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Old 7th May 2014, 01:07 AM
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I will pull my paperwork at home and let you know but it was termrd Legal Capacity when I got interviewed and paperwork at embasdy as I recall. Will post later what I dig up at home...I know my wife referred to it ss that. More to follow in a bit as just now heading home

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I thought the entire process seemed pretty straight forward until I saw the three places that would not accept the afgidavit...Makati, Davao and Quezon City.

It makes me wonder why every place in the entire country accepts the US Embassy Affidavit except these three locations and it just happens that my fiancee and her family live in Quezon City.

Now I am hoping that the Philippine authorities will not be too picky about applying for a marriage license in a municipality office other than my fiancee's address of residency.

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Yeah...discussed with my better half and she said it's Legal Capacity. The best point is that when you go to embassy for appointment, They will know exactly what you need and for sure They know the process there and differences. You need Passport and certified divorce decreeS ( unfortunately this is my third rodeo...and Last!) For your fiance, she will get a CENOMAR (Certificate of No Marriage) via the Philippines NSO, or if has been married and annulled will need that official papers. Then you all bring all the above to city hall ...and be sure go inside only. There are scammers sometimes outside offering "services". We also "paid" about 1K php to expedite the papers before I went Afghanistan ....married about 10 days later and I headed to poo poo-stan 2 days later....Just in time!
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My understanding is that the actual Certificate of Capacity to Marry is a form for Filipino citizens. thus we as foreigners are not entitled to it and obtain the other from the embassy. I was married here 11 years ago and that same law applies today. If really in doubt, invest in a phone call to the American Citizen Services Office at the embassy. But you should have no problem whatsoever...
This is correct, she will need to get a Certificate of Capacity to Marry. He will need to get an Affidavit of Capacity to Marry from the US Embassy in Manila or in Cebu City. He will, of course have to make an appointment. He also needs to get 3 original copies of his certificate of birth from his home city, she also has to get a complete original Birth Certificate from the SFO office.
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The problem is that all the embassy issues is an affidavid. You rock up to the embassy and sware, cross my heart and hope to die, that you are not already married. For instance in the UK you go to your local registrar and apply for certificate of no inpediment. This document is then displayed in a public place for three weeks and if not challenged you get it signed. You then take this to the British Embassy in Manila who convert it to the local document, capacity to marry, all's well. This is where the US system falls down. Anybody can go to the embassy and sware that they are not married with no offical checks.

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Cebu Citizen,

My fiancee's mom went to the Quezon City Civil Registrar's office 2-3 months ago and they told her that they (the QC Civil Registrar) WILL accept the Affidavit in Lieu of Capacity to Marry from the US Embassy. I think the US Embassy's website is out of date.

I would have your fiancee (or her mom or someone) actually go to the Civil Registrar in QC and ask them just to be safe.

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This is correct, she will need to get a Certificate of Capacity to Marry. He will need to get an Affidavit of Capacity to Marry from the US Embassy in Manila or in Cebu City. He will, of course have to make an appointment. He also needs to get 3 original copies of his certificate of birth from his home city, she also has to get a complete original Birth Certificate from the SFO office.
Will the US Embassy help in obtaining the 3 copies of a birth certificate?

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Birth cert is on You to obtain. In 2010 they all (U.S. and Philippines authorities ) accepted my passport as proof citizenship and with dob in it. Maybe helped that I also had a red U.S. Govt passport, I don't know. My mom in law also did some talking etc And we paid the expedite fee for Philippines side ...no birth certificate. However as I recall I Was able to go on the county website in NC where born and ordered one at some point....guessing eav h state and local government is unique if they even have that on line.

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bbazor...All states are online now and make it extremely easy to obtain certified copies of your US Birth Records from their Department of Health and Vital Statistics. Some states may have a slightly different name for the correct department providing birth records.

The biggest issue I can see for you will be getting the copies to you in the Philippines. I would suggest paying the extra to have them FedEx'ed to you because of the slow and uncertain Philippine mail issues.

Also, make sure that you are on the States official website. There are "other" companies who provide a service to get you certified copies of your Birth Certificate but they will charge you an arm and a leg. I accidentally clicked on the wrong link for my state and got one of these companies and ONE certified copy cost me $80.00!

Later, I did contact the official state website, paid with a credit card online and received five certified copies in less than a week for LESS money than the other company charged me for one copy...

Good Luck in getting yours. Although it might take a while for the actual delivery of the documents, I don't think you will have any issues.
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Nickleback99...thanks to you and your better half for the information from your personal papers and also to Jet Lag for the awesome link to the US Embassy website. This by far was the most complete information about getting married to a Filipina...thanks Again Jet Lag.
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