Legal Capacity to Contract Marriage

For Filipinos Contracting Marriage in Norway, Iceland, or Sweden

  1. Certificate of No Marriage Record (CENOMAR) obtained from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) in the Philippines and duly Apostillized by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) in Manila
  2. Birth Certificate (BC) in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) and duly Apostillized by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) in Manila
  3. Submit both documents to the Philippine Embassy in Oslo for issuance of a Certificate of Legal Capacity to Contract Marriage (LCCM).
  4. Applicant will also need to execute a Sworn Statement stating that he/she is single (if sending the documents by post, the Sworn Statement must be notarized by a local notary public and Apostillized by a competent authority in the issuing country)
  5. Payment of fees: NOK 225 for LCCM and NOK 225 for the Sworn Statement (payment for Sworn Statement only if applying in person at the Embassy)

If applying by post, please send your documents and self-addressed envelope to the Embassy's mailing address:

The Philippine Embassy 
P.O. Box 322 SENTRUM 
N-0103 Oslo 
NORWAY

Kindly enclose your contact details, such as your mobile number and/or email address, so that the Embassy can contact you for any updates or missing requirements. Please also deposit the appropriate fees, including for return postage, to the Embassy's bank account.

For Filipinos Contracting Marriage in Finland

  1. Certificate of No Marriage Record (CENOMAR) obtained from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) in the Philippines and duly authenticated by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) in Manila
  2. Birth Certificate (BC) in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) and duly authenticated by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) in Manila
  3. Submit both these documents to the Consular Office of Finland in Manila for legalization. For further details please check Finland's official website in the Philippines.

For citizens of Norway, Finland, Iceland, and Sweden contracting marriage in the Philippines

  1. Birth Certificate or Extract from the Register of Birth or Extract from the Populations Register, as applicable, Apostillized by a competent authority in the issuing country (for Norway, Iceland, and Sweden only)
  2. Marriage License or Legal Capacity to Marry before a Foreign Authority or Certificate of No Impediment to Contract Marriage, as applicable, Apostillized by a competent authority in the issuing country (for Norway, Iceland, and Sweden only)
  3. Once Apostillized, the above documents will no longer need to be processed by our Embassy. They may be directly submitted to the city/municipal government in the Philippines where you intend to marry.
  4. For Finnish citizens, please have nos. 1 and 2 authenticated by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland (not Apostillized), then authenticated by our Embassy. Authenticated documents may then be submitted to the city/municipal government in the Philippines where you intend to marry. Payment of fees: NOK 225 for each authentication by our Embassy.
  5. Contact the city/municipal government in the Philippines where you intend to marry for further requirements.