In recent years, there has been a growing movement towards greater acceptance of same-sex marriage around the world. While progress has been made in many countries, the issue remains highly controversial in others, including Japan.

Are same-sex marriages legal in Japan?

No, Japan does not recognize same-sex marriages or civil unions. Several municipalities and prefectures issue symbolic same-sex partnership certificates, which provide some benefits but do not offer any legal recognition. 

How can I get married in Japan as a same-sex couple?

Although same-sex marriages are not currently recognized by the Japanese government, Courtly provides a unique solution for couples seeking to legally tie the knot. This online platform caters to couples of any sexual orientation, nationality, or location, taking care of all aspects of the marriage process, from obtaining the marriage license to performing the ceremony. For same-sex couples, Courtly offers the opportunity to obtain a valid US marriage certificate from the state of Utah, even if they face legal obstacles in their home country.

One of the benefits of using Courtly is that there are no resident or citizenship requirements for obtaining a marriage license, making it an accessible option for couples without worrying about complex immigration laws. As a result, many same-sex couples in Japan and other countries are turning to Courtly as a viable and cost-effective alternative to traveling abroad to get married.

At its core, Courtly believes that love is love and that everyone should have the right to marry the person they love, regardless of their sexual orientation. By offering a convenient and innovative solution to same-sex couples seeking to formalize their commitment to each other, Courtly is helping to advance the cause of marriage equality around the world.

What are the benefits of having a legal US marriage certificate?

Although same-sex marriages are not legally recognized in Japan, obtaining a legal US marriage certificate through Courtly can still be a meaningful way for couples to celebrate their love. This certificate serves as a formal recognition of their commitment to each other, regardless of their location or legal status.

Beyond its symbolic value, the US marriage certificate can also be an important document for couples who wish to immigrate to countries that recognize same-sex unions, including the United States. It provides evidence of their legal relationship and can streamline the visa and immigration process.

With Courtly, same-sex couples can still express their love and commitment to each other through a legally binding ceremony, without the need to leave the country. While the lack of legal recognition in Japan can be disheartening, it's important to remember that marriage is more than just a legal document - it's a powerful symbol of love and commitment.

What are the processes involved in getting married online?

Using Courtly, couples may do the entire process online from any place. A legitimate US marriage certificate may be acquired quickly, easily, and in most cases, in less than 48 hours, without any documentation.

1. Complete the sign-up procedure by creating an account.

It's super simple to register with Courtly and get married online! To join, simply click the "Get Married" button in the top right corner and follow the on-screen instructions. As soon as you create your account, you will be able to begin filling up your application.

2. Upload your pictures and private data.

A government-issued ID with the applicant's name and birthday clearly displayed is required.Our secure ID system accepts several types of IDs from more than 200 nations!

We will check for any ambiguities and work with the authorities to make sure everything is ready for your big day.

3. Decide on the ceremony's format, setting, and officiant.

It's time to act! Choose a venue and ceremony style that suits you. Depending on the time and day you select, we'll match you with one of Courtly's legally qualified US officiants.

4. After paying for your wedding package, you will get an email confirmation.

Make the payment and watch for Courtly's email of confirmation. When this is finished, the wedding bells should start to sound!

5. Join your family and friends online to celebrate your marriage!

Finally, get hitched online while lounging in your house (or any other place with a strong internet connection!). It should take roughly 15 minutes to complete the ceremony.

A digital copy of your US marriage certificate will be sent to you immediately after your online wedding, and a printed copy will be sent to you within a week or two. Soon after the wedding, you may download your digital marriage license.

How much does it cost to get married online?

At Courtly, we understand that couples shouldn't have to break the bank to celebrate their love. That's why our base package starts at ¥67,850, which includes a digital and physical marriage license, an online ceremony, an officiant, and assistance with the government-mandated application process. Additionally, you will receive a digital and physical marriage certificate to commemorate your special day.

We believe that every couple deserves the opportunity to formalize their commitment to each other without financial stress. So, if you're ready to take the next step in your relationship, start your journey towards a lifelong commitment with Courtly today.

Let us handle the paperwork.

Getting married is complicated. Courtly simplifies the process and provides everything necessary to get married online, including providing a licensed officiant who can perform a remote ceremony.

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