Report of Marriage in the Philippine Embassy, London

If you were married in the UK (or anywhere abroad), you will need to report your marriage in the Philippine Embassy. This is to register your marriage record in the Philippines. The only embassy in the UK I know is in London (6-11 Suffolk St, London SW1Y 4HG).

Walk-in applicants are welcome in the embassy. I didn’t book an appointment prior to my visit. According to the official Philippine Embassy website, you need:


– Four (4) accomplished Report of Marriage forms
– Original and four (4) copies of the UK/Ireland Marriage Certificate
– Four (4) copies each of the data page of the spouses’ valid passports
– Four (4) copies of the Certificate of Naturalisation/Certificate of Citizenship, if the spouse/s already have foreign citizenship at the time of the filing of the Report (but were Filipino citizen/s at the time of marriage)
– Four (4) copies of the Affidavit of Delayed Registration of Marriage, if the Report of Marriage is being filed more than one (1) year after the marriage
– Original and four (4) copies of the Death Certificate/s of previous spouse/s, if the Filipino spouse is a widow/er at the time of the marriage being reported
– Original and four (4) copies of the annotated Philippine Marriage Certificate, if the Filipino spouse has had a previous marriage annulled or a foreign divorce recognised in a Philippine Court


As circumstances warrant, other documents may be required.  Please refer to this
website for more details.

Also take note of the fees:
– Report of Marriage – GBP23
– Affidavit of Delayed Registration – GBP23

Please bear in my that if you want to get your certified copies, you can either come back to the embassy or have your documents posted to your address. If you wish to have them posted, you will need to submit an envelope with POSTAGE stamps. I forgot to include stamps on the envelope and I had to rush to the nearest Ryman which was 6-10 minutes away.

Also, don’ forget that there is a late registration fee if you’re going to report your marriage a year after your wedding date. I reported mine 2 days before our wedding anniversary! Sooooo last minute preparation there.

I submitted my documents on a Friday and receive the certified copies the following week. I was surprised of the quick turnaround time.

The staff who helped me can speak bisaya. He was nice and cheerful. It was nice to talk to somebody who can speak your native language.

PLEASE NOTE: You will need the report of marriage document if you wish to renew your passport using your married name.

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