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Thursday, October 23, 2008

Legal Capacity to Contract Marriage (“Ehefähigkeitszeugnis”)



What is a Legal Capacity to Contract Marriage (“Ehefähigkeitszeugnis”)?
How to get a Legal Capacity to Contract Marriage (“Ehefähigkeitszeugnis”)?

This paper is issued by their diplomatic official in the Philippines. This is called the “Ehefaehigkeitszeugnis” in German and is available from the Local Civil Registry Office or “Standesamt”. The German fiancee/fiance SHOULD have this document ready before his flight to the Philippines.

" ä "= " ae " in German

The requirements for this document depends on the Local Civil Registry Officer in the local town where the German fiancee/fiance lives. In our case the following papers were asked:

German fiancee/fiance:
1. German Passport
2. Internatonal Birth Certificate

Filipino fiancee/fiance:
1. NSO Birth Certificate with Red Ribbon from the DFA
- Note that in the first page you will see a Red Ribbon, your NSO Birth Certificate is actually on the next page.
2. Joint Affidavit of Civil Status with Red Ribbon from the DFA
- Note that in the first page you will see a Red Ribbon, your Joint Affidavit of Civil Status is actually on the next page.
3. Joint Affidavit of Parental Advice with Red Ribbon from the DFA
- Note that in the first page you will see a Red Ribbon, your Joint Affidavit of Parental Advice is actually on the next page.
4. CENOMAR (Certificate of No Marriage, issued by the NSO)
5. Barangay Certificate
6. Clear Copy of Passport ID with a Certification from the DFA that this is a Certified True Copy


The Filipino fiancee/fiance should submit all documents in Original Copies, unless otherwise stated, per courier to his/her German counterpart.

The German fiancee/fiance should have the documents (from the Filipino fiancee/fiance) Translated to German by a Certified Translator.

DFA = "Department of Foreign Affairs"
NSO = "National Statistics Office"

Note that this paper is a Requirement for Marriage License Application

List of Requirements As of JUNE 2007
Note that these list of requirements might change from time to time or case to case.
For updates please visit the official site of the Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines

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113 comments:

Anonymous said...

hello,its me again,cyrille..
the civil registry there where my fiance lives told him, to send to me the application form of Ehefähigkeitszeugnis, fill in where i should fill in(verlobte), bring it to german embassy, and they should sign right beside my signature...civil registry wanted me to do that because i cannot be there for application,they want to make sure i am really the one who signed it...

did u also do this step??

i went there last friday, but they didnt sign it, they said, i should send it back to my fiance..hmmm, may i know from where u are in germany??

this is my YM, cyrillemendoza@yahoo.com,if u have, add me pls..

thanks for advices!! =)

Pinoy IN Germany said...

Hello Cyrille,

Seems like your situation is different than mine. Where are you planning to get married? In the Philippines or in Germany?

Unfortunately I can't say much of you processing the Ehefähigkeitszeugnis paper.

Our experience:
1. I have mailed all the requirements listed above as a Filipino fiance to my German fiancee.
2. Then my German fiancee processed the Ehefähigkeitszeugnis in her local civil registry in Germany.
3. My German fiancee received the Ehefähigkeitszeugnis paper.
4. My German fiancee went to the Philippines and mailed the Ehefähigkeitszeugnis to the German Embassy to get it checked and translated to english with stamp.
5. We received the Ehefähigkeitszeugnis that is now translated to english (Legal Capacity to Contract Marriage).

Finally, I would suggest you to let your German fiance contact the German Embassy to clarify things because there might be additional requirements for you. It is always case-to-case basis.

By the way, I am living near in Munich.

Hope this helps.^_^

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Pinoy IN Germany said...

Hello Cyrille,

Congratulations!^_^ I am glad that your paper was already signed. It is always case-to-case basis on what procedures to follow.

Munich is great but it is very expensive living here.

Please visit these posts if you want information about wedding or marriage requirements in the Philippines:

http://pinoyingermany.blogspot.com/2008/10/marriage-requirements-in-philippines.html

http://pinoyingermany.blogspot.com/2008/10/wedding-or-marriage-in-philippines.html

Good luck and God bless on your wedding!^_^

Anonymous said...

Hi My name is Lela

I just want to ask if there is a German Embassy in Cebu city? My German fiancee is coming 3 weeks later and i told him already to bring his Legal capacity of contract marriage. He told me that he has it already but not translated in English because the office where he got it told him that he can get his LCOCM in english at German embassy here in PH. I am not a residence of Cebu of Cebu thats why i have no idea if there it is or no. So im hoping that you can help me a bit...
Thanks & Best regards..

Pinoy IN Germany said...

Hi Lela,

Unfortunately there is only one German Embassy in the Philippines and it is located in Makati City.

In my experience, when my German Fiancee arrived in Cebu City, my German Fiancee immediately mailed the Legal Capacity to Contract Marriage (still in German) to the German Embassy in Makati.

After 2 to 3 weeks, we received the Legal Capacity to Contract Marriage paper from the German Embassy and it was already translated to English.

Hope this helps ^_^

Anonymous said...

wow! im excited for lela... =)

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the information. It helps me anyway...

Anonymous said...

