The German should apply this before flying to the Philippines for marriage. He/ She can obtain this from the Standesamt where he/ she lives. Before the German acquire this, the Standesamt would ask for the following documents from the Philippines*:
- Birth certificate in NSO security paper and with red ribbon from DFA.
- CENOMAR in NSO security paper and with red ribbon from DFA.
- Joint affidavit of parental consent if the Filipino is below 26 years old. If parents are deceased, then from the guardian or immediate relative. This should be notarized and with red ribbon from DFA.
- Joint affidavit of single status. If parents are deceased, then two affidavits from immediate relatives. This should be notarized and with red ribbon from DFA. See photo below for sample template of these affidavits.
- Barangay clearance
- Photocopy of passport and is certified true copy by the DFA.
- For late registered birth, the Standesamt may ask for marriage certificate of parents, birth certificate of siblings, baptismal certificates and any other documents. Please contact the Standesamt for more details.
A payment of around €200 may be asked from him, and this corresponds also to the background investigation to be done in the Philippines. He/ She has to wait for about 3-5 months before this document is released. Your fiance has two options: send it via mail to the German Embassy in Manila and give instruction that you will be the one to pick up the Legal Capacity, or go there as soon as he/ she arrives in Manila and pick up the Legal Capacity the next day. We did the second option because my husband does not trust the post anymore due to lost post card and it doesn’t take much time anyway.
|Sample of Joint Affidavit of Single Status (words/ template I took from http://www.pinoyingermany.blogspot.com)|
|Sample from http://www.pinoyingermany.blogspot.com|
|This is what the German Standesamt will provide. This document should then be brought to the German Embassy in Manila for the appropriate Legal Capacity to Contract Marriage|
|Sample of the document needed by the Local Civil Registry for the marriage license (photo from http://www.pinoyingermany.blogspot.com)|
After you have the appropriate document from the Embassy, you can then go to the Local Civil Registry Office to process your marriage license. While waiting for the marriage license, you may start preparing for the wedding: search for venue, caterers, photographer and videographer, flowers, dress, etc.
*Note: The requirements may vary on every region in Germany. I am posting only based on my experience. Please ask your fiance to ask the appropriate Standesamt on his/ her area for additional requirements.