2nd, 3rd and 4th generation of Japanese can apply for "Long Term Resident" VISA. "Long Term Resident" is defined in the Public Notice
made by The Ministry of Justice. But it's only in Japanese. So, THIS
is a summary of the Public Notice translated by our office.
However, that translation is still hard to understand at a glance. So, let me show you some example by a family tree. This is one example out of various cases. The numbers in the illustration such as 3 or 5-c are defined in the above-mentioned Public Notice.
As shown in the tree, 2nd and 3rd generation and their spouse can apply for the "Long Term Resident" VISA.
Good conduct requirement is that the applicant has not commit crimes in and outside of Japan. However, 10 years after the end of imprisonment or 5 years after the payment of a fine, those criminal records are excluded.
4th generation must satisfy the following five conditions:
1) Their parent has "Long Term Resident" VISA,
2) their parent supports the 4th generation and
3) the 4th generation is unmarried,
4) minor (under 20 years of age) and
5) satisfies good conduct requirement.
* To be continued to this entry
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