Hello there,
i also have a little problem regarding "getting married in the Philippines"
I am originally from Germany (still German Passport) but i live in the UK for the past nine years. I was married before in germany but i got divorced here in the UK.
When i applied for my "Ehefaehigkeitszeugnis" in germany i have been told that i am "official" still married and i have to legalize my english divorce ?? which takes time ! Stupid we are EU !
Anyway, i have no time for this, so i applied for my "legal capacity to contract marriage" here in the UK and i got it ;-) so i have my german pass, my german birth certificate and my english divorce paper and legal capacity......from the UK
Can anyone confirm that my paperwork are in correct order so i can get finally married in January 2009 !?
Thank's for any help and advise
Frank egalwo@gmx.com

Pinoy IN Germany said...

Hello Frank,

Thanks for visiting my site.
Seems like your situation is different than mine.

So your question is If your papers are legal or legitimate. I would suggest that you contact the German Embassy in the Philippines regarding your issue since you are still Officially married in Germany. Here is the link to the official website of the German Embassy in the Philippines: http://www.manila.diplo.de/Vertretung/manila/en/01/Visabestimmungen/Visabestimmungen.html

Just my opinion: I think your papers are correct since you got a Legal Capacity from the UK...BUT...the question is the legality of your marriage or status (I don't know what is the right term for this) in Germany. You better ask or research than going to court.hehe

Sorry I can't help you that much regarding your situation but hope this helps. ^_^

Anonymous said...

hello,my name is christie..i just want to ask what papers i should gather in applying for marriage.my fiance is a german and i a filipino and we are planning to get married here in the philippines..im single and my fiance is divorced..what papres i needed and also what papers he needs?hope to hear from you soon..thank you in advance.

PING_TM said...

Hello Christie,

Please wait for my next article as I will give you a VISA COOKBOOK. It will contain the steps I did from Pre Marriage counselling up to Registering myself as a Resident here in Germany.

Hope you'll visit again. ^_^

PING_TM said...

Hello Christie,

Here is the link for the German Visa Cook Book:

http://pinoyingermany.blogspot.com/2009/02/german-spouse-visa-cook-book.html

Hope this helps ^_^

Anonymous said...

hello,

love ,peace and joy!

im applying for a fiancee visa..we are planning to get married there in germany ..actually i already done alls in embassy , we just only waiting and its been 2 months now. i heard some humored that fiancee visa is the most complicated of all, and the longest time to wait. is this true? i need some info.

thanks and god bless us all.

EditorPinoy said...

Hi Anonymous,

I believe you are right. Fiancee requires a lot of time. During my CFO-SMEF-COW Seminar, there was a woman who I talked with. She told me that she already have the German Visa but she waited for 12-14 months. So just be patient and I suggest that you learn German because you really need it. ^_^

cathy said...

hello, have agood day, i have a fiancee from germany, and we are planning to get married, what is the first step that we are going to do?

Anonymous said...

what is thb emeaning of Ehefahigkeitszeugnis? i have fiancee in germany and we have plan to get married, please tell me what is the first thing that we are going to do? thank you and more power!

EditorPinoy said...

Hi cathy/Anonymous,

I suggest that you read the link below. It is what I call a VISA COOKBOOK.

German Visa CookBook

Hope this helps ^_^

stephanie said...

helo to everyone.

I'm Steph from Surigao City.I have fiancee in germany and we are planning to get married there and I just wanna ask if i can have my papers even im not in manila?

German fiancee/fiance:
1. German Passport
2. Internatonal Birth Certificate

Filipino fiancee/fiance:
1. NSO Birth Certificate with Red Ribbon from the DFA
- Note that in the first page you will see a Red Ribbon, your NSO Birth Certificate is actually on the next page.
2. Joint Affidavit of Civil Status with Red Ribbon from the DFA
- Note that in the first page you will see a Red Ribbon, your Joint Affidavit of Civil Status is actually on the next page.
3. Joint Affidavit of Parental Advice with Red Ribbon from the DFA
- Note that in the first page you will see a Red Ribbon, your Joint Affidavit of Parental Advice is actually on the next page.
4. CENOMAR (Certificate of No Marriage, issued by the NSO)
5. Barangay Certificate
6. Clear Copy of Passport ID with a Certification from the DFA that this is a Certified True Copy

because it says here that the papers must have red ribbon from DFA. Do i need to go there in manila?
please help me

Steph

EditorPinoy said...

Hi Steph,

Please read this:
DFA Red Ribbon

Read the comments section also. If you have other questions, please don't hesitate to ask.

Hope this helps ^_^
Illiterate people can't become German citizens

Anonymous said...

Hi,,im just visiting this site!!!!im just want to ask about the legal capacity,,im married already and this case was not mine but to my husband friend,,he want take legal capacity but the problem is he dont have yet the divorce decree coz it takes time..can he take it at philippines?
am waiting for reply..

EditorPinoy said...

Hi Anonymous,

I'm very sorry to say this but I could really understand what you are trying to say.
What I assume are:
1. Your husband's friend wants to get a Legal Capacity to contract Marriage
2. The husband is still working on his Divorce papers.
Am I right?

And also, what do you mean about can he take "it" in the Philippines? What do you mean by "it"?

Anonymous said...

Hello,
Thanks for the reply,,yes he still working hi divorce paper,and wanted to marry at philippines.My question is can he take legal capacity to contract marriage in philipppines even that the divorce is not yet finish.
Im glad for your reply.

EditorPinoy said...

Hi,

Sorry that I could not directly answer your question because I have no experience regarding this situation which I could draw from.

