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Article 75 of the Family Code of the Philippines provides that “marriages between Filipino citizens abroad may be solemnized by consuls and vice-consuls of the Republic of the Philippines. The duties of the local civil registrar and of a judge or justice of the peace or mayor with regard to the celebration of marriage shall be performed by such consuls and vice-consuls.”

Basic Requirements for the Solemnization of Marriage:

Note: Personal appearance of both parties is required. Applicants will be interviewed by the consular assistant.

1. Present originals and submit photocopies of PSA-issued, DFA-apostillized Birth Certificates of applicants;

2. Present originals and submit photocopies of PSA-issued, DFA-apostillized Certificates of No Marriage (CENOMAR) of applicants;

3. In case applicable, the following are also required:

a. If either or both parties are between 18 and 21 years of age – a duly notarized (and DFA-apostillized, if parents are residing in the Philippines) Affidavit of Parental Consent to the marriage signed by the father, mother, guardian, or persons having legal charge of them, in the order mentioned; the statement must be made in the presence of two witnesses and attested before a notary public or other official authorized to administer oaths

b. If between 21 and 25 years of age - a duly notarized (and DFA-apostillized, if parents are residing in the Philippines) Statement of Parental Advice to said marriage, signed by the father, mother, guardian, or persons having legal charge of them

NOTE: The absence of parental consent makes the marriages voidable at the option of the minor party; on the other hand, the lack or refusal of parental advice will delay the issuance of a marriage license until after 30 days following the 10 days publication of the application therefor.

c. If either of the parties was previously married, please present Death Certificate of the deceased spouse, or the judicial divorce decree, or the Declaration of Nullity of Marriage, as the case may be (document must be duly notarized and apostillized);

4. Applicants’ Philippine passport photocopies;

5. Names of two (2) to four (4) witnesses above 21 years of age;

6. Photocopies of witnesses’ identification documents (passport or residence card/ID);

7. The applicants will also need to fill out the following:

• Notice of Intended Marriage (Download template HERE);
• Affidavit of Civil Status (Download template HERE); and
• Application for a Certificate of Legal Capacity to Contract Marriage (Download template HERE).

Note: The Notice of Intended Marriage will be posted at the Embassy premises for ten (10) consecutive days before a marriage license is issued and the marriage solemnized. If there are no objections after the 10-day notice, the Solemnization of Marriage will be performed by the assigned Consul or Vice Consul on a scheduled date at the Embassy. Contracting Parties as well as their guests are requested to come in semi-formal attire.

8. Processing fees (to be paid in cash):

     Solemnization fee………………………………………………………..€54.00
     Certificate of Legal Capacity to Contract Marriage…………………..€22.50 x 2 (applicants)
     Affidavit of Civil Status notarization fee………………………………..€22.50 x 2 (applicants)