Advantages of naturalization in Japan
The advantage of naturalizing in Japan is that you receive the same benefits as Japanese citizens in terms of various administrative services and social security. In addition, some people choose to naturalize when they get engaged, start a job, come of age, etc., to better fit into Japanese social life.
Advantages of Naturalization for Foreigners
The benefits of naturalization can be evaluated in terms of both convenience and comfort. Let us first list the possible advantages for daily life.
It guarantees the same rights as for citizens born in Japan
If you are a Japanese citizen, you can take full advantage of the system and services for Japanese citizens even if your roots are in another country.
▼You can have a family register
When your naturalization application is completed, your family register will be created and you can legally marry in Japan.
▼You can apply for a Japanese passport
For a large number of countries in the world, the Japanese can enter without a visa, making business trips and travel even more convenient.
▼The social security system is available
You can freely use the systems for people with Japanese citizenship, such as insurance, pensions, and benefits offered by national and local governments.
▼More trading opportunities
In mortgages, business loans, entrepreneurial terms, etc., there will be no difference between you and Japanese-born citizens, and the range of your possible lifestyles and businesses will expand exponentially.
You can participate in Japanese society like a citizen born in Japa
If you remain a foreigner, you will inevitably build a wall against the Japanese around you and will not even be able to participate in politics. Once the application for naturalization is approved, this will no longer be a problem for you.
▼You will be granted the right to vote
You will be able to vote and run for office, and your opinion will be taken into account in national and local politics.
▼Become a civil servant
You will be able to get jobs that are reserved for people with Japanese citizenship, such as in the police and fire departments.
▼You can have a Japanese name
If you create a family register, you can register an official name as a Japanese citizen. If you have decided to use a different name in your daily life, you no longer have to use the chosen Japanese name for some purposes and the proper name for others.
Disadvantages of naturalization
Although naturalization in Japan has many advantages, there are also some disadvantages. If you just want to continue living in Japan, you should apply for permanent resident status or special permanent resident status instead, depending on your future plans.
▼Disadvantages of Naturalization
- You will lose the citizenship of your home country (dual citizenship is not allowed)
- Each time you return to your home country, you will have to go through the immigration process (you will be treated as a foreigner)
- Both the permit requirements and procedures are very complicated
Conclusion │ Carefully weigh the pros and cons of applying for naturalization
Before you apply for naturalization, you should carefully consider what your life will be like if your application is approved. You should apply for naturalization only if you have chosen Japan as your primary residence for all your activities and you feel that you will no longer need to exercise your rights or use administrative services in your home country.
You also need to be aware of the procedures and conditions for approval of your naturalization application. If you have any concerns, it is best to contact an expert to get their opinion.
▼Benefits of applying for naturalization
- You will receive a family register and will be able to register with a Japanese name
- You will receive a Japanese passport, which will increase your freedom to travel
- You will have access to pensions, insurance, and other public benefits
- You will have no restrictions on doing business or choosing a profession
- You will be able to participate in politics