But IN MY OPINION:
He could not process a Legal Capacity to contract MARRIAGE because he is still legally MARRIED. Maybe after he is LEGALLY DIVORCED.
Again, this is BASED ON MY OPINION.

It would be best that he consults a lawyer in Germany or in the Philippines regarding his situation.

Hope this helps. ^_^

EditorPinoy said...

What are the questions asked during a visa interview?
What are the common German Visa interview questions?
German Language Certificate B1

Anonymous said...

Hello there Kababayan!

Many thanks for creating such a blog! It's veeery helpful!

You live near Munich, right? I lived there as well for 3 months (from March to June 2008) almost in the absolute center of the city, it's a beautiful place! ^_^ But you're right, it's expensive to live there ^^;

I want to ask some questions, but maybe just 1 question for now ^^ Did I understand you correctly, that "Ehefähigkeitszeugnis" can be obtained from the local civil registry in Germany and it has to be brought to the embassy here in Manila, (when the fiance arrives) and have it translated into English? Does the embassy here requires other papers? Or do they just translate Ehefähigkeitszeugnis and require nothing else?

Thanks and hope to hear from you! ^_^

emm said...

my german boyfriend wish me to apply visit visa for germany. you think i will be approved? coz as i know only relatives can apply for Visit Visa, i mean who have relative in germany.. please advice. thank you

Anonymous said...

Hello! I just have a question.
I am Filipina and I have a German fiance. Do you know which one is more advantageous: to get married in Philippines or in Germany?

We both wanted to make sure that our marriage will be legitimate in both countries. And to make sure I can go to Germany freely and he can stay in Philippines freely too after we are married. Have any idea?

Thanks. :)

Anonymous said...

emm,

It's possible to have a german tourist visa (schengen visa) even if you do not have a relative there. But it's difficult to be granted this visa. First you need a bank account (should be 6 months or more mature) containing I think at least 120K pesos. You should have working certificate, insurance etc.

~ Tintin

EditorPinoy said...

Hello there too kababayan,

"Did I understand you correctly, that "Ehefähigkeitszeugnis" can be obtained from the local civil registry in Germany and it has to be brought to the embassy here in Manila, (when the fiance arrives) and have it translated into English? Does the embassy here requires other papers?"
Yes you are right based on my experience. As for the other papers, please see the list of requirements above for both the German fiancee/fiance and Filipino fiancee/fiance.

Hope this helps ^_^
Basic German Language Visa Requirement, Required or Not?

EditorPinoy said...

Hello em,

As what Anonymous replied, its possible. But you have to be patient as Tourist takes a lot of time before it gets approved. It's not based on experience though, but I heard this from my friends and people I have met when processing my German Spouse Visa.

Hope this helps ^_^
German Language Certificate B1

EditorPinoy said...

Hello Anonymous,

Personally, I would suggest that you get married in the Philippines because this is my experience ^_^
Of course it will be legitimate in both countries if you follow all the rules and have submitted legitimate papers. And both of you can stay freely either in the Philippines and Germany.
Wedding or Marriage in the PhilippinesHope this helps ^_^

Anonymous said...

_______________________________________________
Yes you are right based on my experience. As for the other papers, please see the list of requirements above for both the German fiancee/fiance and Filipino fiancee/fiance.

Hope this helps ^_^
_______________________________________________

Many thanks for the reply ^_^

But what I wanted to ask was, if the german embassy here in Manila requires other papers from the german fiance/ee, other than Ehefähigkeitszeugnis?

I have another question though (hope you don't mind ^^; sorry for disturbing)

How long did it take the embassy here to translate Ehefähigkeitszeugnis into english?

How long did it take Standesamt before they released Ehefähigkeitszeugnis of your fiancee?

May I have your email or ym id, if it's ok? ^_^

~ TINTIN

EditorPinoy said...

"But what I wanted to ask was, if the german embassy here in Manila requires other papers from the german fiance/ee, other than Ehefähigkeitszeugnis?"Actually I have written it in this post:
German fiancee/fiance:
1. German Passport
2. Internatonal Birth Certificate

"How long did it take the embassy here to translate Ehefähigkeitszeugnis into english?"Approximately 1 week based on my experience.

"How long did it take Standesamt before they released Ehefähigkeitszeugnis of your fiancee?"Approximately 2 weeks based on my experience considering there are no problems with your papers.

My email add is pinoyingermany@googlemail.com

Hope this helps ^_^

Anonymous said...

Hello!!!

I wanted to ask again about the other documents required by the embassy...

I thought that German Passport and International Birth Certificate are needed to be passed to the Standesamt in Germany? Should they also be passed to the embassy?

I'm really sorry for being persistent, but I am a bit confused and wants to be sure ^_^

I have another question ^^ Is DFA red ribbon still required? Last July 2007 I had to do this step, but I heard that it is not required anymore by the embassy. Do you have an idea? ^^


Many thanks for all of your help!!!

~ TINTIN

EditorPinoy said...

Hi Tintin,

As far as I can remember, my German partner passed a German Passport Copy and Internatonal Birth Certificate at the Standesamt in Germany.

My German partner also passed a German Passport Copy, Original Ehefähigkeitszeugnis, Copy of Date of Arrival in the Philippines, and 1250 Pesos payment.

It would also be better if you check the official website of the German Embassy in the Philippines since their requirements always change from time to time. Or contact their local operators if possible. OR let your German partner call the respective office concerned to make everything clear.

Hope this helps ^_^

EditorPinoy said...

