NSO warns of ‘fake’ marriage officials

Bonjour. Mabuhay.

A friendly reminder: Beware of goats in sheep’s clothing.

There is an NSO advisory warning couples who are planning to get married to first check if the officiating entities are accredited by their office to ensure that their marriage contracts are legal and binding.

NSO said that priests, pastors or religious laymen officiating marriages have to first secure permits or accreditation from their office before they could officiate at weddings.

The NSO pronouncement came amid reports that there are priests or pastors not sanctioned by any religious sect or by the state who are officiating wedding rites and soliciting contributions.

Note that NSO only issues permits to solemnize marriage or certificate of registration to religious personalities upon completion of seminars in relation to their duties as state-accredited marriage officiating officers. Such accreditation given to solemnizing officers are renewable every three years.

Any marriage contract solemnized by officiating officials not registered with the NSO, the sole government agency authorized to process and approve said accreditation, is considered null and void and can be declared illegal.

To be sure, inquire about the permits or accreditation.

Hope this helps.

 

MC

 

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9 thoughts on “NSO warns of ‘fake’ marriage officials

  1. ako p0 ay ikinasal sa hwes.nagkamali ng apilyido rebadeo po ako naging rebadolla sa kasal sa hwes lng nman ano nasa NSO nakayon ano ang dapat kong gawin at no ang dap.at may kinakasa ma nasyng iba at yong ba2e ang ginaabinipisyari my anak ako my anak ako sa kanya makatarong an

  2. HI, Salamat sa sagot mo, Well ang sabi nang friend ko meron daw silang hawak na Marriage Certificate from Local Registry. Doubt lang yong lalaki kasi daw bat na ikasal sila na walang Marriage license gayong hindi nman daw nag sama ang guy at yong babae bago ikasal. Iwan ko ba hehehe..Kawawa kasi yong kaibigan ko eh parang mhuhulog talaga na KABIT siya pag kasado nga ang lalaki. Thanks talaga!

  3. Thank you very much pala!! Pa sensya na, na excite lang ako kaya hindi tuloy ako naka pag pasalamat..Thanks again!

  4. Hello, May tanong lang po. My friend kc has relationship with the guy na married but of course hiwalay na sa asawa mga 3 yrs ago. Ngayon the guy was trying to apply abroad so kailangan niya nang “Marriage Certificate” from NSO kasi hindi tinanggap yong “Marriage Certificate” galing sa local registry. Pero ang nangyari wala pala silang record..which is negative ang lumabas. So anong ibig sabihin non? I think 9 years na silang married bago mag hiwalay..May posible bang pwedi ma ikasal ang kaibigan ko sa lalaki? Ma i consider ba yong lalaki na single parin at pweding ikasal siya ulit? Please need your answer it would be huge help for me and my friend!!

    1. Sayna, kung walang record sa NSO, baka may record pa rin naman sa local civil registrar at hindi lang na forward sa NSO ito. Dapat ma check rin ang record sa local civil registrar kung wala nga. Kung wala, then single ang guy at pwedeng magpakasal.

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