The Family Code of the Philippines provides that “records of marriages whether performed by the Philippine Consular Officer or by the local religious or civil authorities shall be kept and transmitted to the Philippine Civil Registrar through the Department of Foreign Affairs” (Sec.664 of the Philippine Foreign Service Code).
Requirements for Report of Marriage:
1. Four (4) Original Copies of the accomplished Report of Marriage Form signed by both contracting parties;
Reminder: In the date of birth and date of marriage, the month should be spelled out, ex. 16 August 2017;
2. Unabridged Marriage Certificate from Home Affairs (Original or Certified True Copy);
3. Photocopies of passports of contracting parties;
4. For late Registration (One year and above), an applicant should have to execute:
Four Original Copies of the Affidavit of Delayed Registration of Marriage, Fee of 375.00 Rand or 25.00 USD; and
5. Report Marriage Fee: 375.00 Rand or 25.00 USD.
If one or both of the contracting parties has/have been previously married, the following requirements will also be needed:
- Where one or both of the contracting parties had a previous marriage annulled:
- Original Court Order declaring the marriage annulled.
- Where one or both of the contracting parties is/are widowed:
- Death Certificate of Deceased Spouse.
- Where one or both of the contracting parties is/are divorced:
- Final Decree of Divorce