Permanent Residence Application

Today I applied for permanent residence in Japan. It didn’t actually take that long; I needed about a dozen pieces of paper, most of which were issued by the local ward office, and a simple application form. A lot of the simplicity is because I’m applying on the grounds of being married to a Japanese person; if you are applying on other grounds, things are a bit more complicated.

So, now it seems that I just have to wait for the result. It could take up to a year, apparently, so I may well have to extend my current visa while I’m waiting. Fortunately, that shouldn’t be a problem. I’m still married to and living with Yuriko, after all, so getting my marriage visa extended really ought to be a formality.

I hope the Japanese government are willing to let me stay.

Posted in Japan.

2 Comments

  1. I found your site by searching for a review of the Yamasa Institute and I’m very impressed with your story. I have been interested in Japan for years now but only recently have I started seriously considering going there. I’m an American and I really want to learn Japanese and possibly live and work in Japan. Your site and online diary have encouraged me that it is possible for me to accomplish my goal. I just wanted to say thanks.

  2. Cory: You’re welcome. It certainly is possible to achieve that goal; good luck with it.

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