I get a lot of inquiries on naturalization from readers, so today, I will explain the outline of the procedure of it.
Procedure of Naturalization
1.Consultation with officers in charge at Legal Affairs Bureau
2.Making application documents / Collecting accompanying documents
3.Submitting the application to Legal Affairs Bureau
4.Checking and Receiving the documents
6.Sending the documents to Ministry of Justice / Screening
7.Making a decision by the Minister of Justice
8-1.Approval / Publication in the Official Gazette / Notification to the applicant by Legal Affairs Bureau
8-2.Disapproval / Notification to the applicant by Legal Affairs Bureau
Usually, it takes 8 months or more to get the result from section 4.
Solicitor Hitoshi Oishi (司法書士・行政書士 大石人士)