Regarding the Red Ribbon, I am not sure if this is still required or not but I submitted my papers with Red Ribbon before. So it would be better to call the German Embassy or let your German partner call the offices concerned. Again, to make things clear as rules always change and German are very STRICT!

Hope this helps ^_^

Evan said...

Thanks for sharing this precious information!
Legal Advice

Anonymous said...

hello,
it is possible for german to process or to get legal capacity here in philippines?
thanks and more power!!

EditorPinoy said...

Hi Anonymous,

Please read my blog post.

Anonymous said...

Hallo Kuya Pinoy in Germany:)

Wie geht es dir? Uhmm..I just wanna ask, if what are those documents that you had the red ribbon with for the requirements for the 'Legal Capacity to Contract Marriage'? Are those 4, NSO BC, CENOMAR, Affidavit of Civil Status, and Affidavit of Parental Advice?

Vielen Dank!
Gott segnen!

EditorPinoy said...

Halu Anonymous!

In my experience, Yes.

Genau! Richtig! ^_^

Anonymous said...

Tinanggal na po yata yung isang requirement na joint affidavit of civil status kasi doon sa November 2009 update nila ng requirements ay wala na

Anonymous said...

sabi sa embassy di na kailangan ipa-red ribbon sa DFA ang documents - requirement talaga nila yung Deutsch exam certificate mula sa Goethe Institut

EditorPinoy said...

Hi Anonymous,

Thanks for sharing the info. Then that means the cost is lesser compared before if they removed the DFA Red Ribbon requirement. And it is now easier to get a German Visa if they are after your German Language Certificate.

Lucy said...

Hallo! I would like to inquire regarding the passport when applying for the German Residence Visa. I have my renewed machine-readable passport now with my single name. When I get married, I will still have to request for another new passport with my married name before applying for the visa?

Danke schoen.

Anonymous said...

To Lucy...

Yes,u need to have your new passport with your married surname.. :)

Anonymous said...

HELLO THERE,
I WAS READING YOUR BLOG AND IT IS REALLY A BIG HELP FOR US. I AM FILIPINA AND I HAVE A GERMAN FIANCE. WE ARE PROCESSING NOW THE PAPERS FOR HIS LEGAL CAPACITY AND I NEEDED TO TRANSLATE MY PAPERS TO GERMAN. I JUST WANT TO ASK HOW DID YOU DO THAT LEGAL TRANSLATION PROCEDURE? DID YOU DO THAT HERE IN THE PHILS. BEFORE SENDING IT TO GERMANY? IF SO, HOW DID YOU DO THAT OR HOW DID YOU CONTACT A CERTIFIED TRANSLATOR? DID YOU ASK ADVISE FIRST FROM THE GERMAN EMBASSY HERE IN THE PHILIPPINES?
I WOULD BE GLAD TO HEAR FROM YOU ABOUT YOUR YOUR IDEAS REGARDING THIS MATTER.
THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS.
SHERYL.

Anonymous said...

hi sheryl,

i just would like to answer ur questions based on my experience.i contacted the german embassy and they have given me a list of the different translation company here in the phils.so its to up to u what company will u choose.then i called one of the companies and they told me to email my birth certificate and cenomar.i paid tru smart money.after 2 days i got the german translation tru a courier.and then i sent it to my husband in germany.

yan

Anonymous said...

Hi sheryl,i would also like to share my experience.I just sent all the required papers to my husband.thats all. :)

mccris.r784 said...

Me and my german boyfriend was planning to marry here in the philippines so that it would be much easier for him to take me to germany,i would like to thank you for this blog,i will use this as a guide,and i know this would really help us a lot,thank you so much!

Anonymous said...

mccris.74
yes,this site is very helpful.Im thanking pinoyingermany that he made this site.

mausi

Alaine said...

Hello, gusto ko lang sana magtanong kung anong courier maganda magpadala ng documents ko to my fiance in Germany. I need to send kasi yung required docs for his Ehefähigkeitszeugnis, yung mabilis po sana dumating dun sa kanila, kasi yung iba takes months or 3 weeks or 2 weeks, is there any courier na mabilis magpadala mga 1 week? and how much po magpadala sa germany from here in philippines? Thanks.

Alaine said...

hello, ask ko lang po sana kung anong courier maganda magpadala ng documents sa germnay, papadla ko kasi yung mga required papers for my fiances Ehefähigkeitszeugnis. gaano po kaya katagal ang aabutin bago nya marecieve and magkano ang shipment fee? thanks.

P.S. if meron po kayo marerecommend na courier na mabilis magsend ng docs pasend nalang po ako ng message thru my email, aleyn_qtee@yahoo.com Thanks! ^.^

EditorPinoy said...

@Alaine
I used LBC before and it took 1 to 2 weeks. For the price, it depends on the weight of the documents.

Anonymous said...

Hello! My German fiancee wants me to visit him in Germany, by July after his operation.
He came here in the Philippines 2 times already.We travelled together in Africa last oct.27,2009 for 20 days.But now,his health need him to take rest and he wants me to visit him in Germany.Do you think the visa officer will grant my application,while my annulmnet still on going,and he is widow? I'm afraid the visa officer will not grant me to visit him since Im still married with anothey man,although weve been separated for more than 10 years and no communication at all.My relationship with my german fiancee is already 1 year.Hope you can advise me and help me.Thanks

EditorPinoy said...

