What Is a Catholic Annulment Form?

What Is a Catholic Annulment Form?

A Catholic annulment form is used by the Roman Catholic Church to declare that a marriage is not valid. The annulment form must be submitted with a baptismal certificate, a copy of civil divorce papers and the Catholic marriage certificate. A Catholic needs an annulment in order to re-marry.

To begin the annulment process, a person needs to make an appointment with the priest, deacon or pastoral minister in their parish who organizes marriage preparation. The parish minister has the forms required for annulment and will answer questions and explain the process. The annulment process usually starts with completing a form summarizing information about the applicant and his former spouse.