A Certificate of Legal Capacity to Contract Marriage (LCCM) is issued ONLY to Filipinos presently residing in Japan wishing to get married to a foreign national. Personal appearance of the Filipino applicant and foreign national fiancé / fiancée is required. REQUIREMENTS FOR WIDOWED FILIPINO:

  1. Duly accomplished application form – may be downloaded from the Embassy website.
  2. Valid Passport: Original and one (1) photocopy of the data page.Note: If Expired Passport / Lost Passport / Mutilated Passport / Tampered Passport / Passport with Discrepancy, the applicant must apply for a new passport before applying for LCCM.
  3. NSO Birth Certificate: Original and one (1) photocopy.
  4. NSO Marriage Certificate: Original and one (1) photocopy.
  5. NSO Advisory on Marriage: Original and one (1) photocopy.
  6. Death Certificate of the Deceased Spouse
    1. If the deceased spouse is Filipino, please submit NSO Death Certificate of the deceased spouse.
    2. If the deceased spouse is Japanese, please submit Family Registry (Koseki Tohon) of the deceased spouse.
    3. If the deceased spouse is a foreign national other than Japanese, please submit death certificate issued by his or her Embassy or Consulate. It must be in English.
  7. Residence Card: Original and one (1) photocopy.
  8. Three (3) passport size photos.

REQUIREMENTS FOR JAPANESE

  1. Family Registry (Koseki Tohon). Validity is three (3) months from the date of issue.
    1. If the Japanese is divorced, the record of marriage and divorce with the previous spouse must be indicated in the Koseki Tohon.
    2. If the Japanese is widowed, the record of death of the previous spouse must be indicated in the Koseki Tohon.
    3. A Koseki Shohon is NOT acceptable.
  2. Valid Passport or any valid ID.
  3. Three (3) passport size photos.

REQUIREMENTS FOR FOREIGN NATIONAL OTHER THAN JAPANESE

  1. A Certificate of Legal Capacity to Contract Marriage (LCCM) or its equivalent from his or her respective Embassy or Consulate. It must be in English.
  2. For US military personnel based in Japan, Authorization to Marry from his or her commanding officer is required.
  3. Valid Passport or Military ID.
  4. Three (3) passport size photos.

FEES:

  • LCCM
  • Translation
  • Affidavit

PROCESSING PERIOD: Five (5) working days