Getting Married in the Philippines

The Philippine Government requires all foreigners to provide a "Legal Capacity to Contract Marriage" from his/her embassy before filing for a marriage license in the Philippines. The Chinese Embassy provides an Affidavit in Lieu of Certificate of Legal Capacity to Contract Marriage.

Documents Required

1) One fully completed Notarization and Authentication Application Form.

2) The original of your passport and a photocopy of the photo/information page of the passport or other valid ID.

3) The original and a photocopy of your Philippine ACR I-Card, or a photocopy of your Philippine visa. The applicant should have stayed in the Philippines over 6 months.

4) The original and photocopy of Divorce Decree(s) or Death Certificate(s) required for the relevant applicant.

5) An Affidavit signed before the consular officer of the Embassy.

How to Apply

1) You must submit the application personally.

2) No appointment is needed.

Application Fee (Unit: Peso) and Processing Time

Regular Service       4th working day

700 per document

Rush Service           3rd working day

1800 per document

Express Service     2nd working day

2400 per document

Pay fees when collecting.

Only cash payment is accepted.

Form Download

Notarization and Authentication Application Form

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