Philippine law requires all foreigners to provide a “Certificate of Legal Capacity to Contract Marriage” before filing for a marriage license. This certification affirms that there are no legal impediments to the foreigner marrying a Filipino (i.e., that the foreigner is not currently married to someone else).
What is the citizenship of a Filipino woman who marries a foreigner?
Sec. 15 of the Naturalization Law requires that the alien woman who marries a Filipino must show, in addition, that she might herself be lawfully naturalized as a Filipino citizen.
How many Filipinos are married to foreigners?
There were 433,141 marriages (96.4%) between Filipino men and women. On the other hand, 15,514 marriages (3.5%) were Filipino nationals married to foreign nationals who composed of 88.1 percent foreign women and 11.9 percent foreign men.
Is it easy to marry a Filipina?
Getting married in the Philippines is not that easy. Its not like Las Vegas, where you can book a chapel immediately and say I dos. You need to pass documents, attend a seminar, and even plant a tree before getting a marriage license.
How long can I stay in the Philippines if I am married to a Filipino?
Upon getting the visa, youll be allowed to stay in the country for one year and can be extended for another 2-10 years.
How can I get Filipino citizenship by marriage?
Men married to a Filipino woman, teachers who have worked there for at least two years and people who established an innovative industry or invention in the country can apply for citizenship after a residency of only five years.
At what age do Filipino girls get married?
An estimated 15 percent of Filipino girls are married before they turn 18, while two percent are married before the age of 15.
Why do foreigners marry Filipinas?
Mixed with different foreign bloodlines, Filipinas represents diverse cultures, making us exceptionally — and uniquely — beautiful. Not only can a foreigner marry their potential lifetime partners, they can also find the best among their best friends in a Filipinas vibrant and pleasant attitude.
What is the procedure to marry a foreigner?
Before solemnizing your marriage, you should ensure that the following documents are ready:Birth certificates (for age proof)A valid visa of more than thirty days for the foreign national.A single-status affidavit signed by both parties. Address proof and passport size photographs.More items •26 Jul 2018