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Getting Married to a person that has been deported (case 3)
On Aired Data: January 16, 2001
Japanese male. Recently had a divorce with a Japanese wife.
In 1995, he met an Asian female who he fell in love with. She had been staying in Japan under the Entertainer status since May 1993. Ever since she was here in Japan, her passport was taken and kept by her agent. The police, under the suspicion of drug dealing inspected the bar she worked for. Working there, not only her, but also her home was inspected. She got really tired of this, and for a half a year she had ran away. Her furious agent went to the police to have her arrested. This was when the two met.
Him, being tired of all the work concerned in getting a divorce, and her being tired of running away, they both decided that it was best for her to return to her country, and the both to break up.
In December 1996, they both visited the embassy and the immigration office, where she was arrested. She was taken to court and sentenced to a year of imprisonment, and 3 years probation. In February 1997, she was deported.
Days past, which made him think a lot about the relationship he had with her, and realize how important she was to him. In September 1997, he decided to visit her, and propose to her. Her parents agreed to her marriage, and they got married.
Being a married couple, they decided to live in Japan. So he helped her apply for the spouse visa, which was rejected. The immigration law at the time did not allow those who had been deported to return to Japan for at least a year. Not only this, but also the fact that she was sentenced to a year of imprisonment, made their case worse. This is due to the fact that those who have been sentenced for more than one year of imprisonment are rejected to land for an indefinite period of time. In some cases, this “indefinite period of time” can mean never.
He visited many law firms for legal advice, and after being turned down many times, he was lucky enough to meet a very understanding Gyoseishoshi lawyer who helped him out. The lawyer and himself got to know each other very well, and built a very strong trust between them. The Gyoseishoshi lawyer wrote a complete document of their case and handed it in to the immigrations for Eligibility. It took three months for the results to come, but fortunately they passed and his wife gained permission to enter Japan