​Solemnization of Marriage – Only marriages between Filipino nationals are solemnized at the Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver

Step 1:

Prepare the following requirements:

  • Accomplished Application Form for Marriage License;
  • Accomplished Joint Affidavit of Contracting Parties for Marriage
  • Original and three (3) copies of the contracting parties’ birth certificate, duly certified by the National Statistics Office (NSO) and authenticated by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) in Manila;
  • Original and two(2) photocopies of NSO Certificate of No Marriage (CENOMAR) or each contracting party, duly authenticated by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) in Manila;
  • Three (3) copies of the passports of the contracting parties;
  • Three (3) copies of the passports of the witnesses;
  • Two (2) recent passport-size pictures of the contracting parties;
  • Affidavit of Parental Consent of the parents of party/ies aged 18-21, duly authenticated by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) in Manila; and
  • Affidavit of Parental Advice of the parents of party/ies aged 22-25, duly authenticated by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) in Manila.
  • Payment for Application for Marriage License ($33.75); Joint Affidavit ($33.75); and Service fee for Marriage Ceremony ($81.00)


Step 2:

The contracting parties must appear personally at the Consulate to submit the abovementioned documents and apply for a Marriage License.  At the Consulate, get your queuing number at the reception area before you proceed to the Civil Registry counter.  Wait for your number to be called or to appear on the overhead monitor then proceed to the counter to submit your documents. 

Step 3:

Proceed to the cashier to pay the filing fee $33.75

Step 4:

There will be an announcement of the marriage to be posted at the premises of the Philippine Consulate General for fifteen (15) consecutive working days, after which, the parties may get their Marriage License.

Step 5:

Come back to the Consulate to claim the Marriage License.  At the Consulate, get your queuing number at the reception area before you proceed to the Civil Registry counter.  Wait for your number to be called or to appear on the overhead monitor then proceed to the counter to claim the Marriage License.  You will be informed of the schedule for the marriage ceremony.

Step 6:

Proceed to the cashier to pay the fee for the marriage of $81. 

Step 7:

Visit the Consulate on the schedule or date of the marriage ceremony.

Step 8:

Come back after 3 working days to get your Report of Marriage.  Again, get a queuing number before proceeding to the Civil Registry counter. 

Step 9:

The Consulate sends the documents to the Department of Foreign Affairs in Manila every first week of each month.

What are the procedures and requirements for Solemnization of Marriage?

​​​​Notice to Passport Applicants

Personal appearance is required for all passport applicants.

Applicants are encouraged to book an appointment online for their convenience.

​​​​The Philippine Consulate General is located at the World Trade Center Office Complex, 999 Canada Place, Suite 660 Vancouver, B.C. V6C 3E1

The Consulate is open from:

  • 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (Monday to Friday)
  • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm (every last Friday of each month)​

except on Philippine & Canadian holidays.

The Consulate is closed on:

01 Nov - All Saint's Day
13 Nov - Remembrance Day
30 Nov - Bonifacio Day

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