REPORT OF MARRIAGE OF A FILIPINO ABROAD
The marriage between Filipinos or between a Filipino and a foreign national should be reported and registered with the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) through the Philippine Embassy/Consulate General which has jurisdiction over the locality where the event took place.
ONLY marriages that took place in the following states can be registered or reported at the Philippine Consulate General in New York: (1) Connecticut, (2) Delaware, (3) Maine, (4) Massachusetts, (5) New Hampshire, (6) New Jersey, (7) New York, (8) Pennsylvania, (9) Rhode Island, and (10) Vermont.
For marriages that happened in other U.S. states, please click the Consulate Finder to find out which Philippine Embassy or Consulate can assist you, what the hours of operation are, and how to reach it.
Mail the Civil Registry Application packet
Once documents have been determined to be complete and in order, the informant mails to the Consulate the ROM Application packet (please see below the contents of the packet), taking note of the envelope’s tracking number. Address the mail to:
Civil Registry Unit (Report of Marriage)
Philippine Consulate General
556 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10036
Consulate Processes the Application
Processing normally takes a maximum of three (3) working weeks from the date the complete accomplished packet is received by the Consulate.
Consulate mails processed application.
Using the return envelope provided by the applicant, the Consulate mails back the applicant's processed document and receipt.
If the informant has not received processed document a month from mailing the application, please call or email the Civil Registry Unit, with SUBJECT: ROM (Insert Name of Applicant), Sent on (Insert Date of Mailing of Application):
You may request PSA-authenticated copy of the ROM after 3 to 6 months from the date of reporting at www.psaserbilis.com.ph. To complete the online transaction, you will need the transmittal details (Reference Number, Despatch Number, Despatch Date and Transmittal Date) which can be obtained from the DFA Manila's Consular Records Division with email email@example.com.
(in case one or both parties have previous marriage)
If Widow or Widower:
If Foreign Spouse was previously married to another foreigner
If the Filipino Citizen was previously married to a foreigner and a divorce was validly obtained abroad by the alien spouse
The Consular Officer reserves the right to require additional documents from the informant or applicant.
- The foreign divorce decree must be judicially enforced or confirmed in the Philippines by filing the proper civil action at the Regional Trial Court (RTC) in the Philippines.
- The court decision shall be registered in the Local Civil Registry Office (LCRO) where the concerned RTC functions.
- The registered document shall be submitted to the LCRO where the marriage is registered. If the marriage was registered overseas, the registered document shall be submitted to the City Civil Registry Office at the Manila City Hall (CCRO Manila).
- The following documents shall be submitted to CCRO Manila in annotating a civil registry document:
(a) Original or Certified True Copy of the foreign judgment or order duly registered at the City Civil Registry Office at the Manila City Hall (CCRO Manila);
(b) Original or Certified True Copy of the Certificate of Finality of the decision of Regional Trial Court (RTC-Phil); and
(c) Certificate of Registration of the decision of Regional Trial Court (RTCPhil) at the Local Civil Registry Office (LCRO) where the concerned RTC-Phil functions.
- After the annotation at the Local Civil Registrar’s Office (LCRO) has been accomplished, the annotated documents and its requirements must be submitted to the Office of the Civil Registrar-General (OCRG) in Manila.