Marriages

There are four different situations for individuals who wish to get married, all of which require some form of consular service for the intended marriage to proceed:

  • Both parties are Filipino citizens who intend to have their marriage ceremony at the Embassy solemnized by a duly commissioned Consular Officer;
  • Both parties are Filipino citizens who intend to have their marriage ceremony solemnized by a duly authorized local (i.e. Jordanian or Palestinian) civil or religious official;
  • Between a Filipino citizen and a foreign national who intend to have their marriage ceremony solemnized by a duly authorized local (i.e. Jordanian or Palestinian) civil or religious official;
  • Between a foreign national and a Filipino citizen who intend to have their marriage ceremony solemnized by a duly authorized civil or religious official in the Philippines

Important: Under Philippine law, a marriage may only be recognized if it satisfies the following requisites:

  • Legal capacity of contracting parties who must be a man and a woman;
  • Consent freely given in the presence of an authorized solemnizing officer (e.g. Consular Officer of the Embassy or local religious or civil authorities)
  • A marriage ceremony that takes place with the appearance of the contracting parties before the authorized solemnizing officer before whom, and in the presence of at least two witnesses of legal age, they declare that they take each other as husband and wife

Applicable Fees

  • JOD 18.750 (USD 25.00) for Certificate of Legal Capacity to Contract Marriage
  • JOD 18.750 (USD 25.00) for Application for Marriage License
  • JOD 45.000 (USD 60.00) for Solemnizing Fee
  • JOD 18.750 (USD 25.00) for Marriage Certificate

Forms to Use

These forms may be downloaded and used only if you have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer. After download, you may either:

  • fill in the required information and then print out the completed form; or
  • print out the form and fill in the required information by hand

Note: It is recommended that you use A4-size paper. Information entered directly into the form cannot be saved, so make sure that you can print out the completed form at once.

Application for Marriage License
This form is used if both contracting parties are Filipino citizens who intend to have their marriage solemnized at the Embassy by a Consular Officer.
Marriage_Application for License.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 773.0 KB
Affidavit of Legal Capacity to Contract Marriage
This form is used if only one of the contracting parties is a Filipino citizen and the marriage is to be solemnized by a local civil or religious authority.
Marriage_Affidavit of LCCM.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 972.0 KB

Requirements and Procedures