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How to get a CENOMAR in the Philippines (CErtificate of NO MARriage)

By Two Monkeys Travel - Contributor April 8th, 2022 Posted in Guide for Filipinos, Philippines Travel Blog, Travel Blog 36 Comments

When you are off to get married in the Philippines, one requirement you need whether local or a foreigner is a CENOMAR. A Certificate of No Marriage is issued by the PSA that states the person has not yet married. If you want to get one, here’s a guide on How to get a CENOMAR in the Philippines (Certificate of No Marriage).


A CENOMAR is also called a Certificate of Singleness or No Record of Marriage. You are considered “single,” if you have never been married or if your previous one has been annulled. For those who have been widowed or divorced, you are considered to be “unmarried.” It’s the main requirement for getting a Marriage License.

This certificate is usually valid for 6 months from the date of issuance, so if you already have one; you better process your documents or get married within this timeframe. You can get it at a PSA Office, SM Business center, or Online.

Requirements for getting a CENOMAR in the Philippines

  • CENOMAR Application Form
  • Valid ID(s) – ID of the owner as well as the authorized person
  • Authorization Letter – if not the owner
  • CENOMAR Fee – PHP 210 per copy

People who can get CENOMAR

  • Person who is in the CENOMAR
  • Authorized by the person him/herself
  • Parents
  • Children of legal age

A valid ID of the owner and the authorized representative must be presented.

Information needed for CENOMAR issuance

  • Complete name of the Person getting married
  • Name of the father
  • Maiden name of the mother
  • Birthdate
  • Birthplace
  • Name and address of requesting party
  • Copies needed
  • Purpose
  • Purpose of certification

Getting a CENOMAR in the Philippines – Walk-in at Census Serbilis Centers

This is the fastest way to get your CENOMAR – sometimes you can get it within the day or 2-3 days after you have filed.

STEP 1: Download the CENOMAR Application Form

STEP 2: Print and fill-up the said form.

STEP 3: Go to the nearest Census Serbilis Centers and get a number for where you can get your documents checked.

  • Bring your Valid ID
  • Authorization Letter and Photocopy of the owner’s ID (if you are not the owner)

STEP 4: When your number is called, give the form and your ID to the screener to check your documents. If it is okay, then you will be asked to go to the cashier for payment.

STEP 5: Pay PHP 210.00 per copy to the Cashier. Keep the official receipt and check the time or date when it is okay to get the CENOMAR.

STEP 6: Go to the releasing area on the date and time specified and get the CENOMAR.

Census Serbilis Centers in the Philippines

Metro Manila

PSA Complex – Central Outlet
CRS Building, PSA ComplexEast Avenue, Diliman
Quezon City 1016

PSA – Makati City
Ground Floor Makati City Hall (Old Building)
Jose P. Rizal Street
Makati City 1200

PSA – Pasig City
Ground Floor, Office of the Civil Registrar Pasig City Hall
F. Caruncho Avenue
Pasig City 1603

PSA – Muntinlupa City
4th Level Ayala Malls South Park, National Road, Alabang
Muntinlupa City 1772

Pasay City
Ground Floor, Lifestyle 1 Building Hobbies of Asia,
#8 Pres. Diosdado Macapagal Boulevard
Pasay City 1300


CAR – Baguio City
2nd Floor CTLL Building (also known as Dely’s Inn)
141 Abanao Extension, Barangay Rizal Monument
Baguio City 2600

Region I – La Union
Parammata Building C
Diversion Road, Sitio 5, Barangay Biday
San Fernando City, La Union 2500

Vigan City
2nd Floor Singson Building
Del Pilar corner Mabini Streets
Vigan City, Ilocos Sur 2700

2nd Floor M&B Building
Jose De Venecia Road, Brgy. Nalsian
Calasiao, Pangasinan 2400

Laoag City
Jomel III Corporate Building
Brgy. 14 P. Acosta corner Samonte Streets
Laoag City, Ilocos Norte 2900

Region II – Cagayan
Regional Government Office City Hall, Carig Sur
Enrile Boulevard
Tuguegarao City, Cagayan Valley 3500

PSA Ground Floor Nueva Vizcaya Sports Complex (also known as CLISOC Grandstand)
Barangay Don Domingo Maddela
Boyombong, Nueva Vizcaya 3700

