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Indian wants to marry Pinay girlfriend
" I am Rai, an Indian, 46 years old and a resident of Jaipur, India. I have a girl friend in Bacolod City, Philippines. She has a daughter and her marriage to her husband has already been annulled. We have been sweethearts for a long period of time and our families want us to be married. I have decided to marry her in the Philippines, how do we go about it? Mr. RaiDear Mr. Rai, A marriage is valid in the Philippines in whatever form or method it was celebrated, for as long as the essential and formal requisites are complied with in accordance with law. The law being referred to is the Family Code of the Philippines. This law provides the essential and formal requisites of valid marriage as follows, to wit:“Art. 2. No marriage shall be valid, unless these essential requisites are present: (1) Legal capacity of the contracting parties who must be a male and a female and(2) Consent freely given in the presence of the solemnizing officer. Art. 3. The formal requisites of marriage are:(1) Authority of the solemnizing officer(2) A valid marriage license except in the cases provided for in Chapter 2 of this Title and(3) A marriage ceremony which takes place with the appearance of the contracting parties before the solemnizing officer and their personal declaration that they take each other as husband and wife in the presence of not less than two witnesses of legal age.” A marriage license issued to a couple desiring to marry each other presupposes that they have no legal impediment to marry. In the case of a citizen of another country, before a marriage license is issued, a Certificate of Legal Capacity to Contract Marriage, issued by his diplomatic or consular officials, is required. (Article 21, Family Code of the Philippines).Once a marriage license is issued, the same is valid anywhere in the Philippines and shall expire after one hundred twenty days from the date of issue. (Article 20, Family Code of the Philippines).Regarding your planned marriage with your Filipina girlfriend, you just have to comply with all the requisites mentioned above for the same to be valid. You must prove that you are qualified or has the legal capacity to contract marriage as certified by your government.Editor’s note: Dear PAO is a daily column of the Public Attorney’s Office. Questions for Chief Acosta may be sent to dearpao@manilatimes.net or via text message (key in: Times dearpao and send to 2299)."
 

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"Indian wants to marry Pinay girlfriend" was written by Mary under the Legal Advice category. It has been read 250 times and generated 0 comments. The article was created on and updated on 15 September 2021.
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