CENOMAR – Certificate of No Marriage Record

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content provided by Atty. Ryan L. Tanjutco

NOTE: Please refer to the Family Code of the Philippines for references to any of its article as mentioned in some items below.

A Certificate of No Marriage Record(CENOMAR) is simply what its name implies. It is a certification issued by the National Statistics Office (NSO) stating that a person has not contracted marriage. The NSO is the central repository of among others, marriage records in the Philippines. It receives copies of marriage certificates from local civil registrars pursuant to the duty of the person solemnizing the marriage to send the duplicate and triplicate copies of the marriage certificate not later than fifteen days after the marriage, to the local civil registrar of the place where the marriage was solemnized.

A CENOMAR is a requirement for marriage. It is essential if you want to be certain that the civil status of the person you are marrying is still single and that he or she is unattached. This may be important since any marriage contracted while another one is still subsisting is considered as null and void under Article 35 (4) of the Family Code of the Philippines for being bigamous. Moreover, bigamy (the contracting of a second or subsequent marriage before the former marriage has been legally dissolved, or before the absent spouse has been declared presumptively dead by means of a judgment rendered in the proper proceedings) is also punishable as a crime under Article 349 of the Revised Penal Code. So if you have doubts regarding the civil status of your future spouse, it might be a good idea to procure a CENOMAR.

A CENOMAR is required by parishes. It may also be required if your future spouse is applying for a fiancee visa in your behalf. Moreover, Philippine embassies may also require a CENOMAR for Filipino nationals who wish to get married in a foreign country or in the Philippine Embassy within the foreign country.

The following are the information one needs to provide in securing a CENOMAR:

1. Complete name of the person to be certified

2. Complete name of the father

3. Complete maiden name of the mother

4. Date of birth

5. Place of birth

6. Complete name and address of the requesting party

7. Number or copies needed

8. Purpose for the certification

You can now avail of a CENOMAR through the internet. The e-Census is an online facility that allows you to submit requests for Certificates of No Marriage. According to its website, for local requests, the price for copy issuance for CENOMAR (Singleness) fee per copy is PhP400.00, except if you opt to pay using credit card where your request will be considered as a foreign request and will be charged in US currency. The fees for local requests are inclusive of courier charges for destinations within the Philippines.

For foreign requests, the price is US25.00 per copy for CENOMAR (Singleness) requests. The fees are inclusive of delivery charges using the registered mail service of the Philippine Postal Corporation (PhilPost). For more information, please visit the eCensus FAQs.

You could also request your CENOMAR via phone, along with NSO -certified documents like Birth and Marriage Certificates. Call the NSO Birth Certificate Delivery Helpline at (02) 737.1111 or check out www.birthcertificates.com.ph for complete information.

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About the Author: Atty. Ryan L. Tanjutco specializes in the practice of family and marital law.


  1. Benz Co-Rana

    2 each (church copy / marriage license requirement) minsan kasi di binabalik ni city hall kaya ending request ulet – Thoffy Consulta event planner

  2. ilyn danguecan

    How to make the appointment. Hindi po kasi masyado sa cumputer. puwede po bang kukuha by personal sa embassy? thanks

  3. Theresa

    I recently request a cenomar,but it shows no record in NSO,how come? I was married twice..for 28 years now.(thats what i thought) civil and church..how will i know if i am married or single?pls help

    1. katherine f werahiko

      hello gud pm..same lang din ng sa aken.. naayos nyo po ba ang cenomar nyo? ako po kc ay nagpakasal last year 2015 at kumuha ako via online ng cenomar ang result ay no marriage records.. ano po ginawa nyo

      1. Jenny

        I’m in here in abroad, I’d like to get married soon. We are asking to our both parents to get a cenomar in the Philippines, if possible to get through online so we can get with authenticated?
        I need to know the answer of this question.
        Could you please help me.
        Thanks a lot.

        1. Team WaW

          Hi! We suggest you inquire directly from the NSO. They’re the ones who can best answer your queries. Thanks!

