How to Get Married in the Philippines – Requirements and Procedures

If you want to get married in the Philippines, you have to know the requirements and procedures before your big wedding day. I am sharing here the documents needed and the steps to do in preparation for your marriage whether it’s a church or civil wedding, a beach, garden or anywhere you like in the Philippines.

This is marriage 101 and it contains everything you need to know about marrying in this country whether you are both Filipino citizen or one of you is a foreigner from the US, UK, Canada, etc. Also included in this post is application of marriage contract, getting a marriage license and finally PSA (NSO) authenticated marriage certificate.

How to Get Married in the Philippines – Requirements

  1. Application of marriage license
  2. Attending required seminars and counseling
  3. Celebration of wedding or solemnization of marriage
  4. Release of marriage license
  5. Getting official PSA marriage certificate

How to Get Married in the Philippines – Procedures

The first step of getting married in the Philippines is applying for a marriage license. This is the most important requirement and document needed for your marriage in the church or civil wedding. You and your spouse must get this because it is needed to verify your eligibility for marriage. All other documents are already included in getting marriage license so I listed them all here. I advise you prepare original and photocopy of each document.

  • Application Form (provided by the LCR office)
  • PSA / NSO Authenticated birth certificate
  • Certificate of No Marriage (CENOMAR) issued by the PSA / NSO
  • Community Tax Certificate (Cedula)
  • Recent 1 x 1 Photo
  • Affidavit of parental consent (if the bride and/or groom is 18-21 years old)
  • Affidavit of parental advice (if the bride and/or groom is 22-25 years old)

Important notes:

If the applicant is a widow or widower, death certificate of the deceased spouse is needed.

If the applicant is a foreigner or not a Filipino citizen, he or she must provide a Certificate of Legal Capacity to marry issued by the embassy of his/her country in the Philippines.

how to get married in the philippines requirements procedures

How to get a marriage contract or license in the Philippines?

You and your spouse must go to the LCR (Local Civil Registrar) office of the Municipal’s Office where you will be wed. Fill up the application form. This is usually called marriage contract application form too. There’s a section there for the groom’s info and the bride’s info. Please be careful in filling out the form and double check your info before submitting the paper. You don’t need to encounter errors at the NSO / PSA in the future. Once you’re done, you will be asked to attend the required seminars before your wedding.

Marriage Seminar and Counseling in the Philippines

In the moment, there are two required seminars to be attended by both marrying parties whether they will have a church wedding or a civil wedding. Husband and wife need to complete the said seminars to have certificates of attendance. The certificates are required before the release of their marriage license.

  • Pre-marriage counseling from the Church (DSWD for civil marriages)
  • Family planning and Responsible Parenthood Seminar from your Municipal’s Office

Church and Civil Wedding

A Church Wedding is a dream come true especially for women. Walking down the aisle and saying “I do’s” and exchanging vows in front of the altar is part of the Sacrament of Marriage. It makes the bond and relationship sacred. As we all know there are many devoted Catholics in the Philippines and there’s no divorce. Marriage is a lifetime commitment and it’s a bond blessed by God. The celebration of marriage in the church may be one of the most important and most unforgettable moments in a Filipino’s life.

There are times and circumstances though when both spouse choose to have a Civil Wedding before anything else. It is also an official wedding celebration. People choose this nowadays because wedding dates must be scheduled and booked months before the big day. Civil weddings don’t need a grand preparation just like a church wedding. You don’t need a grand entourage, big reception venue and nuptial parties much.

You need to make an appointment to the authorized official for your civil wedding ceremony. Unlike church weddings, civil weddings are officiated by a judge, mayor or any authorized official in a city hall court. You need at least two persons (on their legal age) to witness the ceremony. In case one of the spouses is under 18 years of age, the presence of a parent or guardian is needed.

Release of Marriage License

Your marriage license or marriage contract can be claimed after you have completed the requirements. Present the Certificates of Attendance to the LCR office where you filed or applied your license. It is advised that you file the registration within 15 days from the date of wedding celebration. It will be released after 10 days from the time of application. It will be valid in any part of the Philippines for 120 days (four months) from the date of issue.

How to get a marriage certificate in the Philippines?

I think you can get a copy from any PSA (NSO) office after that period if you like the official PSA (NSO) authenticated marriage certificate. It’s in yellow paper as of now. If your marriage registration is already in the PSA (NSO) database, you can get one to any NSO office or SM and Robinson’s malls nationwide. It costs around P155 right now.

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567 thoughts on “How to Get Married in the Philippines – Requirements and Procedures”

  1. Hi! So I am a Filipina, I have an Arab Boyfriend which is already married here in his country. We want to have wedding in Pinas kahit civil wedding lang, is it possible? He is a Muslim he can marry 4x anyway.

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  2. Hi po, I just want to ask if all the documents (birth certificate, cenomar and baptismal certificate) should be submitted on original copy when you apply in church wedding? Thank you po.

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    • Yes Girlie! All documents must be submitted in original copy to your chosen church and you should attend also seminars in the church different from the seminars you must attend provided by the Civil Registry Office.

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      • hi po ask ko lang po na pwede po ba na yung mag pprocess ng requirements for the civil wedding is isa sa mga relatives namin?kase we are planning to get married po pag kauwi ng pinas next yr and we just only 1month po na bakasyon possible po ba na ma process at makasal kami sa month din na yun??

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  3. Hello, papano po ba pinaprocess ang marriage certificate kapag ang marriage license ay issue sa las piñas and wedding ay sa mindoro? Ipaprocess ba sa munisipyo sa mindoro o sa las poñas din kung saan kumuha ng license?

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  4. Need advise.

    My fiance and I intend to marry in Cebu. We are both Irish Citizens, but born in Philippines but have not lived there since we were both the age of 10 years old. We have asked about requirements and while we do understand most of them. We are required to provide a CEDULA (tax certificate). How is this even a requirement when we have never lived/worked in Philippines. We both left at 10years of age. And how do we provide proof of residence status?

    I hope somebody can help. We are going around in circles trying to figure this out. As we both live abroad, it is difficult for us to source documentation and go home just to sort out documents.

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  5. Hello po.
    Pls. Help.
    My friend (filipina) had been a citizen of canada for 14 years and her fiancee (irish) is a permanent resident holder in canada. Both catholoc and would like to get a church wedding ( what are the requirements that they need) . Thank you in advance.

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      • hi Junalyn. for your foreign fiance what he need to provide is the LEGAL CAPACITY, Arrival stamp etc. CENOMAR is only for the Filipino Citizen. for more info just email me.
        Thanks

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        • This woman at Tandag City Hall she is asking me to provide cedula yet I am British. I guess she do not understand the requirements from foreigner..

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  6. Hi CGO, what you need is the PSA copy of your Marriage Certificate. then ibigay niyo sa magkakasal sa inyo, at yung mag kakasal sa inyo ang gagawa ng kopya nila ng MArriage cert, pero hindi na kailangan pang ipasa sa PSA.

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  7. Hi just want to ask, if kasal na ng civil wed then mag cchristian wedding. The same requirements and process ba ulit ang gagawin? seminars, doc requirement etc. Then panibagong Marriage Certificate ba yun?

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  8. Hi ask ko lang po if, paano po kaya makapag cinvert ng religion from born again to catholic? And anu po pwede ibang gamitin maliban sa baptismal certificate na mis place kasi.Need daw po kasi yun para makapag convert ako ng religion.Planning to get married next year.

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  9. Hi there!!

    I have an important question. I hope you can find time to answer. I, a MALE filipino citizen, and my partner, an Italian citizen plan on getting married. Now that civil union is finally legal in Italy, is it possible for us to seal the deal here in the consulate of Italy in Manila? If so, what are the requirements we need, aside of course, from the basics.

    Thank you so much!! Any help is appreciated.

    Light and love

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    • Hi Lui, for that info, I think you must ask the embassy of Italy in Manila about your concern they are the one can provide the exact and correct answer to your concerns.

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  10. Hi. Itatanong ko lang po kung kelangan pa ba ng barangay certificate para sa application ng marriage license kung sa north caloocan kami magfile nun? This coming wednesday na po kasi namin lalakarin yun saka usually po sino po ba ang nagkakasal pag civil wedding dito sa north caloocan? Thanks.

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    • Hello Hanna, kung saan kayo nakatira dun kayo mag aaply ng Marriage License. dipende yan sa Local Civil registrar

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    • Hello po.mg tatanong po aku.fiancee ku po is holding a french divorce po but his a british citizen. he was married with his ex wife in france.. now we are planning to have a civil wedding here by may po. original po ba isubmit nya na divorce decree with translation?at ATA certification accepted po ba dito. sa atin.

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    • Hi po, me and my fiance dont know where to start our journey when it comes to the requirements. Please help us or give us a tip on where to start and what to start.

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  11. hi good day! ask ko lng for example you get marriage license sa tagaytay. could we file the marriage cert to other cityhall? example: imus cavite? mas mbilis kc processing nila compared to tagaytay. thanks

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  12. Hello po 🙂 tanong kolang po , kung kelangan paba ng request ng munisipyo nmin dito sa pampanga , para makakuha ng parental advice ung parents ng asawa ko sa ilo-ilo? Un nlang kase yung kulang , ang kaso ayaw daw silang bigyan ng parental advice hanggat wala request galing dito sa munisipyo ng pampanga? Thank you po sa makakasagot 🙂

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  13. Hi
    My marriage certificate date is one week different to date of ceremony..
    The date on certificate I was not in the Philippines.
    Would this later when applying for a UK visa

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    • Hello James, It depends on how you process the documents. but since you’re from UK you will get a headaches process for the VIsa of your spouse.

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  14. Hello po,

    i got married in the US last Christmas Eve. I got the certified true copy of our Marriage License and Certificate with me and I wonder how can I submit my copy to the PSA and is it possible if my dad submits it for me since I am currently working Mon-Fri. My husband (US Citizen) and I are filing this for my spousal visa petition.

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  15. hi po kasal na po kame sa cyprus kaso ung kasal nmn don hnd nmn naregister so plano po nmn umuwe jan sa pinas ang asawa ko jewis pwd po kaya kame ulit ikasal sa civil lang po at ano po kaya requirements nmn

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  16. Hi – the Certificate of Legal Capacity to marry issued by the embassy of his/her country in the Philippines. Does this have to be issued by the Embassy in the Philippines or can it be done in the home country – in our case the UK?

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  17. pano kung ang mapapangasawa eh walang embassy s pilipinas,pero gustong mag pakasal dyan stin s pinas,,anong dapat gawin at anong requirements ang kailangang iprovide,,like halimbawa syrian nationals ang maag papakasal s pilipino anong dapat gawin,,

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  18. Hi!
    My boyfriend and I have already a desired month for our Civil Wedding, it will be on September 2018. Pwede na po ba kami mag apply ng marriage license February 2018?
    Possible din kaya na makakuha kami ng schedule ng September 2018?

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    • Hi. 3 months lang ang validity ng Marr. license from the date of release.. pwede kayo mag start mag apply on the month of July. then kung Foreign partner. make sure sa buwan na iyon meron na siyang Legal Capacity. for more info. call or Text 0918-959-3080.

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      • Hello patulong po engaged n ako non 2017dec. Din balak nmin magpakasal dis year pudi po bang dun sya kukuha ng affirmation sa england din pag nkakuha n sya ng capacity of marriage isesend nlng nia skin?kc dis year 3weeks lng sya dto thanks

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  19. Hello po! tanong ko lang po kung talagang kailang pang ifile ng fiance ko ang devorce decree nya sa RTC?At 6 months ba talaga ang processing? Sana po matulungan nyo ako kase nagpaplano kami magpakasal sa May at 2 weeks vacation lang ang binigay sa kanya. Kaya gusto namin na maayos na lahat ang kailangang documents hanggang malayo pa. Sana po matulungan nyo kami,.
    Salamat!

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  20. hi po,salamat sa lahat ng makakasagot,,

    plan po namin ng bf ko na magpakasal next year,(church wedding sa probinsya) ofw po ako,ang bf ko nanjan sa pinas,and uuwi ako 2nd week of april,, ang tanong ko lang po ilang weeks ang seminar,,,posible po ba na maihabol/maiischedule namin ang kasal until last week of april?? ,, salamat po sa lahat ng tutugo

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  21. Hi i just wanna ask if anu yung mas valid na date yung kasal sa civil or sa wedding?? Ksi iba sa civil na date iba rin sa wedding..thank you

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      • Ask ko lang sana kung pwede kumuha ng requirements pangkasal dito sa pampanga tapos sa Cagayan Valley kmi ikakasal.pwede po kaya yun

        At pag Sa Baptist Church po ba kmi ikakakasal kailangan papo ba ng baptismal pag kukuha ng requirements para sa kasal?sabi po kasi ng pastor namin doon nalang daw po kami sa cagayan valley mag pabautismo/(baptismal) bago kmi ikasal nong asawa ko..pasagot please

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  22. hi! i’d just like to ask po.. Will my boyfriend be able to get Certificate of Legal Capacity to Marry at US Consular Agency Cebu? Do we need to set an appointment or pwede walk in?

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  23. Hi good day!
    Ask ko Lang poh sana if possible na mag register kmi ng marriage sa pampanga but yung ceremony sa bantayan island cebu? Ano poh kaya pwd gawin pag ganun? Thanks and have a nice day everyone.

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      • Hello…ngpksal n kme ng civil s dasmarinas and gusto nmn mgpksal s church…ngtnong ako s ibng church on the phone nid ko rw umuwe ng pinas pra lng mgpregister ng kasal for august..sn kyng church pde mgpksal khit relative ko lng o planner ko lng an ppnta pra mgdala ng requirements then pag uwe nmn kme n fill up ng form..sna s cavite lng un church..don un venue nmn..pls help qng my alm kau

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  24. Hello po sa inyong lahat dito!
    Kailangan ko po ng tulong nalilito napo ako.

    Ganito po kasi situation ko po, nag apply po kami ng foreigner boyfriend ko (south african citizen) ng marriage license okay napo lahat except nung certificate of no impediment to marry niya. Hindi po tinanggap ng local civil registry dito samin sa cagayan de oro kasi daw po sabi ng staff dun na dapat i receive muna daw like stampan ng taga south african embassy in makati. Ngayon po tumawag ako sa embassy ang sabi naman po okay na daw yun kasi isinend ko po yung photo ng certificate via email. Hindi na raw po kailangan stampan o ireceive yun ng embassy ng south africa sa makati kasi yun na daw po yun. Ang sabi kasi po ng embassy ng south africa sa manila ay hindi cla nagiisue ng certificate of no impediment gaya ng ibang embassy, irerequest daw po ito sa home affairs sa south africa pagkatapos ilelegalize ng dirco ng south africa at pagkatapos para daw magamit sa pilipinas ay iaauthenticate ng embassy ng pilipinas sa south africa which is ginawa po namin lahat. Yun nga po hindi tinanggap ng civil registry dito kasi dapat daw ireceive/stampan ng embassy ng south africa in makati eh tumanggi naman ung embassy kasi hindi na raw kailangan kasi valid na yun at hindi daw yun ang protocol. Ngayon po nalilito ako kasi papunta na rito may ticket na yung bf ko magpapakasal na kami next week at wala pa ung license. Please help po sa naka experience ng ganito po maraming salamat po

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    • No need n po stamp ung certificate nyo,pero kng ayaw tlga nla try nyo po s ibng lugar ng local registry office pero kailangan ng appearance nyong dlwa,or hnap n lng kau ng solemnizing officer n ngpprovide n din Ng marriage liscence bsta complete requirements.

