Before anything else, please make sure that your wedding day falls within 120 days before filing your application for marriage license because it is only valid for the next 120 days once released. Since both of us are Quezon City residents, we have to secure our marriage license in QC. Quezon City city hall is located in Elliptical Road, Diliman Central, Quezon City -- website
TIP: Have enough change with you as there was a separate lane for exact payments.
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Since we only had a few hours left til our afternoon seminar, we decided to just stay in a nearby restaurant (in our case, Shakey's as it opened earlier). We took this opportunity to fill-up the marriage license application form.
1. Left side of the application form is for Male and right side for females.
2. To be accomplished in 2 copies
Questions are pretty straightforward so there should be no problem.
Upon entering the "classroom" your application for marriage license should be presented. You will be required to log your name and details. Don't forget to write the groom's name first followed by the bride's name below and make sure you spell it correctly because they might use the logged name in your certificate. again, might so better be sure.
Videos will be shown illustrating the main differences between a man and woman in many aspects in life. Although most of the audience did laugh because of the funny illustration, it is an eye-opener that men and women are generally different in many aspects like basic views in life, on how they do things and react to different situations. Want a sneak peak of the video we watched there? Might bore some but here's the actual video showed in our session:
The seminar we attended was far from what we thought it would be. From our initial thought of it being a snoozefest, we ended up leaving the room with at least "some" gained knowledge especially on raising a good family. It was a good thing that the seminar focused overall on being a better couple and your relationship with your family as well as to the community. The second part of the seminar was spent on discussing family planning. The talk was sensitive especially to the more conservative people. That's the reason why children are not allowed in this seminar so for those with kids, please remember that otherwise, you will be rescheduled. Overall, the seminar was good but because of time constraint, they couldn't have a in depth discussion on what the basics of marriage and family planning is all about.
After the 3-hour seminar, your marriage license application will be returned to you with attached certification that you have completed the said seminar.
Next step is to go back to the civil registrar and have it notarized (also inside their office) for Php 50.00. Have the marriage license application photocopied as this would serve as your reference upon claiming your marriage license. Together with the rest of the requirements, submit it to counter 11 where the person in charge will check and receive the documents and tell you when you will going back to get your marriage license. From what I read, it will be posted for 10 working days in the city hall before license is issued on the 11th day.
Here is a summary of the requirements for securing marriage license in Quezon City
1. Community Tax Certificate of both parties
2. 1x1 photo of both parties
3. NSO Birth Certificate of both parties (have it photocopied as city hall will get the photocopies)
4. Certificate of Attendance in Marriage Counseling and Family Planning
5. Both parties present (in signing marriage license and attending the seminar)
Hope these tips helped!
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