, A Comprehensive Guide On How To Report Your Marriage To The Philippine Embassy In India – OurJourneyToForever

A Comprehensive Guide On How To Report Your Marriage To The Philippine Embassy In India – OurJourneyToForever

A Comprehensive Guide On How To Report Your Marriage To The Philippine Embassy In India – OurJourneyToForever

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After getting married abroad, in my case in India, the next step you need to do is to report your marriage to the Philippine Consulate that exercises jurisdiction over the place of your marriage. Why you need to report your marriage? Because it is mandated by law on “Registry of Civil Status” / “Civil Registry Law” (Act No. 3753) and also found on “The Family Code of the Philippines” (Executive Order No. 209, Articles 23 & 26). At first, we planned that my husband will migrate to Philippines that’s why we sorted this ROM asap but this changed due to personal reasons. Also, if you want to use your married name on your passport or any Philippine document, a ROM (Report Of Marriage) is required. The deadline for reporting your marriage is within a year, after which you will have to provide an Affidavit of Delayed Registration of Marriage.

The main problem we encountered is the lack of information. Let’s face it, not too many Indians marry foreigners or Filipinas and most blogs ever written about this are outdated. We even came across those blogs where they had to pay an advocate or bribe someone — really uneconomical. But don’t fret, because I am here to guide you. This is also one of the many reasons we started this blog — to guide people on how to do these things as we never had much help when it was us doing it. (Please locate all sample forms and documents at the bottom so you’ll have an idea how it looks like)
NB: We were married in Mumbai so everything depends on the city where your marriage took place.

Step 1: Get Your Marriage Certificate Authenticated by the Philippine Consulate (a.k.a Red Ribbon)

  • Upon receiving the original copy of your marriage certificate from the Registrar you have to make a Certified True Copy of it and have it attested by a lawyer.
  • Get the Certified True Copy of your marriage certificate attested by Mumbai Home Department (Ministry of Home Affairs located at 2nd Floor, Exchange Building, Sir S Ram Gulam Marg, Ballard Estate, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001, India)
  • Visit the Philippine Honorary Consulate General Mumbai located at 1st Floor, Industry House 159 Churchgate Reclamation, Mumbai 400021 to authenticate your Marriage Certificate (True Copy). For other cities, you can click here.

Requirements for Authentication by Philippine Consulate:

  1. The fee of 1,775 Rs in form of Demand Draft addressed to the Consulate General of the Republic of the Philippines (any Indian bank wherever the applicant is sending the request from can be used).
  2. Cover Letter addressed to the Consulate General requesting to authenticate the marriage certificate (True Copy) signed by husband and wife.
  3. The consulate will advise you of the date you can collect the document.

Step 2: Report of Marriage to Embassy of the Philippines in New Delhi
Requirements for Report of Marriage:

  1. Five original forms duly signed by both husband and wife (The form is available in the Philippine Embassy website)
  2. Certified True Copy of Marriage Certificate attested by Ministry of Home Affairs and authenticated by Philippine Consulate General in Mumbai
  3. Passport photocopy of husband and wife
  4. Birth Certificate of both husband and wife
  5. Copy of CENOMAR from wife (issued by NSO) and affidavit of singleness or bachelorhood by husband.
  6. Six passport size colored picture with white background of both husband and wife
  7. Witness IDs (those who were present during the marriage – 2 from husband and 2 from wife)
  8. ROM Fee of 1,775 Rs and courier charge of 600 Rs in form of Demand Draft in name of Philippine Embassy, New Delhi (any Indian bank wherever the applicant is sending the request from can be used)
  9. On a separate sheet of paper, write your postal address with contact number and email of applicant where the information need to be sent to after the registration

NB: All above supporting documents need to be in five sets. The original form needs to be sent together with the authenticated Certified True Copy of marriage certificate (which you will receive back together with ROM details). If you cannot get your marriage certificate red ribbon or authenticated by the Consulate General because you don’t have any in your city, you can send all these requests to New Delhi through the post, just combine procedures 1 and 2.

  • Before sending the documents to New Delhi please call Frankey Kishore at the Embassy hotlines: +9111- 2688-9091, 2611-0152, 2410-1120 and 2688-8838 because he will ask you to scan the documents and email it to him so he can cross-check them to make sure there are no errors when you finally send it through the post.
  • Once Frankey confirmed all documents are good to go, send it to the Philippine Embassy address 50-N Nyaya Marg, Chanakyapuri New Delhi: 110021 (We sent ours through Indian Post – Speed Post, shouldn’t cost more than 130 Rs).

Our Time Table:

Dec 03 Sent documents to PH Embassy in New Delhi
Dec 06-08 PH Embassy received the documents 2-4 Business days
Dec 31 We received the ROM details in the post from PH Embassy in New Delhi 16 Business days
Jan 12 We received an email from Frankey containing the manifesto details of the ROM pouch that was sent to DFA Manila 9 Business days
Jan 20 DFA Manila received the ROM from India 6 Business days
Jan 23 Marriage Certificate available in PSA Sta Mesa 1 Business day

NB: To verify whether DFA Manila received the ROM you must have the email sent by Frankey that contains the manifesto details, your spouse should’ve forwarded this to you. No need to print it, just show the email 😊.

Request of Marriage Certificate at PSA Sta Mesa:

  • Fill out the pink form (Please bring a pen with you because the pens sold outside of PSA office is a rip-off, Panda pen for 20 pesos?!?)
  • Present the pink form for Verification
  • Pay the fee of 140 Php at the counter (the receipt will have the date on when you can go back to pick up the document for collection).

Whole process took me 30 minutes, it can be more than that depending on the queue.
NB: I requested our Marriage Certificate on Feb 3, the pick up schedule is Feb 22. ❤

Feel free to leave comments below for questions –Love, Naz 😘😊
Forms and Documents:

Marriage Certificate (front and back including Red Ribbon):

ROM Form:

Email from Frankey which I showed to DFA:

, A Comprehensive Guide On How To Report Your Marriage To The Philippine Embassy In India – OurJourneyToForever

DFA gave me to present in PSA Office:

, A Comprehensive Guide On How To Report Your Marriage To The Philippine Embassy In India – OurJourneyToForever

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