【外国人ビザ】Do I need to change my visa status?


Hello. I'm Nakajima, in charge of applying for Relationship-based VISA.

If your spouse changes his/her status of visa, you and your family may also need to change.For example, in case of your husband changed his status from "Engineer / Specialist in Humanities / International Services" to "Permanent Resident".
I’ll guide you through what kind of cases there are!

Now your family may hold a status of
"Spouse or Child of Japanese National", "Spouse or Child of Permanent Resident", "Long Term Resident", "Dependent", etc.
You have a status of residence based on the foreigner who is the main person.

Let me briefly explain each one ~
 ・ "Spouse or Child of Japanese National"
    Spouse married to Japanese, Foreigner born as a Japanese child, special
      adopted child.

 ・ "Spouse or Child of Permanent Resident"
      Spouse married to Permanent resident, Child of Permanent Resident.

 ・ "Dependent"
      Spouse and Child of foreigner residing on a work visa.
      → Person who corresponds this may need to change your status of visa!!

This is a case when the visa of a foreigner has changed from “work visa” to an “relationship-based visa”.

○ If your family gets a status of Permanent Resident.

When your husband's visa has changed from "Engineer / Specialist in Humanities / International Services" to Permanent Resident,
You need to change your status of “Dependent” to “Spouse of Permanent Resident”Your children need to change their status of “Dependent” to “Long Term Resident”

○ If your husband's Naturalization application is approved.

When your husband holding a status of "Engineer /Specialist in Humanities/International Services" has been approved Naturalization Permission" and became a Japanese.
You need to change your status of “Dependent” to “Spouse of Japanese”.
Your children need to change their status of “Dependent” to “Long Term Resident”.

If you apply for a visa change at the same time as your family, you may not get the same results. If your child rarely stays in Japan, the examination will be very strict.
Please do not give up in such a case, and please consult us.

It would be great if knowing the visa system will not only help you apply for a visa but also give you a chance to know each other.
It may be difficult to sympathize with all the different countries and cultures, but with mutual understanding, wouldn't it be a more livable society?
I hope that we Japanese, who accept many foreigners, can enjoy learning about different cultures together.

Thank you for reading.


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