Legal Capacity Marriage in the Philippines


Legal Capacity for marriage according to the U.S. Embassy of the Philippines is stated as follows:

“The Philippine Government requires all foreigners to provide a ‘Legal Capacity to Contract Marriage’ from his/her embassy before filing for a marriage license. Below are the instructions for applying for the U.S. Embassy’s version of that document.”

Without a legal capacity, it is nearly impossible, or illegal, for a foreigner to get married to a Filipina/Filipino. If for some reason your marriage was able to be processed, without a legal capacity, within the eyes of the court/government the marriages will be seen as something that never happened which in legal terms is Null and Void.

Did you get married illegally and would like to fix it?

Lawyer fees could be more or less:

30,000 to 50,000 to take your case

2,500 for each court appearance

and other miscellaneous fees which might bring your total to either 65,000 to 80,000P by the research I have done this October of 2017.

If you fall within the low-income bracket, where either the Filipina/Filipino does not work or make that much, you can get your case done from either 0P to 3,000P which can be seen as tax fees for the papers that will be processed.

The lawyer/judge cannot look at the partner’s income because the marriage is not considered legal which makes the Filipina/Filipino single still in the eyes of the court.

I hope this research I have come across will help some. To seek more help, on where to find the right legal help, you can contact on the Mindanao island in Cagayan de Oro.

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