How to get a Marriage License in Manila

Bonjour. Mabuhay.

Planning on getting married soon? You do know that a crucial part of the preparation is securing a marriage license in order to make the wedding official and valid. So I’m going to put out a series of areas and the requirements needed in securing a marriage license in these featured areas.

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Let’s start with the City of Manila:

REQUIREMENTS FOR MARRIAGE LICENSE (MANILA)

(Personal Appearance of the applicant is required)

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  1. Applicants between 18-21 years Old

– 1.1 Birth Certificate-  (Born in Manila) Latest Certified Local Copy / (Born outside Manila)  NSO Copy (get one online at www.NSOHelpline.com) / Latest Original Copy of Baptismal (If no record of birth )

– 1.2 Latest Certificate of No Marriage (CENOMAR) (get one online at www.NSOHelpline.com)

– 1.3 Valid ID w/ Address in Manila – Original & Xerox

– 1.4 Parental Consent – Parent (Father, Mother or Guardian in the order mention) to come personally with valid ID (Original & Xerox)

– 1.5 Marriage Counseling   – Manila Health Dept. & MSWD

*Parental consent provided for under Art.14 of the Family Code of the Philippines

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  1. Applicants between 21-25 years old

– 2.1 Birth Certificate –  (Born in Manila) Latest Certified Local Copy / (Born outside Manila)  NSO  Copy (get one online at www.NSOHelpline.com) / Latest Original copy of Baptismal (if no record of Birth)

– 2.2 Latest Certificate of No Marriage (CENOMAR) (get one online at www.NSOHelpline.com)

– 2.3 Valid ID w/ Address in Manila –Original & Xerox

– 2.4 Parental Advice  – Both Parents must come personally w/ valid ID (Original & Xerox)

– 2.5 Marriage Counseling – Manila Health Dept. & MSWD

* Parental Advice – If not obtain or unfavorable, Marriage License shall not be issued till after 3 mos. following the completion of the publication of the application.

A sworn statement of the contracting parties must likewise be submitted indicating therein that the parents refuse to give advice.

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  1. Applicants above 25 yrs. Old

– 3.1 Birth Certificate –  (Born in Manila) Latest Certified Local Copy / (Born outside Manila) NSO Copy (get one online at www.NSOHelpline.com) / Latest Original Copy of Baptismal (If no record of birth)

– 3.2 Latest Certificate of No Marriage (CENOMAR) (get one online at www.NSOHelpline.com)

– 3.3 Valid ID w/ address in Manila (original & xerox)

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  1. Foreigner  or Former Filipino Citizen but is now Naturalized Citizen of other country

– 4.1 Legal Capacity to marry to be issued by their Respective Embassy here in the Phil.

– 4.2 Passport – Original & Xerox

* If one of the applicants is a former Filipino Citizen and a Divorcee or Foreign National formerly married to a Filipino, SUBMIT Judicial Recognition of the absolute decree of divorce obtained abroad of his/her previous marriage.

SOURCE: http://manila.gov.ph/services/civil-registry/

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I hope this helps planning couples who are setting their sights on getting married in the city of Manila. There are a lot of churches and gardens and venues where you can celebrate your big day in the capital city. So plan ahead and plan smart. enjoy your big day.

MC

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31 thoughts on “How to get a Marriage License in Manila

  1. Saan po kami pupunta para makakuha ng marriage license. Taga quezon city po kami pareho..saka gaano po katagal ang bisa ng marriage license? Salamat po

  2. Hello po ask lbg sana pag both ba na applicants hindi ipinanganak sa city na gusto nla maganap ung kasal hindi po ba ped? At gusto kc namin dito sa manila, betterhalf q from mindanao at provonce q nman visayas.thanks

  3. Paano po kong gusto namin magpakasal s manila ng civil but hindi po ako taga manila and my fiancee is foriegn. Ano po ang dapat gawin and requirements . pls. Advice me

    1. Hi Rhodora,

      Sa pagpapakasal sa civil, kailangang residente ang isa sa ikakasal ng city o municipality kung saan ninyo balak magpakasal. Maaari kang mag inquire sa office ng solemnizing officer kung saan ninyo balak magpa kasal.

      May CENOMAR ka na ba? Isa kasi ito sa mga requirements. Pwede kang mag order online para ma-deliver sa iyo ang CENOMAR mo. Just log on to http://www.nsohelpline.com

      MC

  4. ., sir ask ko lang po kung sa pag kuha po ng cenomar sa nso pag kumuha pu ba kmi nun dala nadn po namin un within this day ?

  5. Goodmorning po sir ask ko lng po kung my bisa po b ang secret merriage…at kpag po b 7 years ng walang komunikasyon ang dating mgasawa pwd n po b ulit mgpakasal khit ndi n mgpaannual..

  6. gud day sir ask ko lang kung ok na po ba ang philhealtrh i.d and company i.d,ang wla sa sopporting documents ko ay voters registration ,pls answer m

  7. Gud eve po ask ko po sana if pano ko maaayos ung m.i ko sa high school diploma gusto ko sanang gawing T. From Y. dalawa kc birth cert. Ung isa ginawa nung nag alaga sakin illigitimate ako dun pero may original pla ako nasa tunay kong nanay pero nung college T. n ung ginamit kong m.i instead of Y. Maayos ku pa hu b un kc mag wowork po sana ako abroad bka magka problema sa authentication and red ribbon tnx po

    1. Kung Diploma lang naman ang problem mo doon sa school mo ikaw makipag coordinate pakita mo yung nakuha mo sa NSO na document. Or baka pwedeng affidavit na lang yan kung saan mo man gagamitin.

  8. Good afternoon po,ask ko lng kung anu dapat gawin sa birthcertificate ng anak ko,gamit po nya apelyido ng asawa ko pero di po xa ang biological na ama buntis n po ko bago kmi ngpakasal kya po sa asawa ko po xa nakaapelyido,nagapply po kmi ng us visa gusto po ng consul n ayusin yung birthcert nya.para po kpg dating sa america iadopt xa ng asawa ko.Anu po gagawin nmn,Sa munispyo po b kung saan lugar xa pinanganak aayusin or pa attorney po yun, balak ko po kasi na ipaapelyido ko xa sakin para mawala po yung name ng asawa ko sa birth certificate ng anak ko na xa ang tatay. Help nmn po

      1. Sir meron po b kayo n alam n attorney n di nmn mahal maningil and mga gaano po kya katagal process nun. Thank you po

  9. sir gudmrning asked lng ko kong ang isang kirida nagkaroon ng anak pero yong lalaki nandoon sa ibang bansa pwede bang magamit ng bata ang apelyido ng lalaki..at halimbawa sir kng ginamit ng bata ang apelyido ng lalaki pero sa ibang bansa yong lalaki ng ipinganak ang bata nag 2 yrs contract muna ang lalaki doon ngtatrabaho bago umuwi dito sa pinas,pero ang lalaki legal marriage..kng peneke ng kirida ang bc ng anak nya pwede ba syang kasuhan..ang lalaki pong my asawa madamay po sa kaso..

    1. Kung hindi naman pumirma yung lalaki sa B.C nung bata para pumayag na magamit yung surname nya hinid pwede yun dapat kasi may consent at pirma nya bago magamit nung bata yung surname nya.

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