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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):

MARRIAGE BETWEEN FILIPINO CITIZENS IN AUSTRALIA

If you are from New South Wales, please click here https://www.sydneypcg.org/other-services or contact the following:

  • Email: sydney.pcg@dfa.gov.ph

  • SMS mobile number 0415 426 400 for consular concerns

  • Telephone number (61 2) 9262- 7377

 

Article 10 0f the Family Code of the Philippines states that “Marriages between Filipino citizens abroad may be solemnized by a consul-general, consul or vice-consul of the Republic of the Philippines. The issuance of the marriage license and the duties of the local civil registrar and of the solemnizing officer with regard to the celebration of marriage shall be performed by said consular official.”

Applications may be submitted to, and the marriage ceremony should be conducted at, the  Philippine Consulate General in Sydney.

 

REQUIREMENTS

Duly accomplished Application for Marriage License and Marriage Solemnization by both bride and groom.


Original Certificate of Live Birth of the contracting parties issued by PSA / NSO, apostilled by the Department of Foreign Affairs, plus three (3) photocopies.

Four (4) certified true copies of the data page of valid passports of the contracting parties.

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

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.

 

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

For a contracting party who had a previous marriage annulled by the Philippine courts or which has undergone Philippine judicial recognition of foreign divorce: Original of the amended PSA Marriage Certificate with annotation of annulment, apostilled by the Department of Foreign Affairs, plus three (3) photocopies.

For a contracting party who is a widow or widower: PSA – issued Death Certificate of deceased spouse, apostilled by DFA, plus three (3) photocopies.

For a contracting party age 18-21 years old, an Affidavit of Parental Consent executed by the parents of the contracting party, notarized by a Philippine public notary and bear an Apostille by the Department of Foreign Affairs, plus three (3) photocopies.
[Affidavit of Parental Consent to Marry Form]

For a contracting party age 22-25 years old, Affidavit of Parental Advice of parents, notarized by a Philippine public notary and bear an Apostille by the Department of Foreign of Affairs, plus three (3) photocopies.
[Affidavit of Parental Advice on Marriage Form]

 

 

HOW TO FILE

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

Please email the Consulate at sydney.pcg@dfa.gov.ph. to set-up appointment.

 

 

FEES

AUD45 payment for the notarial fee for the application of marriage license each for groom and bride
AUD108 payment for the solemnization of marriage to be paid on the date of marriage.

 

 

PLEASE NOTE:
After 6 months from the date of marriage, you may apply for the official PSA-authenticated copy of the Marriage Certificate at www.psaserbilis.com.ph or at any PSA-accredited office in the Philippines.