  4. Rose

    i married when i was 17 years old that was year 1988 and a fixer from manila cityhall talked to a judge and then that day we got married without a marriage license but we have a marriage record from the nso. i just wanted to ask if it’s legal or not because we are separated 16 years ago.. please help. thank you

  5. Lyn

    Hi! Can I get cenomar even I’m still married .the reason will I get cos I want to marry my foreign bf.is that possible to get?

  6. Herbert Aspuria

    hello, how do i get CENOMAR for my brother..he is currently abroad and would want me to get it.

  7. maylin bilado

    Your Comment *paano malaman kasal o hindi ang tao.guzto ko malaman nkakuha na ba siya ng cenumar

  8. Cristina

    Hi!!! I you check for me… Efren Licuanan Fernandez if is married before? Thanks..

  9. mark

    gusto ko lang po malaman kung may asawa na si ylen mark delgado silva, khit di kumuha ng cenomar , gusto ko lang po malaman at maka sigurado sa pagmamahal na aking ipinaglalaban

  10. Angelica C Casquejo

    Hi. kelangan pa poba Ng NSO birth certificate pag kukuha ng Cenomar ? pano po kung HND pa Nakakapag pa reg. sa NSO ung taong kukuha Ng cenomar ? magpapa late reg. palang yung tao na kukuha . makakakuha po kaya ng cenomar kahit Wala pang NSO birth certificate ???
    reply po Asap. need kopo Malaman thanks

    1. Team WaW

      Please contact po the National Statistics Office (http://www.census.gov.ph/) para po masagot ng mas tama ang tanong ninyo. Pero pag no birth certificate po no marriage license so di po sila makakasal. So malamang negative sa Cenomar din. Pero sila po pinakatamang makakasagot ng maayos sa inyo.

  11. Jeanne maneja

    Ahm may tanong po ako yung kasal KO kc d naka register sa nso…tanong KO po
    Yung kasal ba namin is “piki”?

    Maka kuha ba ako another cinomar if
    To sure na single ako…
    Or else gusto KO mag asawa
    Na dna piki?
    Pls answer me po need lang po
    Tnx u

    1. Team WaW

      Paki tanong po sa civil registry office para sure po kung anong pwede ninyong gawin.

  12. melissa tanate

    Hi po..
    Good pm

    Yung philhealth ko po ngayon na MDR.. yung status po nalagay married.. Dapat po single, kasi ngpachange employer lg po ako..
    Sabi ng Phil health kanina po kasi ng pa I.d ako ulit kailangan ko po mag ask ng certification sa cenomar na yung status dapat single. Hindi pa ako married po..
    Ano po yung kailangan Kong gawin po… ??? Thank you.

    1. Team WaW

      Hi Melissa. Kailangan nyo pong mag request sa census ng Cenomar. Same lang po ang information na kailangan nyo para makakuha.


    Gusto ko lng po mlmn kung true b yong marriage ko kc hindi po ako kumuha ng cenomar nong kinsal kmi s kslan byan free kc yun,..hingi lng smin birthcertificate lng,..

    1. Team WaW

      Hi Lecilda. Malalaman nyo if legal ang marriage nyo kung may makuha kayong Cenomar galing NSO.

  14. Jojie

    Paano po kapag nag pirma lang sa marriage contract na hindi naman humarap in any legal presiding judge na authorized mag kasal. No other requirements kundi pina rehistro lng ng isang kaibigan na nag tatrabaho sa munisipyo kahit walang pag haharap sa judge na kinasal sila. Pero naka register sa NSO legal po ba ang ganyan.

  15. Annaliza Aratan

    Magkano po ang bayad para sa panibagong application..kasi po annulled and void na ang kasal ng anak ko..last Dec.2015 ..may endorsement letter na kami from LCR kung saan sila ikinasal

    1. Team WaW

      Hi Ma’am. Maari po lang magtanong directly kayo sa NSO para mas mabigyan kayo ng mas detailed na impormasyon. Thank you!

