Monday, August 07, 2006
Church & Legal Matters
Application For Marriage License

A marriage license is required for either Civil or Church wedding. The application for is available at either party's local Civil Registry office. After filing the application, a 10-day waiting period is required by law before the marriage license can be issued. The license is then valid for 120 days and may used anywhere in the Philippines.
Required documents:
Birth Certificate. Certified True Copies from NSO for both bride & groom.
Parental Consent (for 18-21 years old or Parental Advice (for 22-25). The legal age for marriage is 18. If the bride and/or groom is aged between 18 and 21, written consent is required from the father, mother or legal guardian.
Barangay Certificate or Proof of Residency. To verfy if bride or groom is indeed part of the municipality, proof of residency (may be passport, credit card/bank statement or valid IDs with photo and address) must be presented.
Certificated of Attendance in Pre-marital Counseling and Family Planning. Seminar is conducted by the Division of Materna; and Child Health at the Municipal/City Hall.
Church Requirements for Filipino Catholic Weddings
The archdiocese of Manila requires the followig for Filipino Catholic Weddings:
Baptismal Certificates. Issued at least 3 months before the wedding and must bear the annotation: "For Marriage Purposes Only". Requirement from both parties whether Catholic or not.
Marriage License or for those who are civilly married, a certified true copy of the Marriage Contract submitted at least one week before the wedding date.
Certification of Freedom To Marry Issued by the Parish priests of both parties or Wedding Banns. forms of which will be provided by the church and have to be immediately brought to the respective parishes of the the bride and grrom for posting. These must be returned to the parishe after three Sundays.
Confirmation Certificate. Issued at least three months before the wedding and must bear the annotation: "For Marriage Purposes Only".
Canonical Interview. This will be conducted by the Parish priest to ensure readiness of the couple.
Pre-Marriage Seminar. Inquire at the parish office for schedule. Some parishes allow attendance in other marriage preparation program such as the Catholic Engaged Encounter or Discovery Weekend.
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  • At 10:36 PM, Blogger Ana

    this is so helpful! thanks for listing them down. i've already added this sa favorites ko.