Civil Wedding Requirements | Philippines

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Married when the year is new, he’ll be loving, kind and true.
When February birds do mate, you wed not dread your fate.
If you wed when March winds blow, joy and sorrow both you’ll know.
Marry in April when you can, joy for Maiden and for Man.
Marry in the month of May, and you’ll surely rue the day.
Marry when June roses grow, over land and sea you’ll go.
Those who in July do wed, must labor for their daily bread.
Whoever wed in August be, many a change is sure to see.
Marry in September’s shrine, your living will be rich and fine.
If in October you do marry, love will come but riches tarry.
If you wed in bleak November, only joys will come, remember.
When December snows fall fast, marry and true love will last.
–Anonymous

If you stumbled on this post because you are already planning to tie the knot with your special someone, congratulations in advance!

So, you’ve found the one and you are planning to wed soon. What do you need to prepare first?

Here are the requirements when planning a civil wedding:

  • AGE requirement. First things first, both parties should be at least 18 years old, free from any legal impediments.
  • Marriage license. Accomplish these forms below and proceed to your Local Civil Registrar. You have to wait for 10 days from the submission of the following papers to get the Marriage License. 

a. True copy of Philippines Statistics Authority (PSA) birth certificate, formerly NSO.

b. CENOMAR (Certificate of No Marriage) from PSA.

c. Barangay Certificate of Residency.

d. CEDULA (Community Tax Certificate)

e. Personal appearance of both parties.

f. For ages 18-21 years old, the parental consent of the parents or guardian is needed. For ages 22-25 years old, parental advice is needed. (The forms for the consent and/or advice are available at the local civil registrar.)

g. Certificate of Marriage Counselling and Family Planning.

h. Valid ID.

I. Marriage License application form.

Once you have the license, you can use it to get married anywhere in the country within 120 days (4 months) from the date of issue.

Other information: (Additional requirements if you are…)

*For non-Filipino citizens:

  •  Passport (as your ID)
  •  Certificate of Legal Capacity to Contract Marriage

*For widowed:

  • Death Certificate of deceased spouse

 

And lastly,

A strong marriage requires two people who choose to love each other even on those days when they struggle to like each other. 

 

 

 

 

 

3 thoughts on “Civil Wedding Requirements | Philippines

  1. I’m 19years Old. And Want to go back in philippines to marry may love of my life he is 26years old. And we have 1 son he is running 2 years old in November 2019, we having our son in 2017. And I’m here in Canada for almost 8months ( September 20, 2017 ) Coz my mom was here in 2014. I’m just asking about requirements of having a Civil wedding in Philippines because they said my moms appearance is very important because of my age and that my problem because my mom cannot go home in October and i’m alone to go back in Philippines . If it’s okay if only my aunt and Tito who will stand ass my parents? And who will sign my Parental consent? Can u pls help me? What to do?

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