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  25. Balak po naming magpakasal ng canadian boyfriend ko pero 2 weeks lang stay nya, Ano po ang best way para maprocess ang marriage license at anong mga requirements needed sa isang canadian citizen.

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  26. hello gud day ask kolang po, ngpplan po kame ng fiance q ng civil wedding sa dec 28,2017 sna ang kaso ang dating kopo ng pinas is dec 22. evening from riyadh, 8 yrs napo kame ng fiance ko, with 2 kids already,anjjan pocla sa pinas, sabi posa munisipyo kelangan dw 10days bfore ng marriage date kailngan dwpo ng presence ko eang kaso flight q is friday 12/22/17 then wla naman pasok sa gov. ng weekend. paano po kya ang pwede namin gawin,pwede po ba mghire nlang dn kame ng solemnizing officer? kc wla napo aqng tym pra mg attend ng seminars.

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    • Hi,sis! Oo kailangan ng appearance pg ngsubmit ng requirements s local registry office pra mkkuha ng marriage liscence,then pg nsubmit n mrelease un 10 working days..my mga solemnizing officer n ngbbigay n din ng marriage liscence. Bsta complete requiremnts..ingat lng ha dmi din solemnizing officer n manloloko dpat lisensyado..

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      • so impocble po kame makasal sa desired date namin kc nga po 10 working days papo need pra marelease ang marriage license. ppwede po kaya na ifile nya na ahead of time tpos pgka dating na pgkadating q magpersonal appearance poaq pra marelease ung kaikngan from mincpyo

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        • Hi,sis! Pg ngsubmit k ng requirements kailangan tlga appearance nyong dlwa,try nyo sis n ung asawa m muna mgfile kc s amin hndi pumayag n aq lng mgsubmit and lhat ng nksbay q dlwa tlga cla wlang mgisa..

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        • ang sabi po sknya sa muncpyo mas maigi dw kung my kakilala kaming pastor para maksal kami sa date na gsto namin. mkkapili kami. ang sa akin naman catholic kami parehas.tpos pastor ang mgkksal

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        • 10working days po tlga sis at kailangan tlga appearance nyong dlwa.sis advice q sau hnap k ng solemnizing officer n mgprovide ng marriage liscence nyo at dretso kasal n din po.pm m q sis s gunnarson travel and tours n page s fb cover photo disney characters..thanks!

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          • Hello po! I have a problem regarding sa release ng marriage license. I am aware naman po sa 10 days process bago marelease un pero wala po bang ibang way na pwede naming gawin para makasal kami sa date n napili namin? From US pa kasi ang fiance ko at dadating sya ng dec. 28 dito sa amin sa Zambales, ang target date sana ng wedding namin ay 5 ng january. Pastor din po ang officiant namin.
            Pls. Help po. Ty

    • Hello ! Ask ko lang po nagpplan po kami magpakasal nextyr june2018 kaso di po kmi makapagdecide sa exact date kc po both ofw po kami and 30days lang allow na vacation . Kaya po ba na maayos ang requirements sa church in 2 weeks after ng uwi namin , uwi po kami ng may 15 2018 . Plan po namin sa san antonio de padua church silang cavite 🙂 thank you

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        • I have the same situayion with Ms. Angie. My fiancee is an ofw and he can only stay here for 30 days. Yes its true na 10 working days lng to process ang marriage license but yhe church requires na masubmit ang mga documents atbleadt a month before the wedding date. So basically hindi pwede magpachurch wedding ang mga ofws?

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          • Hi ms len ! Nag ask kami sa san antonio de padua , luckily pedi naman daw po ayusin un requirements within 30 days .. may specific date na din po kami .

    • hi. ask ko lng po. iba po yung apelido ko nung kinasal kme. yung sa nso ko po, yun yung apelyido ko tlga. sa LCR lng po nmim kinuha yung pra s cenomar ko. null and void po b yun?

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  27. Hi, regarding civil wedding po may planned date po sana kami kaso di po namin sure kung kami po ang pipili ng date of ceremony or depende sa schedule na ibibigay samin? Thanks po..

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    • Sis kng s solemnizing officer kau,wlang problema kau po ppili ng date pero kng s hall of justice kau my skedd ung judge,kau po mgaadjust s date n available cla

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        • Yes po,doon s ngksal s amin liscence solemnizing officer cia kya no worries..pls add gunnarson travel and tours s fb then ill give his cp no.thanks!

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          • Pde po magask sa mnla po ung bf ko magpapaksal kme nsa abroad ako kso pde ba xia nlng mgfile ng req then oaguwi ko ksal nalng agad sn pde kmuha ng help ung gunnarson san po ba uan??anu po ba ung solemnizing officer tjanks po

  28. Thank you for the guide! My fiance is a British citizen and he already booked an appointment with the British embassy to get an affidavit for the CNI/legal capacity to marry. He didn’t have time to get a CNI in the UK because he was on deployment and will only stay there for 2 weeks. He called his local office and said it will take up to 28 days to release the CNI that’s why the affidavit is our last resort. The issue is that I’ve read online that it will take 21 clear days to release the affidavit. He’s gonna be staying here in the Philippines for 41 days total. We are just worried coz we will have to apply for a marriage license after the requirements and it will take another 10 working days. Our ideal wedding date will be August 18 hopefully, And my fiance will arrive this July 14 and he will go straight to the Embassy. For some cases how long will they release you the affidavit/legal capacity to marry? Because in some blogs I’ve read its gonna take 21 days of clearing 🙁

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  29. Hi po,

    Nsa abroad po fiance ko and nsa pinas ako. Both filipino and roman catholic kami. Since limited lng time sa pag uwi for our wedding pwede ba na ako na magprocess ng marriage license namin and magbigay nlng sya ng authority sa akin on his behalf? Can I file yung marriage license sa Manila then sa Bohol po ang wedding namin? Thank you very much and I will be waiting for your reply.

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    • Pero pg ngsubmit kau ng requirements pra mkkuha ng marriage liscence need po ng appearance nyong dlwa.pero pg s civil kau at solemnizing officer ang mgkksal,cia n po mismo ang mgprocess ng marriage liscence nuo

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  30. hi mam, m boyfriend and i are planning to have a garden wedding october this year to officiate ng pastor because i’m a catholic and he is a born again christian. i’m just confuse lang po kasi db kapag catholic church there’s a certain documents n pinipirmahan after the wedding and pati po kapag civil wedding, kapag po sa pastor and garden wedding, pano po maiiprovide yung document na yun? thank you mam!

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    • Hi,kelly! Wlang kaso kng ano ung religion nyo,as long as n complete requirements nyo to get marriage liscence frm local civil registry.kmi ng husband q mgkaiba kmi ng religion at mgkksal s amin solemnizing officer..thanks!

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      • Hi,guys! Share lng po..Kinasal aq yesterday 7-7-17(lucky date),nging emotional aq kc magaling ang solemnizing officer na ngkasal s amin..its a civil wedding very simple,my friends and family is there..i marry my husband,bcoz he is always supportive,loving and sweet..anyway,the chinese restaurant is good and the staff is very friendly..i bought my dress in divisoria and our wedding ring is s ongpin,mura at mganda p! My husband is american an ielts online teacher.,msya aq s life q,masaya dto s pinas ngustuhan nya kya stay n sya dto for good..thanks!

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  31. hi po,question lang po ung boyfriend ko po is from Finland and balak po nmen ng civil wedding pagbalik nia dito,
    kaso 2 weeks lang sya pde magstay. nag woworry kme baka hndi po abutin ng 10 days pag process ng marriage license or baka magka prob sa mga requirements na kelangan, if ever po pde sya kumuha ng marriage license sa Finland tapos dto sa Philippines ang wedding?
    thank you!

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    • Hi! My mga solemnizing officer n cla n mgprovide ng marriage liscence,pero kng ikaw mismo mgprocess kailangan m mgseminar at kumpletuhin ang requirements n issubmit mo s nso,irrelease n 10days ang marriage liscence..take note:kailangan din ang divorce decree if divorce sya at capacity to marry.aq kc ready n for civil wedding nextweek,aq lng ang ngprocess lhat..

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      • hi! ask ko lang kung 10 working days or 10 consecutive days yung application ng marriage license?
        another question: if sa solemnizing officer, makakapagprovide ba sila kagad ng marriage license and how much is the corresponding fee? thanks.

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        • Opo mkkpagprovide cla ng marriage liscence pg s solemnizing officer,ksma n po un s fee..ung fee it depends po if foreigner or filipino ang pkksalan.

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        • Sis 10 working days mrelease n ang marriage liscence nyo! Kng s solemnizing officer ksma n po yun s ibabayad nyo..mgingat lng po kau mdming scammer or wlang liscence n solemnizing officer..mhazelle diaz gunnarson fb ko..

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    • dto lng po s pinas ang kumukuha ng marriage liscence..ms.cris rodolfa ngrreply po aq s question nyo,hndi nyo po ba nbbsa dto? Thanks!

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      • Pwede po b magpakasal without cenomar? Gf ko divorce na s isang japanese national ang problema po di makakuha cenomar almost 10years n cla divorce pwede po kaya un?advice po wala kase divorce sa pinas

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      • Hello, I have a question po. My fiancé and I are planning to have a garden wedding in the Philippines on November, 2017. We’re both american citizens but I was born in the Philippines. We found out how much of a hassle it is to apply for marriage license in the Philippines. So we’re thinking of doing a civil wedding here (USA) first then just have a little garden celebration back home. Ano pa po and kelangan naming gawin as far as paper work kung meron na kami marriage license beforehand? And how long is the process?

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  32. Hello..
    I m Indian citizen and I want to get marry with my filipina GF. I m planning to come Philippines end of June 2017. I can stay there for 2 weels only. I have some questions, pls guide me so i get marry without any hurdle…
    1. what is the requirements to get marry there?
    2. What kind of documents I need to make ready?
    3. What is marriage licence.? We need it?
    4. It’s necessary to attend seminar? Coz I can stay there for only 2 weeks.
    5. I m coming Philippines on tourist visa, so I can get marry there or I have to get visa in other catagory.?
    If possible pls contact me on my Email.
    Waiting for ur reply
    Thank you very much

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  33. Good day! Ask ko lang po, sa Pastor kami ikakasal, I have already accomplished all requirements needed to obtain a marriage license. Ifoforward ko lang po ba yun sa Pastor before the wedding? – for him to produce a form na pipirmahan namin ni groom during the wedding? Thanks po.

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  34. Hi.. thanks po po sa information n nkapost dito… Ask ko lang po kung paano mkakuha ng appointment para makakuha ng legal capacity to marry certificate from Belgium Embassy. Tapos gaano po kaya katagal ang process, kasama na yung translation? Yung fiance ko po ay darating sa July.. at my 28 days po kami para asikasuhin lahat ng papers.. Ngtry po kming mgemail sa email address ng Belgium Embassy, kso until now wla p rin silang reply… Sana po matulungan niyo po ako… Salamat po…

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    • Hi,carol! My adviced to u is call the belgium embassy in the phil..my husband is american and pnskedd nmin online s us embassy ung pgkuha ng legal capacity,30mins lng nkuha agad..kuha ka na ng cenomar mo at birth cert.kng divorced sya kailangan din ang divorce decree..

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      • Hi ma’am,

        Me and my fiance getting married po sa December,Ang pinoproblema ko about sa Birth certificate nya???dto po sya pinanganak sa Philippines pero since 1989 na naka Ali’s sila nang ibang bansa at citizen na sya, it’s possible po ba na naka register pa sya sa NSO?

        Reply
    • Certificate of non-impediment to marry (Legal Capacity Certificate)
      A marriage in the Philippines is under the competence of the Philippines authorities. Kindly ask the assistance of your future spouse to inquire at the local authorities (municipality) where the marriage will take place for information regarding the documents which has to be submitted for marriage there.

      From the Embassy, the Belgian national will need what is called a Legal Capacity Certificate (LCC).

      Documents required for the issuance of the certificate by the Embassy
      Below are the requirements the Belgian partner need to submit:

      A birth certificate
      The birth certificate is delivered by the competent authority of the place of birth.

      In case of birth in Belgium: the act is delivered by the municipality

      In case of birth in another country: the act is delivered by the authority that registered the birth and has to be translated and legalized.

      A certificate from your Municipality in Belgium stating your name and first names, your Belgian nationality, your residence and your civil status (in French : Attestation de Résidence en vue de marriage – in Dutch : Getuigschrift van Woonst voor Huwelijk)
      If you aren’t registered in Belgium anymore, you have to submit a certificate issued by the competent authority of your place of residence (the Belgian Embassy or Consulate general).

      If from point 2 it appears that you are divorced or widow(er), you should also provide any document related to your divorce or the death of your ex-partner.

      A copy of your and your fiancé(e)’s passport.
      Please note: Those originals can’t be older than 6 months. For the issuance of the certificate by the Embassy, the documents from Belgian administrations (municipality / Belgian Embassy or Consulate general) need not to be legalized nor translated.

      Procedure to be followed for the issuance of the certificate by the Embassy
      It is compulsory to make an appointment. No certificate will be delivered to couples showing up spontaneously at the Embassy.

      You will then address your request by email at manila@diplobel.fed.be with:

      a scanned copy of the above mentioned documents for first verification
      an approximate date for the appointment
      Once the appointment is confirmed, you will present yourself to the Embassy together with your future spouse for a meeting with the Consul. You will bring of course all documents in original.

      Use of languages
      The Embassy delivers the certificate only in one of the national languages of Belgium (French, Dutch or German) which you have to choose.

      You can later have it translated into English by a sworn and recognized translator for use by local authorities (list of translators). This translation has to be later legalized by the Embassy.

      Exceptionally and only for Legal Capacity Certificates, the Embassy can also provide you with a translation into English (see below for tariff).

      Costs of the application
      The certificate costs 20 EUR. The translation costs 60 EUR. The legalization of the translation done by one of our translators costs 20 EUR.

      Those amounts have to be paid in Pilipino pesos at the applicable consular rate (see in Consular Taxes).

      You are requested to proceed with the payment of the due amount (once the appointment is confirmed) directly on the bank account of the Embassy and to present the proof of payment during your visit to the embassy. We advise you to proceed with the deposit from a bank in the Philippines and not from your bank account in Belgium in order to avoid unnecessary bank charges for international transfer. Our bank is at the ground floor of the building next to the Embassy ; you could then choose to settle payment right before the meeting.

      Bank details are as follows:

      Account name:
      CONSULATE GENERAL OF BELGIUM

      Account N°:
      1731-0000-14

      Swift code:
      BOPIPHMM

      Address:
      BANK OF THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS (BPI)
      AYALA EAST BRANCH
      G/F Ayala Life FGU Center
      6811 Ayala Avenue, Makati City 1226, Philippines

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  35. elo po sa inyong lahat.. itatanong ko lng po sana kung ano po ung mabilis n proseso pra makakuha agad ng copy sa NSO kinasal po kami nung march 23 2017 sa civil wedding.. sb nila after 3 months daw.. peru meron daw po ung cnsabi nilang endorsment? pra mas mabilis ang pagkuha nun ng MC. peru pano po ba un pwede po bang ung asawa ko lng mag endorse non? kc po nsa ibang bansa n po ko.. late nmn na nung nalamn kung meron plng gnun..

    pls help po..thank you po

    Reply
    • Hi,mam! Sna po pina advance transmittal nyo po ang marriage liscence nyo s nso after ng wedding nyo. Pra 1month lng mkuha nyo n po ang marriage cert.

