Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in Tokyo /Consular Services /Marriage and Divorce /

Conclusion of Marriage or Registered Partnership in Japan and the Republic of the Philippines

Citizens of the Republic of Slovenia who enter into a marriage or registered partnership abroad need a certificate of no objection to the marriage or registered partnership (nulla osta certificate), issued by the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in Tokyo.

 

To obtain the certificate, please present the following documents:

- A completed application for the certificate (please ask for an application form at the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in Tokyo at consular.tokyo@gov.si).     

- The original certificate of the competent administrative unit on the single status for the future spouse or partner, who holds a Slovenian citizenship.

- Original extract from the birth registry for a Slovenian national.

- Identity document of both future spouses or partners, showing nationality and personal data.

- If the Slovene national is under the age of majority, he/she must also submit a certificate from the Centre for Social Work, stating that he/she is able to marry (early legal capacity).

The consular fee in YPY must be paid at the time of filling an application. Due to monthly currency fluctuations, please contact the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in Tokyo (consular.tokyo@gov.si) for an exact calculation of the fee.

 

Marriage or registered partnership of a foreigner in the Republic of Slovenia

A foreign national, who wishes to enter into a marriage or a registered partnership in the Republic of Slovenia must, together with his or her partner, register with the registrar of the administrative unit in whose territory the place where they wish to enter into the marriage or registered partnership is located. When registering, they shall provide details of their witnesses.

The foreign national must produce the following documents, which must not be older than 6 months (the latter does not apply to the passport):

- An original extract from the birth register, certified by an Apostille and translated into Slovenian language. The translation can be done by the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in Tokyo.

- Original certificate of a single status, which is translated. The translation can be done by the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in Tokyo.

- Certificate, stating that there are no objections to marrying abroad (if issued by the country),

- Passport (serving as proof of nationality)

 

Subsequent registration of a marriage or registered partnership in Japan or the Republic of the Philippines

After entering into a marriage or civil partnership in Japan or the Republic of the Philippines, Slovenian citizens must arrange for the subsequent registration of the marriage in the civil registry of the Republic of Slovenia as soon as possible.

During the procedure, the Slovenian citizen shall submit the following documents to the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in Tokyo:

- Application for subsequent registration of the marriage or partnership in the Civil Registry of the Republic of Slovenia (for an application, please contact the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in Tokyo - consular.tokyo @gov.si). 

- The original certificate of the marriage, certified with the Apostille seal, and a translation of the certificate. The translation can be done by the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in Tokyo.

- Photocopy of the passport of the foreign spouse (if the foreign spouse wishes to take the surname of the Slovenian spouse, he/she must change the surname in his/her country of origin and submit a photocopy of the travel document with the new surname).

- Declaration of choice of surname after marriage (for a declaration, please contact the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in Tokyo - consular.tokyo @gov.si). 

- Permission to copy your personal documents (for a statement of permission, please ask the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in Tokyo - consular.tokyo @gov.si). 

- A prepaid blue envelope with your address on it, to which the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in Tokyo will send the certificate of registration of the marriage or the registered partnership, once it has been received by the competent administrative unit.

If you were previously married and have not yet registered your divorce in the Republic of Slovenia, you must also enclose the foreign divorce decree recognised by the District Court in Slovenia. If you are widowed, you must enclose the death certificate of your previous spouse, certified with the Apostille seal and accompanied by a translation into a Slovenian language.

 

Subsequent registration of the divorce in the Civil Registry of the Republic of Slovenia

The procedure for registering a divorce in the Republic of Slovenia is divided into two stages:

 

1. Recognition of the foreign court ruling in the Republic of Slovenia - carried out by the District Court in the Republic of Slovenia.

The client is solely responsible for this part of the procedure. The competent court in the Republic of Slovenia directly assists the client in the proceedings and provides appropriate guidance.

In the court proceedings, the client must submit:

- An application for recognition of a foreign court ruling, which is made on a form that the client obtains from the Slovenian court.

- A divorce decree, certified by Apostille and accompanied by a translation into Slovenian langugae by a court interpreter (a list of registered interpreters in the Republic of Slovenia is available at the following link: https://spvt.mp.gov.si/tolmaci.html).

- Payment of the court fee, which is executed on the basis of a payment order issued by the court after receipt of the application for recognition of the foreign court ruling, with all the instructions for a payment from abroad.

The Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in Tokyo recommends the appointment of an agent in the Republic of Slovenia for service of documents in the Republic of Slovenia.

Once this part of the procedure has been completed, the court is ready to forward the decision to the competent administrative unit, provided that the party to the proceedings for recognition of the foreign court ruling submits a request for forwarding the decision to the administrative unit, with the details of the competent administrative unit and the case number.

 

 

2. Registration of the divorce in the Civil Registry of the Republic of Slovenia

The registration of the divorce in the Civil Registry of the Republic of Slovenia shall be made either through the competent administrative unit or through the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in Tokyo.

 

The following documents must be submitted to the Embassy:

- Recognised foreign court ruling (result of the procedure under point number 1).

- A written record of the change of surname after the divorce. The record may be taken at the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in Tokyo.

A spouse, who changed his/her surname at the time of the marriage may, within 12 months after the divorce becomes final, declare that he/she wishes to keep the surname he/she had before the marriage. He/she may make this declaration only if he/she has not changed his/her surname by decision during the marriage. After 12 months from the date of the final divorce, the personal name may be changed only by a decision issued by the administrative unit.

The Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in Tokyo forwards a note to the competent administrative unit explaining that the recognised foreign court decision will be submitted at a later date, after the court proceedings have been completed. This will also give you a reference number, which you can quote in your application for recognition of a foreign court ruling.