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I am traveling to the Philippines in October and wanting to get married there to a woman I met. Since my stay will only be for two weeks, can I get the affidavit in leu of certificate, are the certificate of legal capacity to marry in the Philippines in the US before I travel there in October? If so, were would I have to go to obtain these documents and also is it possible to obtain them online? Thank you very much

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I just recently was divorced in the US . It just became finalized September 7 of this year

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ANSWER: You cannot apply for the Affidavit in the US. It is issued only from the US Embassy/Consulate in the Philippines. The fee is $50 (or its peso equivalent) per transaction (seal).

You can find the affidavit here: http://mag-anak.org/photos/forms/LEGALCAP.PDF. Prepare yours and take it with you. The officer there may have you fill out a new one once you are there, but I would fill this one out, just in case, and take it with you. Do not sign it until you are told to by the officer there.

Long story short, you cannot get it done here before you go, and you cannot avoid having to go to the Embassy/Consulate there.

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What about the certificate of legal capacity to marry? Is that available to obtain here in the US so I have it already before I travel there
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