Hassle free Marriage license application in Marikina City

Good thing Jason lives in Marikina where everything is fast, efficient, clean, not to mention orderly, plus they have free coffee too. :)

Marriage license application in the Philippines needs to be applied in either the bride / groom’s city where he / she resides. I couldn’t express the gratefulness of having Jason live in one of the most organized cities in the Philippines, Marikina City.

Marikina CIty Hall

Marikina CIty Hall

Last November, Jason applied for CENOMAR (Certificate of No Marriage) already as this is one of the requirements. This has a validity of about 3 months and thus we needed to apply for marriage license within 3 months.

Marriage License requirements were:

1. 2 Valid ID’s (I brought my universal id and driver’s license)

2. CENOMAR

3. Birth Certificate (a photocopy will do)

4. Cedula (for both bride and groom)

5. My mother. (seriously)

Since i was still 25 years old, I needed to bring my mother (1 parent present is enough) to sign the Parent’s Advice affidavit to be provided by Marikina City Hall. This is needed for those getting married from 21-25 years old. Father’s consent is needed for ages 18-21 years old.

In the first window we went to, we claimed the application form that we needed to fill out. They gave us 4 forms. Left column was for the guy, right column was for the girl.

Marikina City Hall also has tables and chairs so we were very comfortable in filling out the forms as we didn’t need to find a place to write. It was already provided for. :)

It is important to write legibly so as to avoid the problems and the hassle of correcting misspelled names. Please don’t take this for granted, as during the time of our parents, they would sometimes ask their relatives or friends to fill it out for them thus resulting to much hassle and consequences.

We submitted the 4 forms, plus the requirements above, and my mother’s advice form in the first window we went to.

In turn, we were given a charge slip to pay for the Marriage License  and the Marriage Contract which cost for about Php 150.00. We then went to Window 9 (i think) as the Treasurer’s Office. After getting the official receipt, we went back to the first window where we submitted all those documents.

We were given a slip indicating the date of release of our Marriage license (10 days after application) and also the available schedule of the Family Planning seminar we had to attend. From the usual Fridays that they hold it, they moved the seminars to Monday / Tuesday depending on how many attendees there were.

Marikina City Hall and Marikina Health Center were quite near with each other. We moved to the Health Center after to sign up for either a Monday / Tuesday seminar.

We went up to the 5th floor and turned over the receipt given by the City Hall. We also had to pay for the seminar here and we were given a questionnaire each.

Questionnaire was in Filipino so be prepared for some really deep terms. Questions like who should be the FIRST to approach whom to make amends after a fight. Or how many children would you want, or if you are open for adoption. So far Jason and I had the same answers. (ahem, since we were helping each other out, along with my mom, in identifying the deep terms)

Here in Marikina, everything is really efficient and quick. I thought it was going to take the whole day but it didn’t. You could do it in two hours or less.

So if you’re going to marry a Marikeno or Marikena, I’d say go apply in the city where everything is easy and everyone is helpful, Marikina City. :)

26 thoughts on “Hassle free Marriage license application in Marikina City

    • 150 payment for the seminar. You may pay at the Health Center cashier, ground floor then get a schedule for the seminar :)

    • Hi, Yes I think so. It says in the Marikina Official Website:

      If applicant is 18-25 years of age, parents of the applicant should accompany applicant to sign Parental
      Consent/Advice. Parents should bring valid ID or Community Tax Certificate

    • Hi, I think it’s not a problem. I’m not an expert on the protocols but as I know it’s not a problem if the mother of the bride is abroad. Maybe she just needs someone to substitute for her. :) but you may verify with the city hall. :)

  1. nung ngfile po kayu ng marriage license.. ininterview po ba kayu? pwede bang ibang tao mgfile for marriage license nmin (like my mom)since me and my fiance are both working abroad.. at ang nakuha ko lang off sa trabaho ay 11days lang? pasenya po sa istorbo.

    • Hi Kat, no interview needed for the marriage license. I think this is done after the wedding na, the pastor filed for us. Maybe the church kung sean kayo nagwwork can file for you because sometimes they do that too, or the event coordinator, so yes mukhang pwede other people to file for you. :) but you can double check with the city hall where you are going to be wed. :)

  2. Hi, gano mo katagal lahat inayos yung mga requirements nyo?especially yung marriage license at yung mga papers nyo for church and seminars?aabutin ba ng 1 month lahat?kasi siguro 20 days lang kami sa pinas at hindi namin alam pano ang process. Thank you.

    • Hi, I can’t remember pero yung application of marriage license is less than a day, the seminar is just 1 whole day – mandatory required ng city hall. I think kaya naman yung 20 days lalo na sa Marikina mabilis naman magprocess, but you can check with the city hall to be sure.

  3. Hi I’m from Marikina but our wedding will be in Quezon city. Does it matter kung saan kami magapply ng marriage license? Or need sa Quezon city since dun ang wedding? Thanks in advance! :)

  4. Hi :) May I know when the date of issuance of the marriage license is? The date of your application or the date that it was released? Thanks!

  5. Very helpful write up!

    Question though, do we really need to attend the family planning seminar to be able to obtain the Marriage License? Just wondering :)

    Thanks!

  6. Hi good noon, plan po namin s marikina mgpacivil wedding? What if di ako TgA marikina then ung bf ko Taga pasig but we decided to choose marikina OK LNG po b un?

  7. Hi i would to ask if after ba namin mabagay yung mga requirements na hinhnge sa city hall mghhnty pa kami ng 11thday para ikasal? Ska aabutin ba ng 1k yung fee para sa civil wedding?

    • Hi! Our pastor filed it for us, I think he filed it on the 3rd or 4th day after our wedding ceremony. :)

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