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Legal Capacity to Contract Marriage

AT THE EMBASSY IN MANILA

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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.

 Processing time is three (3) working days.  

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

 

HONORARY CONSULATES in CEBU and DAVAO

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

PROCEDURE:

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