Hello. I'm Nakajima, in charge of Applying for Relationship-based VISA.
If you are going to apply for Naturalization, there are some materials which is very important to prepare for the documentation, even if the Legal Affairs Bureau does not request to.
They are “Entry/departure records” and “Disclosure of certification of information recorded on foreign resident registration file.”
“Entry/departure records” is, as its name suggests, a record of your entries and departures. It is effective when you do not have your old passports or when you frequently depart from and reenter Japan.
“Disclosure of certification of information recorded on foreign resident registration file” is a record of the foreign national’s residential status which was kept in local municipalities before the new immigration management system was started on the 9th of July 2012.
These 2 documentations are effective when you fill the required documents.
★How to apply
Where to apply
System Management Office, General Affairs Division, Immigration Bureau, Ministry of Justice
Address: 1-1-1 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Open hours: am 9:00-12:00, pm 1:00-5:00 (excludes weekends and holidays)
You can apply directly to the office. The mail request is also available ( it normally takes 3-4 weeks).
Required materials (for mail request)
・ Application Form
・ 300-yen Revenue Stamp (each)
・ Copy of your residential card (both sides)
・ Certificate of Residence (issued by the municipality office within 1 month)
・ Reply envelope (please attach postage stamps and write your address)
The reply is sent only to your registered address. If you do not report your address to the municipality office, you will not be able to receive the reply.
It is unfamiliar procedures for you, but if you want to prepare for the good materials, these records are very important and useful.
We, Certified Administrative Procedures Specialists, can get them on behalf of you. Please do not hesitate to ask us anything about Naturalization application.
Thank you for reading.