Region III – Pampanga
PSA Regional Office 3, Diosdado Macapagal Government Center (SACOP)
Maimpis, San Fernando City, Pampanga 2000

Cabanatuan City
NE Pacific Mall
Maharlika Highway, Sumacab Sur
Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija 3100

Olongapo City
Barangay Asinan Pag-asa
Olongapo City, Zambales 2200

Region IVA – Lipa City
Ground Floor, Fiesta World Mall
Barangay Maraouy
Lipa City, Batangas 4217

San Pablo City
Maharlika Highway, San Pablo City, Laguna 4301

Trece Martires City
1st Floor Government Center Building, Provincial Capitol Grd.
Barangay San Agustin
Trece Martires, Cavite 4109

Lucena City
3rd Floor Pacific Mall, Landco Business Park
M. L. Tagarao Street, Lucena City

Region IVB – Calapan
Emerald Building
Boundary of Brgy. Camilmil and Brgy. Lalud
Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro 5200

Puerto Princesa City
2nd Floor Goldraz Properties Building
Malvar Street
Puerto Princesa City, Palawan 5300

Region V – Legazpi City
2nd Floor Albay Capitol Annex Building
Old Albay District
Legazpi City, Albay 4500

Naga City
2nd Floor PSA Building
Panganiban Drive
Naga City, Camarines Sur 4400


Region VI – Iloilo City
J. Villanueva Building
Iznart Street
Iloilo City, Iloilo 5000

Bacolod City
3rd Floor G/F East Two Corp Center Bldg
Circumferential Road Cor Diola Street
Bacolod City, Negros Occidental 6100

Kalibo, Aklan
Ground Floor 1/F Redepermavic Building
North Capitol Site
Kalibo, Aklan 5600

Region VII – Dumaguete City
Purple Building
Valencia Road, Bagacay
Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental 6200

Cebu City
Gaisano Capital South Building
corner Colon Street and Leon Kilat Street
Cebu City, Cebu 6100

Region VIII – Tacloban City
PSA Regional Office 8 Leyte SR Building
Artemio Mate Extension, Brgy. Abucay
Tacloban City, Leyte 6500

Catbalogan Samar
2nd Floor R. Tan Building (formerly Flaming Hat Restaurant)
Rizal Avenue
Catbalogan, Samar 6700


Region IX – Zamboanga City
G/F Dagdag Bldg
San Jose Road, Baliwasan
Zamboanga City (Zamboanga del Sur) 7000

Dipolog City
A4M Building
Magsaysay Street, Miputak
Dipolog City, Zamboanga del Norte 7100

Region X – Cagayan de Oro City
B1-B4, Pride Rock Business Park
Gusa Highway
Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental 9000

Ozamis City
Ground Floor Gaisano Southwing
Port Road cor. 15 de Noviembre St.
Ozamis City, Misamis Occidental 7200

Iligan City
Barnuevo Building
Badelles Ext, Palao
Iligan City, Lanao del Norte 9200

Region XI – Davao City
Ground Floor ANGO Building
Cabaguio Avenue
Davao City, Davao del Sur 8000

Region XII – General Santos City
Santiago Boulevard Lagao
General Santos City, South Cotabato 9500

ARMM – Cotabato City
PSA ARMM, Ground Floor Carumba Building
Jupiter Street
Cotabato City 9600

Region XIII – Butuan City
G/F Freeman Building
Barangay Imadejas
Butuan City, Agusan del Norte 8600

Surigao City
Ground Floor Yuipco Building
Navarro Street
Surigao City, Surigao del Norte 8300

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Getting a CENOMAR in the Philippines – Walk-in at SM Business Center

How to get a CENOMAR in the Philippines
Photo by Micheile Henderson on Unsplash

If you are near an SM Mall, then you can get your CENOMAR from there. This will usually take 7 days.

STEP 1: Download the CENOMAR Application Form.

STEP 2: Print and fill-up the said form.

STEP 3: Go to the nearest SM Business Centers, get a payment form and line to pay the fee.

  • Bring your Valid ID
  • Authorization Letter and Photocopy of the owner’s ID (if you are not the owner)

STEP 4: Submit your application form and pay the fee of Php 235.00 per copy (Php 210 – CENOMAR + Php 25 – SM Service Fee).

STEP 5: Get the official receipt and claim stub.

