If we are already civilly married and then decide to get married in the church, do we need to apply for a marriage license again?

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A civil wedding is already considered valid and legally binding.

Therefore, there’s no need for you to apply for a marriage license again should you decide to tie the knot in the church.

Instead, get a Certified True Copy of your marriage contract/certificate from the PSA and submit it to the church two months before the wedding.

For out-of-the-country civil weddings, you may also present a marriage certificate from the country where civil marriage took place.

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