      Reply
  36. Hi,

    Ask ko lang po sana kung paano gagawin, kasi we were planning to get married in a hotel or garden in tagaytay on May 2018 but we live in different city. Gusto sana namin priest magkakasal kaso may nabasa ako hindi daw nagkakasal ang pari outside the church ano kaya best option namin? Kung Judge naman po pede bang may mga maid of honor?

    Thank you in advance. Have a nice day.

    Reply
  37. Hi,

    Question lang po. My fiance is an OFW in Saudi. We are getting married this coming August 28, 2017. His estimated date of arrival is on August 16, 2017. Kaya na po kaya ang ganong span para ma-accomplish namin yung marriage license before ng wedding namin? Tsaka kung pwede ako na lang po ang magaasikaso ng mga requirements para paguwi nya deretso seminar na lang po agad?

    Thanks,

    Reply
    • Depende po sa schedule ng seminar,once n ngseminar n kau punta agad kau ng nso to submit all the requirements minsan 10days mrelease n ang marriage liscence,mtgal n ang 2weeks..

      Reply
  38. good day!
    nasa pasig kami ngayon ng partner ko nakatira,gusto sana namin sa davao city ikasal,posible po kayang lahat ng requirments sa pasig namin ipapasa para maka kuha ng schedule pero sa davao city gaganapin yung kasal?

    pupwede dn ba na dito sa ncr kukuhanin yung mga requirements tapos papadala papuntang davao city with authorized namin na tao na sya yung magsusubmit nong mga papers oh talagang kami ng partner ko ang magsusubmit?

    please please kelangan ko po ng sagot,salamat sa magbibigay ng info.,.

    Reply
    • Hi! Bsta complete ang requirements at naisubmit mo na sa nso,bbigyan kn ng marriage liscence,at pde kna mgpksal khit saan dto s pinas..

      Reply
  39. Hi po Ask po sana ako ng requirements. I have a Nigerian boyfriend po and he is planning to come po by next month and we are planning to get married po this coming December 2017. Ano po ba ang mga need nya dalhin para sa kasal namin?

    Salamat po!

    Reply
  40. Good day!

    Im quite confuse lang po, me and my wife to be lives in Pasig and we plan to have our wedding in Boracay, base sa po sa statement nyo, pwede kme kumuha sa lugar kung saan kme naka tira and it can be use any where in the Philippines at the same time po nakalagay din sa taas
    “You and your spouse must go to the LCR (Local Civil Registrar) office of the Municipal’s Office where you will be wed.”

    anu po massugest nyo na best gawin?

    another thing po, after ng kasal at pirmahan paano po at saan nmin dadalhin ung mga papers…

    thank you and more power…

    Reply
      • Hi, he need Birth Cert, (translated in English), Passport, arrival stamp, Legal Capacity, affidavit of singleness. If Divorced, bring Divorced paper.

        Reply
    • Marriage License can Only be apply to the place where you or your partner lives. The marriage Certificate can be done by the Wedding Officiant and responsible for the registration of your marriage Cert. on or before the 15 days end right after the wedding. Marriage Certificate Can only register where your wedding hold.

      Reply
  41. Hi..pareho kmi Catholic ni Fiance ask ko lng kng valid ba kng sakali na mag conduct ng wedding is a pastor? We want sana ng garden wedding but Catholic will not allow priest to conduct the wedding outside the church..

    Reply
    • Hi good day. Mam, June 24, 2017 ng wedding naming ng Italian fiance ko and hes going here on June 7 possible pa na maka attend pa kami ng mga seminars na required? Then meron na siyang Legal Capacity to married but galing ito sa kanyang bansa and still Italian language yun. Ano po puede namin gawin?

      Thank you

      Reply
      • Hello kmpecson ikaw at ang italian boyfriend mo both of you need to have a personal appearance sa italian embassy for having a legal capacity. Your italian boyfriend needs certificato di stato libero,certificato di residenza,estratto di nascita & passport. Regarding your documents you need cenomar , nso ,passport. residence certificate. The italian documents no need to translate in italian language. The amount for the payment is less than 1000 pesos.

        Reply
        • Hello po!ask ko lang po kung ano pa ang ibang requirement sa pagkuha ng legal capacity?italian po ang fiancé ko and we are planning to get married on sept.Divorce po siya at widow na po ako.Hindi na rin po b kinakailangan na itranslate ang mga documents niya?
          Thank you and God bless po.

          Reply
        • Hi po sir can I ask some questions po what needed namin fiancee ko is Canadian he wants to have our wedding soon as possible but uuwi siya dito this June gustu niya kasi mgpakasal soon as possible.. Matulungan niyo po ako.salamat po
          Jessie here

          Reply
        • I have a fiancee he is from US we are planning to get married in december at my province but I have a problem is how long gonna takes we receive the marriage license he is coming here about 18days only regarding that the us embassy he need to filledup the form to apply him to come and marrying me,the point is that the legal capacity or something, because he is done apply and submit the form then he bring to the court then tomorrow he need to go down there because the papers is ready but he have to go walk through the next building for signing I just wondering, if the papers he walk in there if the legal capacity we needed pls help me as soon possible to reply

          Reply
  42. How to get marriage licence ng couple n nsa qatar pa and they getting married here in philippines..? I have already the nso birth certificate and cenomar ng both parties, marriage licence n lng kulang pra maisubmit s simbhan..

    Reply
    • hello Anne, you have to be present in the Philippines and sign the application form for Marriage license , you need to attend also seminars as one of the requirements.

      Reply
  43. Hi! Me and my fiance is already planning for a church wedding. I’m catholic and he’s a baptist and currently resides in Fl. One of the required documents that we need to secure is the Certificate of Freedom to Marry (Catholic Church). Which means, even though he’s not catholic, he needs to get it from a catholic church in the US. Now, when he went to a church, the Monseigneur (which happens to be a lawyer too) said that it can’t be done, that he can’t give him the paperwork that he needs coz he’s not from the catholic church and if I was there in the US, they can help us. …Sigh! How do we go about this? We really want to be wed in a catholic church here in the Philippines.

    Reply
    • hi. what he need to secure is the Legal capacity. you both can’t get married in the Catholic Church if he cannot provide the documents. they were asking.

      for more info just text me or email me

      Reply
      • you can only get married and he can only get a Legal capacity if marriage will not hold to the Catholic Church. why not Garden wedding or beach Wedding.

        Reply
  44. Hi! I have a South African Fiancee, I would like to ask requirements on how to get marry here in the Phils. He’s arriving this June 2017 and plan to stay here for 2 weeks. Is it possible for us to finish our marriage in that short number of days?

    Reply
    • hi, that is depend on his embassy. i suggest to contact his Civil registrar office in his country and ask what documents he will be needing for him to be able to get married.
      usually he needs, Birth Certificate translated in English, Affidavit of singlenessTranslated in English ,Passport, Legal Capacity and arrival stamp.

      Reply
  45. Hi once we have already our license of marriage, how soon usually is an open appointment to get married? my fiance is a filipina and im an american.

    thanks,

    jared

    Reply
    • Hello Jared, you can start the preparation for the wedding, since you already have / or waiting for its release.

      Maya Lyn

      Reply
  46. Hi. I’m still a Filipino citizen, but i currently have a permanent resident status in the US.

    can i still get a cedula that i need to get my marriage license? and can i still get cenomar in the phils?
    i only have one month to get married and process my documents,

    and also about the afidavit of parental advice – my adoptive parents have already both passed away, do i still need it? im 24 years old

    Reply
    • Hello transcend ,

      yes, you still need to get the Cenomar. you need someone like Aunts etc. that are willing to sign for the pARENTAL aDVICE.

      mAYA lYN

      Reply
      • can i still get baranggay clearance and other requirements even though im technically not living in the phils anymore?

        Reply
        • If you will apply it in the place where you will get the Marriage License, yes, they will ask for the baranggay clearance. Send me a message I will discuss to you everything you need to prepare.

          Maya Lyn

          Reply
  47. hi! my boyfriend (a Filipino too but lives in the US) and I are planning to get married this year here in Ph. my question is ano pinaka madaling way para makasunod na rin ako agad sa US? fiance visa? or magpakasal talaga nalang dto sa PH?

    Reply
  48. Hi ask ko lang po im filipino by birth pero ng naging australian citizen 2007 hanggang ngyon dati po ako ikinasal sa pilipinas bilang australian citizen ng ng apply ng divorce sa australia at granted kung papaksal po sana ako ulit sa pilipinas pero ayaw ako bigyan na marriage license maliban sa certificate of no impediment ko nanghihingi po sila na cenomar sa nso ano po ba pwede gawin

    Reply
  49. Hi,
    I’m Swedish and my girlfriend is Filipina. I’m divorced with a Filipina in Sweden. I read that a foreign divorce is valid in Philippines by Philippine law, but it’s not registered with the NSO. Do I as a foreigner need a Cenomar to marry with my Filipina girlfriend in Philippines, simple civil wedding? Or is it only she who need Cenomar? If I need Cenomar I need to have my divorce registered with NSO. How to do that and how much should I expect to pay for that? Thanks

    Reply
      • She thinks I’m very kind, but we were not really happy together. The divorce is accepted in Philippines by Philippine law, since we are divorced in Sweden. My new girlfriend love me and is willing to get married to me. What is your problem? You don’t know me. You are welcome to come home to me and talk to me Internet tough guy

        Reply
        • Daniel Nyberg , just prepare your Divorce paper, Passport (1st page, arrival stamp, CoNI and a 2×2 picture. for your fiance, cenomar, Birth Cert. and 2×2 picture only.

          Reply
    • Hello! I’m a Filipino and married to a Swedisn man. You don’t need a CENOMAR as this is only for Filipino citizens instead you need a Certificate or License to get married from your embassy. You need to bring divorce papers as well.

      Hope this will enlighten your mind.

      Reply
  50. Good morning po. I’m a filipina with dual citizenship (italian). Ang bf ko po taga El salvador. Naka tira po kami d2 sa pilipinas since july 2016 at gusto po nmin magpakasal.
    Ano po ang mga requirements ng bf q at un skn since im italian citizen too? Ano po nationality gagamitin ko po sa kasal? Both nationalities or ok lng un filipina?
    At last question ko po.. Walang embassy ang el salvador d2 sa pinas..pano po sya ma get ang mga documents na need nya po?
    Salamat

    Reply
  51. Hi ask ko lang po ikakasal po kmi ng british fiance ko ngayon may 2017 april 28 balik nmn ng pilipinas ask ko lang po , ano po requirments pag ng pakasal s simbahan , at meron na pong no impidement certificate ang fiance ko including my name at dadalhn dw po nmn un s british embassy s manila , ask ko po kailangn ko pa po bang ipa red ribbon ung NSO BIRTh certificate ko? Bago ko ipasa s city hall pra makakuha ng license thanks ,
    Next question , pwede po ba yun Christian ang baptismal ng fiance ko at ako katoliko? Wala po bang magiging problema ikakasal po kami s catholic church thank u ,

    Reply
    • if Catholic Church Wedding, your fiance will be ask to be baptize in the catholic church. both of you need to go to the embassy to ask for the CoNI, but if you already have it, complete the other requirements. go to Civil registrar ask for marriage License where you live and attend the seminars.
      if you need assistance just email me at Mayalyn2017@gmail. com.

      Reply
      • hi po.can you process also marriage certificate in not less than 10 days? bec my fiancé will only have 10 days in here. or can u recommend us who can help us for this. my fiancé is Turkish and I’m Filipina. my documents are all ready.. we plan to get married this June .. but I hope someone can help us to have marriage license in fastest way po not more than 10 days. please do contact me 09166592199.thank you po

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  52. I am an American citizen. My fiancée is Filipino and we are planning to get married in February of 2018. I will only have 11 days for my vacation. Getting a marriage license will take 10 days. That doesn’t leave us any time for our ceremony. Is there any way to apply for the marriage license without having to be there? Is there any way to do the seminars online? I’m sure the answer to both questions is no, but I figured I would ask.

    Reply
    • Sorry to say, but no 🙁 You should be here with your fiancé as you need to attend the seminars or pre-marriage seminars and your attendance will be the way for you to get your marriage license.

      Reply
    • There is a work around for this. If you are in Quezon City. There are people in a councillor’s office who can help you with this. The document will be processed before you arrive here in Philippines. You just need it to be stamped in Philippine Consulate (where you are located). The cost will be 10,000 Pesos. All the certificates will go through public notary. They will process the documents. The costs also includes the solemnizing officer’s fee for the marriage civil wedding. 09283593881 or 09778126022 cellphone numbers.

      Reply
  53. Good afternoon po,

    is it possible po ba to apply marriage license through our parents? para po sana bago kami dating ng pinas my marriage license na po at wedding celebration nalang..

    me and my fiance are both OFW po kasi and my vacation is only for 20days.. if 10days pa po ang issuance ng marriage license kulang po kami sa time since 20days lng po ako sa pinas..please advice..thank you and God bless..

    Reply
    • When you arrive in the Philippines you still need a document certificate of legal capacity to marry in the American embassy in the Philippines and it takes time to get it. I have a Filipina friend and became a Belgian national by naturalization and want to marry her Filipino boyfriend but she got trouble getting the certificate on time. She went back to Belgium after her month vacation in the Philippines and still single. I dont know how fast the American embassy is.

      Best option contact the American embassy in the Philippines regarding this paper.

      Hope this is information can help you in preparation.

      Regards,

      Jenalyn
      Belgium

      Reply
    • jenalyn , if both of you are filipino, just prepare your Cenomar and Birth certificate then attend the seminars at the Municipal Civil Registrar where you live, if you can’t. send me message.

      Reply
      • Hi 🙂 same situation din po . Planning to get married by october 8 pero ang uwi ko po galing canada is october 3. 2weeks lang po ako sa pinas. Possible po ba na ung fiancé ko nlang magprocess ng marriage license namin ?

        Reply
  54. Hi. Verify ko lang po. Kasi taga Bacoor kami ng H2B ko, pero sa Laguna kami nagpaplan magpacivil wedding. Sa Laguna din ba kami dapat magprocess ng mga requirements? And, kaian kailagan asikasuhin yung mga requirements? Gaano katagal from the wedding date? Kasi plano namin May 2018. Thank you so much!

    Reply
    • if there’s someone from your side or from your H2B lives in laguna, you can apply your marriage license their. but if there’s none…. sorry to disappoint you. can’t be.

      Reply
  55. Hi my hubby and I got married in U.S. Civil wedding but we want to get married in Catholic Church in phil nz citizen Ako tapos U.S. Citizen yun hubby Ko us what are the requirements po? Thank you we want to get married this dec 2017

    Reply
    • Joanne, just bring your Authenticated marriage certificate in the Philippines. and look for a Licensed wedding Officiant.

      Reply
  56. Hi po, we’re planning to have a civil wedding sana by April 2017 in Bacoor Cavite, pwede po ba kahit hindi kami taga baccor we’re both from Bohol. And pwede po malaman mga requirements na kailangan para ma prepare po namin before kamipupunta sa City Hall of Bacoor?

