For Filipinos currently residing in Hongkong and would like to get married or need to process a report of marriage, you can do so by going to the Philippine Embassy who can help you for the same. Below are the steps and requirements to submit.
Please make sure you submit and comply the requirements listed so that it will be a smooth processing of your wedding or report.
Pinoy Marriage Guidelines at the Philippine Embassy in Hong Kong
Requirements for Marriage:
- Male and Female who are at least eighteen (18) years of age at the time of marriage
- Both parties must be Filipino nationals
- Valid Philippine passports of both parties
- Duly accomplished Application for Marriage; (notarization of each application is HK$ 200.00)
- Marriage License
- Two witnesses
- Marriage Contract: HK$480.00.
Requirements for Issuance of Marriage License
Marriage license is valid for 120 days from the date of issuance. It is not required where a man and a woman have lived together for at least five (5) years as husband and wife without the benefit of marriage and have no legal impediment to marry each other. In such case, in lieu of marriage license the parties are required to execute a Joint Affidavit of Cohabitation.
- Birth Certificates of the contracting parties duly authenticated by NSO and DFA.
- NSO issued Certificate of No Marriage Record (CENOMAR) issued not more than 60 days from date of intended marriage duly authenticated by DFA.
- Valid Philippine passports of contracting parties
- Hong Kong Identity Card of one or both parties
Note: Marriages between Filipinos solemnized in Hong Kong SAR should be reported to the Philippine Consulate General not later than twelve (12) months from occurrence, for transmittal to the Office of the Civil Registrar-General, National Statistics Office (NSO) in Manila. Marriages not registered within the period stated above are considered late, in which case, requirements for delayed registration will apply.
- Marriage contract/certificate issued by the Hong Kong SAR Registry
Note: For marriages solemnized by Civil Celebrant of Marriage/Priest/ Reverend, please submit certified true copy of Certificate of Marriage issued by the Hong Kong Marriage Registry.
2. NSO authenticated Birth certificate of the wife;
3. NSO authenticated Certificate of no marriage record (CENOMAR) [required for Filipino nationals only]
4. Valid passport/ travel documents of the spouses; and
5. Duly accomplished Report of Marriage form.
- Naturalization Documents – If either or both parties are naturalized Filipino (by election or recognition) or has reacquired Philippine citizenship (RA9225)
- If with previous marriage annulled – If either or both parties has/have been married before and the marriage was annulled or declared null and void, such party or parties must secure a court order annulling or declaring the previous marriage as null and void and such order must be duly authenticated by DFA. NSO authenticated marriage certificate of previous with proper annotation will also be required.
- If widowed: Please submit as appropriate:
- NSO-issued Death Certificate of the deceased spouse.
- If there is no record of the death of his or her spouse from NSO, he or she must present a certificate of fact of death duly authenticated by the Philippine Embassy or Consulate having jurisdiction over the place where the document was issued.
- Court Order on Presumptive Death of Spouse of Spouse and Certificate of Finality – NSO authenticated marriage certificate of previous with proper annotation is required together with the Court Order and Certificate of Finality.
(A widow may not contract marriage within 301 days from date of death of her husband, or before having delivered if she shall have been pregnant at the time of his death.)
- If divorced: If the divorce decree was obtained abroad, the Filipino spouse must: present to the PCG the NSO authenticated marriage certificate of previous marriage with annotation on divorce and the Court Order issued by a Philippine Court recognizing the divorce decree obtained abroad.
- NSO-issued Death Certificate of the deceased spouse – If the party seeking to register his or her marriage is a widower or widow, he or she must present an NSO authenticated death certificate which must be duly authenticated by DFA. If there is no record of the death of his or her spouse from NSO, he or she must present a certificate of fact of death from the civil registrar where the spouse died. (A widow may not contract marriage within 301 days from date of death of her husband, or before having delivered if she shall have been pregnant at the time of his death).
Ø FEE: HK$ 200. 00
Ø Processing Period: two (2) working days
Ø Original documents will be required upon processing together with three (3) photocopies. Photocopy of a document will be accepted provided it is authenticated/ CTC by DFA or the nearest Philippine Embassy or Consulate.
Ø The Consulate may require additional requirements deemed necessary
(Note: Party/ies who is/are physically unable to report the fact of marriage shall be required to execute a Special Power of Attorney authorizing someone on his, her, or their behalf to report such fact.
For all other Report of Marriage at Philippine Consulate General Hongkong, you may contact them below:
The Philippine Consulate – Hongkong
Address: Philippine Consulate General Fourteenth Floor, United Centre 95 Queensway, dmiralty Hong Kong
Contact nos: Consular: 9155-4023 Labor: 6080-8323 OWWA: 6345-9324
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