Who Shall Apply
- Any person, male or female, 18 years old and above and without legal impediment to marry each other.
Where to Apply
- shall be filed under oath at the Office of the Local Civil Registrar of the City or Municipality where either one of the contracting parties habitually reside.
- For marriages between Filipino Citizens abroad, shall be filed at the office of the Consul-General, Consul or Vice-Consul. (Art. 20, Family Code)
When to Apply
- May be filed anytime by the contracting parties;
- Marriage license shall be valid for 120 days from the date of issuance.
- Application for Marriage License shall be filed separately by the contracting parties at the Office of the Local Civil Registrar, Consul-General, Consul or Vice-Consul
- If either the contracting parties is a widowed/widower, submits a Death Certificate or Affidavit to that effect;
- If previous marriage had been annulled or declared void, or divorced, he/she must present court decree to that effect;
- Parental consent if any or both of the parties are between 18 to 21 years old;
- Parental advice if any or both of the parties are between 21 to 25 years old;
- Certification that the contracting party have undergone marriage counselling;
Certificate of No Marriage;
- If the contracting parties are foreigners, they must submit a certificate of legal capacity to contract marriage issued by their diplomatic officials in the Philippines.
Who Shall Register
Local Civil Registrar (LCR)
- Shall prepare a notice for posting within 10 consecutive days;
- In case of any impediment known to the LCR, shall note down his findings in the Application for Marriage Licence but issue the said license unless ordered otherwise by the competent court.
Civil Registry Forms
- 4 copies of Municipal Form No. 90, Application for Marriage License.