Dear all, hope everyone’s doing fine. Basically, I’m from Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. For Malaysians entering Japan, we require a VISA. Depending on your finances (bank statement required for visa application), the Japan Embassy will issue a Visa between 14 days to 3 months. My girlfriend is Japanese and we have known each other for 3 years. She resides in Tokyo, and the usual story is; we want to be together and in Japan.
If I were to marry her in Japan, what is required? Must I prove if my finances is adequate? If I do have some credit card outstandings in Malaysia is it ok? If I have a criminal record (shoplifting when I was 18..stupid but what is done is done) is it ok? Will the Japanese government conduct all these checks if they were to grant me a spouse visa? Any of you out there know what are the criterias?
If everything goes well, can my visa be converted to spouse visa (say for a year), so I don’t have to come back to Malaysia immediately?
Does an employer require still, a working visa?
I can’t speak Japanese, but my English is alright; generally, is getting a job there a problem? Right now, I’m actually working for a Japanese based Insurance firm in Malaysia as a Manager.
Desperately need advice! Thanks