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Marriage in Japan or Switzerland?

Hey guys

My Japanese girlfriend and me (Swiss Citizen, Canton Zurich) have been together for very long and we would like to finally move together.

It looks like it will be much easier for her to find a job if we marry before she moves here (we were planning it anyway).

The only question is, where do we marry; in Switzerland or in Japan?

I found some interesting information on the website of the Bund (German only)

marriage in Switzerland
https://www.eda.admin.ch/countries/j...n-schweiz.html

marriage in Japan
https://www.eda.admin.ch/countries/j...ten-japan.html

It looks like it would be faster and cheaper in Switzerland, but many people here often say it's better to marry outside Switzerland, why ?

Thanks for your answers
Apyy
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Re: Marriage in Japan or Switzerland?

Probably because it takes longer to get all the paperwork done and approved here, though I don't know how it compares with Japan.

https://www.ch.ch/en/marriage
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Re: Marriage in Japan or Switzerland?

Also consider how many of your family or her family would like to attend, and the resultant costs of flying and accommodating that group to the other country.
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Also consider how many of your family or her family would like to attend, and the resultant costs of flying and accommodating that group to the other country.
Both of us are not a big fan of making a big wedding festival, we will just do two little ones, one in Japan and one in Switzerland we do not expect anyone to fly for 12 hours just for our wedding
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Re: Marriage in Japan or Switzerland?

It seems the law you marry under will, if/when the time comes, also be the law governing divorce, legal supervision of your children if any, and probably also inheriting including "Pflichtteil" for the various parties.
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It seems the law you marry under will, if/when the time comes, also be the law governing divorce, legal supervision of your children if any, and probably also inheriting including "Pflichtteil" for the various parties.
Um, no. The law where you live counts for divorce, custody of children, etc.

https://www.ch.ch/en/divorce-procedure/
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Re: Marriage in Japan or Switzerland?

My advice is to get married where you intend on living. It will mean less paperwork.
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Re: Marriage in Japan or Switzerland?

If you were to marry in Switzerland then she would have to first get a residence permit. That can be difficult as she is non-EU and therefore needs an employer who is able to sponsor her permit.

You can also consider third-party states where you do not need to be a resident to marry. Las Vegas is a popular choice here.
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