When it comes to applying for a spouse visa, there are cases where there is a high probability that it will be denied.
This does not mean that the visa will always be denied, but in certain circumstances it is more difficult to obtain a spouse visa, so be careful.
This article is about the cases where there is a high probability that the spouse visa will not be granted.
The couple lives separately
If the husband and wife live separately, the spouse visa will likely not be granted.
The Civil Code requires that the husband and wife live together (Article 752 of the Civil Code). Therefore, if an internationally married couple lives separately, there is a high probability that the spouse visa will not be issued.
Although there are quite a number of couples who live separately, it is very important for the application of a spouse visa that the couple lives together.
When applying for a spouse visa, it is important that you live with your partner unless there are unavoidable circumstances.
The marriage was not registered in the country of the foreign spouse
If the marriage was not registered in the foreign spouse’s country, it is generally more likely that the spouse’s visa will be denied.
To obtain a spouse visa, the marriage must be registered in Japan.
However, even if the marriage was registered in Japan, there is a high probability that the spouse’s visa will not be granted if the marriage was not also registered in the country of the foreign spouse.
In order to obtain a spouse visa, it is important that you are married in both countries before you apply.
If either spouse has a history of divorce, the applicant is more likely to be denied a spousal visa.
However, a previous divorce does not necessarily increase the likelihood that you will be denied a spouse visa.
If you have been divorced only once in the 10 years prior to your marriage, this is generally not an obstacle to being granted a spouse visa.
However, if the relationship began before the divorce was finalized, or if the person has been divorced repeatedly in the past, the authenticity of the marriage will be questioned and the likelihood that the spouse visa will not be granted will increase.
Activities outside the scope of qualification or illegal acts
If you have engaged in activities outside your qualification or committed illegal acts in the past, your spouse visa will likely not be issued.
If you commit a crime in Japan and are deported, you will not be allowed to enter Japan for a certain period of time. You can apply for a spouse visa during the entry ban, but there is a good chance it will not be issued.
In addition, if you have engaged in activities other than those allowed under the previously granted residency status, such as part-time employment while in Japan on a student visa, your spouse visa will most likely not be issued.