Solemnization of Marriage at the Embassy

Our consular official is authorized by the Philippine Government to solemnize marriages provided

  • these shall be between two Filipino citizens, one male and one female, and
  • these take place within the premises of the Philippine Embassy.

Steps in Applying to Get Married at the Embassy

1. Apply for a marriage license and Certificate of Legal Capacity to Contract Marriage (LCCM) at the Embassy by submitting the following in person at the Embassy (Note: All original PSA documents will be retained by the Embassy and will not be returned):

  1. Accomplished Application for Marriage Licence and Marriage Solemnization at Embassy - to be accomplished and signed by both bride and groom at the Embassy
  2. Bride’s Certificate of Live Birth issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) with Apostille from the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) - bring original and three (3) photocopies
  3. Bride’s Certificate of No Record of Previous Marriage (CENOMAR) issued by PSA not more than 6 months before the intended date of marriage, with Apostille from DFA - bring original and three (3) photocopies
  4. Bride’s valid Philippine passport - bring original and four (4) photocopies
  5. Groom’s Certificate of Live Birth issued by the PSA with Apostille from DFA - bring original and three (3) photocopies
  6. Groom’s Certificate of No Record of Previous Marriage (CENOMAR) issued by PSA not more than 6 months before the intended date of marriage, with Apostille from DFA - bring original and three (3) photocopies
  7. Groom’s valid Philippine passport - bring original and four (4) photocopies
  8. Photos of bride and groom - one (1) colored 5R size photo each
  9. Payment of Fees: NOK 540 for solemnization of marriage, NOK 225 for marriage license, NOK 225 for LCCM of bride, NOK 225 for LCCM of groom, all paid in cash at the Embassy

Additional documents for each personal circumstance that applies:

  • For a contracting party who had a previous marriage annulled by court: Amended PSA Marriage Certificate with annotation of annulment, with Apostille from DFA
  • For a contracting party who had a previous marriage dissolved by a Philippine Court recognition of foreign divorce: Amended PSA Marriage Certificate with annotation of annulment, with Apostille from DFA
  • For a contracting party who is a widow or widower: PSA Death Certificate of deceased spouse, with Apostille from DFA
  • For a contracting party aged 18-21 years old: Affidavit of Consent executed by the parents of the contracting party, notarized by a Philippine public notary
  • For a contracting party aged 22-25 years old, written Parental Advice of parents, notarized by a Philippine public notary

2. The application for a marriage license or the marriage banns shall be posted/published for ten (10) consecutive days before the marriage license is issued.

3. The Embassy shall issue LCCMs a marriage license, valid for a period of 120 days from the date of issue. The applicants should get married at the Embassy within those 120 days.