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Mail-Order Bride Law (Republic Act No. 6955)

"AN ACT TO DECLARE UNLAWFUL THE PRACTICE OF MATCHING FILIPINO WOMEN FOR MARRIAGE TO FOREIGN NATIONALS ON A MAIL-ORDER BASIS AND OTHER SIMILAR PRACTICES, INCLUDING THE ADVERTISEMENT, PUBLICATION, PRINTING OR DISTRIBUTION OF BROCHURES, FLIERS AND OTHER PROPAGANDA MATERIALS IN FURTHERANCE THEREOF AND PROVIDING PENALTY THEREFOR"

APPROVED: June 13, 1990

Bans marriage matching for a fee as well as exportation of domestic workers to certain countries which cannot ensure the protection of their rights. Fiances of foreign nationals are required to attend guidance and counselling sessions through a Department of Foreign Affairs order so as to minimize inter-racial marital problems.