Getting Married at the Consulate

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SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGE

Both parties must be Filipino Citizens and have to appear personally at the Philippine Consulate General in New York.

REQUIREMENTS:

FOR FILIPINOS NOT PREVIOUSLY MARRIED

  • Birth Certificate in security paper issued by the National Statistics Office (NSO) - original & photocopy
  • Certificate of Non-Availability of Record of Marriage issued by the National Statistics Office (NSO) in security paper NOTE: A CENOMAR is valid for only six (6) months from the date of issue by the NSO
  • Original and a photocopy of Authenticated Affidavit of Parental Consent (for applicants aged 18 years and 1 day to 21 years) OR original and a photocopy of Authenticated Affidavit of Parental Advice (for applicants aged 21 years and 1 day to 25 years). If the parents are in the Philippines, the Parental Consent or Advice should indicate the name of the fiancĂ©/fiancĂ©e and should go through the following:

o    Notary Public

o    Regional Trial Court

o    DFA Manila, Authentication Division

If the parents are in the U.S., the Affidavit has to be notarized in the U.S. by an accredited notary public or authenticated/notarized and by the Consulate. The following must be attached to the Affidavit:

  • Passport (photocopy of data page and last page)
  • Two (2) passport-size pictures

FOR FILIPINOS WHO'S PREVIOUS MARRIAGE HAS BEEN ANNULLED / DIVORCED

  • Passport
  • Amended Marriage Contract (of annulled marriage) in security paper by the National Statistics Office (NSO) (original and a photocopy)
  • Certificate of Finality of Decision and Court Order/Decision authenticated by the Authentication Division, DFA Manila (original and a photocopy)
  • Two (2) passport-size pictures

FEES

  • Marriage License: US$25.00
  • Solemnization Fee: US$60.00

The marriage ceremony at the Consulate General may be scheduled only after having complied with all the requirements and with the mandatory three (3) week publication notice.