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Procedure[edit]

Divorce is not recognized under Philippine laws. It has only meaning that dissolve a marriage before the death of either spouse. Instead of obtaining a copy of Divorce Certificate, you can just obtain a copy of Dissolution of Marriage Certificate. This certificate can be obtained if you finalized a Divorce with above meaning or an annulment once granted treats the marriage as if it never existed because the court found that it was invalid in the first place. The Divorce and the Annulment do have the same end result: the dissolution of the marriage. Both parties are single and may enter into a domestic partnership with another person. If you are a Philippines citizen, finalized the Divorce or the Annulment in the court and performed annotation with the suitable Civil Registrar’s Office, you or your representatives can apply for a copy of Dissolution of Marriage Certificate at a suitable Census Serbilis Center by following procedure:

  1. Prepare the requirements:
    • The complete name of the husband and the complete maiden name of the wife;
    • The date and place of marriage;
    • Name of the court and the judge that issued the decree dissolving the marriage or declaring marriage void;
    • The address of the court;
    • The date when the decision was issued;
    • The date when the decision became final and executory;
    • The date when the decision was recorded in the civil register;
    • The complete name and address of the requesting party; and
    • The purpose for the certification.
  2. Apply for Dissolution of Marriage Certificate
    Please visit a suitable PSA Serbilis center Directory and follow officer’s guide to get the application form (white) and your queue number from the Information Marshall. Complete the application form and submit it at the Screener’s Desk. If the accuracy, consistency, and legibility of the application are approved, the screener will stamp your application form with “Okay for Payment”. Now you can pay the applicable fee at the Cashier and get the Official Receipt with a stamp containing the date and time of release.
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Required Documents[edit]

  • Your valid ID

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

PHILIPPINE STATISTICS AUTHORITY
PSA Complex, East Ave.
Diliman, Quezon City

Civil Registration concerns:
Telephone: (02) 926-7333, (02) 926-7274, (02) 926-9973
E-mail: crs.qvu1@psa.gov.ph, crs.qvu2@psa.gov.ph, crs.qvu3@psa.gov.ph


PSA Serbilis Center
Muntinlupa City
Address: 4th Level Ayala Malls South Park, National Road, Alabang, Muntinlupa City 1772
Telephone: (02) 851-6302
More detail in the link Directory.


Note: NTC issued Memorandum Order No. 10-10-2017 last October 27, 2017, directing all telecommunications providers in the country to migrate all its customers to eight-digit telephone numbers.

3000-YYYY to 3499-YYYY – Bayan Telecommunications, Inc.
6000-YYYY to 6699-YYYY – ABS-CBN Converge, Inc.
6700-YYYY to 6999-YYYY – Eastern Telecommunication Philippines/ Telecommunications Technologies Philippines Inc.
7XXX-YYYY – Globe Telecom, Inc./ Innove Communications, Inc.
8XXX-YYYY – PLDT, Inc./ Digital Telecommunications Philippines, Inc.

A customer who still incorrectly dials the old seven-digit number will hear a special announcement saying the format has been changed to eight-digit, for a period of three months after the migration (March 18, 2019 to June 17, 2019).

To know more: Migration to 8-Digit Landline Number

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Eligibility[edit]

A Philippines citizen that finalized the Divorce or the Annulment in the court and performed annotation with the suitable Civil Registrar’s Office.

Fees[edit]

Detail in the Census Serbilis Center

Validity[edit]

Explain the time until which the certificate/document is valid.
e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever



Documents to Use[edit]

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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

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Instructions[edit]

  • You can obtain your divorce certificate by providing all required vital information.
  • Pay the required fees and submit the required documents.



Required Information[edit]

  • The complete name of the husband and the complete maiden name of the wife;
  • The date and place of marriage;
  • Name of the court and the judge that issued the decree dissolving the marriage or declaring marriage void;
  • The address of the court;
  • The date when the decision was issued;
  • The date when the decision became final and executory;
  • The date when the decision was recorded in the civil register;
  • The complete name and address of the requesting party; and
  • The purpose for the certification.
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Need for the Document[edit]

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Information which might help[edit]

PSAHelpline.ph was ordered to stop accepting applications from January 4, 2020 and onwards through a letter received from the office of the National Statistician of the Philippine Statistics Authority. To know more - link

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Certified copies of divorce records which are typically acceptable for proof of divorce or other legal purposes



External Links[edit]

PHILIPPINE STATISTICS AUTHORITY

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Others[edit]

More information which might help people.