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Legal Capacity to Contract Marriage

In general, the Philippine government requires all foreigners to obtain a "Legal Capacity to Contract Marriage" from his/her embassy before filing for a marriage license. This certificate affirms that there are no legal impediments to the proposed marriage. Please note that the certificate is valid for 4 months from the date of issuance of Certificate of Marital Status.

Please ensure that your civil status is updated in Det Centrale Personregister (CPR).

PROCEDURE:

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Applicants can also request for a Certificate of Legal Capacity to Contract Marriage at the following consular offices. Please contact them directly for procedures.

 

CONSULATE IN CEBU

  • Monday - Friday, except on regular and special holidays.
    • 09.00 - 12.00hrs (walk-in for legalizations, certifications & passports)
    • 13.00 - 16.00hrs (by appointment for consular cases)  

CONSULATE IN DAVAO

  • Monday - Friday, 09.00 - 11.30hrs