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'KIKA' Naturalization(English)

'KIKA' Naturalization

  • What is naturalization?

    A foreigner who wants to become a Japanese national could apply for naturalization. If the application was approved, the foreigner would become a Japanese national and would gain the rights and privileges specially for Japanese nationals only and lose the responsibilities of a foreigner who lives in Japan such as bringing at all times the alien registration card and others.
  • Guidelines for naturalization application

    To apply for naturalization, the applicant must have the following qualifications:

    @The applicant must have lived in Japan for more than fiv years.
    AMust be over 20 years old.
    BOf good moral character
    CFinancial stability
    DWithout nationality or would lose nationality once he/she gains Japanese citizenship
    ENot involved in political violence or has mastermind political violence against the Japanese government.

  • Documents needed for Japanese naturalization application

    The following are the basic list of documents that are required to be submitted. Additional documents may be required to be submitted on case basis.

    @Japanese naturalization application form
    AFamily tree
    BReason for nationalization
    CBio-data
    DGraduation certificate and other certificate proving educational background
    EDocuments proving nationality
    FAlien registration certificate
    GAffidavit
    HLife plan
    IEmployee certificate or income certificate
    JCerticate regarding the industry involved
    KIncome tax return/ financial statement/ approval and license certificate
    LWithholding tax slip/ certificate of tax payment
    MMap of the present address
    NPictures
    OMedical certificate
    POthers as instruced by the person-in-charge

  • Naturalization application flow

    The foolowing are the ste-by-step flow of application procedure for nationalization

    @The applicant must personally visit the Homukyoku (Office of Legal Affairs) that has jurisdiction over the area where the applicant lives. The applicant may inquire whether the applicant satisfies the requirement needed. During this consultation, the applicant may inquire regarding the documents needed for application

    AGathering the needed documents.

    BSubmission of the documents to the Homukyoku that has jurisdiction over the area where the applicant lives. If the applicant is over 15 years old, then the applicant must personally submit his application. If he is below 15 years old, then the person who has parental authority over the applicant may submit the application in behalf of the applicant.

    CExamination of the submitted documents

    DSubmission of additional documents as required.

    EExamination/ Investigation by the homukyoku

    FDecision by the Minister of Justice


    The decision is final, no appeal could be made after the decision has been made.


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