Report of Marriage
Filipinos who married in Singapore should file a Report of Marriage (ROM) at the Embassy. Parties making a report of marriage must make a prior appointment before coming to the Embassy.
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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)
- Other documentary requirements, as deemed necessary by the civil registration officer. Please note that the applicants may be asked to submit a copy of the marriage certificate or identification documents of their parent/s.
- Payment of the Report of Marriage fee of SGD 42.50, to be paid in CASH or PayNow
- 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.
* Filipino nationals must present a birth certificate issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). For non-Filipinos, the original birth certificate issued by a competent foreign authority (equivalent to the Philippines’ PSA). Non-Filipino spouses whose birth certificate is not written in English, the Embassy will require the submssion of an equivalent document translated into English.
Guide in filling out the Report of Marriage form:
- Please encode the requested information into the PDF form and print in four (4) copies.
- The Groom and Bride must both sign each Report of Marriage form.
- For item number 5 (place of birth), indicate the place of birth based on the birth certificate and indicate the country of birth
- 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.
- For item number 8: Indicate only if one of parties is a naturalized Filipino citizen. If natural-born (i.e. the mother or father is Filipino at the time of birth), leave the item blank.
- For item number 11: Place of Marriage: Singapore
- For item number 12: Copy the names of the witnesses in the Registry of Marriage form
- For item number 14: Complete name of the person who solemnized the marriage
- For item number 15: Indicate the title of the person who solemnized the marriage (i.e. Deputy Registrar or Assistant Deputy Registrar of Marriages)
- For item number 16: Full name of the father based on the birth certificate
- For item number 18: Mother’s maiden name (i.e. full name of mother at birth)
- The ROM form must be accomplished neatly using a black ink as this will be a permanent record.
Additional requirements for special cases:
- 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.
- 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 must be shown to the consular officer.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
The Embassy will send the Report of Marriage and annexed documents to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). It takes about five (5) months for the ensuing Philippine Marriage Certificate to be available for ordering from the PSA in the Philippines or through the PSA Serbilis site. Once available, you can order online and have it sent to your address in Singapore.
The Report of Marriage applicants will be provided with 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Report of Birth of an infant born in Singapore of Filipino parent/s
Make an appointment for registration of birth by sending an email with the subject “Appointment for Report of Birth” to email@example.com. The email must indicate the: (a) infant’s full name and (b) infant’s date of birth. Attach a copy of the child’s birth certificate issued by the Singapore Registry of Births in the e-mail. The Civil Registry Officer will respond and advise you on the soonest available date and time for the registration of birth, for your confirmation.
The infant must be brought to the Embassy for the Report of Birth registration, which will include photo image capturing for the infant’s Philippine passport.
The Embassy may arrange a mobile passporting for infants confined at neonatal intensive care units (NICU) but the Report of Birth must first be filed at the Embassy. Coordination with the hospital and the consent of the attending physician of the newborn must be sought by the parents.
- Birth Certificate issued by Singapore Registry of Births, original and five (5) copies
- Report of Birth form (click here to download), five (5) copies. Each copy must be accomplished (encoded or written legibly using black ink) and physically signed (handwritten or “wet” signature) by the parent(s).
- Marriage Certificate of the parents (if applicable), original and five (5) copies. The original must be presented for sighting.
- Data page of the father’s passport, five (5) copies. The physical copy of the passport must be presented for sighting.
- Data page of the mother’s passport, five (5) copies. The physical copy of the passport must be presented for sighting.
- Affidavit of Late Registration of Birth (click here to download template), if the Report of Birth at the Embassy is made one year after the child’s birth.
If the parents of the newborn are not legally married, these documents may be required, where applicable:
- Affidavit of Admission of Paternity (AAP) (click here to download template), accomplished by the child’s father, to be signed before a consular officer of the Embassy. If the father is not in Singapore, this document must be authenticated either in the Philippine Embassy or Consulate General in the country where the father resides or by the Department of Foreign Affairs if the father is in the Philippines. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to request for guidance on how to process the AAP.
- Affidavit to Use the Surname of the Father (AUSF) (click here to download template), accomplished by the child’s mother, to be signed before a consular officer of the Embassy. Please send an email to email@example.com to request for guidance on how to process the AUSF.
- If the father’s whereabouts is unknown, a Personal Handwritten Instrument (PHI, such as a personal letter) written by the father which states his acknowledgment of his paternity of the child and a copy of the father’s identification (such as a passport).
If the child is being applied for a Philippine passport, the following must be prepared:
- Accomplished Application Form for Passport Renewal (click here to download)
FEES (payment may be in CASH or PayNow)
- Report of Birth fee SGD 42.50
These additional fees may apply if applicable: