Requirements for Single 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. Residence Card: Original and one (1) photocopy.
  5. Three (3) passport size photos.
  6. NSO Certificate of No Record (CENOMAR). Validity is six (6) months from the date of issue and the purpose should be “for marriage”. Original and one (1) photocopy

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: For applicants 18 to 25 years old:

  1. Between 18 to 20 years old – Affidavit of Parental Consent (with passport copy of parents).
  2. Between 21 to 25 years old – Affidavit of Parental Advice (with passport copy of parents) or Sworn Statement that parental advice was sought. 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.


  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.


  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.


  • LCCM
  • Translation
  • Affidavit

PROCESSING PERIOD: Five (5) working days