If you want to live in Hokkaido
Consider a naturalization application.
table of contents
- 1 Naturalization in Hokkaido
- 2 Cost of naturalization application in Hokkaido
- 3 Naturalization conditions in Hokkaido
- 4 Examples of documents required when applying for naturalization in Hokkaido
- 5 Cases in which application for naturalization in Hokkaido is rejected
- 6 Statistical data on foreigners in Hokkaido
- 7 Consultation counter when applying for naturalization in Hokkaido
Naturalization in Hokkaido
If you want to live in Hokkaido with Japanese citizenship, consider applying for naturalization.
What kind of procedure do you take to become a Japanese citizen by naturalization and live in Hokkaido?
It is generally said that it is more difficult to naturalize and acquire nationality in Japan than in other countries.
If you naturalize, you will have the same name as a Japanese person in terms of family register, passport, suffrage, and social security.
You can also get a loan from a bank when purchasing a house or car in Hokkaido.
In this article, we will introduce the cost of naturalization application and necessary documents for those who are thinking about naturalization to live in Hokkaido.
Cost of naturalization application in Hokkaido
Here is an estimate of the cost of applying for naturalization in Hokkaido. Although our office is located in Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, we handle naturalization applications at each legal bureau in Hokkaido.
|Naturalization applicant occupation||Reward amount|
|employee||165,000 yen (tax included)|
|self employed||220,000 yen (tax included)|
|Additional costs of the Legal Affairs Bureau||55,000 yen (tax included)|
When consulting with the Hokkaido Legal Affairs Bureau, it is necessary to prepare necessary documents.
There are many difficult documents, and the type of documents required depends on the application.
It is not unusual for you to try to apply yourself, but to be frustrated and consult with us.
In such cases, we recommend using the accompanying service for the Legal Affairs Bureau.
Our office will support complicated and troublesome consultations and procedures.
* In addition to these, actual expenses such as transportation expenses, resident's card, tax payment certificate, taxation certificate etc. may be required. Consultation is free.
Naturalization conditions in Hokkaido
To live in Hokkaido, to naturalize7 conditionsthere is.
Naturalization can be granted if all of the following conditions are met.
|① Address conditions||Continue to have an address in Japan for five years.|
|② Ability condition||He is at least 20 years old and has the ability to act under his home country law.|
|③ Action requirements||Judgment is made based on the degree of inconvenience to society, such as whether they are committing criminal acts or paying taxes properly.|
|4 Livelihood conditions||Be able to make a living on the property or skills of one's own or a spouse or other relative who makes a living.|
|⑤ Condition of loss||Not having nationality or losing nationality by acquiring Japanese nationality. If you acquire Japanese nationality, you can only naturalize if you are a foreigner who can lose your nationality.|
|⑥ Thought requirements||Foreigners who attempt to harm or insist on the Japanese government through violence or criminal acts and who have formed or joined such organizations cannot be naturalized.|
|⑦ Japanese language proficiency requirements||If you have the ability to read and write about the third grade of elementary school, you can clear it.|
Examples of documents required when applying for naturalization in Hokkaido
It is considered that one of the following documents in the home country of the foreigner wishing to naturalize in Hokkaido will be required.
|Examples of documents required when applying for naturalization||Birth certificate, marriage certificate, divorce certificate, kinship certificate, death certificate, adoption certificate, cognition certificate, custody certificate, court document, final certificate|
* Required documents vary depending on the naturalization applicant's individual nationality and living conditions.
Cases in which application for naturalization in Hokkaido is rejected
The following individuals are at risk of being rejected for naturalization applications.
|[varimg]||・ Person who violated traffic within the past 5 years|
|・ Person who has criminal record in the past|
|・ Those with low income (based on annual income of about 300 million yen or more)|
|・ Person who did not pay tax and paid late|
* If applicable, please consult in advance.
Statistical data on foreigners in Hokkaido
Status of foreign residents in Hokkaido (as of June 2019)
Total number of foreign residents: 37,906
The top three countries with the highest number of foreigners out of the total number of foreign residents in Hokkaido
|2 bit||Eur-lex.europa.eu eur-lex.europa.eu||8,184|
|3 bit||South Korea||4,267|
Citation data: e-Stat, a government statistics window
Consultation counter when applying for naturalization in Hokkaido
|Name||Sapporo Legal Affairs Bureau|
Kita-ku, Sapporo, Kita-8-Jo West 2-1-1
|Name||Hakodate District Legal Affairs Bureau|
25-18 Shinkawacho, Hakodate City, Hakodate Regional Government Building
|Name||Asahikawa Legal Affairs Bureau|
4155-31 Asahikawa Joint Government Building
|Name||Kushiro Legal Affairs Bureau|
10-3 Sachimachi, Kushiro City, Hokkaido