Contents of this post might be a little bit obvious to some but for clarity, and in case some would find this information useful, I find it best to still reserve a post for this topic.
Filipino citizens residing in South Korea may have a Catholic Church wedding. The Hyewha Catholic Church in Hyehwa-dong is the most populated Catholic Church by Filipinos every Sunday as this is where Filipinos from South Korea congregate. Even those outside of Seoul take the effort to go to the Hyewha Catholic Church, not just for their Sunday mass but also to meet fellow Filipinos and catch up with each other’s lives. So, for Catholic Filipino passport holders, Hyehwa is the most obvious venue of their church wedding.
But, it is important to note that parties do not just comply with the civil requirements for the Catholic Church to officiate the wedding. Couples could only get married in the Church after they have been married at the Embassy of the Philippines in Seoul. This is because between Filipinos only marriages officiated at the Embassy are legal and binding.
For a complete list of requirements for Filipino citizens who intend to get married in Korea, check the Philippine Embassy website. You will have the detailed list under the item Solemnization of Marriage.
This post is inspired by our family’s long-time Saturday companion who is getting married at the Philippine Embassy this Saturday. She and her husband-in-3-days will have their church wedding on January. Best wishes!