Legal Capacity to Contract Marriage

Requirements for the


Filipinos who wish to contract marriage in Malaysia need to secure a document from the Embassy called a Certificate of Legal Capacity to Contract Marriage (CLCCM). 

CLCCM is a document issued to applicants who are both Filipinos who wish to get married in Malaysia or a Filipino who wish to marry a foreign national in Malaysia. 


If the applicants are both Filipinos, their marriage can be solemnized at the Philippine Embassy, if desired. 


To apply for CLCCM, applicants must complete and submit the following documents to the Philippine Embassy:


For the Filipino applicant:

  • Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) - Authenticated Certificate of No Marriage (CENOMAR) issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (NSO/PSA)
  • DFA - Authenticated Birth Certificate issued by the NSO/PSA
  • Two (2) photocopies of passport
  • Two (2) recent passport-size photos
  • DFA - Authenticated Advice of Parents for applicant/s aged 22-25
  • DFA - Authenticated Consent of Parents for applicant/s aged 18-21
  • For Muslim applicant – DFA - authenticated Certification from the National Commission of Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) certifying that the applicant is born under the Islamic faith
  • For converted to Islam applicant - Certificate of Conversion to Islam (with English translation)
  • For widowed applicant – DFA authenticated Death Certificate of spouse or JPN issued Death Certificate authenticated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

For the foreigner applicant:

  • Two (2) photocopies of passport or IC
  • Two (2) recent passport-size photos
  • For Muslim applicant already married – written consent of the first wife, notarized by a local lawyer/commissioner of oaths/justice of peace
  • For divorced/annulled applicant (Malaysian) - JPN issued updated marriage record regarding divorce decree or annulment, authenticated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • For divorced/annulled applicant (other nationalities) - Divorce/Annulment Decree (with English translation if applicable)

Only after the posting of a marriage bann (announcement) at the premises of the Philippine Embassy for ten (10) consecutive working days, the parties can collect their Certificate of Legal Capacity to Contract Marriage. CLCCM expires after 120 days.

Note: Clients are reminded to bring their complete sets of documents, including originals and photocopies, for their own convenience. 

PROCESSING PERIOD: 13 working days
    (3 days for evaluation and document preparation)
    (10 days for posting period)

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