If you were born in Japan or your spouse is Japanese, please check this eased requirement.
In special naturalization, the conditions that will be eased vary from the applicant’s situation.
Let’s check them.
Part 1. The case that Requirement of Residence will be eased
1. A child (excluding an adopted child) of a Japanese citizen who is continuously having a domicile or residence in Japan for three years or more.
2. A person born in Japan, and continuously having a domicile or residence in Japan for three years or more or whose father or mother (excluding an adoptive parent) was born in Japan.
3. A person having a residence in Japan continuously for ten years or more.
The requirement of residence will be eased when the applicant meets any of above three conditions.
Even if you don’t have a domicile in Japan for five years or more continuously, you can apply for naturalization, if you meet other conditions such as “Requirement of Capacity”, “Requirement of Behavior”, “Requirement of Livelihood”, “Matter of loss of nationality”, “As to Thought”, and others.
Solicitor & Immigration Lawyer
Hitoshi Oishi from Osaka Japan
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