  16. alma L. delacruz

    Hi nag request ako Ng cenomar thru online after ko naibigay details ko binigyan ako Ng batch no…ngaun after ko nakuha ung batch no.ko…..ngbayad ako agad Nov.14 eh ngaun Ala pa ako update Sa e census online Kung nareceive na nila payment ko Nov.16 napoleon ngaun.panu ko malalaman po lc Kelangan un immediately Para Sa visa ko po…Sana matulungan niyo po ako.

  17. Rhea pascoguin

    How can i get my cenomar and my future husbnd they have the same here at uae and we plan to get maried here tnx

  18. Edelyn Paran

    Hi…i was married by a malaysian chinese in civil wed in malaysia and after that we didnt submit our marriage contract into the phil embassy in KL is that possible that i have record in the philippine NSO as married?

    1. Team WaW

      Paki check na lang po sa NSO website or tumawag sa kanila para mai-check nyo po kung saan branch kayo malapit. Salamat po!

  19. Gladys

    Hello po ask q lng po nakakuha na po aq ng cenomar ang problema po nong pinadala na skn my isang letra ang namali…melfred dapat naging MALFRED S certificate…wala po ba magiging problema non?

    1. Team WaW

      Maari po kayong magtanong diretso sa NSO. Sila po ang makakasagot ng mas detalyado tungkol sa inyong katanungan. Salamat po!

  20. stephie sareno

    pwede ba mag tnung kung pwede po ako ang kukuha ng cenomar ng bf ko ..nasa saudi kc sya ngyun..kc pgdating nia mgpapaksal kmi civil.salamat po..

  21. Jose e. Oliverio jr

    Jose Oliverio Jr

    Unsaon pag kuha og cenomar online para magpakasal ko. Pls give me some web.site to apply for it. Thanks reply asap.

    1. Team WaW

      Hi Jojo. Nasa article po na ito ang instructions kung paano kumuha ng Cenomar. Thanks!

  22. shiela cuasito

    Hi hello good am.and good day me ask lng po aq x n u na meron at puede po b paki tingin lng po x record nio yung fiance q ang name niya po ay mr.Napoleon Matulin Sta.Ana tga Pililla,Rizal po siya and tanx u and God bless u all

  23. Romel gallardo

    Hello po asked ko lng po kong legal ang kasal namin ng dati kong asawa kc my asawa siya b4 at wala silang legal separation ngayon hiwalay na kami pwede po ba ako magpakasal sa ibang babae?tnx

    1. Team WaW

      Hi Mr. Gallardo. Mas mabuti po kung sa lawyer po kayo kumunsulto dahil sila po ang mas nakakaalam tungkol sa mga issue tulad ng sa inyo. Thank you po.

  24. Katherine

    how to pay if nasa uae (through e-census)? walang bdo remittance/kabayan bills bayad or correspondent banks sa dubai..

    1. Team WaW

      Hi Katherine. YOu may direct your query to NSO. They are in the best position to answer your question. Thanks!

  25. Che

    Ask klng poh Kong valid poh ung ksal k ng Taiwanese kc poh my ibang spelling n Di match s tunay k n pngalan. Tnx poh. Nag apply poh kc ng singleness kso poh married lmbas. Hlos 18 year n poh at dko poh alm Kong Asan n ung Taiwanese. Kc hlos 18yrs wla poh kming contact. Gusto k poh kkha ng singleness poh llbas poh b n ksal poh ako?

    1. Team WaW

      Hi. Maari pong magtanong kayo directly sa NSO. Sila po ang mas makakasagot sa tanong ninyo. Thanks!

  26. Noriya guerero mosadi

    Hello sir/ ma’am magkanu po ang bayad ng cenomar po dito po ako Kuwait

    1. Team WaW

      Hi. Maari po kayong magtanong diretso sa NSO. Sila po ang mas makakasagot sa tanong ninyo. Thank you!

  27. Mary

    May tanong lang po ako. What if po kung mali ung birthdate s cenomar? Malaking issue po b yun? Kukuha po ba ako uli? O pwede na yun?

  28. irene rose domadiego

    Ask q lg po,pgngpakasal ba uli,ung kinasal na dati,kaso lg ho namatai ung partner nya 9 years ago na,magaapear ba yan pgngpakasal uli,appear ba yan as marriage construct

  29. Freg

    Good evening po ask ko lng po, I apply for cenomar online may red ribbon na po ba yan or wla. At kailangan po ba ng red ribbon pra sa marriage? Thank you po.

