Permanent Residence

What is the benefit of Permanent Resident in Japan?
  • You can stay in Japan as long as you want, unless your visa (status of residence) is revoked or you fall under deportation.

  • No restrictions on the activities you are permitted to engage in.

  • If you are approved for a Permanent Residence visa, it makes it easier for your spouse or child to be approved for a Permanent Residence visa .

  • It increases your credit in Japanese society ( such as for a mortgage).

1. Legal requirements​
  • The person is of good conduct.
  • The person has sufficient assets or ability to make an independent living.
  • The person's permanent residence is regarded to be in accord with the interests of Japan.

*The person has stayed in Japan for more than 10 years and also during the period, the person has had work permit or status of residence for more than 5 years.

     

*The person has been never sentenced to a fine or imprisonment. The person fulfills public duties such as tax payment.

     

*The maximum period of stay allowed for the person with his/her current status of residence.

     

*There is no possibility that the person could do harm from the viewpoint of protection of public health.

2. Special requirements for 10-year residence in principle
  • The person is a spouse of a Japanese national, special permanent resident or permanent resident, and has been in a real martial relationship for more than 3 years consecutively and stayed in Japan more than 1  year consecutively. 

      Or the person is a true child of a Japanese nationals, special permanent resident or permanent resident, 

      and has  stayed in  Japan  more than 1 year consecutively.

  • The person has stayed in Japan for more than 5 years consecutively with the status of long term resident.

 

  • The person has been recognized as a refugee, and has stayed in Japan for more than 5  years consecutively after recognition. 

 

  • The person has been recognized to have made a contribution to Japan in diplomatic, social, economic, cultural or other fields and has stayed in Japan for more than 5 years.

 

      ( for more details, please see "Highly Skilled Professionals" )

                                 

In general this procedure takes between 8 months and  12 months.

What are the requirements to apply Permission for Permanent Residence 
Required documents for apply 
  • Application form      1 copy

  • Photo                        

  • Passport and residence card

  • Letter of Guarantee

  • Supporting documents ( such as a tax certificate, a bank certificate, marriage certificate, and certificate of employment etc. It depends   on your current status of residence).

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