    Salamat po ng marami, sana masagot yung tanong ko

    Regards,

    Mila

    Reply
    • Mila, make sure before you go to Bacoor, you already have your marriage License from the Municipality where you live. but if you don’t have, and you have relative in Bacoor, you may also apply for a MARRIAGE LICENSE THEIR and get Solemnized in Bacoor. just look for a licensed Wedding Officiant.

      Reply
    • hello Sonu, when do you plan to get married? make sure that before you go to Philippines you have all original documents with you from your country and also your fiance from her country.

      Reply
  57. Possible na ba hindi original NSO ang iisssue because yung iniissue ngayon ng NSO is yung dati kong surname. I have the original birth certificate naman na issued ng CIvil Registrar with my new surname. Meron din akong photocopy ng NSO na gamit yung bagong surname ko. I’m getting married in April 2017 uuwi ako ng January 2017.

    Reply
    • the Local Civil Registrar will look for your NSO Birth Cert. and if its not the surname from the Origal Birth cert you said, then your in trouble.
      may I ask, are you annulled ?

      Reply
  58. hi.. pag po ba feb 28 2017 kami magpakasal ng bf ko. tapos that time 25 y/o ako.. pero sa april pa ko mag 26. ok lang po ba na wala na parental advice? thanks

    Reply
  59. hellow po..ask ko lng po kng kaya po b ng 1month preparation for church wedding balak po kc nmen mgpksal ng gf ko pg uwe ko by march 2017 kea lng 1month lng ung allowed ko n vacation from my company..thanks.

    Reply
    • hi po 🙂 kaya ang 1 month na preparation ,, pero dapat habang nasa ibang bansa ka .. naka ready na lahat , like church , reception venue, marriage lisence dapat okay na 🙂 wala naman po imposible kapag may pera 🙂

      if u nid wedding planner
      look for jacob dolores
      thank u and god bless

      Reply
  60. Hello po, I have a question, my bf is Filipino and I’m Mexican, we’re planing to get married next year, what are the documents I need for a civil wedding in taguig? And another question, he’s been annulled from his previous marriage, is there an inconvenient or other process for that??
    Salamat po.

    Reply
    • Hi Nicole, you need to prepare your CoNI, and other requirements for you to be able to apply marriage License, your fiance’s annulment papers(Decision and Finality need also).

      If you need assistance just message me.

      Maya

      Reply
  61. hi. i have a new Zealander bf (kiwi) so we are planning to get married early next year. but he is only allowed to stay here for 2 weeks. (because of his work.) so is it possible to get all the requirements by me, alone? or kailangan physically present sya? thank you. 🙂

    Reply
  62. I have a Foreign Bf , and gusto nya akong pakasalan , pero Secretly married , 17 yrs. old plang po ako and mag 18 ako sa september 16 ,2017 At balak po namin on March 2017 . May Parent consent pa po ba yun ?Legal po ba yun ?? 38 na po yung Bf ko .

    Reply
    • My advice is don’t ever do that without your parent’s knowledge. You still need parent’s consent as you are under 18 years old same with 25 years old and below. You need parent’s consent when you apply for marriage license in the Municipal or City Hall you are registered. You cannot secretly married with your Foreign Bf with marriage license or else your marriage will not be valid, meaning walang Bisa o Peke.

      If your BF truly loves you, he will wait until you are at the right age and will ask for your parent’s permission.

      Best of luck!

      Reply
    • You cannot secretly married with your Foreign Bf WITHOUT marriage license or else your marriage will not be valid, meaning walang Bisa o Peke.

      Reply
  63. Hi,
    My Name is Maria Aireen Bf ko po is Indian Gusto na po nming makasal next year 2017 yung Certificate of Legal Capacity
    pwede nya dito kunin sa Embassy ng India sa Makati?And ask ko din po kung need ko po sya ikuha Cenomar sa NSO?and and tinatanong po ng bf ko kung kailangan pa po nmin ng parental consent or advice im 37 years old and my bf is 38 years old na po.Sana po matulungan nyo kmi.

    Reply
    • Hi, you don’t need parent’s advice anymore. I was 25 when I got married with my Swedish husband and the Local Civil Registrar in my hometown did not require me for parent’s advice as I am more than 24 years old. Each country has their own rules about Legal Capacity to conduct Marriage. You can check the Embassy of India in Manila website regarding the application of Legal Capacity.

      The NSO is only for Filipino citizens not for their foreign partner instead they can acquire different certificate from his country about his Birth Certificate.

      Hope this will help.

      Reply
  64. Does Philippines Government ask for a certificate of moral reference for a foreigner wanting to marry a Filipina? And if so, where and how do I get this document?

    Reply
      • Hi,

        I need advice me and my fiance is planning to get married this coming july 2017, our situation is im outside the country i have only a month vacation. I just want to ask if possible to arrange all requirement with my relatives and my fiance even without my appearance. Thanks

        Reply
        • yes possible po .. kahit walang appearance , lalo na at may pera kayo … kung balak nyo magpakasal .. unahin nyo muna ang marriage lisence ,, kelangan ng mga documents , if u r filipino citizen dpat may NSO ka , even your bf .. dapat meron din sya requirements

          if u need wedding planner
          add me on fb
          jhaycob tokonasa
          events avenue 723 page ko po yan salamat

          Reply
  65. Hi, ask ko lang po kung pwede ipaayos sa iba yung marriage license provided lahat ng requirements except the seminar cert.We’re planning to have our civil wedding on January 8,2017 and yung bf ko po has only 2weeks vacay only from UAE. Worry po namin yung time ng process kung pag uwi nya pa nmin aayusin. Possible po kaya na ipprocess nmin sa sister nya and yung seminar po ilang days bgo makuha yung cert.? By the way nasa province po kasi ako kayA po iba magpprocess. Pa advise naman po maam.

    Reply
  66. Hi if we already acquired marriage license can we schedule any date from the church or there is still an allowance of 15 days

    Reply
  67. Hello.
    Please help me with some info: how long does it take for my fiancee which is a Filipina to have her papers needed for marriage and what are those papers.
    For me, as a Romanian national what papers do I need? I know about the Legal Capacity to Marry certificate which can be obtained from embassy but do I need anything else? I plan to come in the Philippines on 29th December, is there time to have the wedding in 30 days?
    Any info you can provide me it’s more than welcome.

    Reply
    • if you are planning to have a church wedding in the phils.
      diz are the requirements :

      SINGLE PERSON:
      *Birth certificate (PSA)
      *Baptismal
      *Confirmation cert.
      *Cenomar
      *Marriage license
      *Parents consent (if 21 years old below)

      FOR FOREIGNER:
      *Legal capacity
      *passport (xerox)
      *date of arrival in the phils from your passport
      *declaration of freedom to marry from catholic matrimonial tribunal.

      DIVORCED:
      *divorce paper
      and the all the requirements mentioned above.

      *you can have your wedding as long as you have passed all the required requirements …and after the seminars and you can already schedule it in any church …
      they will just tell you if you can already decide your wedding day.

      Reply
      • Not planning a church wedding there..only a civil ceremony. Was interested for her as a Filipina how long does it take to have her birth certificate and CENOMAR, how many days? Neither of us are catholic.

        Reply
      • Hi! Ask ko lang po on how can i process our papers for applying marriage license?My fiance is immigrant in italy. And i’m living here in the philippines, we are planning to get married next year. Please help. Thank you.

        Reply
      • Hello po..just asking lang pi.ikinasal po ako sa husband ko and i was 16 yrs old and now im 28 yrs old na po.hindi po kami nagpunta sa munisipyo para magseminar kc nga po under age palang po ako nun.pero ikinasal po kami sa simbahan.pwede po ba nya ung i regester na mag isa lang? Pls kindly asnwer my question thank u…..

        Reply
      • Asked ko lng din po sana kinasal na po aq dati pero namatay ang naging asawa ko and then ngayon im planning to get married again .need ba na original copy ang death certificate ng naging asawa ko dati ang ipapakita ko na requirements.thank you in advance

        Reply
  68. Hi,

    Question. Ano po itsura/laman ng parental advice for those who wants to get married below for a 25 years old bride? Does it need to follow a certain format? Or free style na letter lang sya?

    Thanks,

    Reply
    • hai!
      i think the LCR has already a form for parental advice ..All you need to do is to ask your parents to sign that form if they give their consent for your wedding ..

      i think its almost the same as parental consent…
      because before the staff in LCR just ask me to bring my parents to sign the form of parental consent ..
      and some staff will ask some questions to your parents if they really approved for your wedding plan.
      that was just my opinion .
      thanks?

      Reply
  69. Hello!

    My partner and I are planning to have a civil wedding on February 8, 2017. When is the best time to comply requirements?

    Thanks!

    Reply
    • hai!
      i think the best time to get or processed your requirements is either december or january ..
      because CENOMAR takes 3-5 days to claim from the date you processed and it is valid for 3 months..
      MARRIAGE LICENSE takes 10 days of processed and it is valid for 120 days from the date of issue..
      but i think its best to comply first all the basic requirements so that the month before your wedding you can already comply all …and to avoid harsh schedule also…

      thanks?.

      Reply
  70. Hello maam.
    Good day.
    Ask ko lang po. Me and my partner will be getting married next sa pinas april 29 2017. Both of us are Filipino, 29-30 years old and working in qatar. Is it possible maam that we will apply a marriage licence in philippine embassy in qatar but will be getting married sa pinas? Uwi po kasi namin sa pinas next year is april 15 2017, baka po d namin maabotan ang 10 working days na application sa marriage licence sa target date namin na april 29, 2017. Kung possible po ba na mag apply kami ng marriage licence sa philippine embassy of qatar beforehand para d madelay?

    Thanks po.

    Reply
    • Hi Ms. Pam,
      A marriage license can only be obtained here in the Philippines since the both of you are both filipinos and the marriage will also be celebrated here in the Philippines. The Philippine Embassy in Qatar will not issue a marriage license on Foreign soil. I already replied to your viber message this morning.

      Thanks!
      Marie Cruz

      Reply
  71. Hi, me and my partner are both Filipino citizen, we already have the necessary documents to apply for marriage license but I would like to apply to another town/municipality not in our own for example we live in Bamban, Tarlac, can I apply for a license in Capas, Tarlac which is another town near us? we just want it to be easy for our sponsors to be at our wedding because they only work on Capas Regional Trial Court near the municipal hall.

    Reply
    • Hi Re,

      If your purpose in applying for a marriage license in a nearby town like Capas, Tarlac is because your wedding will be celebrated there, it will not pose any hindrance at all. Because once your marriage license is obtained/released by Bamban, Tarlac you can get married anywhere in the Philippines, not just in Capas Tarlac, whichever you may chose to celebrate it.

      Thanks!
      Marie Cruz

      Reply
      • hi po.can you process also marriage certificate in not less than 10 days? bec my fiancé will only have 10 days in here. or can u recommend us who can help us for this. my fiancé is Turkish and I’m Filipina. my documents are all ready.. we plan to get married this June .. but I hope someone can help us to have marriage license in fastest way po not more than 10 days. please do contact me 09166592199.thank you po

        Reply
      • Hi ask ko lang po my fiancee and I are getting married this coming october and we are planning to have a garden wedding.,need pa ba namin ng baptismal certificate sa pagkuha ng marriage liscence?same pa din po ba ng procedure sa church wedding?

        Reply
  72. Hi po,
    I’m a Filipina and my Fiance is British, we’re planning to get married probably next year 2017. I’ve seen that one of the requirements is Certificate of Legal Capacity to Marry.

    Can he get that from UK? Or will it be possible to request it in Philippines in advance even if he has not arrive yet here?

    And will it be possible to get the marriage licence before 10 working days? Because he will be here probably for just two weeks due to work commitments, I’m afraid that we can’t get married before he leaves then the marriage licence expires.

    Thank you po in advance!

    Reply
    • Hi british dn fiance ko kelan kasal nyo pakuhain mo sya ng legal capacity , no impidement s library. Taz pag nakakuha n sya nun mag pa sched kau s british embassy s manila pra mabigyn ulit kau ng isa pang papers

      Reply
  73. hi ms fehl, ask lng kung ok lng po mag-apply ng marriage liscence on dec 20, 2016 nun p lng kc drating fiance q from abroad..khit magki-christmas mapo-process b xa at mkukuha after 10 days kc jan 7, 2017 po date ng wedding nmin..thanks po

    Reply
  74. Hi po miss fehl. so confused lang po ako sa situation ko. can you guide me po like step by step if possible po sana.
    resident po ako sa canada and fiance ko po is nasa pinas we’re both turning 25 po sa 2018 which is yung year na plan naming kasal. about sa affidavit po ng parental advice kailangan pa po ba namin yun since sa time na yun 25 na po kami. and kung kailangan man how to obtain po yung affidavit na yun kung yung parents ko ay nandito at parents niya nasa pinas.
    Possible rin po kaya na wala ngparental advice since 25 na po kami that time. kase sa mga nabasa ko pong comments dito na 25 considered na po ba yun na legal capacity?
    I have a lot of questions pa po sana where can i reach you po except personal number po. thank you and god bless you!

    Reply
  75. Good day, ask ko lang, paano po pag gusto namin ng bf ko is secret wedding lang muna po? pwedi na po ba wala yung affidavit of parental consent? 21 na po kami. God bless

    Reply
    • hello Kate, di kayo mabibigyan ng Marriage License kung wala ang isa sa pinakla mahalagang reuirements.

      just Message me for some info..

      Marie Cruz

      Reply
    • hello Marivik, you CANNOT obtain marriage License without the needed Documents. and 120 days only is the Validity of Marriage License.

      Reply
      • Hello, so what I am trying to say is that I will be going to the Philippines this coming May next year and would like to know if its possible to complete the needed documents beforehand so that I could apply for a marriage license in April 2018.

        Thanks

        Reply
    • Hi Kha,

      It would depend on where and when it was filed..there are cities/municipalities that sets the date of release of a Marriage Certificate while some follows the regular waiting process. You can pm me just look for my number, and I’ll give you the details for that particular City/Province…

      Thanks
      Marie Cruz

      Reply
  76. If the applicant is a foreigner or not a Filipino citizen, he or she must provide a Certificate of Legal Capacity to marry issued by the embassy of his/her country in the Philippines.

    So kung canadian citizen po before getting a licence i need to visit the canadian embassy in the philippines?

    Reply
    • Hi Thet,

      You can apply for one by mail to the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada Authentication and Service of Documents section before your departure. If you are already abroad (here in the Philippines), you may obtain a “Statement in lieu of Certificate of Non-impediment” from the Canadian Embassy here, since that is a pre-requisite for marriage for non-Filipino citizens

      Reply
      • Hi,

        My fiance and I are both British citizens who are hoping to get married in March 2o17 in Boracay. I have tried to look for how long we are legally required to be in the country before getting married? Will it just be the time that we have to apply for the marriage license and attend seminars?

        Any help is much appreciated.

        Many thanks,

        Reply
        • Hi Kate, isa sa mga mahahalagang requirements ng Parental Consent/Advice kung ang mag aaply ng Marriage License ay below 25yo plang.

          For more info just send me Message

          Thanks!!!

          Marie Cruz?

          Reply
        • Hello CJ, you can definitely Solemnize in Boracay by March 2017, you just need to provide the ff documents so that you both can apply for Marriage License in the Municipality were you located.