Hi Anonymous,
I believe that you have already answered your own question... "I'm afraid the visa officer will not grant me to visit him since Im still married with another man".
Better to clarify and sort things out. Please be reminded that Germans are very strict.

Anonymous said...

hi to all!

am i right?that it was stated there that i also have to send those above requirements and needed to be translated?in order for my fiance to get the so called Ehefahigkeitszeugnis?oder (legal capacity of marriage?But where can i find accredited/authenticated/official agencies who's document translation to legalize everything?i am really thankful that i found this site,because i can relate to everybody!and i really appreciate it...vielen danke! :)

Anonymous said...

oh sorry im ANA(25)...and correction not vielen danke its vielen dank!hehe god bless all :)

Lucy said...

Hi Ana! Please check the website of the German Embassy for a list of translators here http://www.manila.diplo.de/Vertretung/manila/de/04/Konsularischer__Service/ddatei__uebersetzer__14.05.10,property=Daten.pdf

and important details about examination of documents here http://www.manila.diplo.de/Vertretung/manila/en/04/Konsularischer__Service/MB__exam__phil__docs__feb10,property=Daten.pdf

Anonymous said...

how many days or week po ba ang pagkuha ng Ehefähigkeitszeugnis sa germany? my german bf don't know yet since he is so busy at work...he told me if i can ask to someone who had been doing this process..he wants to know para ma estimate niya ang time to go at their city hall to the time he will fly here in philippines...or magdepende po ba iyan city by city?

BTW HE LIVES ESLINGEN,GERMANY


FLOR

Anonymous said...

in our experience,it took 2 and a half months.merong madali nakuha,like 3 weeks lang.depende yan sa registrar office ng bf mu kung mahigpit ba sila o hindi.ur bf can ask the officer there also.

kleinepinay

Anonymous said...

hello poh!i would like to say thank you soo muchh for this blog,thanks for the author kasi marami na kayung natulungan..YOU ARE HIGHLY APPRECIATED!!!
I have something to share lang po and some question..i have a German fiancee and he will visit here this coming November..while i am waiting for him po ngprocess po ako sa papers ko para makakuha xa ng Legal Capacity of Marriage.ok lng po ba na siya na ang mgdala ng CENOMAR,BC,PARENTAL CONSENT AT xerox copy ng passport ko kung uuwi na xa??
yan lng po ba ang dadalhin nya para makakuha xa ng Legal capacity of marriage?
Tanx po i am waiting for your reply...any advices po.i really appreciate..

jhyne

Anonymous said...

hi
i saw in the paper above CERTIFICATE OF LEGAL CAPACITY TO CONTRACT MARRIAGE na this certificate is valid until...
so how many days or months po ba valid ung paper? coz if my fiance cant stay here for more than 10days at pupunta lang xa para maka pag apply kami marriage license. and then he will come back again for marriage.

EditorPinoy said...

Papers is valid until the date stated.

Anonymous said...

Hello,

I have processing my papers that need to send to my bf for him to get his Certificate of No Impediment to Marriage from his Local office in Germany. My questions are:

1. Kapag naipa Red Ribbon ko na mga papers ko and send it to Germany, di na ba nila ibana balik un? Kasi based on my understanding ung mga papers na ipapadla ko sa kanya ay yun din ung mga papers na kailangan namin ipresent sa embassy to get his Legal Capacity to Contract Marriage.

2. Kailangan ba at least 2 copy ko ng mga requirements kapag nagpa RedRibbon ako?

Yun lang po, I hope masagot po nyo tanong ko. Thanks and more Power

Anonymous said...

hello anonymous,base sa experience ng asawa ko nung nag apply sya ng legal capacity of contract marriage, binalik naman nila yung mga papers na binigay ko sa kanya.

"Kasi based on my understanding ung mga papers na ipapadla ko sa kanya ay yun din ung mga papers na kailangan namin ipresent sa embassy to get his Legal Capacity to Contract Marriage."

i dont understand this.

Legal Capacity to Contract Marriage (makukuha yan ng bf mo sa germany hindi sa embassy sa pilipinas).Pag nasa pilipinas na ang asawa mu, dadalin nya yang paper na yan sa embassy para ipalegalize.and then u need to pay too.

Anonymous said...

Hello again, thanks for confirmation and enlightening me. I already got my Affidavit of Civil Status, Birth Certificate and Barangay Certificate. Hope this week I could get my CENOMAR and passport certification from dfa so that I can proceed with the next step which is RedRibbon and sending all docs to Germany.

Kung and2 na ung asawa ko at dinala nmin sa embassy yung Legal Capacity to Contract Marriage, how long it would take for us to wait to make it legalize? The same day po ba?

Thanks again in advance for anyone who could answer my query. God Bless You all and More Power. This blog helps me a lot. A big thanks for the author and hope the author could write more about life of Filipino's in Germany

Anonymous said...

hello anonymous, nung sa amin dati, after 2 days namin nakuha.Goodluck sa inyo ng future hubby mo.

Anonymous said...

hello poh,kailangan ba talaga na ang Parental advice galing talaga sa judge? tapos ipa notary mo sa RTC? nakakuha kasi ako ng parental advice na form sa city hall tapos nandon na po ang signature ng parents ko, pina notary ko na po then ang kulang nlng is ipa red ribbon...sabi ng kaibigan ko na hnd daw tatanggapin don sa dfa kapag hindi dumaan sa judge at RTC...kahit my notary na po hnd pa ba valid yung parental advice ko?
Tanx po..

