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The Spouse or Child of Japanese National Visa.

The Spouse or Child of Japanese National Visa.
Japan Visa Application Service > The Spouse or Child of Japanese National Visa.

1.What is the Spouse of Japanese National Visa?

1.What is the Spouse of Japanese National Visa?

Commonly referred to as the 'marriage' or 'spouse' visa, the official title for this visa is the 'Spouse or Child of Japanese national visa.

2.Who is Eligible:

1. A foreign national who is married to a Japanese national.

This is probably the simplest to understand however, there are a few caveats. The first is that this visa is only applicable to those currently married to Japanese nationals. What this means is that if you get divorced or God forbid your spouse dies you would become ineligible for this visa. Another caveat is that this visa is only applicable to those married legally and in fact. This means that unfortunately, under current regulation both common law and same sex marriages do not qualify for this visa.

The 'in fact' aspect refers to the requirement for the marriage to be 'real'. This means that you need to live together etc. So just being married on paper would not suffice.

2. A child of a Japanese national who was adopted through Plenary adoption (simple adoption will not suffice).

Plenary adoption is a type of adoption whereby all familial ties between the adopted child and their biological family are severed and the child becomes legally the child of the adoptive parent(s). This is a complicated process and must be carried out at the family court. As a general rule only children under the age of 6 may be adopted this way.

3. A person who was born to at least one Japanese parent

There is no requirement for marriage, the only requirement is that at least one of the parents was a Japanese national at the time of the child's birth. This means that even if the Japanese parent relinquishes their Japanese nationality later on, the child would still be eligible for the visa. Further, in the case that the father was Japanese and unfortunately passed away before the birth of the child, the child would be still eligible assuming the father was still a Japanese national at the time of his passing.

3.What should you be careful about?

Currently it is said that around 70-80% of applications for spousal visas are fraudulent. Because of this immigration are increasingly strict about applications (this is particularly true for people from countries with reputations for false marriages such as the Philippines and Russia).

This means that when applying yourself it is not uncommon for the application to be rejected 2-3 times before it is finally accepted. In order to avoid the hassle and time wasted by this we recommend consulting with a professional with years of experience of successful applications.

2.Common case Examples

'I got married to a Japanese person so I want to apply for the spouse visa.'
'We applied by ourselves but the application was rejected.'
'I want to apply for my spouse to come to Japan but they were forced to leave Japan in the past for overstaying their visa.'
'My partner is in Japan on a tourist visa but we want to apply for them to stay in Japan.'
'Me and my foreign partner have been living abroad for a long time but want to move to Japan.'

We support people of all walks of life to live in Japan and offer free consultation. Our experts will support you and work with you to find the best way for you to come and live in Japan.

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3.Support we offer

1. Consulting

We work with you to find any things that may cause problems with the application and do our best to negate the damage that they cause.

We will match you with the best lawyer for your case based on the lawyer's experience and the particular details of your inquiry.

2.Preparation of Documents

We create all application documents to give you the best chance for success in your application.

In order to be able to prepare documents in a speedy and efficient way we have support staff who create the documents and these are then checked over by an expert lawyer to make sure that they are 100% After this you will be given the chance to look over before you sign.

3.We handle all trips to immigration on your behalf

We understand that especially in the current climate you may not want to go to immigration and wait in lines for hours. We also understand that not everybody has the time to spend a whole day waiting to submit the application and another day when they get the results.

This is why we handle all applications and collections of new visas on your behalf and you should not have to step foot near immigration.

4.We will liaise with immigration during the application

If we are asked to explain something in more detail Acroseed will work as a mediator between you and immigration to make sure that we can communicate what you want to say to them without any issues.

We will also support you in the case that immigration ask for any additional supporting evidence.

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5.Prices(※Excluding tax)

・Our services are available nationwide. Customers living far away can also request services at the following rates.

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