          All in Original docs. and photocopies;

          1. Birth certificate
          2.Photocopy of Passport
          3.Arrival stamp
          4. Affidavit of No Impediment/ Certificate of Legal Capacity…. etc.

          For more information feel free to send me a message

          Thanks

          Marie Cruz

          Reply
        • Hi Thet, kung kukuhain ka ng fiance mo to live/work abroad dapat may ipapasa siyang legal CApacity or Certificate of No Impediment (CoNI) para madali siayng makapag apply ng VISA mo.

          for more information feel free me to message me anytime.

          Thanks

          Marie Cruz

          Reply
  77. hello..partner ko po ay foreigner.Tanong ko lang po may requirements po ba na kaylangan Muna interview ng embassy niya Bago magpakasal? pwede po ba Hindi na umattended ng seminars at counseling? ilan araw po ba ang seminars at counseling?

    Reply
    • Hi Lenie, dipende yan sa kung anong Citizenship ng mag aaply ng CNI or Legal Capacity. may mga embassy kasi na napaka rami ng mga hinihinging documents mula sa bansa na panggagalingan ng foreigner. kung ako sa inyo, mag inquire na kayo muna sa embassy ng fiance mo dito sa Pinas at siya naman sa Civil Registry ng bansa niya para alam niya at alam mo kung ano ano ang mga documents na kailangan nyong dalhin sa Embassy bago pa pumunta ng Pinas ang fiance mo..

      Regarding namn sa pag aaply ng Marriage License ,i rerequired kayo ng LCR nyo na umattend ng Seminars at dapat less than 15 days ang stay ng fiance mo sa Pinas .

      Thanks

      Reply
  78. hello po, ask ko lang po if kailangan pa ng cenomar ng bf ko, kase, muslim po kme pareho. egyptian po sya at balak po naming magpakasal sa pinas. tnx

    Reply
  79. hi… question lang po, me and my bf are both here in qatar and we are planning to have our church wedding in the phils by 2018. however, yung problema po namin ay yung mga requirements like seminar, obtaining marriage license etc. is it possible po ba na dito kami kumuha nun sa qatar para isang uwian na lang po kami?

    Reply
  80. Good day! may filipino fiance po ako nakatira ngayon sa japan for more than 20 yrs na, meron narin po sya permanent citizenship dun, then we are planning to get married next year dito sa pilipinas. Ano po ba requirements or steps na kelangan namin gawin para makapagpakasal nextyear? and may mga kelagan pa po ba sya kunin na papers doon sya japan na kakailanganin namin s pag apply for wedding dito sa pilipinas? He’s planning din po kasi na after wedding namin lakarin na namin visa ko para maisama na nya ako pagbalik nya sa japan. please help naman po. Maraming salamat. God bless..

    Reply
    • Hi Anna, that’s great. first you need to get your cenomar and birth cert from nso, then for your fiance..photocopy of his passport including arrival stamps and his certificate of legal capacity to be obtained from his japanese embassy here in the Phils..just look for my number nalang. thanks! Marie Cruz

      Reply
  81. Hello good day
    Ask lng sa mga nakasal na dito to US citizen. Pagkatapos ba mkakuha ng certificate to capacity to marry. On the next next two days pwedi na ba mgbakasal kasi 1week lng dito bf ko kasi my work sya. Thanks lynn

    Reply
    • Hi Lynn,
      11days kasi ang processing period ng marriage license, and before you can get one you need to schedule a pre-marriage seminar after completing all requirements in relation to applying for marriage license, not to mention the release date of his legal capacity from the US Embassy in Manila. Thanks! —Marie Cruz

      Reply
  82. hi. magpapakasal po kasi ako next year, pero magwwork muna ako sa abroad babalik after a year. The problem is that i have only 30 days vacation to accomplish all the requirements for the church wedding. yung fiance ko dito lng siya sa pinas. kaya po ba yun?

    Reply
    • Hi Che,
      Yes, kaya naman ang 30days basta lahat ng docs m ay mai request m na agad as soon as you get here. you send pm messages to my fb account for more details. – Marie Cruz

      Reply
  83. Me(living in California) and my fiance in Philippines are planning to to be wed in the Philippines this coming March 2017, and i was wondering where i should obtain a legal capacity to marry CNI…right now im on the process of getting my single statues of impediment here in the US….am i doing this everything correct??

    Reply
    • hello Angelo, your doing the right things while you’re in US. you have to get your birth certificate there and if your not single, you have to bring with you here the Certificate of dissolution of Marriage, your gonna bring that to your embassy here in Manila but make sure you already set an Online appointment with them.

      Reply
  84. We are both Australian citizen and wish to get married in Philippines, can we do this and what are the correct steps in making this happen?

    Reply
    • Good day! I just have inquiries regarding about marrying a foreign fiance. Is it possible to get a marriage license in the US but be married here in the Philippines. Because we both want that i can be easily granted a visa.
      So thats why he wants to get a marriage license there in the US. Is there no need for a marriage license here in the Philippines if we can obtain a marriage license in the US?

      Thank you and more power to you! Hope you could help me with regarding this matter….

      Reply
      • Hi Lhiz, If you will be using a Marriage License in the Philippines, it should be governed by our Philippines Law as a pre-requisite for marriage.
        the requirements that he need to obtain from his country are: Original Birth Certificate, Affidavit of singleness . IF Divorced, Certificate of the Dissolution of Marriage . he has to bring those docs to his embassy here in the Philippines but make sure he already set an Online appointment.
        for more info. just text or message me to my FB account./ mobile number.

        thanks!!!

        Reply
    • hello Brent, you have to bring your original Birth Certificate from your country : Certificate of Legal Capacity (CLC) /Certificate of No Impedimant (CoNI).
      and if Both Single, Affidavit of Singleness, if not, Certificate of Dissolution of Marriage/ Divorce paper/s .

      you have to bring all of it to your embassy here in the Philippines and ask the Legal Capacity (CLC) /Certificate of No Impedimant (CoNI). from your embassy here in the Phils. you also need to stay in the Phils. min. of 15 days.

      I suggest also that you have to go to your civil registrar’s office in your country and inquire about it for another docs. needed here.

      if you have any other inquiry just message me to may FB account / Mobile Num.

      Reply
  85. Good Afternoon po, plano po sana namin ng partner ko na magkaroon ng secret marriage (civil wedding). ang kaso po 23 ako and sya 24, hmm ano po kaya requirements nun? thank you

    Reply
    • Hello,

      As what I have understood from the requirements, you need your parents’ / guardian’s consent to get married.

      “Affidavit of parental advice (if the bride and/or groom is 22-25 years old)” — as stated in the article above

      Reply
    • hello Kaye, actually walang “Secret Civil Wedding” kasi once na mai rehistro na ang marriage Certificate nyo sa PSA , hindi na secret yun. saan ba ang area nyo? message nyo ako sa FB or text nyo ako para mapag usapan natin ang concern mo.

      Reply
      • Hello po I’m Janice I’m from Leyte may planning po kmi nang fiancée ko makasal sa December pero wala pa kmi exactly date, hinahanapan poh ksi xa nang legal capacity ask kulang if possible ba kami makasal ng fiancee ko he is in Hawaii then regarding poh sa legal capacity may mga requirements pa ba na kailangan nyang kunin thank you poh hopefully matulungan nyo kmi

        Reply
  86. Hi,

    would appreciate if you could advise with this question: can actually two foreigners(Germany and Russia) get officially married in the Philippines? In some sources I’ve read Filipino officials don’t marry foreigners, if none of them is a filipin0/a. Is that true? Thank you!

    Reply
    • Hi Ksenia,
      Based on our existing laws here in the Philippines, even if both of you are foreigner and you intend to get married here in the Philippines. You can.

      Thanks

      Reply
    • hi Ksenia, you have to bring your original Birth Certificate from your country : Certificate of Legal Capacity (CLC) /Certificate of No Impedimant (CoNI).
      and if Both Single, Affidavit of Singleness, if not, Certificate of Dissolution of Marriage/ Divorce paper/s .

      you have to bring those documents to your embassy here in the Philippines and ask the Legal Capacity (CLC) /Certificate of No Impedimant (CoNI). from your embassy here in the Phils. you also need to stay in the Phils. min. of 15 days.

      I suggest also that you have to go to your civil registrar’s office in your country and inquire about it for another docs. needed here.

      if you have any other inquiry just message me to may FB account / Mobile Num.

      Reply
      • hello po good morning ask ko lang po may plano po kasi kaming magpapakasal ng bf ko serbian and hungarian citizen po siya ano po ba kailangan para makasal po kami dito sa pinas.
        thank you

        Reply
        • Hi Gen,

          Kailangan m siya pakuhain ng certificate of legal capacity sa embassy nya and he needs to stay here at least 18-20 days, you will both apply for a marriage license during the process and time being.

          Thanks!
          Marie Cruz

          Reply
          • Thank you po.

            May tanong pa po ako mam kasi po yung passport niya na ginagamit sa pagpunta dito sa pinas ay Hungarian passport po pero magpapakasal po kami as a Serbian citizen po sya.
            Hindi po ba un magkaka problema pag nagkuha na po kami ng marriage license?

            Best regards:

            Ghen ☺

  87. Good day!
    Me and my boyfriend are planning to have a secret marriage early next year. Since we are just both 24yrs old. Are we really require to submit affidavit of parental advice? Is it possible to get married without that requirement?

    Reply
    • Hello Niña,
      It is one of the very important requirements once you applied for Marriage License since both of you are below 25 yo . without it, you and your partner can’t secure a valid Marriage Licence.

      for more info. follow me on my FB or through viber.

      thanks

      Reply
  88. Good Morning ask ko lang po kapag sa civil wedding magkakaroon po ba ng problem when it comes to religion? magkaiba po kasi kami ng religion ng partner ko. Thank You 🙂

    Reply
    • Hello Kaye, kung sa judge’s Chamber kayo pakakasal then magkaiba kayo ng religion wala namang magiging problema even sa Mayor Valid parin ang kasal. kapag namn Solemnizing officer dapat isa sa inyo Christian

      Reply
  89. Good Day!

    Me and my Korean bf were planning to have a civil wedding early next year.
    hihingi po sana ako ng information for the following:

    yung cenomar is equivalent to legal capacity for foreigner?

    .possible po ba ikasal agad kahit kakrelease lang po ng marriage license kase kailangan nya po agad bumalik ng korea, arriving on jan18, leaving feb 04,2017

    .required pa po kami mag attend ng seminars, i’m turning 26 next month and 44 na po si bf.

    maraming salamat po sa tutugon, Godbless.

    Reply
    • Hi Ivy,
      Yup, and cenomar ng Pilipinas ay equivalent ng Legal capacity or Certificate of No Impediment (CoNI) ng ibang bansa, nag kakatalo lang yan kung gaano ka bilis o katagal ang pag release at proseso dito sa Pinas.as long as may marriage license na kayo anytime pwede na kayong pakasal.

      for more info. follow me on my FB or through viber.

      thanks

      Reply
    • Hi Iza, it would depend on the citizenship of your partner, since specific embassies have one day authentication process, while other embassies takes 2 weeks to three months waiting period (subject to orig docs at hand if foreigner) . If you’re both filipinos, then good. 16days is enough Ms. Iza. you can message me on viber for further questions. thanks.

      Reply
  90. Good day,

    May I ask if I can apply for a marriage license in Laguna. And get married in Cebu. Or I must apply a marriage license in the place where I plan to be married. Thank you

    Reply
    • Hi Marlon, yes you may, as long as you are a bonafide resident of Laguna or your fiance, you can apply your marriage license there. Once your marriage license is released, it is valid for 120days anywhere in the Country. you can message me on viber anytime. thanks!

      Reply
  91. Good day ma’am Fehl..as ko lng ma’am …magpunta dito sa Pinas ang British fiance ko para pakasal kami. One of the requirement by the Civil Registry Office sa area namin is the Legal Capacity to get to get married at makuha daw dito sa UK Embassy sa Manila. Meron bang requirements before the UK Embassy to issue the said Legal Capacity? At if meron anyo kaya ma’am? By appointment ba ang pag pasok sa UK Embassy.? We are confused ma’am and we really need your help.

    Thank you and more power to you.

    Reply
  92. Ms ..marie ask q lng po sana pwd po b aq magaply ng marriage license nmin ng bf q,kc nsa korea po xia plan nmin mgpakasal by april.e 1mnth lng po un vacation nia.

    Reply
    • Hi Jyle,
      Kailangan umuwi ng fiance m dito sa pinas para both of you can apply for a marriage license, and he needs to secure a certificate of legal capacity from his korean embassy here in the Phils. Dapat dala na nya orig docs nya from korea like birth cert, if divorced naman original copy of divorce order issued by his court of instance. may option 2 pa naman.

      Reply
  93. Hi , ask ko lang po kung pwede ako lang kumuha ng marriage license sa municpyo?ano2x po kaya ang mga kailangang requirements?also kng Dec 20 ako ikakasal advisable po ba na kumuha na agad ng marriage license? Ung CENOMAR dn po namin April pa namin nakuha maaccept pa po kaya un sa municpyo?
    Your reply is appreciated??
    Salamt po ?????

    Reply
    • Hi Yuki,
      Yes, you can apply for your marriage license sa munisipyo, yun naman kc ang rules, kung saan ka resident or ang fiance m, doon kyo mag aapply ng marriage license, CENOMAR,birth cert from nso, additional requirements depende na yan sa municipality/city where you will apply, ang iba humihingi ng brgy clearance,cedula,pictures, its depends sa kanila. yung CENOMAR if gagamitin m for ur marriage license application, maximum validity ay 6mos it will be honored, pero if u will also use it for VISA application abroad, dapat latest 3months cenomar. Your marriage license once released is valid for 120days, once mag lapse, mag apply kyo ulit, kaya dapat calculated m at meron 15days allowance to be sure. for further info just text/call

      Reply
  94. Good day.
    I am planning to get married this november. My fiance is in the philippines and im here in abu dhabi. I would like to ask regarding marriage license application. Can my fiancee or my parents apply in my behalf? Because i only had 30day vacation. And we want to get married as soon as i got home. My vacation leave is november 1 to 30. And our target date is november 5. Would that be possible?

    Reply
    • Hi Kat, Good Day,
      Both of you are filipino right? Is there a Philippine Embassy in Abu Dhabi near your residence/work place? call or text me for complete info

      Reply
      • Good day me and my boyfriend here in italy plano kami to get married next year april 2017. Ano po ba ang requirements para makuha ang legal capacity sa italian embassy sa Manila?

