TN 31 (08-05)
GN 00307.768 Marriage in the Philippines
An SSA-2-F6 supported by the NH's statement on an SSA-1, SSA-16-F6 or an SSA-3 is not sufficient evidence of a ceremonial marriage for claimants residing in the Philippines. Primary or secondary evidence must be secured which meets the requirements in GN 00305.020-GN 00305.025.
B. Kinds of Factors Affecting Validity of A Marriage
The following are some, but not all, of the factors which can effect the validity of a marriage in the Philippines:
Close relationship of the parties (whether legitimate, illegitimate, adoptive or step);
Ages of the parties (see GN 00307.768C.);
Prior undissolved marriage where one spouse is missing and
C. List of Minimum Marriage Ages
The following shows the minimum ages for marriage in the Philippines.
Underage Marriage Void or Voidable