But before anything else, make sure you have secured a copy of your NSO certified Marriage Contract. Wait for over six months after your wedding before requesting for a copy. This is a mistake I would want you to avoid. I requested for the NSO certified copy two months after our wedding but only to find out that the marriage is still not registered in the NSO office. I just wasted Php350. 😀

I am reblogging this for my personal use in the future.


Marriage is surely a very pleasant thing especially for women. But along side with it is the changing of our status, and the name that appears on our IDs. For those who opt not to do it, I have a separate article for this. –> It’s a Choice, Not a Law to Change Your Maiden Name... I have been married since September 2013 but I wasn’t able to change all my ID name until today for some reasons. First, I don’t have the time to do so. My former job is 12 hours a day 6 times a week (whew!). Second, I don’t know how to. It took me lots of researches before I went to a certain government office, since I don’t have the luxury of time, I wanted to make sure that I have everything I need before I go. Third, because I’m still waiting for the…

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