A Marriage License may be issued to couples who are both Filipino nationals wishing to get married at the Philippine Embassy in Tokyo. Both parties must submit the requirements relevant for them.

Personal appearance in the Embassy of both parties is also required.

Requirements

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 requirements for Single Filipinos between 18-25 years old:

  1. Affidavit of Parental Consent/Advice
    For 18-20 years old – Affidavit of Parental Consent
    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
  2. Marriage Counseling Certificate issued by a minister, counselor or any qualified authority.

For a Divorced Filipino: Only Filipinos whose divorce is already recognized by a Philippine Court may apply for Marriage License.

  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 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 a Filipino whose 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:
    • If the deceased spouse is Filipino – DFA authenticated PSA issued Death Certificate
    • If the deceased spouse is Japanese – Koseki tohon (Family Registry)
    • If the deceased spouse is a foreign national other than Japanese – Death Certificate issued by his/her Embassy

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.