A Certificate of Legal Capacity to Contract Marriage (LCCM) is issued ONLY to Filipinos presently residing in Japan who wish to get married to a foreign national within the Embassy’s jurisdiction (Akita, Aomori, Chiba, Fukushima, Gunma, Hokkaido, Ibaraki, Iwate, Kanagawa, Miyagi, Nagano, Niigata, Okinawa, Saitama, Shizuoka, Tochigi, Tokyo, Yamagata and Yamanashi Prefectures).

Personal appearance in the Embassy is required for both the Filipino national and the foreign national.

I. Requirements for the Filipino applicant

For a Single Filipino:

  1. Duly accomplished application form
  2. Valid passport – Original and one (1) copy
  3. Residence Card or Visa in Japan – Original and one (1) copy
  4. DFA authenticated PSA issued Birth Certificate – Original and one (1) copy
  5. DFA authenticated PSA issued Certificate of No Marriage (CENOMAR) – Original and one (1) copy
  6. Three (3) passport-sized photos

Additional requirement for Single Filipinos between 18-25 years old:

  1. Affidavit of Parental Consent or Advice
    1. For 18-20 years old – Affidavit of Parental Consent
    2. For 21-25 years old – Affidavit of Parental Advice

    Notes:

    • If the parents are in the Philippines, the affidavit executed in the Philippines must be notarized by a Filipino notary public, then authenticated (“red-ribboned”) by the DFA.
    • If the parents are in Japan, they can execute the affidavit at the Philippine Embassy.
    • If the parents are deceased, please submit a DFA authenticated PSA issued Death Certificate

For a Divorced Filipino:

  1. Duly accomplished application form
  2. Valid passport – Original and one (1) copy
  3. Residence Card or Visa in Japan – Original and one (1) copy
  4. DFA authenticated PSA issued Birth Certificate – Original and one (1) copy
  5. DFA authenticated PSA issued Advisory on Marriages – Original and one (1) copy
  6. DFA authenticated PSA issued Marriage Certificate or Report of Marriage with annotation – Original and one (1) copy
  7. DFA authenticated Judicial Recognition of Foreign Divorce issued by a Philippine Court with Certificate of Finality – Original and one (1) copy
  8. Record of Divorce in Japan:
    1. If former spouse is Japanese, please submit Family Registry (Koseki Tohon) reflecting the couple’s place and date of divorce. Please note that the Koseki Shohon (part of Koseki Tohon) and Certificate of Acceptance (Juri Shomeisho) are not acceptable.
    2. If former spouse is a foreign national other than Japanese, please submit Certificate of Acceptance of Divorce (Juri Shomeisho) showing the couple’s place and date of divorce.
  9. Three (3) Passport-sized photos

For Filipino whose former marriage was Annulled in the Philippines:

  1. Duly accomplished application form
  2. Valid passport – Original and one (1) copy
  3. Residence Card or Visa in Japan – Original and one (1) copy
  4. DFA authenticated PSA issued Birth Certificate – Original and one (1) copy
  5. DFA authenticated PSA issued Advisory on Marriages – Original and one (1) copy
  6. DFA authenticated PSA issued Marriage Certificate/ Contract or Report of Marriage with annotation – Original and one (1) copy
  7. DFA authenticated Judicial Decree of Annulment issued by a Philippine Court with Certificate of Finality – Original and one (1) copy
  8. Three (3) Passport-sized photos

For a Widowed Filipino:

  1. Duly Accomplished application form
  2. Valid passport – Original and one (1) copy
  3. Residence Card or Visa in Japan – Original and one (1) copy
  4. DFA authenticated PSA issued Birth Certificate – Original and one (1) copy
  5. DFA authenticated PSA issued Advisory on Marriages – Original and one (1) copy
  6. DFA authenticated PSA issued Marriage Certificate/ Contract or Report of Marriage – Original and one (1) copy
  7. Death Certificate:
    1. If the deceased is Filipino – DFA authenticated PSA issued Death Certificate – Original and one (1) copy
    2. If the deceased is Japanese – Koseki tohon (Family Registry)
    3. If the deceased is a foreign national other than Japanese – Death Certificate issued by his/her Embassy
  8. Three (3) Passport-sized photos

II. Requirements for the Fiancé / Fiancée of the Filipino national

Requirements for a Japanese national:

  1. Family Registry (Koseki Tohon), must be valid for three (3) months – Original and one (1) copy
  2. Kaisei Gen Koseki or Joseki Tohon – If the koseki tohon does not indicate previous record of marriage, divorce and death of former spouse
  3. Valid Passport or any valid ID with picture – Original and one (1) copy
  4. Three (3) Passport-sized photos

Requirements for a Foreign National other than Japanese:

  1. A Certificate of Legal Capacity to Contract Marriage or its equivalent from his or her Embassy – must be in English
    a. For US military personnel – Authorization to marry from his/her commanding officer – Original and one (1) copy
  2. Valid passport or any valid ID with picture – Original and one (1) copy
  3. Three (3) Passport-sized photos

Reminders

  1. Processed documents may either be picked up at the Embassy or mailed through the Post Office
  2. The Embassy may require additional documents if deemed necessary
  3. Applicable fees depend on each particular case.
  4. Processing period is 10 working days.

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