    1. Team WaW

      Hi. Maari po kayong magtanong sa Census tungkol dito para masagot po ng mas detalyado ang tanong ninyo. Salamat po.

    1. Team WaW

      Hi Jenelyn. The answer to your question is within this article. You can visit the e-census online facility. The link is in the article. Thanks!

  30. Pam

    Hi Team Waw! I just would like to clarify if the CENOMAR that I will process online in e-Census bears red ribbon and notarization already? I am actually based here in Qatar. I am hesitant to apply. I want to know if its with red ribbon coz it will just be useless if there’s none. Please advise. Thank you.

  31. Ailen pahilanga

    Paano po mag online request ng CENOMAR RECORD. thnks

  32. Jahara Tan-gulman

    Hi hello po good evening,
    How many copies of birth/marriage/death certificate ? And cenomar ?

    Please po….

  33. marivie carlos

    hi.. gud pm… ung bf ko kasi nagpakasal xa ng 21 yrs old. inamin naman nia skin. 7 yrs na silang hiwalay ng ex nia but i want to make sure kasi kung legal ung marriage nila. gusto ko sana malaman ung records ng cenomar nia. pano po ba kumuha nian? and if ever wala xang cenomar i mean walang records ung marriage nila posibilidad ba na pwede kaming ikasal? and if ever meron nmn kailan pwede ma null and void ung kasal nila? pls advice po…

  34. naomi

    Hi.. I am a Filipina from the US and I am getting married there in the Philippines. We are doing a civil wedding and this this our first marriage. Do I need to get a CENOMER record and where can I get one? Or should my fiancé get a CENOMER record?


  35. Eugenio Colcol Jr.

    i ask only if i have registration od marriage in N.S.O

  36. ivy grace o. villalon

    Hi good morning sir/ma’am! I need to asked if okey lang ba kunin ko yung birth certificate and cenomar ng bf ko kasi nawala yung valid ID nya at ako lang yung inasahan nyang kunin yun

  37. lhyn.

    pwd po b kumuha ng cenomar kht wlang reg. ngbirth. matitrace po b un? kailan lng po tlga ng sagot plz.

  38. jennifer

    hello po ask ko lang po sana kung pwede po bang kumuha ng cenomar kahit ndi gamitin sa pag papakasal? slamat po…

  39. Grace Ramos

    Hi itatanong ko lang kong ilang copy ng cenomar at birth certificate ang kailangan pag civil wedding lang

  40. Roselyn L. Justo

    hi po gus2 q lng po malaman kng valid po b ang kasal q,17 palng po aq nung knasal aq parehong nndun ang mga parents nmn pero maraming pineke smn..gaya ng age,address nmn.tapos sv ng ngkasal s parents q,pghina2pan dw uli ng marriage contract,ipakasal nlng dw ulit.ngta2nng po aq kz 12 years n kaming hiwalay at my balak ng mgpakasal ulit..

  41. Rachel uson

    Hi poh ma’am and sir pano poh kumuha ng cenomar ano poh b mga kailangan .kc ikksal poh kmi s Jan 27 .2018 .ilan poh bng cenomar ang kukunin nmn .
    Pwd poh bng online to online ang pagkuha how much poh ang byad.tanx poh

  42. Rachel uson

    Gud mrng sir and ma’am ask ko LNG poh .ilan poh ang kukunin n cenomar tag.iisa LNG poh b kmi ng mgng aswa ko kc poh ikksal poh kmi s Jan.28 ,2018 HND poh nmn alam ang mga dpt kunin.
    At pwd poh bng kumuha ng cenomar sa online pano poh

  43. Lovely

    Panu ko po malalaman kung valid ba ung marriage nmin ng walang parent consent. Thank you

  44. Johmaina Kudanding

    Hello Goodday.
    my father asked me to get cenomar for his first marriage. His new wife is in london and requested him to come, then suddenly upon applying visa, they noticed that he put SINGLE status in his marriage contract (with new wife). Is he required to get cenomar ? thank you. Hoping for immediate response.