STEP 6: Go back to the SM Business Center on the specified date. Bring your IDs and/or Authorization Letter, claim stub, and Official Receipt. Submit those to the releasing officer and get the CENOMAR.

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CENOMAR – Online (for those in the Philippines and Abroad)

If you have no time to go to a Census Serbilis Center or SM Business Center to get the CENOMAR, then you can get it online.

Getting a CENOMAR Online

STEP 1: Go to this website. Click the CENOMAR option.

How to get a CENOMAR in the Philippines (CErtificate of NO MARriage)


STEP 2: Read the terms and conditions, click “I Accept” if you agree. Then put the request details, scroll down and click “Next.”

How to get a CENOMAR in the Philippines (CErtificate of NO MARriage)


STEP 3: Put the requester’s and delivery details, and then click “Next” to proceed.

How to get a CENOMAR in the Philippines (CErtificate of NO MARriage)



STEP 4: Review and check all the details and click “Confirm” if they are correct.

STEP 5: Check the summary of the details. Click “Next” if there is no error.

How to get a CENOMAR in the Philippines (CErtificate of NO MARriage)


STEP 6: Also, review the acknowledgement and click “Proceed to payment” after checking.

How to get a CENOMAR in the Philippines (CErtificate of NO MARriage)



How to Pay for your CENOMAR Online (Online Payment, Banks, or Bayad Center)

You can pay through the following options:

  • Credit card
  • Banco De Oro
    • BDO branches
    • BDO Online Banking (BDO account holders only)
    • BDO ATM (BDO account holders only)
  • UnionBank
    • UnionBank branches
    • UnionBank Online Banking (UnionBank account holders only)
    • UnionBank ATM (UnionBank account holders only)
  • Bayad Center
  • PayMaya app (Biller: PSA Serbilis)

How to get a CENOMAR in the Philippines (CErtificate of NO MARriage)


Payment Fee is the following as per the website.
Fees are inclusive of delivery fees.

  • Php 430.00 per copy – CENOMAR within the Philippines
  • USD 25.30 per copy – CENOMAR to other countries

CENOMAR Delivery

Wait for the delivery, the working days are as follows:

  • Metro-Manila – 4-6 working days after payment (Additional 5 to 7 days for areas that are outside of courier’s standard serviceable areas)
  • Other cities or provinces – 6-8 working days after payment (Additional 5 to 7 days for areas that are outside of courier’s standard serviceable areas)
  • Other countries – The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) has temporarily suspended the acceptance of registered mails for all international destinations until further notice. As an option, you can avail of special courier services through FedEx for delivery addresses outside the Philippines: PSA Serbilis Special Courier Service. For special courier services through FedEx, delivery charges shall be to the requester’s/document owner’s account and shall be billed separately and directly by FedEx.

FAQs on CENOMAR in the Philippines

1. I have paid, can I cancel my request?

No, you can’t. PSA has a no-cancellation policy.

2. Can I request a refund of my payment?

No, you can’t. PSA has a no refund policy.

3. What is considered an unsuccessful delivery?

  • If the one who ordered it could not be found or does not live in the address noted.
  • If the document is refused
  • If the address is not correct or incomplete

4. Can I request another delivery in case it was unsuccessful?

No, as per PSA an unsuccessful delivery is considered already done. You need to go through the process again.

5. What are the other documents I can get at PSA?

You can get Birth Certificates, Marriage Certificates, and Death Certificates at PSA.

6. My partner is a foreigner , do I still need to get him/her a CENOMAR?

If you are getting married in the Philippines, yes, it’s a requirement to get a Marriage License. I had a friend whose partner only came once in the Philippines before their wedding and it was still required.

How to get a CENOMAR in the Philippines
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This is our guide on how to get a CENOMAR in the Philippines – Walk-in or Online. Amidst the pandemic, online services are very useful so that you aren’t exposed to many people and would just wait for your documents. You can also read our article on Civil Wedding Requirements or Requirements & Step by Step Guide to Planning a Church Wedding in the Philippines.

