Wedding Requirements

Reservation Requirements
  • Reservation fee
  • Attendance at the Orientation on Wedding Rules and Regulations
  • Photocopy of the baptismal certificate of both party
  • Proof of inquiry/visit at the Chancery Office for foreigners or divorcees
  • Church Marriage Certificate (For Renewal of Vows during wedding anniversaries)
  • Basic Requirements
  • ORIGINAL COPIES OF THE BAPTISMAL and CONFIRMATION CERTIFICATES of the bride and groom with the notation “For Marriage Purposes.” (Valid for 6 months)
  • MARRIAGE BANNS: to be brought to the respective parishes of the couple to be posted for three (3) consecutive Sundays
  • Certificate of No Marriage (CENOMAR) from NSO (For Filipinos only)
  • CANONICAL INTERVIEW
  • PRE-CANA SEMINAR
  • MARRIAGE LICENSE: to be secured from the Civil Registry of the city or town of either couple. (Valid for 120 days or 4 months only)
  • Additional Requirements (for certain cases)
    1. For Civilly Married couples:
      1. NSO copy of the Marriage Contract.
    2. For one who has lived in another place for six months or more aside from his/her permanent residence immediately prior to the wedding
      1. For Filipinos residing in the Philippines
        1. Marriage Banns from the parish/es where he/she resided for six months or more
      2. For Filipinos residing abroad
        1. Marriage banns from the parish of present residence OR Certificate of Freedom to Marry to be issued by the parish of present residence abroad for six months or more immediately prior to the wedding OR Affidavit of Free Status to Marry (for one who is NOT land-based, ex., seafarer, flight attendant.
      3. For Foreigners residing in the Philippines
        1. Marriage banns from the parish of domicile in the Philippines
        2. Affidavit of Free Status to Marry
      4. For Foreigners residing Abroad
        1. Certificate of Freedom to Marry from the parish of present residence abroad for six months or more immediately prior to the wedding OR Affidavit of Free Status to Marry
    3. For Foreigners
      1. Clearance from the Chancery Office, Arzobispado de Manila
      2. Certificate of Free Status to Marry / Legal Capacity from the Embassy of the country of origin
      3. Certificate of Freedom to Marry to be secured from the parish of permanent residence in the country of origin
    4. For Divorced/Divorcees
      1. Clearance from the Chancery Office, Arzobispado de Manila
      2. Certified true copy of LEGAL PAPERS proving the absolute decree of divorce
    5. For one whose Previous Marriage was declared Null and Void
      1. Certified true copy of the Final Declaration of Nullity from a Matrimonial Tribunal
      2. Approval from the Chancery Office, Arzobispado de Manila
    6. For Mixed Marriage or Disparity of Cult
      1. Promissory Note duly signed the Priest Interviewer and approved by the Local Ordinary
      2. Certificate of Active Membership from his/her religious affiliation (Mixed Marriage)
    7. For Widows or Widowers
      1. Newly issued NSO copy of the Death Certificate of the deceased spouse

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