6. 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?

This post was most recently updated on February 1st, 2019

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 the civil marriage took place.

Go back to the main page: How to Get Married in the Philippines – An Ultimate Guide

2 thoughts on “6. 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?

  • 02/16/2019 at 5:43 am
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    If we already had civil marriage and had a Catholic church wedding after that, what date are we going to follow as our wedding date?

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  • 01/28/2019 at 12:10 pm
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    Question: We are both Catholic but married in a Christian wedding, in our marriage contract his religion was changed in Christian. My husband was baptized in Catholic. We are planning to have our Catholic wedding this year but we dont know if the Catholic church will allow us? Thanks

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