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Can I enter Japan if I am married to a Japanese citizen?

1. Introduction

Japan is an increasingly popular destination for travelers and immigrants alike, with its unique culture, delicious cuisine, and friendly people it’s no wonder why. But what if you are married to a Japanese citizen? Can you enter Japan as the spouse of a Japanese national? In this article, Charles R. Tokoyama, CEO of Japan Insiders will explain the visa requirements for spouses of Japanese citizens and how to apply for entry into Japan as the spouse of a Japanese citizen.

2. What is a Japanese Citizen?

A Japanese citizen is someone who holds nationality in Japan and enjoys all the rights and privileges that come with being a part of the country. The process of becoming a Japanese citizen is quite lengthy and involves passing tests on language, culture, history, law, and other topics related to Japan. Those who pass all the tests can then apply for citizenship through naturalization or by marriage to a Japanese citizen.

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3. How to Become a Japanese Citizen?

The process of becoming a Japanese citizen can be done through naturalization or by marriage to one already holding citizenship in Japan. Naturalization requires passing tests on language, culture, history, law, and other topics related to Japan before applying for citizenship. For those seeking to become citizens through marriage they must first obtain permission from their local government office before applying for citizenship through their new spouse’s family registry system (Koseki).

4. Benefits of Being a Japanese Citizen

There are many benefits that come with being a Japanese citizen such as: having access to free healthcare; being able to vote in elections; having access to public education; being able to own property; having access to social security benefits; having access to employment opportunities; having access to travel abroad without needing visas; and so much more!

5. How Can I Enter Japan if I am Married to a Japanese Citizen?

If you are married or engaged to be married with someone who holds citizenship in Japan then you may be eligible for entry into the country without needing visas or passports provided that you meet certain criteria set by the Ministry of Justice (MOJ). The MOJ requires that both parties have an official document proving their relationship such as marriage certificate or engagement certificate from either party’s home country before entering into Japan as well as proof that they have been living together outside of Japan for at least six months prior to entering the country together.

6. Visa Requirements for Spouses of Japanese Citizens

In order for foreign nationals who are married or engaged with someone who holds citizenship in Japan can enter into the country without needing visas or passports provided they meet certain criteria set by the Ministry of Justice (MOJ). These include: proof that both parties have been living together outside of Japan for at least six months prior; an official document proving their relationship such as marriage certificate or engagement certificate from either party’s home country before entering into Japan; proof that both parties can support themselves financially while in the country; proof that both parties have adequate health insurance coverage while in the country; and lastly proof that both parties will not engage in any activities which could harm public safety or morals while staying in the country such as taking part in organized crime activities or engaging in prostitution activities etc..

7.Documents Required for Entry Into Japan as Spouse Of A Japanese Citizen

In addition to meeting all visa requirements mentioned above foreign nationals must also provide additional documents when entering into Japan as spouse of a Japanese citizen including: valid passport from your home country; valid residence card issued by your home government (if applicable); valid visa from your home government (if applicable); valid ID card issued by your home government (if applicable); marriage certificate/engagement certificate/divorce papers (if applicable); birth certificates/adoption papers (if applicable); financial documents showing ability support yourselves financially while staying in Japan; health insurance documents showing adequate coverage while staying in Japan etc..

8.Conclusion

Entering into Japan as spouse of someone holding citizenship there can seem like an intimidating process but it doesn’t have to be! With proper planning and preparation it’s possible even easier than expected! By following all visa requirements set out by MOJ foreign nationals can easily enter into this beautiful Country without needing visas or passports provided they meet all criteria set out by MOJ such as providing evidence proving their relationship status along with financial documents showing ability support themselves financially while staying in Country etc..

9.Resources
– https://www.mofa.go.jp/j_info/visit/visa/index-en-a-b-c-d-e-f-g-i-.html#c1_1_1

– https://www.moj.go.jp/ENGLISH/immigration_control_act_e1_e3_e5_e6_e7_e8_e9_en010730a0101000900030000001000202000000100202000010020200001002020000100202000010020200001002020000100202f00000000040015000000000030000000000000400150000000000300000000000004001500000000003000000000000040015000000000030000000000000400150000000000300000000000004001500000000030102030000000300140300000003001403000000030014030000000300140300000003001403000000030014030f000000010403000f000000010403000f000000010403000f000000010403000f0000000104030000

Can I enter Japan if my Spouse is Japanese?

From September 26 2022 the borders will be open to spouses of temporary residents and Japanese nationals holding permanent or long-term visas including international students enrolled in Japanese institutions and short-term business travelers.

Can you become Japanese citizen through marriage?

Foreigners can acquire Japanese citizenship through marriage or naturalization. It is important to understand that Japan recognizes only one nationality. The Japanese Nationality Law (Law No. 147 of 1950) sets out the requirements for acquiring and losing Japanese citizenship.

What happens if I marry a Japanese citizen?

You can apply for citizenship at the appropriate legal office serving your region by submitting the necessary documents. For example citizenship requirements are relaxed if you are married to a Japanese citizen or born in Japan. If the citizenship is granted a new family record will be created.

Can a Spouse visa be denied in Japan?

If the second marriage is financially unstable it becomes a public burden such as access to welfare and you cannot get married as an independent partner you cannot get a visa. The reason for this is the attitude of immigration screening.

How long does it take to get a spousal visa in Japan?

COE Spouse (Employee) visa processing time is usually 4 to 6 weeks. Upon approval a notification will be sent from the local immigration office to the address in Japan where the COE application was originally submitted indicating that the COE is ready for collection.

Can an American become a Japanese citizen?

What are the conditions for naturalization? The general conditions for naturalization are as follows (Article 5 of the Japanese Nationality Law). The person must have lived in Japan for at least five years and have a valid resident status for the entire specified period.

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