REQUIREMENTS

1. Upon arranging, couple is requested to submit UPDATED Baptismal Certificates (issued not later than six months before the wedding), with the specification for MARRIAGE PURPOSES only.

2. To avoid expiration of the Marriage License, apply for the license preferably at your Municipality two months before the wedding. (Note: Marriage License is valid for 120 days only.)

3. Confirmation Certificate (Kumpil) stamped by issuing church "For Marriage Purposes Only."

4. Our Parish Office will issue the following forms:

     a. Banns and Permit forms for the Bride to secure permission from her Parish Priest to marry outside of her parish. (Given on the day of interview).

         b. The Banns should be posted in the bride's parish church for three (3) consecutive Sundays.

     c. The Banns for the groom announcing his forthcoming marriage should be posted in his parish church for three (3) consecutive Sundays.

5. Individual 2x2 pictures of the Bride and Groom upon reservation.

6. Submission of the following at least one month before the scheduled wedding date:

     For Catholics:

     a. Birth Certificates of Bride and GroomMarriage License (released 15 days from date of request from the Municipal/City Hall)

     b. Baptismal Certificates of Bride and Groom (marked “For Marriage Purposes”, issued six months before the date of marriage)

     c. Confirmation Certificate (marked "For Marriage Purposes", issued six months before the date of marriage

     d. Certificate of Freedom to Marry from the respective parishes of the bride and groom duly signed by their parish priest

     e  Certificate of No Marriage from NSO

     f. Full names of principal sponsors

     g. Complete payment of the wedding fees

    For Non-Catholic Party:

     a. Birth Certificate

    b. Baptismal Certificate or Certificate of Religious Affiliation

    c. Certification of Freedom to Marry from pastor or religious leader or Affidavit of Free Status to Marry to be executed before a Catholic Parish Priest by a credible person who has known the party personally for at least five (5) years.  

     d. Certificate of No Marriage from the NSO.

     e. Petition for Permission for the Celebration of Mixed Marriage

     f. Permission for the Celebration of Mixed Marriage  issued by the Chancery.

 

     For the non-Christian Party Only:

     a.  Petition for Dispensation from the Impediment of Disparity of Worship.

     b.  Decree of Dispensation from the Impediment of Disparity of Worship, issued by the Chancery.

     c.  Birth Certificate.

     d.  Certificate of Religious Affiliation

     e.  Certificate of Freedom to Marry issued by pastor or minister or Affidavit of Free Status to Marry to be executed before a Catholic Parish Priest by any credible person who has known the party personally for at least five (5) years.

     f.  Certificate of No Marriage from NSO.

   g.  Clearance from the Judicial Vicar.

   h.  Certificate of Freedom to Contract Marriage from the Catholic Bishop of the place of origin.

    i.  Photocopy of Passport

    j.  If Documents are in native language of the foreigner party, submit certified correct translation

    k.  Affidavit of Free Status to Marry executed before a Catholic Parish Priest

 

   Other Requirements for Both Parties:

     a.  Valid Marriage License issued by Local Civil Register or Civil Marriage Contract  (if civilly married) or Joint Affidavit between the parties who have lived together as husband and wife for at least five (5) years.

     b.  Certificate of Attendance of Pre-Cana Seminar and/or Counselling approved by the Catholic Church

 

    Other Requirements, if previously Married:

     a.  Clearance from Judicial Vicar

     b.  Marriage Contract of previous Marriage

     c.  Death Certificate of Deceased Spouse (of previous marriage)

     d.  Certificate of Finality of the Civil Declaration of Nullify of Marriage (for a Filipino)

     e.  Decree of Finality of Civil Divorce (for foreigners)

     f.  Declaration of Nulligy of Previous Marriage by a competent Catholic Church Authority

 

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