Marriage Requirements in Philippines

Marriage Requirements in PhilippinesWhew!!! Time slips so fast. I can't believe it is already the month of June. Aside from it is the opening of classes, it is also the month of wedding bells, cakes, and bridal entourages. I am just wondering why brides usually wanted to be a June bride. There might be something special in it.

Anyway, if you are from the Philippines and you are planning to get married, you have to take note the following marriage requirement for a Philippine Catholic wedding:

1. Marriage License - This should have four months validity. For other couples who had civil wedding prior to church wedding, you just need t o submit the Marriage Contract.
2. Baptismal Certificate - Each should submit baptismal certificate with annotation “for marriage purposes”.
3. Confirmation Certificate - Same thing with baptismal certificate, this also requires an annotation of “for marriage purposes” and should be valid in six months.
- Publication of Wedding Banns for three consecutive Sundays in the parish of the bride & groom, also permission from the parish of the bride
- Catholic Seminar
- Canonical Interview
- List of Principal Sponsors

To secure a Marriage License in the Philippines, below are the requirements you need to submit:

1. NSO Birth Certificates
2. CENOMAR - Certificate of No Marriage form from NSO office.
3. Parental Consent for couples aged 18 to 21 or Parental Advice for those 22-25 years old.
4. Passport sized Pictures
5. Residence Certificate
6. Seminar - Conducted by the Division of Maternal & Child Health at the Municipal/City Hall
7. Application Form

Congratulations and Good Luck!!!