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Hello!

First time posting here in a while . . . I am due to soon go to the Philippines, and would like to know the procedure to apply for the US equivalent of the CENOMAR (for the purpose of marriage in the Philippines) for me. Do need to bring the original, certified copy of the divorce certificate? Would a full copy do just as well? What is the phone number or web page that is used to schedule this appointment. From what I picked in conversation with a friend, the Manila embassy requires an appointment, but the Cebu embassy allows walk-ins. Any help in that direction would be greatly appreciated! Oh . . . and wish me luck . . . expect an exciting (for her and I at least!) announcement very soon . . .

Thanks!

ThePoodleGuy

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Hello!

First time posting here in a while . . . I am due to soon go to the Philippines, and would like to know the procedure to apply for the US equivalent of the CENOMAR ... Any help in that direction would be greatly appreciated! Oh . . . and wish me luck . . . expect an exciting (for her and I at least!) announcement very soon . . .

Thanks!

ThePoodleGuy

Hello All!

It seemed that with a bit more searching, I found the answer to my question: http://manila.usembassy.gov/marriage.html

Thanks!

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Hello All!

It seemed that with a bit more searching, I found the answer to my question: http://manila.usembassy.gov/marriage.html

Thanks!

Make sure you make your apointment online and make print out your apointment and do it early in the morning if you are going to do your marriage license in Manila.

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For the Divorce Decree what you need is the Final order signed by the judge and it must have the endorsement (or seal) of the Clerk of the Circuit Court, it can't just be a copy. A Notary can't do anything for you with this, IT MUST BE ENDORSED BY THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT WITH THEIR SEAL.

When you get the copy for the US Embassy I would strongly suggest getting an extra copy or 2, for us the USEM didn't want to keep one but the Local Civil Registry did and it's a lot easier to pay for an extra or two than it is to be short one and on the other side of the world explaining to her family why you can't get married as planned.

We basically had no less than 3 originals (5 of most) of any document required for the entire process (marriage & immigration)...

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For the Divorce Decree what you need is the Final order signed by the judge and it must have the endorsement (or seal) of the Clerk of the Circuit Court, it can't just be a copy. A Notary can't do anything for you with this, IT MUST BE ENDORSED BY THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT WITH THEIR SEAL.

When you get the copy for the US Embassy I would strongly suggest getting an extra copy or 2, for us the USEM didn't want to keep one but the Local Civil Registry did and it's a lot easier to pay for an extra or two than it is to be short one and on the other side of the world explaining to her family why you can't get married as planned.

We basically had no less than 3 originals (5 of most) of any document required for the entire process (marriage & immigration)...

Bob,

Thats great advice, I'll follow it . . ..I have 1 copy w/the embossed seal on it. I'll get 2 more before I leave . . . thanks!

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Make sure you make your apointment online and make print out your apointment and do it early in the morning if you are going to do your marriage license in Manila.

Thanks - we will probably be applying for the marriage license in Iloilo city. I'll get my 'CENOMAR' first thing in the morning so we can have the rest of the day to ourselves . . . Thanks!

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It seems like that on the Consulate website, that there are two different and almost conflicting statements about bringing your fiance with your when you get the 'Texas CENOMAR'. One statement says something to the effect that it is not necessary to bring your fiance when you pick up this certificate. The statement before it stated that there isn't enough room to accommodate guests, SO's, or whomever - don't bring them. Since she'll eventually be going there for an interview, and most likely without me, I'd sure like for her to at least have one pass through the place to help her feel a little more comfortable. What do you think? Anyone been through the US Embassy Manila recently on such a quest? Did you bring your fiance?

Should this be a new topic? I'll repost it if so . . .

thanks!

ThePoodleGuy

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Don't bring her in, she's not needed for it and they can refuse to let her in as she doesn't have business inside the Embassy.

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Don't bring her in, she's not needed for it and they can refuse to let her in as she doesn't have business inside the Embassy.

Thanks . . . doesn't sound like a good idea . . to invite her along!

ThePoodleGuy

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