I will be getting married in the Philippines in December of this year. I think i have a pretty good idea of what we need to get done and was hoping someone could verify I'm not missing anything, or if my info is incorrect for my side of the equation anyway.
When i first arrive in Manilla I will need to get an Affidavit of Marital Status from the embassy there. To do this I will need to pay the fee and present my passport and a long form birth certificate. Is there anything else required?
Once we get the affidavit (which should be the same day?) we will travel to Butuan and apply for a marriage certificate, which I believe takes 12 consecutive days in Butuan (can anyone confirm?). Hopefully this isn't business days.
For this process or the visa process after I've read in a few places that you need to have your long form birth certificate notarized or translated, I've also read you don't. Can anyone who has been through this process confirm this for me?
I's sure i'll have additional questions on this process and the visa process as we move along.
Thanks in advance for your help,
hope this helps you... my wife is a canadian and we get married last may of this year...
these are the things that we did so that our marriage will be recognized both here in the phil and canada.
first, we go to the canadian embassy (for us we did it in cebu as it is closer from where we live) for her to get the Legal Capacity to Marry
which is one of the requirement to apply for marriage license. all you need to bring is your passport and birth certificate. (if you are divorced
you need to bring the divorce cert and death cert if you are widowed.)
then we go to the municipal hall to apply for our marriage license where they gave us list of requirement which i gave them like birth cert, cenomar and clearance from the barangay (community) where i reside.
for my wife, they just ask for the legal capacity to marry and her passport and birth cert.
and for us, since we get married in a catholic church, we forward the documents that the municipal gave us after we complied all the requirements
to the church office. we then attended the seminar called pre-cana and of course pay the fees .
hope this gave you some preview of what you need to do...