Hello. I'm Nakajima, in charge of applying for Relationship-based VISA.
In order to apply for “Permanent Resident”, one of the requirements you must fulfill is to stay in Japan for 10 consecutive years, but there are special cases actually.
Who can take advantage of these special cases? Let's see it now!
・ Spouse, biological child or specially adopted child of Japanese national, permanent
resident or special permanent resident
・ Long term resident
・ High-skilled foreign professionals who has more than 70 points
・ High-skilled foreign professionals who has more than 80 points
Now, let me explain each of them.
１．A spouse of a Japanese national, special permanent resident or permanent resident
who has been in a real marital relationship for more than 3 years consecutively and
has stayed in Japan more than 1 year consecutively.
２．A biological child or a specially adopted child of a Japanese national, special
permanent resident or permanent resident, and has stayed in Japan more than 1 year consecutively.
Please check the below even if your status corresponds to these.
Those who do not live with a spouse may not be regarded as a real marital relationship.Specially adopted children are the children who are adopted before
they turn 6 years old and the age of 15 by disconnecting from biological parents.
Ordinary adopted children are not subject to the special requirements for
It is not required to have a status such as "Spouse or Child of Japanese National".
For example, a biological child of a Japanese national who has a status of
"Engineer / Specialist in Humanities / International Services" is eligible for this
If you have 70 points or more from 3 years ago when you calculate points
If you have 80 points or more from 1 year ago when you calculate points
You are not required to have a status of "Highly skilled foreign professionals” as long as you can prove that you have kept possessing 70 points for 3 years or 80 points for 1 year from the date of your application.
★ If you leave Japan for 100 days more or once for 3 months or more in 1 year, it is
highly likely that you will not be considered to have a basis for living in Japan.
Please be careful if you returned home country to give birth, or if you frequently
make business trips overseas.
Is there any person who might be applicable?
If you would like to check in more detail, please consult us, a Certified Administrative procedures Legal Specialists (Gyouseishoshi).
Thank you for reading.