The Permanent Residence of Japan Part 2
In the part 1 of the article, we have introduced the advantages of the permanent residence visa as well as the requirements of obtaining the visa. In general, your social behavior and financial ability will be examined upon application, so if you are planning to obtain the Permanent Residence in Japan, please pay attention as early as possible. In the following part, we will introduce some exceptions as well as a few points that need extra attention after you get the visa. Hope the whole introduction helps, and of course the actual application involves more complicated procedures, if you feel like needing professional assistance, we are more than happy to help.
Exceptions of the 10 Years Stay Principle
- Marriage with Japanese national for more than 3 years and stay within Japan for more than 1 year consecutively.
- Recognized as refugee, Indochina refugee, long term stay visa holders, and the one matching the contribution guideline and live in Japan for more than 5 years.
- Recognized as highly skilled professionals and live in Japan for more than either 1 year or 3 years (according to the level of the highly skilled professional visa)
Once the permanent residence is granted, there are still things that need to be paid attention to, the below is for your reference.
Key Points After the Acquisition of Permanent Residence
- Once go out of Japan, the submission of re-entering notice is required
If you plan to travel out of Japan for more than 1 year, please apply for the “special re-entry permit” in advance. This needs special attention because once going out of the country without free pass of re-entry permit, the permanent residence will be disqualified accordingly. In addition, even with the special re-entry permit, if you stay outside of the country for more than 1 year (2 years for special permanent resident), the permanent residence will also be disqualified in this case.
The re-entry permit is required for those who go out of the country for business with expected stay of more than 1 year. If the international travel is made without applying for re-entry permit in advance, the permanent residence will be disqualified. In addition, the expiration of re-entry permit needs special attention, because if you don’t enter Japan once the 5 year expiration is passed or the period of your residence expires, the permanent residence will also be cancelled accordingly.
- Deported due to committing crime
The foreigners who commit crime in Japan will be most like deported. If a person is forced to move out of the country due to such reasons, the permanent residence will of course be cancelled as a result.
- Report within 90 days of change of home address
It is necessary to report the new home address to the related organization within 90 days of replacement. There’s a risk that the permanent residence will be disqualified if the report is not made on time, as your home address may be regarded as a fake one. Not only permanent residence, even other residence qualification may be cancelled due to the same reason, so please pay attention to this point.
- The extension of period of stay needs to be applied in advance
There is a period of stay for every resident card holder. Therefore, please make sure you check the expiration of the resident card and apply for the extension of period of stay 2 months before it expires.
※ According to the Ministry of Justice, there are about 10 people’s permanent residence status is disqualified due to various reasons.
As you may be aware, we have professional judicial scriveners as well as administrative scriveners on the team, we also have staff who respond to multiple languages and who can assist with the application of permanent residence. Please feel welcome to let us know should you have worries regarding the visa application.
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