MARRYING IN THE PHILIPPINES

Information about the requirements for foreigners who will marry in the Philippines should be obtained from the marriage celebrant in the Philippines.

Essential documentary requirements for foreigners marrying in the Philippines are:

1.    Marriage Licence  (to be lodged at the municipality where the marriage will take place)

2.    Certificate of No Impediment to Marriage (issued by the Australian Embassy in Manila)

The party in Australia should request the party in the Philippines to obtain the list of documents required by the marriage celebrant as well as information about the obligatory period of residency in the municipality before marriage is permissible.

Australians are advised to read information provided by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) about the application for the Certificate of No Impediment to Marriage (CNIM):