Marriages in the Philippines

Neither the Embassy in Manila nor the Swedish Honorary Consulate in the Philippines can perform or officiate wedding services. For more information please also read the Swedish language homepage regarding "vigsel i Filippinerna".

Legal Capacity to Marry

The Embassy of Sweden, Manila may issue a Certificate of Legal Capacity to Contract Marriage for Swedish nationals intending to get married in the Philippines. The requirement differs depending on the applicant’s situation. The following are the most common type of legal capacity issued by the Embassy:

  • Swedish to Filipino (Filipino is single, widowed or her/his marriage has been annulled)
  • Swedish to Swedish
  • Swedish to other nationality

Swedish to Filipino
The Swedish party:

  1. Marriage License issued by the Swedish Tax Agency
  2. Valid Swedish passport
  3. Certificate of No Marriage (CENOMAR) issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)

The Filipino party
- if single:

  1. Certificate of No Marriage (CENOMAR) issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)
  2. Valid passport or any two (2) government issued ID with photo, birthdate and address or his/her birth certificate

- if widowed:

  1. Original Death Certificate of deceased spouse issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)
  2. Original Marriage Certificate issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)
  3. Valid passport or any two (2) government issued ID with photo, birthdate and address or his/her birth certificate.

- if previous mariage has been annulled:

  1. Original Marriage Certificate with annotation of annulment  issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)
  2. Valid passport or any two (2) government issued ID with photo, birthdate and address or his/her birth certificate

Swedish to Swedish
Both Swedish nationals must provide:

  1. Marriage License from the Swedish Tax Agency
  2. Valid Swedish passport
  3. Certificate of No Marriage (CENOMAR) issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)

 Swedish national to other nationality:
The Swedish party:

  1. Marriage License issued by the Swedish Tax Agency
  2. Valid Swedish passport
  3. Certificate of No Marriage (CENOMAR) issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)

Party of a different nationality:

  1. Document from his/her respective Embassy that he/she has the legal capacity to contract marriage
  2. Certificate of No Marriage (CENOMAR) issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)
  3. Valid passport

If the Swedish national is residing outside of Sweden and intends to get married in the Philippines:

The Swedish party:

  1. Instead of the Marriage License the Swedish national must present a copy of his/her updated Extract of Population Register where his/her current address is indicated
  2. The Swedish national must also fill up the form HINDERSPROVNING. Both the Swedish national and the fiancé must sign this form in front of the officer at the Embassy.
  3. Certificate of No Marriage (CENOMAR) issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)
  4. Certificate of No Marriage or equivalent from the country of residence as indicated on the Extract of Population of Register
  5. Valid Swedish Passport 

The Embassy will charge a fee for legal capacity certification.  

Both the Swedish national and the intended spouse must be present.

All required documents must be submitted in original and with 3 months validity

Last updated 04 Mar 2022, 5.29 PM