International marriage

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International marriage
Remarriage prohibition period

When a Japanese and a foreigner get married, there are many cases where one or both of them are remarried.In Japan, the Civil Code stipulates the period during which remarriage is prohibited.A woman may not remarry until 100 days have elapsed from the date of dissolution or rescission of her previous marriage except when she […]

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Is it possible for a foreigner who has remarried a Japanese to bring his biological child from her home country to Japan?

After a foreigner gets divorced and remarries a Japanese person and obtains the status of residence of "Spouse or Child of a Japanese National", there are times when she wants to bring her biological child from his/her home country to Japan.In this case, if the child is a minor and unmarried, the status of residence […]

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Is it possible to obtain the status of residence of “Spouse or Child of Japanese National” without living together?

In order for the status of residence of "Spouse or Child of Japanese National" to be approved, both parties must have the intention to continue the marriage, and in principle must live together and cooperate and support each other.However, even if both spouses intend to live together, they may not be able to live together.For […]

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Points to be aware of when applying for a status of residence of “Spouse or Child of Japanese National”.

The status of residence of "Spouse or Child of Japanese National" can be obtained by a foreigner married to a Japanese national, but it is not always granted.For example, when a Japanese person marries a foreigner whom he met only once overseas, or when he marries but does not hold a wedding ceremony, officials at […]

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When a Japanese people summons foreign spouse living abroad to Japan

If a Japanese people summons foreign spouse living abroad to Japan due to work, etc., he/she will usually apply for a "Certificate of Eligibility".In this procedure, it takes about two months from applying for a "Certificate of Eligibility" to being issued.After that, the issued "Certificate of Eligibility" will be sent to a spouse living abroad.A […]

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Should a foreigner working in Japan change his status of residence if he marries a Japanese person?

Foreigners working in Japan must have working visa.On the other hand, a foreigner residing in Japan who is married to a Japanese national can apply for the status of residence of "Spouse or Child of Japanese National".Then, if a foreigner with a working visa marries a Japanese, should the status of residence be changed to […]

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When a person with a status of residence of “Spouse or Child of Japanese National” reaches the renewal period while discussing divorce with his/her Japanese spouse

If a person with a status of residence of "Spouse or Child of Japanese National" reaches the time to renew the status of residence while discussing divorce with his/her Japanese spouse, the marriage relationship is effectively broken down, Renewal of the status of residence of "Spouse or Child of Japanese National" will not be permitted.Therefore, […]

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Japanese spouse's period of stay

In the case of the status of residence of "Spouse or Child of Japanese National", which is permitted when a foreigner marries a Japanese, the period of stay is "6 months", "1 year", "3 years", and "5 years".When renewing your status of residence, the continuity of your marriage will be determined based on your family […]

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When a foreigner who was married to a Japanese person divorces and marries another Japanese person

In order for a foreigner to marry a Japanese national and obtain the status of residence of "Spouse or Child of Japanese National", there is a requirement that the marriage must be legally established in both Japan and the foreigner's home country.Therefore, even when remarrying, it is necessary that the marriage has been legally established […]

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Change from “Temporary Visitor” to “Spouse or Child of Japanese National”

A change of status of residence from “Temporary Visitor” to another status of residence is stipulated that “it shall not be permitted unless it is based on unavoidable special circumstances” (Article 20, Paragraph 3 of the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act).Therefore, it is not possible to change the status of residence without special unavoidable […]

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