How to legally process your marriage in Japan

Documents Needed for Marriage

  • 1.Written Marriage Notification
  • 2.Copy of Family Register
  • 3.Passport
  • 4.Certificate of Legal Capacity to Contract Marriage and its translation
    (Statement, Affidavit or Certificate of Bachelorhood/Spinsterhood)

Presentation of Marriage Notification
family Register Division, Municipal Office

  • ①Accepted
    • Certificate of Acceptance
    • Entering into Family Register
    • Notification of Family Name Change
  • ②Inspection for Acceptance
    • Certificate of Inspection
      Certificate of Administration
    • Hearing at Regional Legal Affairs Bureau
    • Entering into Family Register
    • Notification of Family Name Change
  • ③Not Accepted
    • Certificate of Non-acceptance
    • Trial at Court

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