Acquisition of Residence Status Permission

Acquisition of Residence Status Permission

This is an application for foreign nationals who, due to reasons such as renouncing Japanese nationality or being born in Japan, intend to reside in Japan for more than 60 days without undergoing entry procedures. This application is made to obtain a residence status, starting from the day when the relevant reason occurred.

Application for Permission to Acquire Residence Status


Procedure NameFeeStatutory FeeTotal Fee (excluding tax)
Acquisition of Residence Status Permission


  • The fees are approximate.
  • Consultations and quotes are free.
  • Actual expenses (such as postage) may be added to the total fee.

Overview of Permission to Acquire Residence Status

  • Individuals who have renounced or lost Japanese nationality
  • Individuals who, after retiring from military service while residing in places like U.S. military bases in Japan under the Japan-U.S. Status of Forces Agreement, wish to continue living in Japan

If the application is made within 60 days from the day when the reason occurred, individuals can continue to reside in Japan without obtaining a residence status. However, there may be cases where individuals wish to continue their life in Japan.

The necessary procedure for such cases is the “Application for Permission to Acquire Residence Status.”

The application for permission to acquire residence status must be made within 30 days.

The “Application for Permission to Acquire Residence Status” must be submitted to the immigration office with jurisdiction over the place of residence within 30 days from the day when events such as birth or renunciation of Japanese nationality occurred.

Procedure for Your Request


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Initial Consultation (Free)

We will discuss your situation and propose the most suitable solution.

  • In-person or online consultations are available.
  • We can also accommodate appointments on weekends, holidays, weekday evenings, or early mornings with prior reservation.
Quotation Presentation

We will provide information on the estimated costs.

Contract Agreement + Payment

Once you agree to our proposal, we will send you an invoice. Please make the payment by the specified date.

Document Preparation + Application

We will promptly prepare the necessary documents and proceed with the application. Certain documents will be required from you during this process.

Receipt of Application Results

We will promptly inform you of the results, marking the completion of our services.