REQUIREMENTS FOR THE REPORT OF MARRIAGE
The marriage between two Filipinos, or a Filipino and a foreigner, solemnized in British Columbia, the Yukon and the Northwest Territories should be reported to and registered with the Philippine National Statistics Office through the Consulate General.
In registering a marriage, applicant/s should submit one original and four (4) photocopies of the following documents, except for the Report of Marriage form:
1. Report of Marriage form (4 originals; downloadable from http://www.vancouverpcg.org/forms.html)
2. Certificate of Marriage (where place of birth of spouses are indicated) issued by the Vital Statistics Office of Canada
3. Passports of both parties valid at the time of marriage (bio-data page only)
- In case of unavailability, execute an Affidavit of Explanation and
- attach a copy valid/recent passport or any valid ID;
4. Proof of Status of both parties
5. Birth Certificate of both parties:
- For Filipino Nationals - Authenticated Birth Certificate from the PSA
- For Foreign Nationals - Birth Certificate issued by the country of birth (with official English translation, if applicable);
6. Certificate of Naturalization
- if parties were naturalized Filipinos and had acquired foreign citizenship (i.e. American, Australian, British or Canadian) after the marriage;
7. Processing fee of CAN$ 33.75 in cash or money order/bank draft made payable to the Philippine Consulate General. Do not send cash in the mail
8. Judicial Decree of Divorce or Annulment if either spouse was previously married and divorced, or previously married and marriage was subsequently annulled plus an annotated PSA Marriage Certificate reflecting the annulment/divorce decree
9. Death Certificate of deceased spouse if either spouse is a widow/widower
10. Notarized Affidavit of Late Registration of Marriage
- If being reported after twelve (12) months from the time of marriage
The Consular Officer reserves the right to require additional proof or documents from an applicant to prove his/her citizenship, status or identity pursuant to Philippine Passport Law (RA 8239) and the Foreign Service Act (RA 7157).
ALL APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED BY MAIL OR BY A REPRESENTATIVE SHOULD BE DULY NOTARIZED.
Applicants who applied in person but want their documents to be mailed back to them should submit a self-addressed prepaid envelope of a courier service of their choice along with the regular requirements.
(Note: If applicants choose to use the services of Canada Post, it is required that they purchase the "Signature on Delivery Sticker" to allow tracking of who signed for the receipt of their documents.)