Procedures for registering a marriage with a foreigner in a foreign country

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Procedures for registering a marriage with a foreigner in a foreign country. Procedure for marriage registration with a foreigner in Japan; I studied in Japan, and now I want to marry a Filipino working in Japan… Let us learn about this topic with LSX law firm as follow:

Situation:

     I used to go to Japan as a trainee, and now I’m back home. Currently, I want to marry a Filipino who is working in Japan. So what do I need to do to be able to register for a mariage in Japan?

Law on Marriage and Family 2014

Registering a marriage with a foreigner in Japan

     In case you and your wife are Vietnamese and Filipino who want to register for a marriage in Japan; you can register your marriage at the Embassy of Vietnam in Japan or a competent agency in Japan. Your documents and procedures will comply with Japan’s regulations on marriage registration. In this case, you and your husband should find out Japan’s regulations on documents; and documents detail to match the conditions of marriage with a foreigner in Japan.

     However, in fact, in general, if you and your husband want to register for a marriage at a Japanese competent authority; you need to prepare some essential documents such as:

– Firstly, certificate of marital status

– Secondly, copy of birth certificate, identity card, or certified passport

– Thirdly, divorce judgment or decision (If any)

     In case the above documents want to be used abroad, you need to carry out consular certification procedures. Consular certification is the certification of seals, signatures; and titles by a competent Vietnamese agency, etc., so that such papers and documents can be recognized and used abroad:

At the same time, Filipinos must also prepare the above documents according to the Philippine regulations on the conditions for marriage with foreigners of their country.

     Step 1: The documents of Vietnamese citizens must be translated into Japanese and notarized at the diplomatic missions of Vietnam.

     Step 2: The papers are brought to the competent authority in Japan to confirm the seal of the diplomatic mission of Vietnam.

Procedures for registering a marriage with a foreigner in a foreign country

Register for a marriage to a foreigner at the Vietnamese Embassy in Japan.

Application for registering a marriage with a foreigner in foreign country

Application for marriage registration with foreigners. In case you are a Vietnamese register for a marriage to a foreigner, and carrying out the marriage procedure at a competent Vietnamese agency in Japan such as the Vietnamese Embassy in Japan; a representative consular office, etc, in this case, the two of you will carry out the marriage registration procedure; under the provisions of the Law on Marriage and Family of Vietnam. Then the essential documents you and your husband need to prepare are as follows:

– Marriage registration declaration form according to the prescribed form

– A certificate of marital status or a marriage registration declaration confirming the marital status of a Vietnamese citizen, issued within 06 months from the date of receipt of the application. (Please confirm at UNBD commune where permanent residence)

– A health examination certificate; issued by a competent Vietnamese or foreign medical organization within 06 months from the date of receipt of the application.

Notarized copy of passport or household registration book; ID card or citizen identification card of Vietnamese people

     In case Vietnamese people register for a marriage for the second time, they must also prepare additional documents related to divorce:

Divorce judgment

Divorce decision

Procedures for registering a marriage with a foreigner in foreign country

Apply at the Embassy of Vietnam in Japan.

Consular officers shall study and verify the dossiers within 10 working days from the date of receipt of complete and valid dossiers and, if necessary, carry out verification measures. Suppose the dossier is complete and correct, and the verification and verification results show that the marriage registrants are eligible for marriage as prescribed by law. In that case, it shall be reported to the head of the representative mission for settlement.

Within 03 working days from the date the head of the representative mission signs the marriage certificate, the usual mission organizes handing over the marriage certificate to the two parties.

In case you want to register for marriage in Vietnam, let refer to this article: conditions to get married with foreigners in Vietnam.

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Related questions

Who are foreigners under Vietnamese Law?

Accordingly, foreigners are persons bearing the nationalities of other countries, who are studying, working, living in the Vietnamese territory.

How much is the marriage registration fee?

Accordingly, the provisions of Circular 85/2019/TT-BTC, the fee for marriage registration will depend on each region.

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