A marriage license may be issued to Filipino couples presently residing in Japan who wish to get married at the Philippine Embassy in Tokyo. Personal appearance of both parties is required.

REQUIREMENTS:

  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 Marriage License.
  3. NSO Birth Certificate: Original and one (1) photocopy.
  4. Residence Card: Original and one (1) photocopy.
  5. Three (3) passport size photos.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  1. For Single Filipinos between 18 and 25 years old:
    1. Between 18 to 20 years old – Affidavit of Parental Consent (with passport copy of parents). Original and one (1) photocopy.
    2. Between 21 to 25 years old – Affidavit of Parental Advice (with passport copy of parents) or Sworn Statement that parental advice was sought. Original and one (1) photocopy.
      Note: Affidavits coming from the Philippines must be notarized by a notary public in the Philippines and authenticated by the DFA. If parents are residing in Japan, the parents may apply for affidavit of consent or parental advice at the Embassy. If the parents are deceased, please submit NSO death certificate.
    3. Marriage Counseling Certificate issued by a minister, counselor or any qualified authority.
    4. NSO Certificate of No Marriage Record (CENOMAR): Original and one (1) photocopy.
      Note: Validity is six (6) months from the date of issue and the purpose should be “for marriage”.
  2. For Widowed Filipinos:
    1. NSO Advisory on Marriage: Original and one (1) photocopy.
    2. 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.
  3. For Annulled Filipinos:
    1. NSO Advisory on Marriage: Original and one (1) photocopy.
    2. Annotated NSO Marriage Certificate: Original and one (1) photocopy.
    3. Judicial Decree of Annulment issued by a competent Philippine Court with Certificate of Finality. This must be authenticated by the DFA. Original and one (1) photocopy.
  4. For Divorced Filipinos:
    1. NSO Advisory on Marriage: Original and one (1) photocopy.
    2. Annotated NSO Marriage Certificate: Original and one (1) photocopy.
    3. Judicial Recognition of Foreign Divorce issued by a competent Philippine Court with Certificate of Finality. This must be authenticated by the DFA. Original and one (1) photocopy.

FEES:

Marriage License

PROCESSING PERIOD:

Ten (10) working days