Marriage in the Philippines

Explanatory notice to British nationals contemplating marriage in the Philippines.



We will open limited appointments for affirmation or affidavit of marital status. Please note that we are unable to facilitate any other types of notarial services at this time. We appreciate the high demand for notarial services, so please be assured of our ongoing review to provide additional slots in the new year. Safeguarding the health and safety of our customers and staff remains our highest priority.

If you need emergency assistance, please call us through our 24/7 hotline: +63 (02) 8858 2200 or our web contact form.

Administer an oath, affirmation or affidavit

This service is only for customers who will need to make an affirmation or affidavit of marital status in order to get married or register their civil partnership in the Philippines.

Book an appointment for affirmation or affidavit of marital status at the British Embassy Manila

Customers must read below information for complete guidelines.

Upon receipt of your appointment confirmation email, please scan and email your requirements to using subject line: <LAST NAME, first name> on the same day. A kind note that incomplete requirements will result to cancellation of your appointment.


  • Typewritten affirmation or affidavit of marital status. The consulate will not draft documents for you. Please type and print this off a computer on A4 size paper. You may adjust font size or margin size as needed. Please do not sign the form before your affidavit. You will sign this in the presence of consular staff.
  • Clear copy of your British passport bio data page
  • If you are divorced, original or certified copy of divorce decree absolute
  • If you are widowed, original or certified copy of death certificate
  • If your previous marriage was annulled, original PSA marriage certificate with annotation stating that the annulment has been made final, PSA Advisory of Marriage and court documents.
  • If your name has been changed, original deed poll.
  • Proof of address e.g. utility bill, bank statement, driving licence
  • Consular fee 4


During this time, we will only be able to accept credit or debit card payments. You will need to present your completed FCDO Consular Card Details Capture Slip and your card on the day of your appointment. Please do not send a copy by email.


Please bring your original typewritten affirmation or affidavit, British passport and credit or debit card on the day of your appointment.

If however you have had a fever, a cough, difficulty breathing, or any other symptoms of flu in the last 14 days you will be asked to reschedule your appointment.

Published 25 April 2013
Last updated 1 December 2020 + show all updates
  1. Limited resumption of notarial services, including details of updated requirements and procedures.

  2. Visa or Mastercard payment option is now available

  3. changes on requirements

  4. Guidance has been updated

  5. First published.