Civil Register. Consulate General of Spain, Manila
  • Registration of births
  • Marriages and registration of marriages 
  • Registration of deaths​
5/4/2017

BIRTH REGISTRATION 

     Requirements for birth registration:

         1º Duly accomplished Birth Registration form signed by the Spanish parent 
 

         2º Birth certificate issued by the National Statistics Office

         3º Copy of passport of Spanish parent. 

         4º Copy of the birth certificate and passport of the non-Spanish parent.

        5º Family Book (Libro de Familia). In case of no formal marriage, authorization of the father/mother to register the child 

          6º Two photos of the child to be registered
 

MARRIAGES AND REGISTRATION OF MARRIAGES 

 

       A) The Philippine authorities require foreign nationals to submit a Consular certificate of legal capacity to marry. This procedure is regulated by article 252 of the Implementing Rules of the Civil Registry Law, and it requires submission of documents and a private and separate interview with the Civil Registrar. 

 

         REQUIREMENTS FOR LEGAL CAPACITY TO MARRY:
        1. Photocopy of current passport of both contracting parties
        2. Birth Certificate issued by the Spanish Civil Registry; for Filipino citizens, issued by PSA-Philippine Statistics Authority.
        3. Certificate of marital status/No impediment; for Filipinos, certificate of no marriage record issued by PSA (NSO
        4. Certificate of Residence during the last two years. This certificate can be issued by the pertinent Consulate if the person has resided abroad. For residents in Spain, the certificate must be issued by the Municipality of your place of residence. 

 

    In case of divorce or annulled marriages, the following must be submitted:
       For Spanish citizens:
             - Marriage contract with the divorce or annullment duly annotated marginally. 
       For Filipino citizens:
             - Certificate of previous marriage and authenticated Decree of Annulment
 
   If either one of the applicants is a widow or widower, a Certificate of previous marriage and Death Certificate of spouse must be presented. 
 
     The above documents may be sent either by fax (+6328102885) or by email (con.manila@maec.es). Upon receipt of the complete requirements, the contracting parties shall be given an appointment for their interview. Original passports must be presented during the date of the interview. 
 
        REQUIREMENTS FOR REGISTRATION OF MARRIAGE:
          - Duly filled out Marriage Registration Form                                  

          - Marriage contract issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority

 
NOTE: THE PROCESSING OF THE MARRIAGE REGISTRATION AND ISSUANCE OF THE FAMILY BOOK MAY TAKE AROUND 2 TO 3 MONTHS. 

 

 

         B) MARRIAGE IN THE CONSULATE.

 

       Spanish citizens may likewise marry in the Consulate provided they meet the following requirements: 

        - At least one of the contracting parties is registered as RESIDENT in the Consulate General

       - Both contracting parties are Spanish citizens or the other contracting party is a foreign citizen from a country other than the Philippines.
 
       The procedure prior to the marriage is the same as the one indicated for the certificate of legal capacity. The procedure prior to the marriage is the same as the one indicated for the certificate of legal capacity.
 
       The marriage follows the procedure regulated in article 238 of the Implementing Rules of the Civil Registry Law.
 

       If the contracting parties are residing in Spain but meet the qualifications to marry in the Consulate, they may request the Civil Registrar in Spain to forward the file to the Consulate General in Manila in order to formalize their marriage. The parties should coordinate with the Spanish Consulate General with regards to the date and time of their marriage.If the contracting parties are residing in Spain but meet the qualifications to marry in the Consulate, they may request the Civil Registrar in Spain to forward the file to the Consulate General in Manila in order to formalize their marriage. The parties should coordinate with the Spanish Consulate General with regards to the date and time of their marriage.

 

         C) If both contracting parties reside in the Philippines but wish to get married in Spain, they may start the marriage procedure at the Spanish Consulate General and request that the file be forwarded to the Civil Registry in Spain where they wish to marry. In this case, the marriage procedure can be carried out even if one of the contracting party is a Filipino national.

 

DEATH REGISTRATION 

REQUIREMENTS FOR REGISTRATION OF DEATHS

         - Duly filled out Death Registration form

         - Death certificate issued by the PSA (Philippine Statistics Authority).

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