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HOW CAN I LEGALIZE MY DOCUMENT (Affidavits, Power of Attorney, Deeds, etc.)?

The Embassy can notarize documents signed by individuals that will be used or presented in the Philippines. The notarized document will have a covering page (“ACKNOWLEDGMENT”) with the gold eyelet and seal. Personal appearance of the signatory or signatories is a requirement for consular notarization.

PROCEDURE:

  • Completely fill up and sign the number of forms you need notarize.  You can create your own form or fill-up the form required by the Philippine agency/institution for you to comply.
  • Make sure you have needed number of original documents that you want notarized anda photocopy of that document. For example, you need a Special Power of Attorney and a Deed of Sale notarized. Each document will need a photocopy of each.
  • Photocopy also your valid identification card (examples: driver’s license, state identification card or passport) that shows the same full name and signature in your documents. For example, you need a Special Power of Attorney and Deed of Sale. Each document will each need a photocopy of your valid identification card.
  • Fee of US$25.00 or 8,250.00 HUF for each document.

SAMPLE FORMS:

Beginning May 15, 2019, the Embassy cannot authenticate the signatures on the following public documents: (1) notarized documents and (2) documents signed/issued/certified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.  The Philippines is a member of The Hague Convention, and it issues and recognizes Apostille stamps in documents. 

To use these types of public documents in the Philippines, these will only require an apostille certificate issued by competent authorities such as the following:

For Hungary

For Romania

For Serbia

For Bulgaria

For Bosnia and Herzegovina

For Moldova

 

HOW CAN I GET A CERTIFICATE OF LEGAL CAPACITY TO CONTRACT MARRIAGE (CLCCM)?

Filipino nationals intending to marry within the jurisdiction of the Philippine Embassy in Budapest (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Republic of Serbia, Romania, Republic of Bulgaria, Republic of Moldova) must apply at the Philippine Embassy for a CERTIFICATE OF LEGAL CAPACITY TO CONTRACT MARRIAGE (CLCCM). An application form together with the following are the requirements for the Embassy to issue a CERTIFICATE OF LEGAL CAPACITY TO CONTRACT MARRIAGE (CLCCM).

  • Duly accomplished form (Application for a Certificate of Legal Capacity)
  • Affidavit of Legal Capacity to Contract Marriage
  • Personal Appearance of applicant at the Embassy (personal appearances of the Filipino citizen applicant cannot be waived, but the fiance(e) need not be present);
  • Applicant’s valid Philippine passport;
  • Original PSA Birth Certificate;
  • Certificate of Singleness (CENOMAR) issued by Philippine Statistics (issued within three (3) months);
  • For applicants aged 18-25 years old: Affidavit of Parental Consent, duly notarized and Apostillized by the Department of Foreign Affairs;
  • Copy of Birth Certificate of applicant’s fiancé/fiancée;
  • Passport or Identification Card of applicant’s fiance/fiancee;
  • Ten (10) business days waiting period before the issuance of certification (for posting of wedding bans).

Additional Requirements:

  • For Divorced Applicants: Original Marriage Contract and a copy of divorce decree. (If document is not in English, kindly have the document translated into English and have the translation notarized.)
  • For Filipinos Divorcee - also a copy of the judicial recognition from Philippine court of foreign divorce decree.
  • For widows/Widowers: Apostillized Marriage Certificate and Death Certificate of deceased spouse.
  • For Applicants with Annulled Marriages: Original or certified true copy of the Judicial Decree of Annulment and amended PSA marriage contract (with annotation of annulment).

The application forms and list of requirements are available in the Embassy’s website https://budapestpe.dfa.gov.ph/

FEES:

  • Certification of Legal Capacity: USD25.00 or 7,500 HUF
  • Notarization of Affidavit: USD 25.00 or 8,250 HUF

 

HOW CAN I OBTAIN NBI CLEARANCE?

  • Secure NBI Clearance application form (NBI form no. 5) from the Philippine Embassy;
  • Fill-out the form;
  • The Embassy officer will take the fingerprinting, which should be rolled impressions;
  • Attach a 2x2 picture in white background, taken within three (3) months prior to application;
  • Photocopy of passport and other valid identification card;
  • Fee of US$ 25.00 or 8,250.00 HUF.

Kindly note that the Embassy does not issue NBI clearance. The Embassy can only notarize the NBI clearance application form, with the clients’ fingerprints, signature and photo. However, the client should execute a Special Power of Attorney (SPA) to a representative in the Philippines so that the representative can bring the NBI form to NBI for processing and issuance of the NBI clearance.

However, applicants renewing their NBI clearance from 2014 and beyond can log on to www.nbi.gov.ph.