  45. Divina Astillo

    Magkano po ba magagastos pagkumuha ng cenomar? Dalawa po ba kaming kailangang kumuha nun?

  46. hazzel warde

    Paano po malalaman kung talaga my record ang isang taong kasal at pwd pa po ba makakuha ng single certification.

  47. Jennilynogana

    Gusto ko lng malaman kung papasa po ako sa embassy bilang fiance visa kase cenomar ko ata failed kase kasal ako 2012 pero hiwalay kami 2014 pero single po ako lahat ng document ko po. Sana po matulungan niyo po ako ano gagawin ko. Future husband ko po isang turkish,gusto niya ako pumunta sa country nila paano po dapat gawin ko,if required ang cenomar.godbless and more power po.

  48. Rowill L. Gelay

    gusto ko lng po malaman kung tunay at nka rehistro ba tlaga yong kasal ko at nkarecord po ba tlaga kasal ko sa NSO pano ko po mlalaman,..salamat at may the Lord God almighty guide and bless us always..

  49. roseth

    hi po ask ko lng po if my chinese boyfriend can get a cenomar thru online andto po sya sa pinas now so if balik p sya ng china just to get one sobrang aksaya sa oras at pera please po i really need your reply thanks.

  50. Carissacasinillo

    Kapag kasal ba ang isang tao tapos hindi na karehestro sa nso magiging single ba??

  51. mylyne

    hello po,just wanna have a copy of my annulment for my self,how possible po ito na maisend via email and will do print out here?


  52. Elizabeth Wyss Aguilar

    Hello po
    Kung sakali po bang hindi na matandaan ng aking Ina kung kailan po sya ikinasal at alam ko naman ang buong pangalan ng aking Ama at ang kanyang araw ng kapanganakan, ay pwede po bang humingi ng tulong kung saan pwedeng kumuha ng MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE.

    Maraming salamat po at ako po aasa sa inyong kasagutan sa ilalim ng aking E-mail

  53. Maria F. Rosero

    Good morning po.. Matanong lng po tunkol sa marriage contract ko, ang name ko po sa marriage nmin ay iba at ang birth certificate ko ay iba din , may visa po ba ung marriage contract ko ? Ano po ang dapat kong gawin. Kailangan ko pa po bang ipa annual ung marriage nmin …? Maria po ang birth certificate ko at lorie nmn ung kasal ko

  54. Jean

    Hi can i ask if how to get cemomar of my bf.. he is a chinese we planning to get married here but i don’t know to get him a cenomar.. please help me thanks..


    Good day ! Tanong ko lang po kung ang CENOMAR na kinuha dito sa Pinas ay may pagkakaiba ba sa CENOMAR na ni-request mula sa foreign country?.
    Salamat sa tutugon. ☺

  56. annabel saez

    hi good day!

    kinasal po ako june 22,1992..namatay po sia october 3,2011..thos 2017 gusto ko na pi mag remarry at korean national ang bf ko..kaso pagdating sa embassy to get legal capacity of merriage ay nadenied po ako..sabi dapat daw ang cenomar ko ay may nakalagay na anotations declaring deceased or death na yung dati ko asawa..alam ko po sa family code technically ay iaatach lng ang death certificate at affidavit certification eh pede na..bakit po denied pa din sa korean embassy eh according to philippine law widow can get remarry if surviving spouse..wala nmn po ako dapat inullify una patay na un tao ..ano po mapapyo nio sa akin na dapat ko gawin..salamat po …

  57. Gee Fernandez

    Hi! I got married with my foreign husband last December 1st, 2017. And we’re working on our paperworks for the US EMBASSY and it says we have to submit a CENOMAR. We have our marriage license and marriage contract however I’d like to know how and where I can get the CENOMAR from. Please help. Thank you!

  58. Alma suelas pedranp

    Hi i got married last 2003 september 30
    But when i apply abroad. I need to use the nme of my husband. But when i go to nso. They our marriage contract is fake. How to know it is fake. Can u pls help me thankyo

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