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Cognition from a Japanese Father

QUESTION Hello sir, I wasn’t registered in Japan. However, I can show you my birth certificate, along with a record in the hospital as proofs that I was born there. I also have a photo of my father. My mother lived in Japan for seven years but wasn’t married to my

Japanese Husband

QUESTION I married a Japanese in December 2016, but we lost communication in April 2017. I was pregnant when he stopped communicating with us. I delivered my baby on August 22nd, I already registered my newly born baby on October 3rd. We have three children, but I only registered the youngest

Refugee Status

QUESTION I was a refugee applicant. I’ve stayed in Japan for almost a year. Then, there was an emergency in the Philippines, so I made a difficult decision to voluntarily cancel my refugee application. Can I still go back to Japan? Or am I already black listed? Can I cancel my

Refugee Application

QUESTION I would like to seek assistance on the refugee application of my brother who had been working and maltreated by police officers in the Philippines. In addition, how much is the fee for this kind of service? Thank you . - Maria ANSWER Regarding your question, please find my comment and answer below: 1.

Solution for Unlawful Stay

QUESTION I've been separated from my Filipino husband five years ago in the Philippines though I have two children. After that, in May 2013, I visited my friend in Japan as a tourist using a fake passport, which a travel agency arranged for me. Then, after a few months, I got

Applying for Permanent Resident Visa

QUESTION I have lived in Japan since April 2009 and speak intermediate level Japanese. From January 2005 to December 2008, I was a diplomat (Political First Secretary) at the Australian Embassy in Tokyo. Currently, I work at a national university full time (since April 2016); immediately prior to this, I had

Applying for Permanent Resident Visa

QUESTION I have applied for a permanent visa last May 9. And I put there that my daughters are living with me here in Japan but my 6-year old is in the Philippines now and her passport expired last January. I just got the PSA and affidavit from the Embassy and

Applying for Permanent resident visa

QUESTION I have applied for a permanent visa last May 9. And I put there that my daughters are living with me here in Japan but my 6-year old is in the Philippines now and her passport expired last January. I just got the PSA and affidavit from the Embassy and

Application for certificate of eligibility

QUESTION It is very hard for a mother to be separated from her children. I submitted an application for certificate of eligibility twice in 2015 and 2016 in the hope that I can petition my twins to live with me here in Japan. But said applications were denied by the Immigration

Acquisition of Japanese nationality

QUESTION My best friend has a Japanese father and a Filipino mother. His parents were still married when he was born. He has an older sister who is Japanese and she is in their father's koseki-tohon. My best friend was not acknowledged by his father after he was born, his parents

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