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Complete Foreigner’s Guide On Getting Married in the Philippines: Requirements and Steps [2023]

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Are you a foreigner looking to get married in the Philippines? This guide will walk you through all of the steps, documents, and complex requirements for marriage in the Philippines. Whether you're looking for a church wedding or a civil ceremony, this guide has you covered.

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(@James)
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I want to marry my Filipina over there in the Philippines but the big problem is I'm not retired, I still work. My work won't allow me to stay there long enough for that 10-day period that you have to wait. My max vacation is 14 days and then you got subtract one day going there and another day going back which only leaves me 12 days max that I can stay there and that includes weekend days. My only expensive option is to go there for a few short days file all the marriage license paperwork then hop on a plane come back home and then turn around and come back within 120 days before the marriage license expires. Crazy!!


   
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(@marco-expat)
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Hi James,

Yeah, I understand. Not having enough vacation days makes it very difficult. What country are you from? There are potentially some other ways.


   
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 Ina
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Hello sir. May I asked if you are helping to arrange civil wedding in the PH? My Slovenian partner and I (PH) are planning to have civil wedding on January or February of 2024.

But if you are familiar with online marriage, we actually got married online thru webwed on December 01, 20201 and its state of address is Utah same with county.

I am not sure if its going to be a hassle for us to get married again physically here in the PH.
Hope you read this 🙂


   
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Hi Ina, if you are looking to get married in the Philippines, so you can apply for the 13a marriage visa, you don't need to get married again. The Philippines will recognize a valid marriage license from Utah. If you need clarification or help with your visa process, let me know.


   
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(@Judey)
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How can a US military guy marry a filipina ?


   
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(@marco-expat)
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Hi Judey, do you mean the legal process to get married or how to find a Filipina to marry?


   
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(@Maria C. Dolloso)
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How to get marry to a divorced British national?


   
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(@marco-expat)
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Hi Maria, you find lots of information on how to marry a foreigner in the Philippines here. Additionally, you can find information on the 13a Marriage visa a UK citizen would be eligible for after marriage.


   
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(@PHILIP WRIGHT)
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What documents u need is it birth certificate and passport


   
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(@marco-expat)
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Hi Philip, Here is an overview of the documents needed to get married in the Philippines.


   
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 Gues
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Do you need to go to Manila with your copy of impediment document to get it stamped


   
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(@marco-expat)
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Hi Gues, Assuming your Certificate of No Impediment to Marriage is in English, then you can use a local notary. The document needs to be translated if not in English.


   
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 Gary
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Quick question...Will my Australian divorce papers be sufficient to avoid me applying for a certificate of "No impediment "?


   
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(@marco-expat)
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Hi Gary, you will need your divorce papers, but they are not enough. You also need something that proves you are currently single.


   
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(@Wayne)
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I am an australian citizen currently in the Philippines on a 9A tourist visa. I am planning on getting married in June 2024 this year. I currently have all the required documents to apply for a marriage license. Do I also need to submit my current valid 9A tourist visa as well. I cant seem to see that requirement in the check list . Best Regards.


   
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