Will A Foreign Divorce Be Recognized In The Philippines?

A Filipino citizen (husband) and a foreign citizen (wife) marry in the Philippines; sometime later, the foreign spouse files and is granted a divorce in her country. Will the Filipino spouse be able to marry again in the Philippines by virtue of the foreign divorce papers sent to him by his ex-wife? When I didContinue reading “Will A Foreign Divorce Be Recognized In The Philippines?”

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Can I Get A Copy Of My Partner’s CENOMAR Without Him Knowing?

This is a question we commonly receive in our inbox. So to satisfy everyone’s curiosity, the straight and easy answer is no. A CENOMAR, or Certificate of No Marriage, is proof that a person is single and is free to marry. The CENOMAR of a person who is married, or was married, will bear theContinue reading “Can I Get A Copy Of My Partner’s CENOMAR Without Him Knowing?”

How to Get a CENOMAR Online

A CENOMAR, or a Certificate of No Marriage is a document issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) to certify that the person whose name appears on the document is not married or has not contracted any marriage in the past. It is often (but not always) required when applying for a marriage license. IfContinue reading “How to Get a CENOMAR Online”

Why Can’t I Order a Certificate of Death Online?

In case you haven’t noticed, you cannot order for another person’s PSA certificates when ordering at PSAHelpline.ph.  You can only request documents under your name (or your child’s, if you are a parent and is limited to birth certificates only). A Certificate of Death contains details about a person’s passing.  This document is as importantContinue reading “Why Can’t I Order a Certificate of Death Online?”

The Three PSA Certificates You Can Order Online

PSAHelpline.ph, an online site where you can order your PSA Certificates of Live Birth, Marriage, and No Marriage (CENOMAR) is now open and ready to receive our requests!  This means that we now have the option to have our PSA documents delivered to us especially during these times when trips outside our homes must beContinue reading “The Three PSA Certificates You Can Order Online”

2 Ways to Get a Copy of Your CENOMAR (Certificate of No Marriage)

A CENOMARor Certificate of No Marriage is a primary documentary requirement for those who are planning to get married.  It serves as proof that you or your would-be spouse is legally single – never contracted marriage or a previous marriage has been annulled.  It basically tells you if you are free to marry another person.Continue reading “2 Ways to Get a Copy of Your CENOMAR (Certificate of No Marriage)”

5 Reasons Why You Need to Switch to an EMV Chip ATM Card

About 2 weeks ago, while I was trying to withdraw funds from my savings account, my ATM card was captured by the machine.  I called my bank immediately to report the incident and was told to wait by the machine in case it spews my card back out.  It didn’t.  Finally, the agent asked meContinue reading “5 Reasons Why You Need to Switch to an EMV Chip ATM Card”

7 Personal Information That You Can Refuse to Share

I attended a brief lecture on RA 10173, or more popularly known as the Data Privacy Act, last Friday.  It is always enlightening to listen to someone who can simplify complicated documents such as Republic Acts and IRRs.  It helps ordinary people like myself understand how a particular law works and how I, as aContinue reading “7 Personal Information That You Can Refuse to Share”