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Procedure[edit]


If you are a priest, head, bishop, president, founder, pastor, imam, rabbis and minister of the religion or religious sect. You can have authority to solemnize marriage if you obtain Certificate of Registration for Solemnize Marriage (CRASM). Please follow the guide below to do it:

  1. Prepare the requirements:
    • The duly accomplished SO Request Form that can be obtained in any of provincial / regional office of PSA;
    • Your duly accomplished application form (SO form 1) that can be obtained in any of provincial / regional office of PSA an example in Application Form in triplicate copies, subscribed and sworn to a person authorized to administer oath with affixed documentary stamp;
    • Three copies of your 2x2 coloured ID pictures with white background taken not more than a month ago from the date of application. Pictures should not be computer generated to preserve its quality. In case you are using glasses, it should be removed to have a clear image of the person. The back of the ID pictures should contain your signature;
    • A machine copy of appointment as priest, head, founder, bishop, pastor and minister of the religion or religious sect;
    • The proper endorsement/ designation/ recommendation from the head of religion or religious sect to mention: the full name, nationality, complete address, location of the church, temple or mosque where you regularly perform rites and indicate the extent of your territorial jurisdiction;
    • Proof of attendance in an orientation seminar conducted by NSO for Solemnizing Officer (SO);
    • Certified true copy of Certificate of Live Birth;
    • Alien Certificate of Registration (ACR) or Immigration Certificate of Registration (ICR) issued by the Commission on Immigration and Deportation (CID), in case you are a citizen of a foreign country;
    • Certified true copy of Certificate of Ordination issued by your respective church;
    • Certificate of Registration, Articles of Incorporations and by-laws, and updated General Information Sheet (G.I.S) certified by the Head of the religion or religious sect;

      For Heads/Bishop/Presidents/Founders, here are additional required documents:
    • Endorsement or recommendation from the Board of Trustees/Directors or Church Council;
    • A sworn statement duly notarized in case there are no Board of Trustees/ Directors;
    • Sworn statement containing brief history of the religion / religious sect and the list of 200 bona fide active members stating therein there complete address address and signed by the members;
    • A certified Certificate of Registration, Articles of Incorporation and by-laws, and updated General Information Sheet (G.I.S.) issued by the Security Exchange Commission (SEC).

      Additional requirements by N.S.O. office (if requested):
    • Your Birth Certificate (N.S.O. certified);
    • Your Marriage Certificate (N.S.O. certified) in case you are a married women clergy.

  2. Obtain CRASM
    Visit the PSA office Office of your place of assignment to file the application for CRASM. You can take the application SO Form 1 and SO request Form from SO Clerk of the office. Accomplishing them and submit with the required documents to the SO Clerk. The SO clerk will receive and check completeness of supporting documents. If it is completed, you will be requested to pay the applicable fee to the Cashier Officer and you will receive the OR from the officer. Provincial Statistics Officer (PSO) will evaluate the application form and supporting documents and advise you for the date of release of your CRASM. Next is the time of endorsing to the Regional Office for processing. In case the Regional Director (RD) recommends for a filed visit/person interview, the RD may conduct the field visit/ personal interview or assign any regional staff. If approved, the RD signs the CRASM and forwards the same to the PO for release. On the scheduled date, you return to the office to claim the CRASM.
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Required Documents[edit]

  • The duly accomplished SO Request Form that can be obtained in any of provincial / regional office of PSA;
  • Your duly accomplished application form (SO form 1) that can be obtained in any of provincial / regional office of PSA an example in link in triplicate copies, subscribed and sworn to a person authorized to administer oath with affixed documentary stamp;
  • Three copies of your 2x2 coloured ID pictures with white background taken not more than a month ago from the date of application. Pictuers should not be computer generated to preserve its quality. In case you are using glasses, it should be removed to have a clear image of the person. The back of the ID pictures should contain your signature;
  • A machine copy of appointment as priest, head, founder, bishop, pastor and minister of the religion or religious sect;
  • The proper endorsement/ designation/ recommendation from the head of religion or religious sect to mention: the full name, nationality, complete address, location of the church, temple or mosque where you regularly perform rites and indicate the extent of your territorial jurisdiction;
  • Proof of attendance in an orientation seminar conducted by NSO for Solemnizing Officer (SO);
  • Certified true copy of Certificate of Live Birth;
  • Alien Certificate of Registration (ACR) or Immigration Certificate of Registration (ICR) issued by the Commission on Immigration and Deportation (CID), in case you are a citizen of a foreign country;
  • Certified true copy of Certificate of Ordination issued by your respective church;
  • Certificate of Registration, Articles of Incorporation and by-laws, and updated General Information Sheet (G.I.S) certified by the Head of the religion or religious sect;
  • For Heads/Bishop/Presidents/Founders, here are additional required documents:
    • Endorsement or recommendation from the Board of Trustees/Directors or Church Council;
    • A sworn statement duly notarized in case there are no Board of Trustees/ Directors;
    • Sworn statement containing brief history of the religion / religious sect and the list of 200 bona fide active members stating therein there complete address address and signed by the members;
    • A certified Certificate of Registration, Articles of Incorporation and by-laws, and updated General Information Sheet (G.I.S.) issued by the Security Exchange Commission (SEC).
  • Additional requirements by N.S.O. office (if requested):
    • Your Birth Certificate (N.S.O. certified);
    • Your Marriage Certificate (N.S.O. certified) in case you are a married women clergy.

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

PHILIPPINE STATISTICS AUTHORITY
PSA Complex, East Ave.
Diliman, Quezon City

Civil Registration concerns:
Telephone: (02) 8461-0500 local 605
E-mail: crs.qvu1@psa.gov.ph, crs.qvu2@psa.gov.ph, crs.qvu3@psa.gov.ph

Statistical concerns:
Telephone: (02) 8462-6600 locals 839, 833 and 834
E-mail: info@psa.gov.ph

PSA FIELD OFFICES

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Eligibility[edit]

A priest, head, bishop, president, founder, pastor, imam, rabbis and minister of the religion or religious sect.

Fees[edit]

  • P500.00 (Application for CRASM)
  • P100.00 (Issuance of a Certifed True Copy and other Certifications)



Validity[edit]

2 years

Documents to Use[edit]

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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

6 business days total

Related Videos[edit]

Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications. 
Attach videos using the following tag <&video type="website">video ID|width|height<&/video&> from external websites.
Please remove the "&" inside the tags during implementation.
Website = allocine, blip, dailymotion, facebook, gametrailers, googlevideo, html5, metacafe, myspace, revver, 
sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
width = 560, height = 340, Video ID = Can be obtained from the URL of webpage where the video is displayed.
e.g In the following url "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0US7oR_t3M" Video ID is "Y0US7oR_t3M". 
	



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Instructions[edit]

Please provide instructions on obtaining the certificate/documents.
e.g. The state office holds birth records since january 1908.



Required Information[edit]

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e.g.
1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.



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Need for the Document[edit]

Please provide the need for the procedure. e.g. Birth Certificate - why do we need to have a birth certificate?

Information which might help[edit]

To research about the Solemnizing Officers Information System, you can refer to the link Solemnizing Officers Information System. And you can search a Solemnizing Officer through the link Search Solemnizing Officer.

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.



External Links[edit]

PHILIPPINE STATISTICS AUTHORITY

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Others[edit]

More information which might help people.