Saturday, November 28, 2020

Reporting your Marriage to the Embassy


Filipinos who married in Singapore should file a Report of Marriage at the Embassy.  Effective 19 March 2020, parties making a report of marriage must make a prior appointment before coming to the Embassy.  Please visit https://bit.ly/338cE7n to secure an appointment.

The Family Code of the Philippines (Sec. 664) provides that “records of marriages whether performed by the Philippine Consular Officer or by the local religious or civil authorities shall be kept and transmitted to the Philippine Civil Registrar through the Department of Foreign Affairs.”

The documentary requirements for filing the Report of Marriage are the following:

  • Four (4) accomplished Report of Marriage forms (click here to download the form)
  • Four (4) photocopies of the Certificate of Marriage (the original copy needs to be sighted by the consular officer)
  • Four (4) photocopies of the data page of the Groom’s passport (the original copy needs to be sighted by the consular officer)
  • Four (4) photocopies of the data page of the Bride’s passport (the original copy needs to be sighted by the consular officer)
  • Four (4) photocopies of the Groom’s birth certificate (the original copy needs to be sighted by the consular officer)
  • Four (4) photocopies of the and Bride’s birth certificate (the original copy needs to be sighted by the consular officer)
  • Payment of the Report of Marriage fee of SGD 42.50, in cash
  • If the Report of Marriage is filed twelve (12) months after the date of marriage, an Affidavit of Late Registration must be accomplished (https://bit.ly/2IThajw) and a late registration fee of SGD 42.50 will be applied.

Guide in filling out the Report of Marriage form:

  1. Please encode the requested information into the PDF form and print in four (4) copies.
  2. The Groom and Bride must both sign each Report of Marriage form.
  3. For item number 5 (place of birth), indicate the place of birth based on the birth certificate and indicate the country of birth
  4. For item number 6 (civil status) write the civil status before you married your present spouse.
  • If the spouses were never previously married, indicate “single” in item 6.
  • If a widow/widower, present the original copy of the PSA-issued death certificate of deceased spouse. Bring four (4) photocopies of the document.
  • If annulled or divorced, present the original copies of the PSA-issued documents (Marriage Certificate with an annotation on the declaration of nullity of the marriage/annotation on the petition for the recognition of foreign divorce) or the writ of divorce for the foreign spouse. Provide four (4) photocopies of the required document.
  1. For item number 8: Indicate only if one of parties is a naturalized Filipino citizen. If natural-born, indicate “N/A”
  2. For item number 11: Place of Marriage : Singapore
  3.  For item number 12: Copy the names of the witnesses in the Registry of Marriage form
  4. For item number 14: Complete name of the person who solemnized the marriage
  5. For item number 15: Indicate the title of the person who solemnized the marriage (i.e. Deputy Registrar or Assistant Deputy Registrar of Marriages)
  6. For item number 16: Full name of the father based on the birth certificate, with complete middle name
  7. For item number 18: Mother’s maiden name (i.e. full name at birth)
  8. The form must be accomplished neatly as this will be a permanent record.

Additional requirements for special cases:

  1. If either the groom or bride is a Filipino had a previous Philippine marriage annulled, four (4) copies of the PSA-issued Annotated Marriage Certificate (which indicates the details of the annulment). Proof of the authenticity of the amended marriage certificate must also be shown – either the (1) Official Receipt issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) for the amended marriage certificate or (2) Certificate of Authentication/Apostille Certificate issued by the Department of Foreign Affairs of the Philippines. The original copy must be shown to the consular officer.
  2. If either the groom or the bride is non-Filipino divorcé, he/she will provide four (4) copies of the final decree of divorce. The original copy must be shown to the consular officer.
  3. If either the groom or the bride is a Filipino divorced by the former foreign spouse, he/she will provide four (4) copies of the DFA – authenticated PSA-issued marriage certificate with annotation that the divorce has been recognized by the Philippines.
  4. If either the groom or the bride was widowed, he/she will provide four (4) copies of the DFA – authenticated PSA-issued death certificate of the deceased spouse and their PSA-issued marriage certificate. The original copy must be shown to the consular officer.

The Embassy will send the Report of Marriage and annexed documents to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). It takes about six (6) months for the ensuing Philippine Marriage Certificate to be available for ordering from the PSA in the Philippines.

The Report of Marriage applicants will be provided the reference pouch list numbers by the Philippine Embassy to be used for follow-up queries with the PSA.

Queries about the Report of Marriage may be sent to the Consular Section of the Embassy of the Philippines at this email address: civilregistry.sgpe@gmail.com.