN/A YesNoN/A
If under age, obtain written consent of parents/guardians

(BI-32E) (cf note on requirements on p 21 and paras 20-23 on p2-3 of the Manual)
YesNoN/A YesNoN/A
If divorced, obtain final decree of divorce or affidavit

(cf paras 24-28 on p 4 of the Manual)
YesNoN/A YesNoN/A
If widowed, obtain death certificate and enter details at item 18 in the civil marriage register BI-30

(cf paras 24-25 on p 4 of the Manual)
YesNoN/A YesNoN/A

Enquiry

Questions to be put to the Bridegroom and Bride individually

Is there any obstacle to the proposed marriage
YesNo YesNo
Check: mixed religion; previous marriage; disparity of cult; consanguinity
Also: lack of age; orders; vows; public propriety; adoption
In case of a second marriage: affinity, crime
Are you marrying freely and willingly? YesNo YesNo
Do you fully understand the obligations and responsibilities of married life? YesNo YesNo
Is there any intention, condition or agreement in your proposed marriage, eg

(a) To exclude the begetting of children?

(b) To be free to seek divorce?
YesNo
YesNo
YesNo
YesNo

Mixed Marriages

The Catholic party has declared his/her readiness to hold fast to the Catholic Faith and has promised to do all in his/her power to have all the children baptised and brought up in the Catholic Church

Informed: YesNo

Permissions and dispensations

Mixed Religion: YesNo
Disparity of cult: YesNo
Other

Granted by: On

Dispensation from canonical form

The above marriage was contracted in the church/court at on

The dispensation from the observance of the canonical form was granted on . Details were entered in the Marriage Register of at on

Information required for second marriages/rectifications

If previous marriage was dissolved or declared null, give date, place of origin of rescript or of decree Date:

Place:
If divorced, give place and date of final decree Date:

Place:
If rectification of a marriage contract without canonical form, give date, place and serial number Date:

Place:

Serial Number:
General remarks