Mr. and Mrs. SMITH (pseudonym), who are currently residing in the United States, have decided to move to Japan together due to family circumstances. However, they are both elderly, retired from their jobs, and currently living on their U.S. Social Security pensions.
Without any concern, he asked his wife’s relatives living in Japan to apply for a spouse visa for him, and when he asked his relatives to apply for a spouse visa to the Immigration Bureau, they were “denied. The couple was very surprised and did not know what the reason was. They were at a loss and consulted our office.
Immigration officers usually assume that people of working age (one of the couple is working and has an income) are immigrating to Japan. Therefore, foreign pensioners need special proof to obtain a Japanese spouse visa.
In this case, we, Continental, prepared the documentary evidence and information required by the Immigration Law and the operation of the immigration officer regarding the pension from the US. It was a minimal burden for the elderly applicant couple. The documentation was extremely adequate, and with the help of relatives, the application was approved within about 1.5 months of reapplication!