The certificate of singleness, also known as CENOMAR, is a piece of paper assuring that you are indeed single. Yes, it’s actually a legal document in the Philippines, something you can request for. These days, anybody can masquerade as a single person; even married men or women, who have two or three kids and have been married for ten years, can pretend to be single just to get what they want. Of course, the CENOMAR can be one way for you to ascertain that you are not being fooled.
The certificate of singleness, known by others as the certificate of no marriage, is available in the Philippines. You may get it from the National Statistics Office (NSO). When you drop by the NSO to apply for a certificate of singleness, you will need to supply the following information:
- Place of birth
- The number of copies you need
- Why you need the certificate of singleness
- Your father’s name
- Your mother’s maiden name
- Your complete name (of course)
- Name and complete address of the person/s requesting the certification
Go ahead, get your certificate of singleness! And if you have been hearing rumors about your partner having a spouse or children on the side, why not ask him/her to avail of one as well? Either that or you are going to have to take their word for it.
Yes, in the world we live in, being single needs certification. That’s funny in so many levels, yet serious at the same time.