News Here’s how to get married at Dubai’s Philippine Consulate

Here’s how to get married at Dubai’s Philippine Consulate

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Are you ready to tie the knot with your partner? Or are you planning to get married this year? You might ask, what are the requirements to get married at the Philippine Consulate General in Dubai? 

Below are the steps (if both of you are ready) to apply for a Marriage Application. 

ServiceRequirements
Marriage at the Consulate
ONLY Filipino citizens (both parties) can be married at the Consulate General.
 
The Philippine Consulate General – Dubai has jurisdiction over Dubai and all Northern Emirates.
1. Accomplished online Marriage Application form/Marriage Banns/Announcement form
2. One (1) Accomplished Joint Affidavit of Witnesses form (originally signed by 2 witnesses)
3. Original and three (3) photocopies of DFA-apostilled PSA Certificate of No Marriage (CENOMAR) of both Bride and Groom
• CENOMAR must bear the complete and correct full name (first name, middle name, last name) of the contracting parties and their parents
• CENOMAR is valid for 6 months from the date of issuance and it must be “For Marriage Purposes “)
4. Original and three (3) photocopies of DFA-apostilled PSA Birth Certificate of Bride and Groom.
5. Valid Passport Copies and Visa Copies of Groom, Bride, Witnesses
6. Recent passport-size colored photos of bride and groom
7. Original DFA-apostilled Affidavit of Parental Consent for applicants aged 18-21 or DFA-apostilled Affidavit of Parental Advice for applicants aged 22-25.
• If parent is based here in UAE, personally appear at the Consulate to execute affidavit of parental consent/advice. Bring copies of passport and visa page.
8. In case applicant/s has previous marriage/annulled, submit DFA-apostilled PSA Annotated Marriage Contract/Certificate, DFA-apostilled Court’s Finality, DFA-apostilled Court’s Decision and DFA-apostilled Advisory on Marriage (with “For Marriage Purposes ”) in addition to the usual requirements stated above.
• Passport must be reverted to bride’s single or maiden name prior to submission of application.
9. If applicant’s/s’ husband or wife is deceased, submit DFA-Authenticated (red ribbon) Death Certificate, DFA-Authenticated (red ribbon) Marriage Certificate/Contract in addition to the usual requirements stated above
• Passport must be reverted to bride’s single or maiden name prior to submission of application.
10. If the applicant whose current residency is outside UAE and Philippines, submit Legal Capacity to Contract Marriage (LCCM) certificate issued from the Philippine Embassy/Consulate which has jurisdiction over the place of residence.
11. Any other document(s) that will be requested by the processor.
Submission of Requirements and Pre-Marriage Preparations
• All forms must be computerized/typewritten in Block Format.
• Scheduling is on a FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS.  Available schedule of marriage is posted at the Marriage Section.
• Filipino prospective couples will choose a date of their wedding from the available schedule posted at the bulletin of Marriage Section as soon as they have completed and submitted their documents.
• Attendance to the Pre-Marriage Counseling (PMC) seminar is a pre-requisite prior to the issuance of a marriage license. The couple will be informed one week before the seminar through SMS or email. If no information is received please verify schedule from the marriage section.
On the date of the marriage
• Couple must return on given date of marriage with at least two (2) witnesses and bring 3 copies of passports of both bride and groom.
• Solemnization of Marriage at Hall A.
After the marriage ceremony
• Consulate sends marriage documents to DFA for onward transmittal to Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA formerly NSO) for registration.

The Civil Registration counter is open from 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM from Sundays to Thursdays (except legal holidays). 

In view of the current health crisis, applications are strictly by appointment, please book an appointment to: Marriage Application form/Marriage Banns/Announcement form.

Ryan Namia
Ryan Namia spends most of his days reading over drafts of new written content and determining which ones make the final cut for online and print publication. He received his Bachelor's degree in Journalism in 2015 and has been writing since 2016. Got a story to tell? Email him at eic@theglobalfilipinomagazine.com. Or follow his IG @rtnamia.

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