Jandre

Anonymous said...

hello jandre, tama ang kaibigan mo, based also on my experience yan.Pumunta kami sa rtc kung sang city kami nakatira, dinala ko ang document ko sa authenticating department, at sila na ang nag ayos nun, duon na rin ako nagbayad, dadalin nila yan sa judge para tatakan.same day ko rin nakuha, and then pwede mo na yan dalin sa dfa for the red ribbon.

Anonymous said...

thanks for the quick reply..I really really apreciate y0u!!bali kumuha ka ng form dun sa city hall tapos pina signature mo sa parents then dinala mo sa authenticating department sa rtc...mgkaiba ba yung Parental Advice at Parental Consent?
Jandre

Anonymous said...

hello jandre, Parental Consent is for applicants 18-21 yrs old and Parental Advice is for
applicants 22-25 yrs old.

Anonymous said...

Hi Im Pinoy with German Passport and planning to get married this January, my gf has already the nessesary pappers exepet Passport. ang question ko lng ay: dipa siya nagkakaroon ng passport dahil I decided na wag na muna kumuha at saka na lng pag kasal na kami at meron na siyang pinang hahawakan na papers Marriage Conract/ SECPA) galing NSO. para sa ganoon ang nakalagay na last na niya sa Passport ay Last name ko(Husband) para sa ganoon someday next ime.I Nakausap ko na rin ang Standestamt dito at nasabing wala pa siyang passport, So I asked them kung OK na lang ang Gov:Id such (SSS ID & Company ID ) Thanks for the opinion.
Regards,
Filipino Proud

Anonymous said...

hello filipino proud, u said, "my gf has already the nessesary pappers exepet Passport."

what do u mean by that? do u already have EFZ (“Ehefaehigkeitszeugnis” ) this is the most important paper that u should have, :)

Anonymous said...

my name is emily proksch i am married alredy a german spouse i only wonder that my husband did take all my papers for married i though for visa too so i finish all and i have all to apply the visa the only thing i need to do i finish to study a basic of proof german language. My husband get all my papers like, bith certificate, parents married certificate, all birth certificate of my sisters and brothers,cenomar,form 137,batized that for only a marriege here that he get his legal capacity? and not for visa? i want to make it clear only so this time i need to apply for my visa to go there and live there right thanks please replly me

Anonymous said...

Emily ngstart kna ba sa German language or mgstart kpa lng?sana mgkasabay tau...kelan ka lng ngpa register ng Basic language??


Jandre

Anonymous said...

hi im a pinoy and have a german fiance,and currently processing may papers for my fiance needs to get his legal capacity, im a 25 years old, and i secured a parental advice, one of your requirement listed above is the affidavit for civil status should i secure an affidavit for civil status kahit may CENOMAR n ako n galing city hall?

tnx.

smiling girl

Anonymous said...

hello poh...iba-iba pala ang requirements para makakuha ng Legal Capacity of marriage yung fiancee mo?Depende pala kung saan cla nakatira sa Germany...they need only original and no need to have red ribbon..But I am worry nung nabasa ko d2 sa blog about sa DFA red ribbon..I am worry baka e reject or ibalik lng nila ang documents ko..ng ask nman ako sa bf ko tapos sabi nya original lng daw...any suggestion or advice??by the way ito pala ang requirements pra makakuha cia ng Legal Capacity of marriage:

1. your original birth certificate

2. a consensus statement from you personally signed

3. a certificate of residence

4. Addresses (addresses) from 15 Age
detailed description (in English)

5. 2 passport photos

6. Single certificate from you by the NSO
issued

any concern or advice is highly appreciated



Jandre

EditorPinoy said...

Hi Jandre,
It's been 2.5 years since I wrote this blog. I don't even have the time to check it. Anyway its better to ask the Embassy directly. Rules must have changed over time. This is what I did before also. I ask my questions directly to the embassy.^_^

Anonymous said...

hello if you need cirtified translator you can go in cebu consolate in fords inn banilad ground floor just ask the guard .. kung mahirapan kayu magpunta ng manila i been there last week and i send to lbc 5 days lang na recieve na nag fiance ko ang documents na pinadala ko

Anonymous said...

Hallo poh
Guten Tag
ask ko lang sana kong kailangan paba ng embassy and signature or personal apperance ng hubby ko kapag mgpapa translate ng Legal Capacity of marriage?Balak kasi ng bf ko na ipapadala niya tapos ako nlng ang mgdala sa LCM don sa embassy para sa Consular Certificate of Legal Capacity to Contract Marriage...I need some info..danke

Anonymous said...

hello i just want to ask what is affidavit of civil status?because when i got to NSO i ask that and they said that its also CENOMAR..are they the same??and do i still have to get a parental advice even im already 27 years old..kisndy email the answer to amazing_sassy1202@yahoo.com.ph..
thank you,i really appreciate it.

Anonymous said...

hello i just want to ask what is affidavit of civil status?is this the same with CENOMAR??and want to ask also if do i still have to get a parental advice even im 27..and also right do i still have to RED RIBBON THE CENOMAR,BIRTH CERTIFICATE?kindly email me pls to amazing_sassy1202@yahoo.com.ph..
thank you.

Anonymous said...

hello,
ask ko lang kung meron agencies na nagpaprocess ng legal capacity to marriage sa GERMANY?My fiance is german national but he's living in spain.Pinakuha nya ko tourist visa but unfortunately the spanish embassy refused it.Is there somebody who can help us?
thanks and best regards,
marisce

cherrel said...

