Is it possible for Filipino couples to get married while they are working in Riyadh?
If you’ve been wondering about that, then the good news is the answer is a resounding “yes”. Filipinos can be married at the office of the Philippine Embassy located in Riyadh as long as they submit the required documents for marriage application.
What are the requirements, you ask? Well both parties should submit the following documents:
1. Original NSO birth certificate, authenticated by the Department of Foreign Affairs or DFA, Manila (with red ribbon)
2. Original certificate of no marriage (CENOMAR) from NSO (issued 6 months before the date of submission to the Embassy), authenticated by DFA Manila (with red ribbon)
3. Passport copy of each applicant (data page only)
4. 2 copies 2×2 photo for each applicant
5. Application forms for marriage
6. Application for Marriage License
7. Marriage License
8. Joint Affidavit
9. Public Notice
10. Applicant’s contact details
For applicants aged 18-21 years old, they need to submit parental consent, notarized and authenticated by DFA (with red ribbon).
Meanwhile, applicants aged 21-25 years old only need parental advice, notarized and authenticated by DFA (with red ribbon)
For widow/widower, they need to submit an NSO-issued marriage contract and NSO-issued death certificate authenticated by DFA (with red ribbon).
As for those with annulled marriages, they will need to present NSO-issued Amended Marriage Contract, Certificate of Finality of Decision and Court Order, all authenticated by DFA (with red ribbon)
The Application Process
With the documents at hand, applicants could then forward the documents to the Philippine Embassy for the marriage application.
Go straight to the Consular Section (counter #4) and present the documents. After that, go to the cashier and pay the required fees.
After 10 days of publicly posting your marriage, make arrangements with the consular assistant for the schedule of your wedding ceremony. You can get in touch with them via [email protected] or by giving them a call at 01-4823816.
As for the service fees, you will need to pay SR100.00 for the joint affidavit, SR100.00 for marriage license application, SR240.00 for marriage solemnization – which is a total of SR440.00.