Is it hard to get spouse visa in Japan?
It is the most difficult document to obtain in the while procedure and once you have it, the rest should be very straight forward. Please note that obtaining such document can take up to 3 months so you really need to take that into account before thinking of applying for the spouse visa.
How do I get a spouse visa for Japan?
Requirements and application process
- Completed application form.
- One photograph (4 cm long × 3 cm wide)
- Family register of the Japanese national, stating that they are married to you (issued within the past 3 months)
- Marriage certificate issued by an institution in your home country.
How long does a spouse visa application take?
The average processing time for a spouse visa application is 2 – 12 weeks from the date we submit the application to the UKBA. Processing times vary depending on the country where the application is made.
How long does Japan visa approval take?
The processing period for visa issuance is approximately 5 working days from the day after the date of the acceptance of application as long as there are no particular problems with the content of the application. It may take less time than it depending on the Embassy/Consulate General and the purpose of visit.
Can you get married in Japan with tourist visa?
Japanese law requires all foreigners who marry in Japan to first prepare a sworn Affidavit of Competency to Marry, affirming they are legally free to marry, from their own country’s embassy or consulate in Japan. This is a notarial service. You will need to make an appointment.
Can my spouse work in Japan?
Residential statuses permitted to work in any type of industry or job: “Permanent Resident”, “Spouse or Child of Japanese National”, “Spouse or Child of Permanent Resident” and “Long term Resident”. Foreigners having one of the above residential status are completely free to engage in any type of activities in Japan.
What are the formalities for spouse visa?
- Passport & travel history.
- Background documentation.
- Spouse/partner documentation including marriage certificate.
- Other proof of relationship.
- Income proof of sponsor to show adequate finances.
- Completed application & consulate fees.
How can I speed up my spouse visa?
You can generally request expedited processing by contacting the USCIS Contact Center at 1-800-375-5283 (TTY for the deaf, hard of hearing, or those having a speech disability: 1-800-767-1833) or by asking Emma after you have obtained a receipt notice.
What happens after spouse visa is approved?
What happens if my UK Spouse Visa application is accepted? When your application is accepted, you will be given leave to remain, that allows you to enter the UK within a 30-day period. Upon arrival in the UK, you will have a 10-day period in which to collect a Biometric Residence Permit (BRP).
Do I need a lawyer for spouse visa?
While, as a matter of law, visa applicants are at liberty to file an Immigrant Visa (Spouse) application in person, representation is recommended for best prospects of success, and to ensure the process is as smooth and efficient as possible.