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リーガルウェディングとは米国ハワイ州の方式に則った正式な婚姻のことを意味します。ハワイの役所にて婚前にマリッジライセンスを取得し、ウェディングの後に牧師を通して婚姻の届けを出しますのでその記録は公的記録としてずっと残ります。

通常日本在住の日本人カップルがハワイにてウェディングを行う場合、このようなアメリカでの正式な婚姻の手続きは必要とされておらず、大多数のカップルがいわゆるブレッシングスタイル(既に結婚をしている二人が再び誓いを交わす儀式)でウェディングを行います。このスタイルでのウェディングは一切の法的効力を持ちません。

もちろんご希望に応じて、日本在住のお客様でもリーガルウェディングを行うことが可能です。そのメリットとは婚姻後に郵送されてくる米国ハワイ州の婚姻証明書(Marriage Certificate)を持って日本の役所に入籍に行くと戸籍の婚姻欄にハワイでのウェディングの日が正式な婚姻日として記載され婚姻の方式の欄に「アメリカ合衆国ハワイ州の方式」と記載されることです。

デメリットは婚姻証明書が発行され郵送されてくるまでにスピード申請しても約1ヶ月かかるためにその間日本国内で入籍が保留になり、婚姻を証明することが不可能になることです。

アメリカ在住の方および国際結婚の方(特に米国人との結婚)、ビザの関係で米国での法的な婚姻の証明を要する方などは必ずリーガルウェディングを行わないといけません。


What are “Legal Weddings”?

Legal weddings are the ones for anyone who lawfully marry in the State of Hawaii. It requires obtaining marriage license at the Department of Health office prior to the wedding, and a wedding must be performed by a licensed officiant. Your marriage will be recorded officially in the State of Hawaii.

Japanese couples who live in Japan are not required to marry lawfully to have a wedding ceremony in Hawaii. Most of them choose to have a ceremony in a vow’s renewal style. These ceremonies are not official.

However, legal weddings are open for anyone. One of the benefits for Japanese to do so is that the date and the method of your Hawaii wedding will be recorded and mentioned on your Japan family register.

The downside of it is that it takes approximately one month before you receive a marriage certificate even if you expedite the process. During this time you are not able to register your marriage in Japan.

For U.S. residents, international marriage couples(especially ones with U.S. citizens), and anyone who will need a proof of marriage in the United States for immigration purposes, it is highly recommended to have a legal wedding.

Legal Weddings Procedures

1.For Japan residents, check with your local government office to make sure they can record and mention a lawful marriage in the United States on a family register. We will translate the marriage certificate into Japanese.

2. After arrival in Hawaii, no later than the day before the wedding, both of a bride and groom need to appear at the State of Hawaii Department of Health office to obtain marriage license. The Department of Health is open Mon thru Fri except for federal/state holidays. Valid I.D. (passport for Japanese, driver’s license for U.S.citizens) will be required as a proof of the date of birth. We will have an application form ready for you.

3. Bring the marriage license to the wedding. After the minister officiates the wedding, he will report it to the Department of Health.

4. 60~120 days later, you will receive the marriage certificate by mail. In order for you to receive it sooner, the Bliss Bridal staff will go to the Department of Health office after the wedding to apply for the additional copies of marriage certificates. This is the only way to expedite the process. We will attach the translation and mail them approximately 4 weeks after the wedding.

5. Bring the marriage certificate and the translation to your local government office to register your marriage. For U.S. residents, this can be done at Japan Embassy or Consulate General in the U.S. *St. Andrew’s Cathedral is not available for legal weddings. Please inquire if you have catholic faith. *Legal weddings at Calvary By The Sea Lutheran Church are subject to additional charge. *Depending the ceremony location or your faith, we will try to accommodate differently case by case.

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