Hello! I am Cherrel... me and my fiance are planning to get married here in the Philippines on the 2nd week of february.. his whole family is coming... but, we have this dilemma... in his place, before he can get his certificate of legal capacity to marry, i should submit all the required documents (original and translated into German).. i sent all the required documents in Germany last Sept. 9, 2011.. the officer there checked the papers and approved them.. then the officer said that the documents will be sent to the German Embassy here in Manila for verification...

But, yesterday (november 27) my fiance received an email from their local office that the embassy wanted me to submit additional documents of my addresses and sketch from 15 yrs old up to present and also 2 passport size pictures... they also send an authorization letter to authorize them to verify my documents...

Now, my fiance and I are worried if the Embassy in Manila would be able to give him his certificate of legal capacity to marry... or if they can still give it to him before January 28, 2012 which is their arrival here in the Philippines...

Is there anyone here who have the same experience?

Thanks!

CHERREL

Anonymous said...

hello! im ann ask ko lang ano ang mas mabilis fiance visa or spouse visa? di pa kasi kmi decided kung ano dapat gawin.kasi kung mas madali ang spouse visa pakasal nalang kami dito sa pinas..pls help..may pag asa bang makaalis ang late registered? how long it takes?

ann

sammy jackown said...

you can get a USA marriage by marrying in the United States and filing for an adjustment of status (Form I-485) to that of permanent resident.Adjustment of status

Anonymous said...

hi good morning po may ilang katanungan po kasi ako ang bf ko po kc japanese so ika2sal na po kame ngaun february pero mayb problema pa po pala gusto ko po kasi malaman kiung gano katagal bago makakuha ng LEGAL CAPACITY at anu po ang requirements namen dalawa?sana po matulungan nyo po ako kasi po sa february 11 po dapat ang kasal pero nag ka problema po kame kasi ndi pa po nka kuha ng legal capacity. sna po sagutin nyo po agad ang aking katanungan
hirs my yahoo khrizcrus@yahoo.com wait ko nlang po ang sgot nyo po sa yahoo, thanks po and god bless PLEASE RESPONCE ASAP

Anonymous said...

The best to get married in Hongkong any nationality is acceptable. No hassle. No residency required. best Experience ever.

Anonymous said...

HI THERE..
I REALY NEED HELP WITH ME AND MY GIRLFRIEND PLEASE HELP US FOR SOME ADVISE HERE IS MY SITUATION
1 MY GF IS A FILIPINA BUT THEY MOVE IN GERMANY WHEN SHE WAS 4YRS OLD NOW SHE IS A GERMAN
2 SHE WAS NOW DEVORCE TO HER EX HUSBAND
PLEASE CAN U GIVE ME AN ADVISE ON HOW WE WILL GET OUR WEDDING KAILANGAN NYA KUMUHA NG LEGAL CAPACITY SA MUNIPAL NILA DB? THEN SHE TOLD ME MY MGA PAPERS AKONG KAILANGAN PADALA SA KANYA WE R REALY SO CONFUSED ABOUT THIS PLEASE HELP US ABOUT THIS THINGS I REALY NEED UR HELP WLA KAMING PAMILYA KAMI 2 LANG ANG NAG AASAHAN AND NG SUSUPORTAHAN SA AMIN WLA KAMING MAHINGIAN NG ADVISE FROM OTHER PEOPLE THANK YOU SO MUCH
THANK U SO MUCH
LUNA D.

Anonymous said...

I FORGOT ETO PO ANG EMAIL ADD KO dorincourt@yahoo.com
SALAMAT PO
LUNA D.

angel1067 said...

Guten Tag, my bf and i are planning to get married here in the Phils as soon as he gets his legal capacity to marry in Germany where he resides. May i ask what is the next step are we going to take after he has the LCM, where to go and what to do??? my BF is a divorcee and his divorce papers are in german... are we going to go to the German Embassy in Manila to have it translated and have the Legal Capacity to Marry be certified thereat??? Please help. Thanks

angel100267

Anonymous said...

Hello po, My German bf wants to marry me. I am living in Spain. Ano po ba pwede naming gawin kung gusto namin magpakasal sa Germany. Kailangnan pa po bang umuwi ako sa Pilipinas para sa mga required papers?
I hope you can help me. Thank you in advance.

Anonymous said...

You can send me email at eva_nix@yahoo.com for you kind response about marrying my german bf and i am living in Spain.

Lenie

Alex und Manu said...

Hi PinoyInGermany!

I hope you can give me any idea about the questions that bothers me. I have been to Germany last year to meet my boyfriend there who's that time was only my friend, I am gay, he is also gay and we're both gays. He invited me to visit him last year for just 17 days, as I am still studying in college, since I had no job (kasi nga estudyante ako di ba? kulet?) I used to submit a school certification letter which stating that I am officially enrolled on that semester, August po kasi ako nag-apply and 1st semester po namin yun, and my target dates of stay was October 16 to November 3 which means sembreak lang po talaga ako mawawala, Now, my question is, is the second visa application much easier or more complicated than the first time? If I use again to submit a school certification that I am enrolled in school but will be gone for 90 days, will they consider it as assurance that I will return to my country? my German boyfriend will come with me on my return, maybe presenting our tickets together will help a little, we also have plan to get married, but I don't know if same sex marriage will be honored by the civil registry specially that I'm a foreigner (a Pinoy foreigner) do you know anybody who contracted same sex marriage with a German? thank you so much!

