Marriage Anywhere in Japan

Okinawa Translator can assist with a legal marriage at any city office that allows two foreign nationals to marry. Our service extends to customers located in various  villages, towns or cities across  Japan.

If you plan to marry anywhere in Japan, Okinawa Translator will contact the specific city office and confirm the requirements for your nationality, as well as additional requirements specific to a particular area or city office.  Please contact us and include:

  • The details of you and your partner’s nationalities.

  • Divorce history (if any)

  • Desired marriage date

Because the turnaround time for the city office to issue your large B4-sized marriage certificate can vary between same day to up to 1 week, you have 2 options for the decision regarding how long your stay in Japan should be:

  1. You can plan a longer stay in Japan

  2. You can have Okinawa Translator receive the marriage certificate when it is ready.

Marriage in Japan is legally recognized across the world in all countries. We will translate your original Japanese marriage certificate into English or in the language of your home country.

If your home country is part of the Hague convention, you may be required to obtain an Apostille for your Japanese Marriage Certificate.  If so, Okinawa Translator can also provide the Apostille Stamp Services at our office.

In addition to the Japanese Marriage Certificate issued by the city office, our company has a variety of English Marriage Certificates in various Japanese themes. All certificates include a high quality frame. You can view the options here.

If you would like to begin your plans to get married in Japan, please contact us by email and provide us with the details.

David Higgins is a full time Japanese/English translation company owner located in Okinawa, Japan. David, his wife Hazuki and four employees and various freelancers of other languages run Okinawa Translator. They specialize in translation of all kinds of documents, technical manuals and on site interpreting for instructional safety classes with the military to family reunions. They have expanded their business all over Japan and overseas to serve customers in any location.

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