        Reply
        • Hello Minerva, i would suggest na sa Embahada ka mismo ng fiance mo mag inquire. kasi may mga docs din na kukuhain mula sa bansa ng fiance mo at dapat lahat yun original docs.

          ito naman ang mga req. kapag mag aaply kana ng marriage License.
          For foreign Partner,
          1. Legal capacity,
          2. Photocopy ng Arrival stamp
          3. Photocopy ng passport,
          4. Birth Certificate
          5. 2×2 Pictures 2 copies
          6. If Divorce… Divorce Papers

          Filipino Parner:
          1. Cenomar
          2. Birth Certificate
          3. Photocopy ng Valid Id
          4. 2×2 Pictures 2 copies
          5. if hiwalay or widow…. decision, finality / Death Certificate.

          yung docs ng Filipino Partner , ang gusto ng embassy naka red ribbon ang cenomar/ Bcert/ at mga certification/s,

          Reply
        • Hello Minerva, i would suggest na sa Embahada ka mismo ng fiance mo mag inquire. kasi may mga docs din na kukuhain mula sa bansa ng fiance mo at dapat lahat yun original docs.

          ito naman ang mga req. kapag mag aaply kana ng marriage License.
          For foreign Partner,
          1. Legal capacity,
          2. Photocopy ng Arrival stamp
          3. Photocopy ng passport,
          4. Birth Certificate
          5. 2×2 Pictures 2 copies
          6. If Divorce… Divorce Papers

          Filipino Parner:
          1. Cenomar
          2. Birth Certificate
          3. Photocopy ng Valid Id
          4. 2×2 Pictures 2 copies
          5. if hiwalay or widow…. decision, finality / Death Certificate.

          yung docs ng Filipino Partner , ang gusto ng embassy naka red ribbon ang cenomar/ Bcert/ at mga certification/s,

          Reply
    • hello Kat, your Fiance or any from your relative can start to apply your requirements for Marriage License application , but not your MArriage License itself, cause you need to be here and sign the forms. the processing time for the ML is 10 – 11 days, but seminars are not included so it will become not more than 15 days….. but your plan of wedding date will be granted …..

      Reply
  95. Good Day po sa lahat! Me and my Fiance are planning to get married on December 12, 2016 sa Cebu. I’m from province of Antique and we are resident of Dubai and my Fiance is from France.

    Question po::

    >Is 3 weeks enought to prepare our documents plus ung wedding.?
    >On my part ano po ang requirements bukod sa NSO at Cenomar? plus need namin mag attend ng counselling sa Antique dn? Ok po ba na sa Antique ako kukuha at dalhin ung needed document sa Cebu to perform the CIVIL wedding or sa Cebu ako mag aayos ng papers?
    >any idea po kung ano ang klangang requirements to have this Cert of Legal Capacity and Certificate of No Impediment from France Embassy sa Pilipinas? by the way my fiance is divorced)

    Salamat po in Advance.

    Reply
    • Hello Chichi, depende sa mga Documents na madadala ng fiance mo sa Embassy niya dito sa Pinas. dahil ang Normal processing ng Certificate of No Impediment is 3 months bec. may Posting pa sa Embasy nila.

      For the French National:
      A duly accomplished questionnaire from the embassy.
      A recent (less than 3 months) full text of Birth Certificate
      Copy of National Identification card or Certificate of Nationality or Biometric passport
      (If previously married, a court decision of divorce; if widow/er, a certified true copy of death certificate of spouse)
      Proof of residency or copy of consular certificate if applicable

      For the Filipino National:
      A duly accomplished questionnaire from the embassy. Same questionnaire as the French national.
      Authenticated copy of the full text birth certificate (NSO and DFA Red Ribbon)
      Certificate of No Marriage (CENOMAR in Red Ribbon) issued by NSO
      Proof of residency in the Philippines
      Photocopy of 2 ID cards (passport, postal ID, SSS ID …)
      (If previously married, mention of annulment decision on duly authenticated marriage certificate and certified true copy of judgment of marriage annulment; If widow/er, authenticated copy of death certificate of the spouse, Copy of birth certificate of illegitimate children duly authenticated.

      Reply
      • Hi plan po sana namin magpakasal ng boyfriend ko .. canadian citizen na po sya pero dito po sya pinanganak sa pilipinas .. makakakuha po ba ako ng birt certificate nya dto .. and pwede po ba ako kumuha ng cenomar naming dalawa kahit wala papo sya dto sa pilipinas plan nya po kase umuwe ng November then mga 2nd week of December po sana ang plan date namin . And pwede ko po ba asikasuhin ung ibang documents muna hanggat wala po sya dto sa pilipinas salamat po .. btw im 23 andito nmn po ang parents ko pero ung bf ko po 25 pero wala po ipung oarents nya hindi po makakauwe ng pilipinas okay lang po bpba na wala syang parent advice kasi 25 naman na po sya .. salamat po

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        • hello Abigail, dipende kasi yan sa status niya dito sa bansa natin, kung nag apply siya ng Dual Citizenship, need niyang mag produce ng Legal capacity mula sa Embassy niya,Original Birth Cert, niya, yung sa canada at Pinas, Photocopy ng passport niya, photocopy ng arrival stamp niya, 2×2 picture at cenomar din niya dito sa Pinas.

          pwede mo na siyang kuhaan ng mga requirements dito at hingi ka lang sa kanya ng Authorization letter at photocopy ng valid ID niya( pwede ang passport).

          since below 24 ys old ka, ikaw ang nangangailangn ng parental advice at hindi na siya dahil may legal capacity siyang kail;angang kuhain mula sa Embassy niya dito sa PInas.

          for more info just call or text me at 09329129085

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      • Hello Chichi,
        We are planning to get married din this December sana here in Manila, and also my fiance is also a French national, medyo naguumpisa na kmi magayos din ng papers, he will be staying here on December, pero di namin sure kung enough ung time processing namin ng 3 weeks because of banns law sa bansa nila ng 10 days after filing ng application, etc… sana magkaron tayo ng chance makapag communicate and share some ideas we would know in the next steps ahead… thanks!

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        • hello Jenny, i have here french national too… napaka higpit ng req, sa kanilang embassy as what he said. aside sa 21 days posting sa embassy nila dito sa Pinas 3 months pa bago lumabas ang CNI nila at makukuha pa daw sa bansa nila yun and need din ng Orriginal copy ng BCert. niya. etc. nawa kayanin ng 3 weeks stay niya. bastat siguraduhin niyang dala niya ang lahat ng mga documents na hihingin sa French Embassy nila… isa pa dapat ikaw may passport kana rin dapat at nakapag umpisa na mag apply ng cenomar at latest na BCert. na ipapa red ribbon mo.

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  96. hello, sir/maam.
    May partner is polish and plan namin magpakasal next month. Pwede po ba ako o kami mag process ng documents na kailangan / application for marriage dito sa manila tapos ang ceremony ng kasal sa province. ? Above 25 naman po ang age namin.
    salamat.

    Reply
    • Hi Yushanae, yes of course pwede ganapin ang kasal anywhere in the Philippines, ang marriage license kasi once issued is valid for 120days anywhere in the Philippines, depende nalang sa magkakasal sa inyo if pwede siya doon sa lugar where you will choose for your wedding. And yes, wala naman problema if you will apply for your marriage license in Manila, as long as either one of you is a bonafide resident of that city/municipality.

      Thank you

      Reply
    • Hi Yushanae, yes of course pwede ganapin ang kasal anywhere in the Philippines, ang marriage license kasi once issued is valid for 120days anywhere in the Philippines, depende nalang sa magkakasal sa inyo if pwede siya doon sa lugar where you will choose for your wedding. And yes, wala naman problema if you will apply for your marriage license in Manila, as long as either one of you is a bonafide resident of that city/municipality and yung polish Partner mo must be here in the Philippines, He need to check sa regritrar office nbila as soon as possible para sa mga requirements for him to get the legal capacity or Certificate of No Impediment sa Embassy niya dito sa Pinas, kasi m,ay mga british embassy na 3 months ang waiting perio, 30 days bago sila makakuha ng LCC or CNI.

      Thank you

      Reply
  97. Hi my bf and i are planning to get married here in catanduanes but we are both 23 years old so the civil registrar require us to secure parental advice i already submitted mine but my bf is having trouble securing it since his parents is living in manila, can they secure parental advice in any local civil registry even if they are not a bonafide resident there?nsa family code of the phils. Po kya ito?pls response.thank u.

    Reply
    • Hi Althea. wala po yan sa family code natin. accrding sa Art. 9 kung saan both partner nakatira duon kukuha ng Marriage License, since both of you are below 24 yo. hahanapan talaga kayo with valid ID pa. If you like since nasa manila naman ang parents niya. call and text mo ako sa num 09329129085. to help you fix your concern.

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      • Helow ask ko lng pwd pb mairehistro ung kasal f 4years ago ng ung kasal pero hnd p naipasa sa cityhall so hanggang ngyon wla p ring rehistro ? ..kasalang bayan po ks … salamt

        Reply
        • hello Edelinecortez, kailangan kong makita ang Marriage Contract/ Certificate mo, kung kumpleto ba ang mga info na mahalagang nakalagay dyan, like Marriage License num. date ng release at kung saan na release?

          Pls. give me a call or text sa 09329129085

          thanks

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  98. hi good day, gsto q lang poh sna magtanong, we are planning to have a church wedding, preho poh kami nsa ibang bansa and 1 month vacation lang mbbgay smin. pwd poh ba na ibang tao for example kamag anak nmin ung mag askso ng mga requirements na kailangan nmn at pag attend ng seminars n kailngan, maaallow poh b un? thank you.

    Reply
    • Hi Ms. Catherine. one month is enough to process your docs, I suggest unahin nyo asikasuhin ang requirements for your wedding(documents) so that walang masasayang na oras. While you are making your wedding plans and making arrangements, lumalakad narin ang proceso ng inyong application for marriage license. If your fiance is a foreigner, he should check with his Embassy about the duration of applying for a legal capacity. In that way, you will be relieved from any stress in case his legal capacity would take some time to be released… You cannot do it without personal appearance, because a photocopy of your passport is required together with the stamped date of arrival is needed when you apply for your marriage license. feel free to call or text me for further tips/advise

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      • Hi Catherine, ang maari palang ma process ng kamag anak mo habang wala kayo dito ay Cenomar, BC,at Cedula nyo kung both kayo Filipino. kapag ready na ang mga yan both kayo kailangangang personal na pupunta sa Civil registrar kung saan kayo nakatira. same process din kung foreign ang partner mo.
        but i have some other options na makaktulong sa inyo kung gusto nyong malaman while nasa abroad kayo . just call or text me at 09329129085.

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  99. hi! i have an Australian boyfriend and we plan to marry here in the philippines, although hes only allowed to leave his job for a month.

    1.. is that time enough to do all the filing of license and the civil wedding itself?
    2. when we file for marriage license, do they give the date when the license will be release?

    thank you

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    • hello April, 1 month is enough for you to process the documents but make sure once you start to apply for the marriage license both of you MUST present in the Philippines specially your foreign partner. 15 days is the max. waiting period.
      but if you will ask help from me so that you will focus for the preparation instead of documents for the one month stay here of your fiancee. just give me a message to 09329129085. thanks

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      • Hi good pm!this is jennifer ask lang po ako paano po ba yun boyfriend ko gusto magpakasal with in two weeks pag visit nya dito sa pilipinas,nagplano po kami magpakasal kasi gusto nya magpakasal kami pero hindi ko alam mga requirements ng filipina requirements for marriage then gusto ko din po malaman kung ano mga requirements kailangan ng bf ko nasa sacramento california united states po siya,im 26 years old this coming oct.25 please i really need your help wala po akong idea kung paano nagplano sya visit sa pilipinas november

        THAnks hoping for a reply

        Reply
        • Hi Jennifer,

          Since your fiance is an American Citizen, am I correct? he needs to secure a certificate of legal capacity and both of you will be securing a marriage license, depending on the city/place where you are currently residing. you may message me for further details and/or questions. just pm me sa fb

          Thanks!
          Marie Cruz

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  100. hello…I have a fiancee Irishman…but hes living in UK…hes divorce too…ung divorce decree ba kailangan certified true copy and my pirma ng judge or attorneys or court clerk….plan n kasi namin mgpakasal next year..kaya inaayos n rin nya ung mga requirements nya kasi 3weeks lang sua mgistay dito…..

    Reply
    • ung divorce paper kasi nya walang signatures…is that okay? nirequest nya un s court kung San ginawa ung divorce nya..

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      • hello Melanie, dipende kasi sa bansa yan na kinuhaan ng divorce paper. im not familiar with the process sa bansa kung saan sila ikinasal ng ex partner niya. sometimes kasi may bansang pwede mag aaply online basata kumpleto lang ng mga papaers na naka paloob sa court order. Decission… or para mas safe ka sa documents ask either Certificate of No Impediment (CNI) or Certificate of Legal Capacity. yan ay kinukuha sa Embassy niya dito sa Pilipinas.
        kung may mga tanong kapa, just send me a message sa +639329129085

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  101. hi,,, im working here in ksa and i have a pakistani boyfriend… we are planning to go to the philippines to get married.. what are the requirements that we will need for a civil wedding? is 1 month enough to process all the papers?
    thanks much

    Reply
    • Hi Jackie, yes, one month is good enough to process all the papers. However, he should have all the original documents in case he needs to present it for authentication/verification. Also, since he’s a foreigner, he needs to secure a certificate of legal capacity from his Embassy, clearing him from any impediment for your upcoming wedding. If he was divorced, an original copy of the divorce order from the competitive court wherein it was filed including the finality decision. You may get in touch with me Ms. Jackie if may need further advise/counseling. requirements: photo copy of your passports, Nso birth cert(yours), CENOMAR(yours), Legal Capacity(his) to be obtained thru his Embassy by him personally. then of course a marriage license valid until 120days.

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  102. Hellow, ask ko lang sana saan mka kuha ng Certificate of Legal Capacity to Marry since walang embassy of Portugal dito sa Pilipinas? I went to Local Registrar in my area and told me I need to go to DFA, my alam ka ba na parehas ng sitwasyon ko?

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  103. Plan to be married in civil to be done in the province and church in manila. Do we need to apply for two marriage licenses or one will do as long as it is not expired? Thank you.

    Reply
    • hello asd, only one Marriage License you needed, wedding in the Church after the Civil wedding serves as FORMALITY ONLY to make all your friends, office mates relatives aware about the wedding.

      If you have any Question about it. just send me a message at 09329129085 or PM me to my viber account or messenger. I can also help you process the req.

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  104. May I ask because we are planning to have 2 weddings, one is civil- to be done in the province and church to be done in manila. Do we need to get 2 different marriage licenses from different places? Or we only need one as long as it is not yet expired.

    Thanks

    Reply
    • Hello Aileen, only 1 Marriage License needed for the two(2) Ceremony or wedding.you have to inform the Minister in the church about the civil wedding so that they will not register the 2nd Marriage Certificate. the Church will take it only as Church file.

      for more question you may reach me to my viber account marie5 or at 09329129085

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  105. Kadugtong lang po. Sama ko na din po.. After 2 yrs po uuwi din po sya para maasikaso na din yung kasal namin kelangan lng makaipon. Ang totoo po yan gusto lang na makasal kami sa takdang panahon tsaka para din eto sa akin kapag iniwan nya ako may katibayan ako na kasal kame. Pwede po ba yun ???

    Reply
    • Late Registration? you need a competent lawyer who knows that, kelangan kasi malinaw at in writing yan, dapat din alam ng magkakasal sa inyo ang proseso na yan.

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  106. Ask ko lang po gusto namin magpakasal ngayon kAso d kasi kelangan sa papeles nya na makita yung record sa pagttrabaho nya sa australia. Parehas kaming 19 years old.matanda lang sya ng buwan saken.Ang gusto ko sana na may katibayan ako kung pwde sa munisipyo naikasal ako na walang nakakaalam kung hindi kami lang dalawa lang mismo.. Ang gusto nya na wag munang irecord kundi na may katibayan ako (papel na totoong kasal ako sa kanya) na dun mismo sa munisipyo na may kopya at saakin din .. Gusto ko lang po maitanong sana makompirmahan salamat po..

