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Capacity to Marry in Cebu or Davao for US citizen?

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Baywak

I met a Kano at the Agdao,Davao Public Market last night.He's been here 3 months.Years ago I got my capacity to marry stuff done in Manila so I have no knowledge about if it can be done in Davao somehow or at the consulate in Cebu.Any help would be much appreciated.Thanks

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4thDan

it can be done in Cebu...i did it

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Salty Dog

it can be done in Cebu...i did it

 

Same here. Cost $50.

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Ronin

Same here. Cost $50.

 

So you just show up at the consular with your passport and $50 and you can walk out with the cert in hand?

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Salty Dog

So you just show up at the consular with your passport and $50 and you can walk out with the cert in hand?

 

Yes, but If you were ever divorced, you need to bring in the papers to show them.

 

He also wanted to meet my Fiance. I had read this from someone else so I brought her with me to be safe.

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SkyMan

 

 

He also wanted to meet my Fiance. I had read this from someone else so I brought her with me to be safe
I didn't bring mine.  The letter doesn't say who you're going to marry and there's no requirement to be engaged.  You could easily just say you're hot to marry someone and you don't know who yet.

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Salty Dog

I didn't bring mine.  The letter doesn't say who you're going to marry and there's no requirement to be engaged.  You could easily just say you're hot to marry someone and you don't know who yet.

 

I agree, but since I live just a few hundred meters from there, I figured we would go there together just in case. As I said he asked to meet her before he gave me the oath.

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Monsoon

The whole process is a farce anyway. There is no central marriage record database in the US. And either way they are not checking any database when you obtain this document. It is purely to pacify the archaic Philippine law requiring this. It is an "Affidavit In Lieu of Legal Capacity to Marry" 

 

The form I was given asks you if you've ever been married before and then if yes asks about the dissolution of those marriages. You can get this document without having copies of the actual divorce decree. I have seen it done by several people ahead of me while I was waiting to get mine at the US embassy in Manila. The consular officer asked him questions about them and that was it. One guy had like 4 or 5 previous marriages, and apparently listed them all because the consular officer talked to him about each of them, then told him to raise his right hand and swear or affirm that everything is true and accurate to the best of his knowledge in the document then done. 

 

The $50 is the rate they charge for getting any document 'notorized' by a consular official. 

 

As far as bringing your fiancé, it is not even allowed at the Manila embassy so it certainly isn't a requirement. 

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Jason S

Yes, but If you were ever divorced, you need to bring in the papers to show them.

 

He also wanted to meet my Fiance. I had read this from someone else so I brought her with me to be safe.

where is the Consular office at in Cebu? I would like to there next week to get my Legal capacity to marry and would prefer to stay in a hotel near the office. Manila is just too much headache for me. 

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Monsoon

where is the Consular office at in Cebu? I would like to there next week to get my Legal capacity to marry and would prefer to stay in a hotel near the office. Manila is just too much headache for me. 

 

 

You could stay right at the consulate - it is in the Waterfront (Lahug). 

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smokey

So you just show up at the consular with your passport and $50 and you can walk out with the cert in hand?

if you have been married before you should have the paperwork or just hope they don't ask

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John B

about 9 yrs ago I did take my GF and he DID talk to her briefly.   Not sure what he would have done if she had not been with me.   For us it was about the experience as much as anything.

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Jason S

You could stay right at the consulate - it is in the Waterfront (Lahug). 

That is the Waterfront Hotel and Casino, right ?

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lopburi3

This sounds the same as here in Thailand - you fill out a short form of bio data that the home country requires and your signature is notarized by the Consulate Officer for the $50 fee.  There is no proof involved as the Consulate can not verify such - they can only verify your signature under oath that the information is true.  Not a time to be making false statements as you are signing a legal document.

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Mikala

 

 

That is the Waterfront Hotel and Casino, right ?

 

There's 2 Waterfront hotels in Cebu. There's 1 at the airport and 1 in Lahug. Both have casinos.

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