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Marriage Visa Change in Notarization Requirements for Legal Capacity to Contract Marriage

Discussion in 'Passports and Visas' started by SkipJack, Apr 6, 2021.

  1. SkipJack

    SkipJack DI Senior Member

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    United States Embassy Manila, Philippines
    United States Consular Agency, Cebu Philippines
    April 6, 2021

    Effective immediately, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), pursuant to recently issued Memorandum Circular No. 2021-004, will allow local notarization in the Philippines of the “Affidavit of Legal Capacity to Contract Marriage.”

    As a result, U.S. citizens who wish to marry in the Philippines are no longer required to have their affidavits notarized at the Embassy or Consular Agency. Instead, you may have the affidavit notarized locally in the Philippines. We encourage U.S. citizens to have these affidavits notarized locally, as appointments for consular services remain limited at the Embassy and Consular Agency due to the ongoing pandemic.

    Please visit the PSA website or inquire with the Local Civil Registry Office where you plan to be married for more information.

    For more information on notary services, please see our website.
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  2. jim787

    jim787 DI Forum Adept

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    This is very welcome. So now what are the pros and cons of marriage visa versus SRRV retirement?
  3. Show Pony

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    Not sure but I think with an SRRV if you decide to cancel your visa, you can get your money back.

    With marriage;
    No cancellation.
    No refunds.
    No returns.
    terms and conditions may apply.

    On a more serious note, does anyone know if the Philippines will accept a notorized affidavit for other nationalities?
    • I was wondering about that too! I was wondering about that too! x 1
    Last edited: Apr 6, 2021