What is Report of Marriage (ROM)? Report of Marriage is a requirement for Filipino overseas who have contracted a marriage abroad whether to a fellow Filipino or a foreign spouse. Some of us who have gotten married overseas are unaware of this step. Some couples forget to process it and some tend to skip on doing it because it takes too much time, money and stressful days (I must say LOL!). It was a bit hassle, though, but in reality, doing this will save you from any trouble later on.
Just a heads-up guys! You should report your marriage within a year or it will be considered as late registration. You have to do it as in NOW!! don’t waste time, because Report of Marriage (ROM) is one of the requirements needed for applying dual citizenship or if you want to change you Philippine passport to your married name.
I could only imagine the hassle my husband and I went through just to Report our Marriage in Phil. Embassy in Norway, whereas me was in the Philippines while him is in Sweden (we’re back in LRD that time since my visa is already expired and we’re in the process of applying my RP visa and my passport is about to expire! ugh! so much stress that time!). I hope to reach out and help out people who are confused and clueless about the process. I hope my step by step procedure will help you out 😊.
Since the Embassy of Philippines in Stockholm is now closed, we just; follow the instructions we found in the site of Philippine Embassy in Norway (Oslo). According to the instruction of the Philippine Embassy in Norway:
- Check site for further information/REQUIREMENST and FEES of application.
TAKE NOTE: All documents NOT in English must be accompanied by an English translation. So kung hindi english ang Marriage Certificate mo, kailangan mo muna itong ipa-translate sa legal translator at ipa-notaryo at ipa-authenticate sa Ministry of Foreign Affairs kung saang bansa kayo kinasal. If everything is set at completo na lahat pwede na kayo magpasa ng documents nyo.
- Check my post (below) for further information how we translate our Swedish MC
After we gathered all the important documents needed, we sent our marriage certificate (English version and Swedish version along with other required documents) in Embassy of Philippine in Oslo Norway. This is how the Report of Marriage looks like (picture below). Pwede nyo po i-download yung form sa site ng Philippine Embassy at kayo na ang magfill-up sa bahay nyo. Pindala namin lahat ng requirements sa Philippine Embassy sa Oslo via regular mail / payment included in the envelope (Norwegian Money) po.
The Embassy will forward one copy of the Report of Marriage to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) in the Philippines. Another copy will be kept as part of the Embassy’s records and a third copy will be given to the applicant.
They will return back one copy of your ROM na may signature and seal na natatak na siya (that is your own personal copy)
Report of Marriage from the Embassy (personal Copy)