Monday, April 19, 2021

Solemnization of Marriage Between Filipinos


The Embassy may only solemnize the marriage between two Filipino citizens who are both eligible for marriage under Philippine law.

Both the bride and the groom must personally appear at the Philippine Embassy to accomplish and sign the Application for Marriage License and submit the documentary requirements.

The ceremony of marriage solemnization will be set on a date after the mandatory ten-day publication of the marriage (i.e. marriage bann), following the completion of the submission of documentary requirements at the Embassy.

The contracting parties must provide two witnesses who are both age 21 years or older and will attend the marriage ceremony and sign as witnesses in the Contract of Marriage.

Requirements for the Solemnization of Marriage at the Philippine Embassy

The original and photocopy of each document must be submitted to the Embassy upon application for marriage license.  The original documents will be returned to the contracting parties after the solemnization of marriage.

  • Duly-accomplished Application for Marriage Licence and Marriage Solemnization (http://www.philippine-embassy.org.sg/wp-content/uploads/MLicense2.pdf)
  • Publication of the intended marriage for ten (10) consecutive days
  • Solemnization fee  of SGD 229.50 (CASH or PayNow)
  • The bride’s Certificate of Live Birth issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (formerly NSO), with the DFA Apostille Certificate
  • The bride’s Certificate of No Record of Previous Marriage (CENOMAR) issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (formerly NSO), with the DFA Apostille Certificate
  • Photocopy of the bride’s Philippine passport
  • The groom’s Certificate of Live Birth issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (formerly NSO), with the DFA Apostille Certificate
  • The groom’s Certificate of No Record of Previous Marriage (CENOMAR) issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (formerly NSO), with the DFA Apostille Certificate
  • Photocopy of the groom’s Philippine passport
  • Photocopy of the passports of the two principal witnesses

Additional Requirements for Special Cases

  • For a contracting party who had a previous marriage annulled – The amended PSA Marriage Certificate with the annotation on annulment, with the DFA Apostille Certificate
  • For a contracting party who had a previous marriage dissolved by a Philippine Court/ Judicial recognition of divorce – The amended PSA Marriage Certificate with an annotation on the annulment, with the DFA Apostille Certificate
  • For a contracting party whose marriage was dissolved by a foreign court – The amended PSA Marriage Certificate with an annotation on the judicial recognition of the divorce decree, with the DFA Apostille Certificate
  • For a contracting party who is a widow or widower: The PSA-issued Death Certificate of the deceased spouse, with the DFA Apostille Certificate
  • For a contracting party who is 18 or below 21 years of age: A  duly-notarized Affidavit of Consent executed by the parents of the contracting party
  • For a contracting party who is 21 to 25 years of age: The duly-notarized written parental advice of the parents of the contracting party
  • For contracting parties who are between 18 to 25 years of age: A marriage counselling certificate, stating that the parties have undergone marriage counselling, a requirement of Article 16 of the Family Code.

To set an appointment for schedule of Solemnization of Marriage, please click this link.

Please note that the civil registry officer will advise you on the date of the submission of the requirements for solemnization, for your confirmation.

Additional queries may be sent to civilregistry.sgpe@gmail.com.