    Reply
    • Hi Jaycel, pwede mangyari yan, pero depende kung papayag ang mayor na magkakasal sa inyo at gagawa kayo ng kasulatan sa harap ng abogado kung bakit ayaw nyo pa ipa rehistro ang kasal. Dahil once ma-expired at marriage license, which is only good for 120days upon issuance, di na pwede ipasok yun sa civil registrar, di na yun tatangapin for registration…

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  107. Hello po.ask lng sana ako if u guys may magandang idea..AFTER PO KAMI MAKASAL DITO SA PINAS NG AMERICAN FIANCE KO..ANO DAPAT GAWIN PARA MAKASAMA AKO SA US AT HOW LONG PO IT TAKES..THEN ISASAMA KO YUNG 8MONTHS BABY KO..MY SON IS HALF AUSSIE HALF PHILO..ANO PO DAPAT GAWIN PARA MAKASAMA..tnx.

    Reply
    • Hello Heart, If you plan to go the US right after you wedding, you need to have your Marriage Cert authenticated by the DFA for your spouse VISA application. for your baby, He needs to apply I-130 application in the US, if you need a lawyer/legal counseling just call or text me.

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  108. Can i ask,
    How much would be the total estimate cost of the civil wedding in the Philippines?…I hope i could get a response as soon as you’ve read this… 🙂

    Reply
    • It depends how big your guest list will be, I got married 3years ago and the total I spent was about 90k but it can be lesser based on the guestlist,venue, etc.

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    • Hi Mitaran, most civil weddings are only composed of 3-4 witnesses. are you asking about the expenses of the civil wedding conducted within the office alone? docs and fees, licenses? because reception cost is diff which is normally held in a fine dining resto. call or text me, I may be able to give you complete details, since I’ve organized a lot weddings already.

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  109. ask ko lng poh ngrequest kami ng husband ko na ikasal habang hinihintay nmin yong processing ng marriage contract nmin sa mayors office pumayag nman cla. ngayon ang problem poh ung dates sa ceremony at marriage contract ay iba. its a big question ngaun sa immigration in canada. pwd poh b aq humingi ng letter from mayor n kinasal nya kmi habang hihintay nmin marelease ung marriage contract nmin? please help. thnx

    Reply
    • Hi Ms. Eva, if I understand it correctly..nagpakasal po kayo sa mayor even without the marriage cert prepared yet? but mayroon na po kayong marriage license during that time or hinihintay nyo parin releasing nun? ang basis po kasi talaga ay kung ano ang nasa marriage certificate ninyo..yun po ang final say at dapat yung date po na andoon ang date and time ng mismong marriage ceremony na nangyari…ma-question po kyo pag di tugma info dun if you’ve filed a petition, unless ipa-correct nyo po. correction of entry ang gagawin.

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  110. What exactly are the requirements for a civil marriage? According to different sites, we need the marriage license, but persons I know claim only NSO and Cenomar. What is the truth and how much time should we give ourselves minimum? Thanks!

    Reply
    • NSO authenticated birth cert and CENOMAR are the pre-requisites for you to obtain a marriage license. Without the basic two, no marriage license shall be issued…the process and fee would depend on which area(city/municipality) you wish to apply for your marriage license, wherein you are currently residing..

      Reply
      • Also, if you are foreign, you need to prepare your legal capacity/ Certificate of No Impediment (CoNI), Birth Certificate, 2×2 picture, Photocopy of your Passport and Arrival Stamp, and if you are Divorce bring your CERTIFICATE OF THE DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE…. if you need help about the process, just let me know . you may call or send me a message to 09329129085.

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    • the normal waiting period for approval of marriage license is 12 working business days, that doesn’t include weekends and holidays since those are non-working days. just add the days or preparation in securing the basic two docs plus the marriage counseling and city or municipal ordinances for you to comply to be able to get your Brgy Clearance, since that’ll be a requirement before you can get a schedule with the health officer for your marriage counseling seminar, You may call or text me for further advise needed.

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  111. Hi, me and my US citizen fiance planning to get married when he will be able to get visa to be here in Ph. It is possible for me to come with him in US after our marriage?? Pls help. Thanks

    Reply
    • Hi Rona ,
      It Depends on how fast you and your Partner will process it or if you and your partner have all complete Documents needed once you apply for your visa.

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  112. Ok time for my question. I believe this is the order of how this works as I have looked into this many times and I am heading to the Philippines to my fiance in 4 weeks. I will only be there for 16 days. If I am correct and we decide to get married. I know the procedures and I believe it will only take 10 days to do it after visiting the embassy.
    1. Day 1… Get affidavit from the US Embassy in Manila.
    2. Take it right away to the registrar in her city the same day and at worse the next day to apply for the license.
    3. Wait 10 days for the license to be issued.
    4. Now on day 12 we have the license and can go right to the city hall or judge to get married.
    5. Once marriage is finished, it takes 10 days to get the certificate. I will already be out of the Philippines but she can ship me the certificate and than I get it and start the application for the spousal visa in America.

    Point is, I believe being there for 16 days is plenty of time if I get into the embassy and get that paper and we go straight to the registrar the same day. This should be able to happen in just 12 days. The only reason I say the embassy the second day is because I land at 11AM. By the time I get through the airport and back to her house and than to the embassy, they will be closed. Especially if my flight is late. So getting the affidavit on the second day, I believe it can all be done within 12 days total.

    Reply
    • Hi Brad,
      May I ask, you said the 10 days after the marriage you will get the Certificate. are you referring to Authenticated NSO Marriage Certificate or Original Marriage Certificate registered at the Local Civil Registrar?
      AS far as I know, it takes less than 2 months if you were married in provincial area if you expidite it or 5-7 months for the regular waiting process.

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  113. Hi po! Tanung ko lang po? if garden wedding anu po ba mga requirements.kapag yong husband ko ay foreigner at kasal n kmi s belgium.and gusto ko sana magpakasal dito sa phil. ..what po b mga requirement ako po single ako yng husband ko divorced n sya..sana matulungan nyo po ako.

    salamat po

    Reply
    • Hello Dhane,
      kung legal kayong naikasal sa ibang bansa , kailangan nyo lang dalhin ang Certificate of Marriage nyo na makukuha kung saang bansa kayo ikinasal. then gagawan ng certificate of marriage dito sa Pinas para maikasal kayo. at yun ang dadalhin sa NSO.

      Reply
      • Hi Ms. Marie,

        Anu po ba mga requirements kasi divorce n yong husband ko sa una at ako single.kilanagan p b nyang dalhin yong divorce papaers nya.

        Reply
        • Hi Dhane,

          yes, kailangan original copy ng divorce paper nya or at least yung certified true copy from the issuing court signed by the judge. If He’s a U.S. Citizen, pati yung order of finality dapat kasama din together with the Court Order duly signed by the authorised court personnel either attorney general or clerk of court whoever is authorised, Judge etc., Need nya yun to get a Legal Capacity to Marry at his Embassy here in the Phils..

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  114. hello, what if we are both US citizens and wanted to get married in the philippines how long do you think to get our paperworks done, or a time frame?? do you think 3 weeks will be enough do process everything that’s needed including the wedding ceremony? thanks

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  115. Hi po….i just want to ask….is it possible if ako magprocess ng marriage license namin ng bf ko kasi 1 month before wedding lang siya uuwi dito…any advice po…thanks po…

    Reply
    • Hi Karen, unfortunately..kailangan ang presence nya. he needs to sign it personally kasi. taga saan kb at taga saan din ang fiance m?

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      • Hello good day,I have a Pakistan bf tapos gusto niya mag punta sa pilipinas at gusto niya mag stay for good totoo ba pag makasal kami kahit civil wedding lang ay makatagal pa siya dito sa pilipinas kasi first time niya dito at apply Lang siya na 2 months visa?

        Reply
        • Hi Jemarie, as long as complete ang documents ninyo ng fiance m like his legal capacity, possible na mabigyan cya or pwede cya mag apply ng permanent VISA dito sa Pilipinas kapag legal na kayo pareho. Dapat dala nya mga original docs nya, hindi photocopy lang, yun kc ang mkkdelay ng process ng documents kapag may documents na hindi original at kailangan p authenticate…

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        • Your husband to be can stay longer here in the Philippines for 36 months with tourist extension every 2 mos. One of the requirements for applying permanent residency here in the Philippines is he needs to have at least 400,000php in his bank account.

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        • Balik Bayan Stamp
          The easiest and the cheapest way to get a long term visa for the Philippines, is the Balik Bayan Stamp in your Passport. This stamp is good for 1 year and can be extended at least once for another 6 month.

          To get a Balik Bayan Stamp in your Passport on arrival, you must be married to a Filipina/Filipino. You must present an English translation of your marriage certificate and your Filipina wife or Filipino husband must be together with you at the point of immigration.

          Most important: You have to ask the Immigration officer for it, they won’t give it to you automatically.

          The immigration officer is not obliged to issue a Balik Bayan Stamp even if you meet all the requirements. Nevertheless, it is rarely denied. The best of it: It’s totally free of charge

          The Balik Bayan Stamp is available for direct relatives of Filipino citizens and former Filipinos who have changed their citizenship to another country. If your Filipino husband or wife still has a valid Filipino Passport, he or she doesn’t need a Visa or stamp in their Passports of course.

          If you are legally married with a Filipino citizen, you may apply for the permanent Resident Visa (13A) as stated of the Philippine Immigration Act of 1940, Section 13. You must meet the following requirements:

          Notarized letter of application by the Filipino spouse
          Accomplished and Notarized General Application Form
          Copy of the birth certificate of the Filipino spouse, authenticated by the NSO
          Authenticated copy of the Marriage Contract by the NSO or Philippine Embassy abroad (if you got married abroad)
          Immigration Clearance
          Certificed copy of the foreigners passport showing the date of arrival and Visa (Balik Bayan Stamp)
          Certificate of a savings bank account with the minimum 10,000 US$ on it to prove, that you can financially support your family
          Pay about 20,000,- Pesos in total for fees (10,000 for application and another 10,000 for approval)
          After the application is submitted, it may take several weeks or even month before you will finally receive your Resident Visa. After the first application, your Resident Visa will be granted for only one year.

          After one year you’ll have to submit another application but in a more simple way and the Visa then will be good for 10 years, before it needs to be extended again.

          You can apply for the Resident Visa (13A) at the Immigration Offices in Manila, Cebu and Davao City. You may also ask for advice and help at any other Immigration Office in smaller cities in the Philippines.

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        • Hi asked ko lang if I married Malaysian people her in phils. Church wedding during the application for marriage license he still need to get his cenomar here in phils. Even he. Already have from Malaysia…

          Reply
          • Hi Janet. No need for him to get a cenomar. yung cenomar ay kung ikaw ay local Filipino dito sa pinas. not applicable sa Malaysians.

      • I’m from Pangasinan po and he is from Nepal. Can we process it a month before our wedding? What if for example our wedding date will be March 23..Tapos napareserve na namin lahat lang pati venue ng reception and the rest of the things we needed.Like our clothes, invitation and so on.. Kakayanin po kaya?? I’m worried na…

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  116. Hi,
    I’m a Portuguese National, My Country does not have an Embassy or Consulate in the Philippines.
    I wish to marry a Filipino Citizen, I was married before to a US Citizen.
    I wounder if anybody has any insights on how I should Proceed.

    Many thanks

    Reply
    • Portuguese Honorary Consulate in Manila, Philippines

      4/F 410B Mile Long Bldg.
      Amorsolo cor. V.A. Rfufino Sts.
      Makati City 1229
      Manila
      Philippines

      TELEPHONE
      (+63) (2) 815-8380
      (+63) (2) 813-0046

      FAX
      (+63) 939 852 1618
      (+63) 917 817 3816

      EMAIL
      aarufino@yahoo.com

      WEBSITE

      OFFICE HOURS

      HEAD OF MISSION
      António Rufino, Honorary Consul

      Reply
      • He does not answer the phone 🙁
        It’s a joke fax its a mobile phone number
        I’ve to figure it out by myself has mr. Rufino does not answer any calls

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  117. hi pls I’m Ghanaian and I want to marry a Philipina pls what are the requirements did i need as a foreigner. Thanks

    Reply
    • Hi. Evan, Since you’re not Filipino and you want to Marry a filipina. you need to provide Certificate of Legal Capacity/ CNI, Passport, Arrival stamp, Bcert. … for more info call or text 09329129085.
      thanks

      Reply
      • Hi po ms. marie ang gusto ko po sanang magtanung kasi nabasa ko po lahat nang comment mo at nakikita ku po at nang fiance ku na taga belguim na maraming kang alam at makakatulong ka sa aming mga tanung..
        tanung po namin aie 14 days lang po kasi siyang makakastay dito sa pilipinas sakto na ba ang mga araw na yan para makasal kami? 18 lang po kasi aku ano po ba ang mga kailangan naming dalawa siya po ay divorce na..

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  118. Hi I would like to ask if there will be a possibility not to get married because of my mistake NSO, I’m still processing for the correction.

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  119. Hello..ask ko lang sana…paano kung taga paniqui kame ng mapapangasawa ko, nasa work kame pareho at sched lng namin is weekend.. sa lugar namen wednesday lang pwede mag parehistro..sa lugar kung sana ako pinanganak. monday and friday pwede mag pa schedule at 1days process lang lahat malalakad na mula umaga hanggang hapon.. ang question ko po, kung sa ibang lugar ako kukuha (pangasisnan)marriage license, valid po ba yun kahit taga paniqui tarlac ako?

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    • Kry, kung may mga ka,mag anak ka na nakartira sa lugar na malapit sa inyo (Pangasinan) possible. pero kung wala di pwede. thanks

      Reply
  120. hello sir/maam im a filipino citizin and my bf is from the country of france. And now we planned to get married like civil wedding here in my country (philippines). ask kulang poh kung anu ang mga requirements na kailangan ko and ng bf ko para sa civil wedding namin dito.

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  121. Hello ask ko lng po sana panu mgprocess ng wedding d2 s pinas ang muslim. Muslim po ang asawa ko catholic n man po aq need ko p po bng mag convert s islam bago kmi ikasal kahit sa civil wedding lng kmi..plsss sana po masagut nyo ko.maraming salamat.

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    • Hi Mary Ann,

      case to case basis kasi yan, kung wala gusto magpa convert, dapat both your parents or relatives ay agree sa inyong kasal, kung both party agree, I suggest you go to a family court and schedule a wedding with a judge, in that case wala kelangan magpa convert sa inyong dalawa.

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  122. ma’am

    We are both in Qatar ng fiancee ko for 2 years, but we are planning to get married din CHurch sa Pilipinas. we are resident of the same municipality and baptized on the same catholic church. we will get our Cenomar on the same municipality where we are resident. Can we apply a marriage license here in Qatar from Philippine Embassy, and use it in the same parish church at Philippines because we will be in Philippines only 10 days before our wedding?

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    • Unfortunately, No. You can only get marriage license through your Local Civil Registrar here in the Philippines and 10 days is not enough.

