Status of spouse of Japanese national
In order for non-Japanese people who married Japanese national and would
like to live in Japan, he/she needs to be permitted the status of residence
as a spouse of Japanese national by the Immigration Bureau of Japan. According
to the Immigration control act. (Immigration law), in case of spouse of
Japanese nationals come under the status of "Spouse or Child of Japanese
Permission for status of spouse of Japanese national
If the spouse of Japanese national who lives in Japan, he/she can apply
for "Change of Status of Residence" to a Regional Immigration
Bureaus. The spouse of Japanese national necessary to change his/her status
of residence when his/her activity in Japan is going to change because
of the marriage to a Japanese national. However his/her activity in Japan
is not changed he/she dose not necessary need to change his/her status.
If the spouse of Japanese national dose not lives in Japan, his/her Japanese
spouse should apply for "Certificate of Eligibility" to the Regional
Immigration Bureau. The Japanese spouse can apply as a legal representative
of spouse of Japanese national.
Immigration lawyers who are approved by a director general of Regional
Immigration bureau can apply for both of "Change of Status of Residence"
and "Certificate of Eligibility" as his/her proxy.
Fees for marriage status
|| Revenue stamp
|Certificate of Eligibility
|Change of Status of Residence
||From other status of residence
|From temporary visitor
|Extension of period of stay
|Same spouse with the last application
|Different spouse from the last application
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