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Does anyone know if Australians wishing to marry in the Philippines require a Certificate of No Impediment?

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Does anyone know if Australians wishing to marry in the Philippines require a Certificate of No Impediment?

Yes, you will most likely have to submit both a CERNOMAR from the NSO, and a legal capacity to marry from your embassy.

 

Although geared toward Americans, this article may help you to understand the marriage process;

 

http://www.pinayvisa.com/getting-married-in-the-philippines.

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AussieLex

Thank you for the information ... much appreciated.

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Hy H

Does anyone know if Australians wishing to marry in the Philippines require a Certificate of No Impediment?

 

G`day mate.

 

Previous poster posted link about US citizens to marry. Perhaps you can do better on home soil.   And do some legwork.  

 

Try click on this site for starters:  http://www.philippines.embassy.gov.au/mnla/marriage.html

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G`day mate.

 

Previous poster posted link about US citizens to marry. Perhaps you can do better on home soil.   And do some legwork.  

 

Try click on this site for starters:  http://www.philippines.embassy.gov.au/mnla/marriage.html

This article does not mention the CENOMAR from the NSO, which IS now a requirement to get a marriage license in Cebu City.

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AussieLex

Thanks for the information... I am wading through all the information I can get but it seems pretty straight forward... just got to jump through all the hoops.

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Hy H

This article does not mention the CENOMAR from the NSO, which IS now a requirement to get a marriage license in Cebu City.

 

Yes you are correct.   I am also interested in correct procedure for future reference. 

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Yes you are correct.   I am also interested in correct procedure for future reference. 

With the exception of the embassy difference, I don't think you will find a more complete article than the link I posted. It has been read over 30,000 times, and we get comments/compliments on it regularly. If you do, please let us know so that I can update it!

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Paul

Does anyone know if Australians wishing to marry in the Philippines require a Certificate of No Impediment?

 

Yes, without question. 

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Does anyone know if Australians wishing to marry in the Philippines require a Certificate of No Impediment?

 

 

Yes, without question. 

 

Which from memory is gained from the births death and marriages office without too much bother ,

 

I did it 12 years ago , got married by a judge in the courtroom , then proceeded to feed 300 hungry stomachs

 

Had to also do a little 3hr family planning course in the gazebo at the local town square , I was the only WG there of course

 

and from memory half of the pinay's (girls ) who attended with their , to be husbands , were pregnant , and rushing

 

the process through before they dropped their bundle.

 

ALSO , as I re-call you had to be in country for 21 days before you could get married

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AussieLex

Thanks for all the helpful responses, I have now looked at lots of info and to summarise .....

 

 

For the foreigner;

Passport with valid visa

Certified copy of birth certificate

Certificates of No Impediment to Marriage (CNI) also known as Certificate of Legal Capacity

Copies of all divorce decrees, death certificates, etc.

CENOMAR

 

For the Filipina fiancee

NSO ‘Certified Copy of Birth Certificate’ – 2 copies-can be obtained at the NSO or ordered online at www.ecensus.com.ph
‘Barangay Clearance’ (has its own requirements-obtain at local Barangay hall)
‘Police Clearance’ (has its own requirements-obtain at local police station)
“CEDULA” (Community Tax Certificate-apply at city hall)

NSO “CENOMAR’ (Certificate of no marriage- apply at NSO or order online at www.ecensus.com.ph)

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Tamed

make sure they spell you and your fiancee's names correctly on the cenomar ;)

 

another tip, CNI only last 6 months!

 

I'm now back in AU unmarried ^^^

 

maybe it's a good thing lol

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I did it 12 years ago , got married by a judge in the courtroom , then proceeded to feed 300 hungry stomachs

 

Had to also do a little 3hr family planning course in the gazebo at the local town square , I was the only WG there of course

 

and from memory half of the pinay's (girls ) who attended with their , to be husbands , were pregnant , and rushing

 

the process through before they dropped their bundle.

 

ALSO , as I re-call you had to be in country for 21 days before you could get married

 

Similar but mine was 30 yrs ago with the judge and I only fed 5 including us lol

 

At my seminar half the girls didn't know the guy's last name....

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SomeRandomGuy

In future elope.

Elope.

Elope.

Im all for marriage.

Any country that does not allow divorce i am not interested in marrying at.

 

Elope for you.

Elope for her.

Elope

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riklynbor

Does anyone know if Australians wishing to marry in the Philippines require a Certificate of No Impediment?

 

Yep I had to get one. Went to Australian Embassy to get one. They did it right there and then in 2007.

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My hoops took about 40 hours to jump through. Hopefully yours will go quicker. 

Another thing to keep in mind is that some local LCRs have their own requirements. Seems everyone here want to make a rule. They feel special that way.

 

Not sure about the Ozzy consulate but the guy at the US consulate imposed his own little BS rules as well when I went for the Affidavit In Lieu of Certificate of Legal Capacity to Marry. I had to take my fiance with me (no problem) but then he puffed up and said she looked too young and would not issue the document unless she had ID. Now what that has to do with whether I'm divorced or not is beyond me but he did not like the 2 forms of ID she had and it was looking like we made the flight and hotel expense for nothing. Luckily she had some OLD HS ID that he accepted.

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Yep I had to get one. Went to Australian Embassy to get one. They did it right there and then in 2007.

 

The rules must have changed a lot since then, as they have to post up on the wall of the consul or embassy that you have applied for a certain number of days. You can't just walk in and get one nowadays. 

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The rules must have changed a lot since then, as they have to post up on the wall of the consul or embassy that you have applied for a certain number of days. You can't just walk in and get one nowadays.

 

I had current divorce papers with me only a couple of months old that helped for sure.

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billy

In future elope.

Elope.

Elope.

Im all for marriage.

Any country that does not allow divorce i am not interested in marrying at.

Elope for you.

Elope for her.

Elope

Finally so eone said something that makes sense

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cvgtpc1

In future elope.

Elope.

Elope.

Im all for marriage.

Any country that does not allow divorce i am not interested in marrying at.

 

Elope for you.

Elope for her.

Elope

 

Finally so eone said something that makes sense

 

Yeah I never understood the need for a big fancy wedding, if you're in love why does all that matter.  Use the money for a kickass honeymoon.

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Laurence

If it's to be a (Catholic) church wedding, then there are a few more hoops.

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mikewright

Yeah I never understood the need for a big fancy wedding, if you're in love why does all that matter.  Use the money for a kickass honeymoon.

 

I suspect in most cases it's the wife who wants the fancy do, a cultural thing.

 

 

If it's to be a (Catholic) church wedding, then there are a few more hoops.

 

And veils and coins and chains...

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And veils and coins and chains...

haha, I wish ! If that was all there was to do for the church wedding I'd have been laughing all the way to the alter.

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Headshot

In future elope.

Elope.

Elope.

Im all for marriage.

Any country that does not allow divorce i am not interested in marrying at.

 

Elope for you.

Elope for her.

Elope

 

Actually, that can complicate things later.

 

Such as when she goes to have her passport put in her married name...and they tell her that her marriage certificate has to be registered at NSO first...which nullifies any advantage getting married elsewhere gained you (as far as the annulment laws go in the Philippines).

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