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  123. Hello po..may balak po kami magpaksal ng bf ko dto s pinas…nasa italy po siya pwede po ba kumuha ng legal capacity sa embassy s milan? Taga kashmir po siya ..dating niya po kc s feb 26 na,,

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  124. Hi, I’m annalyn . Kassala po kami ng bf ko Sa Punjab India . Ang baba ng process nang pag register ng marriage certificate namin. Then the last procedure is in Philippine embassy as New Delhi which is rejected to be register there. Ba kit po Kaya nila ni reject .? Ano po Pwede namin Gawin para maging legal ang marriage namin. NASA pilipinas po Ako at NASA Dubai po ang asawa ko.

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  125. Hello po ask q Lang po. Kc preho kami working abroad. Different country. Planning to get married this coming June. 1 wk LNG binigay sknya bakasyon for this wedding date. Pwd b ipadaLa nlng smin ung application for marriage license? And how long po ang seminar? By the way civil wedding LNG nmn prefer nmin.

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  126. Vietnamese po yung fiancee ko pero romantic catholic po religion nya.. Saan po ba sya pwede makakabalik ng cenomar? Pwede po ba sa vietnamese agency dto sa atin?

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    • Roman Catholic siguro hindi Romantic Catholic. CENOMAR is Certificate of No Marriage that is issued for Filipinos here in the Philippines. But if your fiancée is a Vietnamese or any foreigner, he needs to get that Certificate of Legal Capacity to Contract Marriage from their embassy here in Philippines.

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      • Ma’am can i ask po kung naipasa na namin both requirements namin and we already finished the counseling tapos wait na lang namin your marriage namin for 10 days para i release need po ba namin ulit pomirma dun pano po kung bumalik na siya sa canada kasi 20 days lang vacation niya. Plz answer po.

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        • once na mai release na po ang inyong marriage license, ang susunod nyo na po pipirmahan ay ang marriage cert ninyo on the day of your wedding in the presence of all parties.

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      • Paano po ba makakakuha ng Certificate of Legal Capacity to Contract Marriage for a US Citizen? At ano po yung mga requirements?

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  127. Hello there, my name is Lochinvar from south India im in a relationship and i would like to marry a girl from Palawan pps what is the rules that i need to follow and where should i see all these details by Gods will im planning to make it to palwan so what is the requirement that need to Carrie

    Regards

    Locky

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  128. Hi! Good day! We are planning to get married next year in Cebu on June hopefully through civil wedding. I am an OFW here in Dubai and he is in Qatar as well. Do we still need to attend seminars? And we only have 30days leave. Is this 30days enough for preparation for everything like applying for marriage license too? Thank you so much! God Bless! 🙂

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    • it depends on the requirements and procedures in your city. But as long as you have already the necessary documents e.g. birth certificates from NSO and CENOMARs, it may maximize your time for processing especially that this is a holiday season. If it is civil wedding, then i think the seminar needed is the Marriage counselling from the city hall. your city government website may of great help for details and inquiries 🙂

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      • Hi Me and my boyfriend are planning to get married. Im here in UAE and he is in Macau. I have 1month leave and he has only 16days leave is it enough to prepare and get married in that 16 days?or can i apply for marriage license alone?we are both filipino. Appreciate the reply. Thanks

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  129. hi..! id like to ask po kc mag apply kami ng marriage license s monday. ang gusto q po malaman e tungkol dun s 10 days posting notice. kc po ang haba ng bakasyon ngayong december. 3 weeks lng kc ang binigay n bakasyon s fiancee ko. mkukuha po ba nmin yung license bago matapos yung 3 weeks na period?

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  130. Hi tanung ko lang po kung ilang days po ang seminar pag kukuha ng marriage license?
    And kung sakali po ba sa province kmi magpapakasal pwd lang po ba na d2 kmi sa manila kukuha ng marriage license namin?thank you.

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    • Usually, 1 and 1/2 days and seminar. You can attend that while waiting for the release of your marriage license. You will also pay the seminar fees. You can get married anywhere in the Philippines as long as you get the marriage license from the Local Civil Registrar where you’re a registered resident.

      If you are from Manila, you need to secure a marriage license there and have your wedding to any part of the country you prefer.

      Best of luck!?

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  131. gud day po..ask lang po ako kung pwede po ba wala na kaming seminar to get a marriage licence kasi pareho nman po kamin more tah 35 yrs old at plan naming pakasal nex year,15 days lang po kasi ang leave ng fiancee ko ng 4 yrs.He is an aussie.

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    • Unfortunately, no. You need to attend the seminars even if you’re both 35 years old. The seminars are consisted and divided into 7 parts, if I can still remember some of them are about PopCom, Spiritual Aspect, Laws for women and Children, Family Planning and Health Issues. You need to secure signature from each part of the seminar that will be conducted by different head officers.

      Your marriage certificate will not be released even if you able to get license of marriage.

      Best of luck! ☺

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  132. Hello po, may tanong lang po sana ako. Divorced na po ang boyfriend ko pero kinasal po sya dati sa simbahan. Pwede po bang magpakasal kami sa simbahan?

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  133. hi,nsa hk po ako. ang fiancée ko nmn nkabakasyon now sa pilipinas, binigyan lng po ako ng employer ko ng two weeks vacation pero gusto n nmin mgpakasal paguwi ko before sya bumalik sa saudi sa January, is there anyway n mkpgprocess ako ng requirements at mkakuha ng license khit andito p ako sa hk? Thanks po

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    • may question lang po ako,balak po kasi namin magpakasal n ng live in partner ko,as civil lang po.may naging asawa po kasi sya kasal po sila pero matagal n po silang hiwalay halos 15 years na po may asawa at anak n po ngayun.ask ko lng po kung ok n po kaming magpakasal ng live in partner ko.?

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      • Technically, No. Hindi kayo pwede ikasal if kasal pa siya sa asawa niya kahit matagal na silang hiwalay unless their marriage is already annulled. Kailangan din ng CENOMAR, one of the requirements to apply for marriage license.

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    • No. It’s not possible kasi you are required to apply personally for marriage license together with your fiancé or boyfriend. Dapat magkasama kayong dalawa because you both need to sign the application for marriage license.

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    • Hi po,,tanong ko lang po,,,my balak ko kmi magpakasal ng bf ok pagdating nya ng pinas,,gusto sna namin sa simbahan kaso parang gagahulin kmi sa oras 10days lang kse bakasyon nya kc may work xa,,so balak namin sa us nalng kmi magpakasal ng church papuntahn nlang nmin parents ko sa us,,,,,at dto balak namin magpakasal ng civil weeding,,,tanong ko po mahabol kaya namin ung 10days for processing all the needed requirements pra sa civil wedding namin,,,!?thanks po,,,,gugusto nya before xa balik ng us kasal na kmi,,,kaya po ba ung 10days civil wedding,,thank u

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      • Hello Genmitch ?

        I’m sorry to tell, pero 10 days is not enough for you and bf to have a civil wedding. The license of marriage has a 10-day posting and will be released on the 11th day. That’s the SOP for all local civil registrar in the Philippines.

        I’m married to a Swedish man and we experienced this. We got married last November 25, 2015 through Civil wedding in my town here in South Cotabato. We got our license of marriage on the 11th day after the application and posting. Now,we are waiting for our Marriage Certificate authenticated by PSA (NSO before). I’m just lucky enough because my husband is staying here in the Philippines until 2017.

        My advice is don’t rush on getting married. I heard that there are authorities in NCR, particularly in Manila Area where you can pay extra cash, but don’t deal with them as you may only get problem on your papers in the future.

        It’s still better to follow the right procedures.

        Best of luck!?

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  134. Hi,,,Ms.Fehl,,,,ask ko lng po about sa requirements,,,kc mgppkasal po kami ng fiancee q jan sa manila,and then nakakuha na kami ng Marriage License dito sa Malaysia,,, pwde kaya to,,magamit jan sa pinas kung mgpakasal kami ng civil…..pls..help me…asap…

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  135. Good morning po ma’am or sir,

    Hihingi Lang po Sana ako ng advice Kong ano Ang dapat Kong gawin.mayroon akong fiancee na Taga Canada Plano namin mgpakasal ng civil wedding xa Palawan Pero Taga tacloban po ako nkatira. ok LNG po ba kmi mgpakasal doon kahit nandito ako sa tacloban nkatira?..Sana matulungan inyo ako admin…thank you in advance..

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    • Hi Vaniza,

      Okay lang na sa Palawan ka ikasal or any where in the Philippines as long as meron ka nang marriage license from the city or town where you’re living at least 6 mos. The wedding license is valid for 120 days.

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  136. Hi,good day…..I have some questions….please help me…my borfriend is Canadian….were planning to get married in Philippines at my province… Well he just had 3months stay in Philippines because of his job…is that enough for preparations? And get married before 3moths end.

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  137. Plano namin magpakasal by January 2016.kaso hnd nmn ako mabigyan nang cnasabi nang monisipyo nang city hall nang notice.gusto kc nila matpos muna yung counseling.. E hnd nmn mauumpisahan ang marriage counseling pag hnd pa ako nakakapag pasa nang notice mula sa city hall paano po kaya yun !! Reply asap !!

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  138. hi! i want to ask after the civil marriage ceremony the couple will be the one to fill for a marriage license or it will be automatically sent by the hall of justice to the NSO?thanks

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  139. Same lang po b ang requirements for civil weddng nd church wedding? We prepared civil wedding first b4 the church wedding, so para d na kami kukuha ng ibng requirements for church wedding? Kya ask q lang po if same requirements lang thanx po

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  140. Hello.. tanong ko lang po.. un bilang ba na 10 days na pag aantay ng marriage license kasama ba sa bilang ang Saturday and Sunday? For Ex.. nag apply kami Aug 1.. makukuha na ba un by Aug 10 or 11.. or hindi kasama sa bilang ang Saturday at Sunday..?

    Thank u…

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  141. Hi Fehl it is very nice to read all the information as u taking time to answer some questions posted but i also notice that theres a question raised and i was waiting u to answer that since we have or most have same question,well anyway this is all about getting started to get the papers as stated above requirements for marriage.I just want to see or hear from u about this thing…My fiancee is an American but devorsed already and i know what papers he needs to bring,is it mean that paper is from the Embassy where is living?His first wife is filipina and was married here several years ago and had devorsed .Second ,we planning to get married oct.10 this year and he arrive Sept.23 is that enough prep for the papers only?it is stated there we should attend seminars whether we are getting married by church or civil,is it ok if those seminars will be conducted one or two days only?And im thinking is it ok if i go and file it myself without my fiancee about the schedules and other document before he arrive?Is it ok if i go to city LCR to file the papers while our wedding will be conducted here in my province?what necessary papers i will need before going to LCR?
    I know this very long but i really want to make sure we can get marriage licence before the date of our wedding,hotels and venue and reception are already set up and half paid..please help me through this 🙁 i am more worried to this other than my look and gown :(…..your reply is highly appreciated

    Ann

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    • Hi. He needs to get the certificate of legal capacity to marry at the US Embassy here in the Philippines. Depending on the number of applicants and the province where you will marry, it’s hard to tell dates for the seminars but some can be taken in a day. Church weddings usually need more time to prepare because of the booking of church wedding. Again, it depends upon the place where you will marry. You need to to go to the LCR where your wedding is under jurisdiction. They will give you all the papers you need to fill up no worries. 🙂

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      • Thank you very much for your reply maam,but i want to know more about this :
        What are requirements my fiancee should bring for him to file the said certificate? We set our wedding at the beach and not in church conducted by a Pastor so i mean is it ok if we get all those papers in the city instead and not in the place where we are going to marry?Some people said i should get it in my town where theres municipal office there,what paper i need from them? Can we just complete our paper in city and have the marriage license before we come back to province so by next day we are ready to present it to the one who marry us?

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        • i know it takes 10days before it release what i mean i want it done only in city coz we staying few days there in hotel and my fiancee prefer to be in city before our wedding,if i need to get papers from the place where the wedding is conducted which is in province,what kind of paper/document will it be?

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  142. hi! gotta question here, as i was browsing, i’ve seen so many questions about OFWs who want to get married in the Philippines but has a limited time to stay.. what is the best option to apply for a marriage license kaya? my Fiance and I are planning to get married on December but both of us are here in Dubai.
    Can we let our parents apply for it with our authorization letter? or can we apply for a marriage license here in dubai and do the ceremony there? hope someone can help. thanks!

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    • hi jiecel,
      we have same questions, me nman my bf is in saudi right now,, im afraid na ung dating nya e kulangin sa time for requirements.. nkakuha kna ng answer about this?

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    • In Marriage License application you need to be here both of you- by appearance. Authorization Letter is not allowed. You can apply marriage license sa place where you reside either the two of you, pwede sa residence ng groom o ng bride. Marriage License application will only take 1 day with seminar and 10 days posting / or waiting time before the release. If you have 2 weeks vacation you can still do it.

      If you’ve been living together for 5 years more and or have children within legal age 25 and above you’ll be exempted in marriage license – under Family Code article 34. If you have other problem regarding your pre wedding requirements there are some Companies who facilitate pre wedding requirements for OFWs and other couple with Foreign Partner. You may try to check

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  143. hi! i still have aproblem with my birth certificate, nso auth copy.. is it ok if i use the municipal registrar’s birth certificate copy instead?

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  144. Planning to get married (civil) next month. My bf and I are both from QC but we want the wedding to be held in Cavite, since they have a nice place there. The City hall advised us that Judge can’t officiate the wedding outside QC area so they suggested pastor. Will this be valid? Tnx po.

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  145. hi ~~ just want to clarify some things.my bf and I are planning to get married in march 2015.he is Korean and from the very informative comments above; he only needs to secure
    1.”cert. of legal capacity to marry” from the Korean embassy here
    and no need for cenomar… right? and then we can apply for marriage license…yes???
    i hope i didnt miss anything
    thanks

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  146. Ask ko lang if enough b ang 2 weeks to complete all requirements for civil wed? ung bf ko kc 2 weeks lng vacay nya because of his work. Any reply is much appreciated thanks in advance.

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  147. Hello po
    Ask KO LNG po me and my bf
    We plan to married this yr ask KO po
    Kung anu yong mga requiment na dapat nya dalhin dTO sa pinas tga Germany po sya
    Hope to hear you
    Or send po sa email ko
    Asap

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  148. My bf Belgian wants to get married,he wants us to get married next year.how to process if i am still here in singapore .can my sister do the processing without me and my bf?

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  149. Hello everyone, i have read most of the comments and queries here and i would like to raise my personal concern about marriage… My american bf and I are planning to get married during his visit here in the Philippines come July.. Unfortunately he can only stay here for 9 days because he has to go back to work immediately… We really want to get married as soon as he arrives. but the problem is we need to wait for 10 days for the issuance of marriage license… IT will be his first time to visit the country and we would like to work out all the necessary requirements for visa application…

    My questions are:, Can we possibly get married in less than 9 days? Can we get married at the US embassy? Can we apply for the license prior to his arrival?

    We have known each other for 10 years and we have been through a lot of challenges already,,,we badly need to get married Can somebody help us please… I would sincerely appreciate if you can give us clear and reliable answers… Thanks so much!

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    • I am an American and I just married my Filipina wife in April. One of the requirements is that he has to have lived here for 6 months.

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  150. Hi. Ask ko lang kung anong nangyayari sa registration ng mga kasal sa civil at church wedding? Kelangan ba iregister pareho? Anong ilalagay pag nagrequest ng marriage license pag 2 separate dates and places? Were planning to have church wedding first before civil? But i want it to be both registered. Ndi kasi kami pareho ng religion. Possible ba un? Thanks

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