Bonjour. Mabuhay.

Planning on getting married soon? You do know that a crucial part of the preparation is securing a marriage license in order to make the wedding official and valid. So I’m going to put out a series of areas and the requirements needed in securing a marriage license in these featured areas.

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Let’s start with the City of Manila:

REQUIREMENTS FOR MARRIAGE LICENSE (MANILA)

(Personal Appearance of the applicant is required)

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  1. Applicants between 18-21 years Old

– 1.1 Birth Certificate-  (Born in Manila) Latest Certified Local Copy / (Born outside Manila)  NSO Copy (get one online at www.NSOHelpline.com) / Latest Original Copy of Baptismal (If no record of birth )

– 1.2 Latest Certificate of No Marriage (CENOMAR) (get one online at www.NSOHelpline.com)

– 1.3 Valid ID w/ Address in Manila – Original & Xerox

– 1.4 Parental Consent – Parent (Father, Mother or Guardian in the order mention) to come personally with valid ID (Original & Xerox)

– 1.5 Marriage Counseling   – Manila Health Dept. & MSWD

*Parental consent provided for under Art.14 of the Family Code of the Philippines

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  1. Applicants between 21-25 years old

– 2.1 Birth Certificate –  (Born in Manila) Latest Certified Local Copy / (Born outside Manila)  NSO  Copy (get one online at www.NSOHelpline.com) / Latest Original copy of Baptismal (if no record of Birth)

– 2.2 Latest Certificate of No Marriage (CENOMAR) (get one online at www.NSOHelpline.com)

– 2.3 Valid ID w/ Address in Manila –Original & Xerox

– 2.4 Parental Advice  – Both Parents must come personally w/ valid ID (Original & Xerox)

– 2.5 Marriage Counseling – Manila Health Dept. & MSWD

* Parental Advice – If not obtain or unfavorable, Marriage License shall not be issued till after 3 mos. following the completion of the publication of the application.

A sworn statement of the contracting parties must likewise be submitted indicating therein that the parents refuse to give advice.

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  1. Applicants above 25 yrs. Old

– 3.1 Birth Certificate –  (Born in Manila) Latest Certified Local Copy / (Born outside Manila) NSO Copy (get one online at www.NSOHelpline.com) / Latest Original Copy of Baptismal (If no record of birth)

– 3.2 Latest Certificate of No Marriage (CENOMAR) (get one online at www.NSOHelpline.com)

– 3.3 Valid ID w/ address in Manila (original & xerox)

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  1. Foreigner  or Former Filipino Citizen but is now Naturalized Citizen of other country

– 4.1 Legal Capacity to marry to be issued by their Respective Embassy here in the Phil.

– 4.2 Passport – Original & Xerox

* If one of the applicants is a former Filipino Citizen and a Divorcee or Foreign National formerly married to a Filipino, SUBMIT Judicial Recognition of the absolute decree of divorce obtained abroad of his/her previous marriage.

SOURCE: http://manila.gov.ph/services/civil-registry/

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I hope this helps planning couples who are setting their sights on getting married in the city of Manila. There are a lot of churches and gardens and venues where you can celebrate your big day in the capital city. So plan ahead and plan smart. enjoy your big day.

MC