Once it’s done, you’ll receive a Certificate of Marriage Registration (수리증명서) and be registered with a Korean marriage certificate (혼인관계증명서) after 3-5 days. It seems that the email address you entered is unreachable. Make sure that you have access to this email address before you request to receive a verification message.

Why should you join the Expat.com community? It seems that my situation is very similar to yours.

Hi Kat, what would you like to know?

If you don’t have any connections, here is one of the best places you can go in Gwangjang Sijang. Is there a possibility that our email has gone to your spam folder?If so, please click on the "Send verification email" button to send a verification email to and follow these instructions to remove our emails from your spam folder. Make an appointment with the US embassy in Korea and get an affidavit there.

Did they do the Korean traditional ceremony? This is a requirement from the Korean government.

Thanks! In other words, does the wedding ceremony “lock the deal”? Is it possible for us to complete this process in 5 business days? Many thanks. Hey Tania, it depends on which country that you wish to get married. But I’m sure she had a good reason. They don’t want any mistake in there. Foreign national can have a wedding ceremony either at their Embassy in South Korea or Korean authorities. Once you are at the office, you’ll fill out an “Affidavit of Eligibility for Marriage” and pay $50 for the notarization. As i will get my Affidavit of marriage eligibility before she lands here.

But the white dresses doesn’t mean anything significant in Korean culture. Congratulation on your marriage – great pictures indeed! He didn’t need to leave but he doesn’t have a spouse visa. I’m sure this will help others in the future. This is probably because housing prices in Seoul or 수도권 (metropolitan area) are ridiculously expensive. 2. We prepared tour itineraries to show them the best of my hometown. This includes the wedding ceremony and honeymoon.

Then you have to take an oath in front of the representative of the embassy that you only spoke the truth.

It flew by and we enjoyed every minute of it.

The embassy’s work hours are different from normal offices, so be careful with the schedule (and public holidays!). We had simple gold rings with our names and the date written inside, so it would be easy to wear and travel.

We could try to get an appointment during the period she comes here. So, are you going to lose it after the divorce? Koreans normally have a separate wedding ceremony at a wedding hall, hotel or church. Stephen’s parents arrived two weeks before, and his brothers came five days before the wedding. I would also like to thank you for putting up this helpful post to hopeful couples like me and my boyfriend. So I decided to make a complete guide on what we did, for future Korean/ non-Korean couples. Men aged 18 and women aged 16 are allowed to get married with their parents' or guardians' consent. This became a bit problematic as the divorce rate went up in Korea. Marriage in South Korea Procedures. Hi. Translation of Affidavit of Elgibility of Marriage. My lovely niece married a Korean Man in Canada. In summary, you need an Affidavit of Eligibility for Marriage (혼인요건 증명서), Korean translation of it (혼인요건 증명서 번역본), registration of marriage (혼인신고서), your passport, and Korean partner’s ID card. would what you did work? Even though not everyone from the other side of the world could make it to the wedding, they’ve been sending their love, even ‘til now.

When he stamps the document, it’s an official document. I hope everything is going ok and i send my best wishes on your future . You can do it yourself, but make sure you translate word by word. Except for making the arrangements, visiting relatives, sending out the invitations, and a million other things to do, the hard part is almost over. Terms and conditions Thanks again for your help!

Where to go to find this? So, if you're 19 in international age, it means you can't get married in South Korea, because you're considered as underaged ( in context of marriage) in South Korea. In either case, it would be good to reference both Embassy of Korea and Portugal. We do our best to provide accurate and up to date information. Hi.. Can I ask some favor pls.? Combining two cultures was definitely one of the hardest things to go through.

Or can I just walk in?) Just make sure to include your Korean partner’s (translator’s) name, phone number and signature at the bottom. I married my Korean wife 18 years ago in Malaysia and the process of registering the marriage with the Korean Embassy was relatively painless.

Hope you’ll have a great week ahead! Now, take the signed and stamped “Affidavit of Eligibility for Marriage” to the local office for the real thing. Congratulations on their wedding, and marriage! Marriage between Koreans and non-Koreans is becoming more common. I actually got a text message that our marriage is now official. x. Follow my journey through.

Thank you for the good job you are doing to help people . We’re not sure yet about moving to America or staying in Korea. But the important question is if you want a traditional Korean ceremony, or a western style one. Notarize affidavit at the US Embassy (US 50$).

Hi Richard, a civil wedding in Seoul doesn’t take a long time to prepare.