Main Reasons & Risks for
Permanent Residency Application Denial:
Risks of Applying for Permanent Residency by Yourself Many people attempt to apply for permanent residency on their own, believing it to be simple and straightforward. However, there are several risks associated with self-application.
- Misunderstanding of Requirements
- Inability to provide necessary evidence during the review process (assessment, examination)
- Miscommunication or misunderstanding by the immigration officers
- Impression formation risk
- Risk of submitting false information
- Risk of being refused by your guarantor
- Risk of longer review period
- Misunderstanding of System and Requirements: Denials often occur due to misunderstanding the residency guidelines or requirements, especially for highly skilled professionals.
- Inability to Provide Necessary Evidence: Self-applicants often lack experience and might not provide sufficient documentation to support their case, leading to denial.
- Miscommunication or Misunderstanding by Immigration Authorities: Poor Japanese language skills can lead to miscommunication with immigration authorities, increasing the risk of denial.
- Impression Formation: A well-prepared application by an expert can create a positive impression, while a self-prepared application may create doubts, leading to stricter evaluation.
- Risk of Submitting False Information: Inconsistencies between past and current applications can be considered as false information, leading to denial and future difficulties with immigration authorities.
- Risk of Being Refused by a Guarantor: Japanese people are often reluctant to become guarantors, making it difficult to find someone to support a self-application for permanent residency.
- Risk of Longer Review Period: Incomplete or unclear applications can lead to requests for additional documentation or questions, resulting in a longer review period.
18 years’ experience in Investment Banking at Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley (JV, MUFG Bank and Morgan Stanley). He had provided financial advisory more than 500 entrepreneurs and senior management.
During his tenure, he worked as an employee union executive committee member in promoting diversity, including the active participation of foreigners and women in the office, and engaged in activities to improve the working environment. He specializes in financial consulting and VISA/PR consulting.
Gyoseishoshi Immigration Lawyer
CMA(Japanese financial analyst license)
CFP (Certified Financial Planner)
Master of Business Administration in Entrepreneurship