Manu

Anonymous said...

hi pinoy in germany,im glad that you have this site to share your advices and experiences and it helps to enlighten us and gives us hope, but i still need more info to my questions if you have the same dilima as mine:im here in singapore working as a DH, i and my german fiance are agreed to get marry in the phil. this year November 2012.1) can i possibly let my mother to get all my requirements such us the BC,Community tax certificate,and CENOMAR on my behalf by giving my written authorization to her? 2) my fiance is living in lenggries,Bayern do you think getting Ehefähigkeitszeugnis thier doesnt take long?(whoever had the same experience during the time you and your partner processed the ehefähigkeitzeugnis in the same place as my fiance, please dont hesitate to share every helpfull advice will be very appreciated) 3) it is also possible all the documents(in english) that i will send for application of ehefähigkeitszuegnis to my fiance in germany can be translate in deutsch by a translator their in germany before my fiance will submit to the standesamt in Lenggries,bayern?.... this is all the things that bothering me at the moment, i hope you can provide me some advice and knowledge to this matters. with kindly regards, lvm(singapore)

Anonymous said...

hello i just want to ask..based on the listed requirements needed to be process i have it all, but i want to know what are those requirements i need to translate?do i have to make a step of translation to german first or red ribbon must apply first before translation? :)thankz a lot..please help me.i am processing my papers for ehefähigkeitzeugnis of my finacee in germany.

Anonymous said...

hello i just want to ask..based on the listed requirements needed to be process i have it all, but i want to know what are those requirements i need to translate?do i have to make a step of translation to german first or red ribbon must apply first before translation? :)thankz a lot..please help me.i am processing my papers for ehefähigkeitzeugnis of my fiancee in germany.Were planning to get married next year here in philippines.so please hope you can help me.

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Anonymous said...

hello! i just want to ask where i can get the affidavit of civil status? can i go directly to a private lawyer and ask a certificate of civil status?i hope you can help me.thank you

shella said...

hi im grace from cebu! i just like to ask if the . Joint Affidavit of Civil Status with Red Ribbon from the DFA and the Joint Affidavit of Parental consent are different??? any where should i get the affidavit of civil status here>
thank u
may i know your email add so that i can contact you!
thanks

mariamarhie said said...

hi po ask ko lng kung alin po pwede unang e process yung e pa red ribbon muna or translation of documents muna before send it to my fiancee!thanks po

Anonymous said...

hello,,
glad to find ur site,and i hope you help me in my problem..
my fiance can't get legal capacity to there Standesamt reason that his birth year appear on his birth cert is incorrect and also on his divorce paper the date is also incorrect.and the ausländer said he would not gett married unless those problem are fix.is the legal capacity is connected to his birth cert?is he really connot get a legal capacity if that's a problem?

i would be glad and satisfied if you can help me

mariamarhie said said...

@shella..

visit this site..all your ask will be answer just visit this site.this will help you a lot..http://www.manila.diplo.de/contentblob/2479700/Daten/2531597/MB_Legal_Capacity_jul_12.pdf

shella said...

thank uuu..

Anonymous said...

hello there! I'm filipina and have boyfriend GERMAN we're planning to get married here in the Phils...but my german is in Malaysia right now.posible ba kaming magpakasal d2 sa Pilipinas??at after the wedd gus2 niya akong dalhin sa Germany?hindi ba kami matatagalan sa ganung paraan?at ano ang mga requirements ang need na i.submit sa embassy???help me

Anonymous said...

http://pinoyingermany.blogspot.de/2008/10/legal-capacity-to-contract-marriage.html

Anonymous said...

Hello, I'm a Filipina and I have a German fiance. At first, we're planning to get married in Germany as soon as possible and get me a fiance visa so I could live with him as early as we can, but as I was scanning all the posts here I think it's better and easier to apply for a Visa for me when we're already married so we kind of had a sudden change of plan. Now, we're trying to follow the same steps the author has made (basically to get married here in the Philippines first then apply for a spousal visa then go to Germany). We're in the first step now which is to get a Legal Capacity of Marriage for him. And I don't know how to get some of the requirements I should send him for the requirements. Please help me. I dont know where to get these two, Joint Affidavit of Civil Status and Joint Affidavit of Parental Advice.

-Marielle

If possible, and if anyone is willing to help. This is my email add: maieegonzales@yahoo.com. Thank you very much.

Anonymous said...

hello po im spatzi
hello everyone meron din akong mag tanong sana matulongan din ako ,my fiance is german and im filipina we r planning to married but myproblem is he could not get a legal capacityto marry in Germany he bring all my papers in Germany at ang tanong lng sa kanya nasaan ang fiance mo sa nya nsa pilipinas tapos ang reply sa kanya tadat dinala nya ako ang sabi nman ng fiance ko im not get married here in Germany,i Need that papers to bring in philippines yun lng ndi sya na bigyan nag legal capacityto marry, pinadala po nmin sa Manila Hindi rin mi na bigyan dahil 6 month lng pwedi ang mag papers dapat ,ang tanong ko may iba pa bang paraan na makasal kmi with out legal capacity to marry meron din syang divorse .

hope matulungan po ako

Pauline said...

Is this blog still working? I have some questions to ask regarding the requirements needed. :(

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