Services - Philippines, Fiance or Fiancee U.S.
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THE MARRIAGE APPLICATION PROCESS: Once an American citizen has obtained from the Embassy an "Affidavit in Lieu of a Certificate of Legal
Capacity to Contract Marriage," he/she can file an application for a marriage license at the office of the Philippine Civil Registrar in the town or city where one of the
parties is a resident. The U.S. citizen applicant will need to present: (a) the affidavit, (b) divorce
decree(s) or death certificate(s) required to verify civil status and
legal capacity to contract marriage, (c) U.S. passport, and (d) documentation regarding parental consent or advice, if applicable. (Marriage applicants aged 18 to 21
must have written parental consent. Those aged 22 to 24 must have received parental advice.) Philippine law prohibits marriage for individuals under the age of 18.
A judge, a minister or other person authorized by the Government of the Philippines can perform the marriage.
Marriage to a U.S. citizen confers neither citizenship nor an automatic eligibility for entry to the United States. An immigrant visa is required for a foreign spouse to
live in the United States. Questions about filing an immigrant visa petition to bring a foreign spouse to the United States should be directed to the nearest office of the
Immigration and Naturalization Service, the State Department’s Visa Office (202) 663-1225 or, while in the Philippines, to the U.S. Embassy immigrant visa unit in
Manila. Click here for
Philippine Requirement/s when marrying a
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Philippine law requires a citizen or subject of
a foreign country to obtain a Certificate of
Legal Capacity to Contract Marriage. It is
issued by the diplomatic or consular offices of
his or her country, prior to the issuance of a
marriage license in the Philippines. This serves
as a clearance or permit from the consul as an
actual proof of the subject’s civil status and
his/her eligibility for marriage. Go to
either the US Embassy in Manila or the US
Consulate Office in Cebu.