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MARRIAGE BETWEEN FILIPINO CITIZENS 

The Embassy solemnizes marriages between Filipino citizens only. The legal marrying age for Filipino citizens is eighteen (18) years. However, a person to be married who is at least 18 years old but below 21 years old has to secure the CONSENT of his/her parents. For those between 21 and 25 years of age, PARENTAL ADVICE must be secured. 

Requirements 

• Duly accomplished Application for Marriage License and Affidavit of Legal Capacity to Contract Marriage 

• Birth Certificate in security paper issued by the National Statistics Office (NSO) authenticated by Authentication Division, DFA Manila (Original & one photocopy) 

• Certificate of Non-Availability of Record of Marriage (CENOMAR) issued by the National Statistics Office (NSO) (Purpose: For Marriage) authenticated by Authentication Division, DFA Manila (Original & one photocopy) 

NOTE: A CENOMAR is valid for only six (6) months from the date of issue by the NSO. All data (i.e. name of applicant, date and place of birth, name of parents) in the CENOMAR should be the same as in applicant’s birth certificate. 

• Proof of Residence in Portugal (e.g. Residence Card)
• FOR FILIPINO CITIZENS WHO ARE NOT RESIDENTS OF PORTUGAL: 

- Marriage License issued by the Municipality/City where the Filipino citizens are residents, authenticated by Authentication Division, DFA Manila (Original & one photocopy), or 

- Respective Certificates of Legal Capacity to Marry issued by the Local Civil Registrar of the Municipality/City where the Filipino citizens are residents, authenticated by Authentication Division, DFA Manila (Original & one photocopy), or 

- Respective Negative Certifications that the Filipino citizens have no recorded marriage in the Local Civil Registrar of Municipality/City where the Filipino citizens are residents, authenticated by Authentication Division, DFA Manila (Original & one photocopy) 

• Original and one (1) photocopy of Affidavit of Parental Consent (for applicants aged 18 years to 21 years) – OR original and one (1) photocopy of Affidavit of Parental Advice (for applicants aged 21 years to 25 years). The Parental Consent or Advice should indicate the name of the fiancé/fiancée and should go through the following (if executed in the Philippines): Notary Public; Regional Trial Court; and DFA Manila, Authentication Division. If parent/s is/are in Portugal, affidavits of consent and parental advice may be filed personally by the parent/s at the Embassy / Consulate General, for a fee of €22.50 per affidavit. 

• Valid Passport (Original & 1 Photocopy of Data Page & Last Page) 

• Two (2) Passport Size Pictures 

• Application Fee of €22.50

• Marriage Solemnization Fee of €54.00 

• Publication for 10 consecutive days 

• Marriage Counseling Certificate (Requires attendance in a Counseling Seminar, if one or both of the parties are below 25 years old. Art. 16 of the Family Code require marriage counseling for parties below 25.) 

• A photocopy of the passport/ID of the two principal witnesses 

N.B. 

• If parental advice is not obtained, or if it be unfavorable, the marriage license shall not be issued until after three months following the completion of the publication of the application therefore. 

• If parent could not be located, require execution of Affidavit of Abandonment or a sworn statement that whereabouts of parent is unknown. If advice is negative, require execution of Affidavit stating that positive advice was sought, enclosing the attached negative written advice. If parents or guardians refuse to give advice, this should be stated in a sworn affidavit.

MARRIAGE BETWEEN FILIPINO AND PORTUGUESE / OTHER FOREIGN NATIONAL 

A Filipino citizen planning to get married to a Portuguese or other foreign national in Portugal has to secure a LEGAL CAPACITY TO CONTRACT MARRIAGE from the Embassy. 

As a basic requirement, both the Filipino applicant and the Portuguese/foreign fiancé/fiancée have to appear personally at the Embassy. 

Requirements: 
• Duly accomplished Application Form 
• Valid Passport (Original & 1 Photocopy of Data Page & Last Page) 
• Birth Certificate in security paper issued by the NSO authenticated by Authentication Division, Department of Foreign Affairs (Original & 1 Photocopy) 

• Certificate of Non-Availability of Record of Marriage [CENOMAR] (Purpose: For Marriage) in security paper issued by the NSO authenticated by Authentication Division, DFA-Manila (Original & 1 Photocopy) NOTE: The validity of CENOMAR is six (6) months from the date of issue of the NSO. All data (i.e. name of applicant, date and place of birth, name of parents) in the CENOMAR should be the same as in applicant’s birth certificate. 

Proof of Residence in Portugal of the Filipino (e.g. Residence card) 
• FOR FILIPINO CITIZENS WHO ARE NOT RESIDENTS OF PORTUGAL: 
- Marriage License issued by the Municipality/City where the Filipino citizen is a resident, authenticated by Authentication Division, DFA Manila (Original & one photocopy), or

- Certificate of Legal Capacity to Marry issued by the Local Civil Registrar of the Municipality/City where the Filipino citizen is a resident, authenticated by Authentication Division, DFA Manila (Original & one photocopy), or 

- Negative Certification that the Filipino has no recorded marriage in the Local Civil Registrar of Municipality/City where the Filipino citizen is a resident, authenticated by Authentication Division, DFA Manila (Original & one photocopy) 

• Original and one (1) photocopy of Authenticated Parental Consent (for applicants aged 18 years to 21 years) – OR original and one (1) photocopy of Authenticated Parental Advice (for applicants aged 21 years to 25 years). The Parental Consent or Advice should indicate the name of the fiancé/fiancée and should go through the following (if executed in the Philippines): Notary Public; Regional Trial Court; and DFA Manila, Authentication Division. 
If parent/s is/are in Portugal, affidavits of consent and parental advice may be filed personally by the parent/s at the Embassy / Consulate General, for a fee of €22.50 per affidavit. 

• Two (2) Passport Size Pictures 
• For the (would-be) Portuguese Spouse : Cartão de Identidade 
• For the (would-be) foreign spouse (non-Portuguese) : a Certificate of No Objection (CNO) or its equivalent from his/her Embassy or Consulate; passport (original & 1 photocopy) 

• FEES: Application €22.50; Affidavit of Legal Capacity €22.50, Certificate €22.50 
• Publication for 10 consecutive days

 FORM - REPORT OF MARRIAGE