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Lyza Paloma

Hey, I’m Lyza! I once was a person who just imagined going to places “one day” but decided to pursue my dreams. My first travel abroad was in Japan, solo, last 2018, and fell in love with the experience. I aim to visit 10 countries before turning 30 and 2 new places in the Philippines every year. Besides traveling, I love organizing trips, taking pictures, reading, and making new friends. Follow my adventures through my Instagram.​​

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36 thoughts on “How to get a CENOMAR in the Philippines (CErtificate of NO MARriage)

  1. Hi, I paid USD 25.30 via PSA website but they are asking me to create a DHL shipment and that’s asking me for payment again.
    Fees are INCLUSIVE of delivery fees.
    USD 25.30 per copy – CENOMAR to other countries

  2. Hello po ..kasal po ako sa isang egyptian muslim..at meron na po kme PSA marriage contract.
    Tanong lang po ..sabi sa city hall manila ..makakakuha din dw aswa ko ng cenomar n katunayan n kasal kame dalawa.
    Ok lng po kaya n ang kumuha ng cenomar ay ang kapatid ko na nsa pinas?

  3. My fiance po is an irish citizen and he already obtained a certificate of freedom to marry from the dfa of his country. Same lang ba ang certificate of freedom to marry at yung certificate of legal capacity to marry?

  4. Hi, nag order po ako online ng cenomar, but apparently may mali akong nainput na data. How to change it po? Kakaprocess ko palang

    1. ako rin dko alam..kukuha din sana ako nang cenomar kasi dalawang buwan pa.namatay ung asawa ko pero hiwalay na kami matagal na

  5. Good day. can i request online for my boyfriend’s Cenomar for our housing loan He was still currently working abroad but I already have his id and authorization letter.

  6. I moved to New Zealand from the Philippines when I was twelve years old. My citizenship is New Zealand and not Philippino. I now live in the UK and my partner is a British Citizen. I need a Cenomar of no marriage to enable my daughter to get her British Passport. Is this possible considering I haven’t been a citizen of the Philippines since I was twelve

  7. Hi good day,how can i change my married status i’ve been widowed since 2011.Is there a process/way to be a single in my cenomar coz i got my cenomar last 2days and my married name appeared…thanks for reply

  8. Hello ma’am/sir,

    Baka po pweding masagot katanungan ko po. Nagpakuha po ako ng cenomar sa sister ko. Kaso ang lumabas sa cenomar wrong spelling name ng papa ko na mali isang letra. Kailangan po ba mag request ng panibagong cenomar i need it for authentication soon in manila. Yong details ko sakto nmn po lahat.

    Salamat sa makakasagot.

  9. Good day,
    I’m really confused on how can my boyfriend get his CENOMAR here. Can I get it for him and just fill up the information online or does he need to go to his local embassy in Taguig? and get it there? thank you so much in advance.

    1. You can get it for him online as well as yours. Bale yung isang delivery is your PSA Birth, your cenomar and your partner’s cenomar.
      There’s no CENOMAR from a foreign embassy. Legal Capacity to Contract Marriage yung kailangan nya sa embassy.

  10. Good morning Sir/Madam
    My name is Nchumulu Blesse a Cameroonian based in Philippine. Please I wish to obtain a certificate of no married. How do I go about it and I leave in pasig.

  11. Hi, I’m requesting abroad from KL Malaysia, willing to pay for fast delivery too through psaserbilis services, however, twice na po ako ng try to pay with different cards (visa) pero rejected sya. Why po? Kailangan ba Philippine Bank lang? Please guide. Thank you

  12. mam, saan ba galing ang copy sa cenomar na ipadala via online sa central office ba sa manila or sa local NSO dito sa iligan city?

        1. Hi Is there a possibility na kukuha kami ng cenomar and direct na sya na ipa red ribbon sa dfa? or different process pa? Salamat

  13. Good day miss kach! The encoder wrote in my Cenomar purpose was for “DFA application” instead of marriage. Is this still valid Po to be apostille in dfa and stamp in embassy. Thank you.

  14. Hi pwede ko po ba maikuha ng cenomar ang friend ko na nasa ibang bansa need kasi nya sakin ko po epadelever, how to process po sa online

    1. follow po yung process online, may steps po dyan. or let your friend prepare and send you an authorization letter and a copy of her ID

  15. paano po gagwin kc po nakakuha n po ang anak ko ng cenomar ang kaso po ay mali dw ung spelling ng name ng father at ung middle ng nanay sa spelling?ano po dapat gawin po?

  16. i am ofw, panu kung i pay outside the country pero ang delivery address within philippines pa din. mas mabilis ba delivery kung ganun,

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