getting married at the consulate
The Consular Officer is authorized by the Philippine Government to solemnize marriages provided it is between one male and one female, both parties are Filipino citizens, and the ceremony will take place within the premises of the Philippine embassy or consulate.
Submit application for a marriage license and Certificate of Legal Capacity to Contract Marriage (LCCM) at the Consulate
Both parties must be present at the Consulate to apply and submit documentary requirements for application of marriage license and Certificate of Legal Capacity to Contract Marriage (LCCM). Please note that all original PSA documents will be retained by the Consulate and will not be returned.
Publication of Marriage Application for 10 Consecutive Days
The application for a marriage license or the marriage banns shall be posted or published for ten (10) consecutive days before the marriage license is issued.
Issuance of LCCM & Marriage License
The Consulate shall issue the LCCM and a marriage license which is valid for a period of 120 days from the date of issuance. The applicants should get married at the Consulate within those 120 days.
Marriage Solemnization at the Consulate
The applicants coordinate with the Consular staff on the date and time of marriage solemnization. They should provide information about the names and addresses of their witnesses.
You may request PSA-authenticated copy of the Marriage Certificate after 3 to 6 months from the date of marriage. 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.
Additional Requirements for each personal circumstance
For a contracting party who is a widow or widower
For a contracting party who had a previous marriage annulled by court or dissolved by a Philippine court recognition of foreign divorce
For a contracting party aged 18-21 years old
For a contracting party aged 22-25 years old