Friday, October 20, 2017

Solemnization of Marriage Between Filipinos


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

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

The ceremony of marriage solemnization will be on a date after the mandatory 10-day publication of the marriage (marriage bann) following the submission of the complete documentary requirements at the Embassy.

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

Queries may be sent to civilregistry.sgpe@gmail.com.

Documents for the Solemnization of Marriage at the Philippine Embassy

(Original and a 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 solemnization of marriage).

  1. Accomplished Application for Marriage Licence and Marriage Solemnization at Embassy
  2. Bride’s Certificate of Live Birth issued by PSA / NSO, authenticated by DFA (see note below)
  3. Bride’s Certificate of No Record of Previous Marriage (CENOMAR) issued by PSA / NSO, authenticated by DFA (see note below)
  4. Photocopy of Bride’s Philippine passport
  5. Groom’s Certificate of Live Birth issued by PSA / NSO, authenticated by DFA (see note below)
  6. Groom’s Certificate of No Record of Previous Marriage (CENOMAR) issued by PSA / NSO, authenticated by DFA (see note below)
  7. Photocopy of Groom’s Philippine passport
  8. Solemnization Fee: SGD 229.50, to be paid in cash

Additional documents for each personal circumstance that applies:

  • For a contracting party who had a previous marriage annulled by court: Amended NSO Marriage Certificate with annotation of annulment, authenticated by DFA (see note below)
  • For a contracting party who had a previous marriage dissolved by a Philippine Court recognition of foreign divorce: Amended NSO Marriage Certificate with annotation of annulment, authenticated by DFA (see note below)
  • For a contracting party who is a widow or widower: NSO Death Certificate of deceased spouse, authenticated by DFA (see note below)
  • For a contracting party age 18-21 years old, an Affidavit of Consent executed by the parents of the contracting party, notarized by a Philippine public notary
  • For a contracting party age 22-25 years old, written Parental Advice of parents, notarized by a Philippine public notary

Note on DFA Authentication of CENOMAR, birth certificate, marriage certificate, or death certificate

The Certificate of No Previous Marriage, birth certificate, marriage certificate, or death certificate from the PSA (Philippine Statistics Authority, formerly the NSO) must be brought to the Department of Foreign Affairs’ Authentication Division located at:

DFA Office of Consular Affairs
ASEANA Macapagal Ave cor. Bradco Ave. Paranaque City
Tel No.: (632) 834-4000/ 651-9413
webpage: www.dfa.gov.ph/procedures

Other DFA satellite offices also perform the authentication service:

  • DFA NCR-Northeast (Ali Mall, Cubao, Quezon City)
  • DFA NCR-East (SM Megamall)
  • DFA NCR-West (SM Manila)
  • DFA NCR-South (Metro Gaisano Alabang)
  • DFA Regional Consular Offices (confirm if your local DFA RCO offers authentication, as not all DFA RCOs do)

If a representative will submit and claim the documents at a DFA Authentication unit, the latter must bring these items:

  • A government-issued ID and photocopy of the ID,
  • Special Power of Attorney signed by the contracting parties and acknowledged by the Philippine Embassy in Singapore; and
  • Copy of the contracting parties’ passport or ID bearing the signatures of the contracting parties.
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