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  • straighten up your back and draw in your chin slightly.

  • 321 now for refugees filling out the paper.

  • Loving you.

  • I feel me.

  • Yeah.

  • Mhm mm hmm.

  • This is actually what you need if you want to get a picture for any Japanese document.

  • Not for passports, for immigrants but for Japanese documents.

  • So I have to take a photo.

  • I think it's 1500 like 700 or 500 800 800.

  • And also if you want to make a beautiful, they're gonna, you know, thanks.

  • I'm just gonna do the 800 yen.

  • 1 85 30.

  • Yes.

  • So this is the one that you need?

  • 45 30.

  • Yeah.

  • Mhm.

  • Creighton up your back and draw in your chin slightly.

  • Please touch photoshoot and three seconds later the photo will be taken 321.

  • Now you're not supposed to smile.

  • You're not.

  • Are you okay with this photo printed?

  • If it's open, please collect your photos from the tray on the outside.

  • Yeah.

  • Oh my God.

  • I can't hold.

  • My hair looks pink.

  • It's weird.

  • It looks kind of weird.

  • It looks like white hair.

  • Well, I like this photo.

  • It looks, it made me actually photoshopped me a little bit.

  • I didn't even know it was anything.

  • Mhm.

  • Okay.

  • So we're in chiba right now and we're I'm just waiting for you to get out of the bathroom.

  • I haven't been here in a really long time.

  • I don't, I haven't actually never walked around here.

  • So I don't know.

  • We might go explore a little bit.

  • But I'm so nervous about my Visa.

  • immigration now And we're number 97.

  • And were there only at 56.

  • We should have came earlier.

  • Okay.

  • I brought my computer.

  • I brought my two books.

  • Me too.

  • Yeah we should lay out a picnic mat and like put Nicki on the floor, bring our fake sakura tree.

  • Okay.

  • We've been doing buzzfeed quizzes for the past 30 minutes with very very low wifi and actually there's no wifi.

  • It's just four G.

  • L.

  • G.

  • Or three G.

  • She's an introvert.

  • Apparently I'm an extrovert.

  • So we just finished getting turning into the hole all the stuff that we needed to turn in and I was so nervous and freaked out.

  • But it was nice to have beauty with me.

  • I feel like they were so much nicer when I was with him because they're usually kind of rude when you come here.

  • But this time they were like super nice and we got everything turned on and and everything looked pretty good.

  • So now I just have to wait about a month or two weeks.

  • Hopefully it's going to be two weeks but you never know we'll have to see.

  • That was a long way.

  • I've been getting a work Visa for as long as I can remember.

  • It's always a tedious task so make sure you pay your taxes because if you don't then you won't get a renewal for me getting a spouse Visa with my new name on it made everything real and official.

  • Alright.

  • We're at Disney during the corona epidemic and there's like nobody here.

  • It's kind of funny.

  • Oh, it's very is closed, wow.

  • It's closed.

  • No, no.

  • Mm hmm.

  • Mm hmm.

  • Mm hmm.

  • After two long weeks and things getting worse with the virus floating around.

  • I heard back from immigration about my visa.

  • It was accepted and it was a relief.

  • I brave the crowds.

  • Yes.

  • The schools were open and people were out shopping still to finally obtain it.

  • Mm hmm.

  • Okay.

  • Mm hmm.

  • Mhm, mm hmm, mm hmm, mm hmm.

  • Mm hmm.

  • Yes.

  • I had a time limit to pick it up.

  • It was the scariest thing waiting there so close to other people.

  • I did not like it, but I only waited 25 minutes and it was official.

  • Okay.

  • Mm hmm.

  • I only ended up with a one year visa but that was normal and my new name was on the card.

  • So I'm super excited.

  • So I am out and going home because I was at immigration and now I'm outside and there's people over here at the market in line, super close to each other.

  • People over here chatting kids playing like in groups.

  • It's just ridiculous.

  • It's madness.

  • People just don't care.

  • I just don't care.

  • They just don't care.

  • And the government's doing nothing.

  • Hey guys, welcome back to my channel.

  • I don't have my little mike with me today.

  • But um, I do have another microphone attached to my camera so hopefully you guys can hear me okay.

  • So I wanted to make a video about my marriage visa because I got it.

  • It's called a Spousal Visa, not a marriage visa.

  • But um I applied for it, I was scared.

  • I was nervous.

  • I was like am I going to get this?

  • Are they gonna believe us when it comes to being a real couple because that's an issue when it comes to applying for something like this and it's not easy to get, especially if you just met like three months ago and then you decided to get married.

  • Like that's very, it's very rare that they're going to give you a visa because of that, that being said today.

  • I wanted to talk about what the process is and how I got it on the american side because there are some things that you have to do when it comes to name change on the american side, that's different from any other country.

  • So after I did the whole marriage thing, we, you know filled out everything.

  • I made a video about that as well.

  • So I talked about in my last video how to get married in Japan which is very simple and if you don't know you can always call your city hall or um your embassy and they will give you all the details about getting married in Japan.

  • That's the easy part.

  • That wasn't very hard.

  • It took a couple of weeks for us to get everything.

  • But it was super easy, very simple when it comes to getting a spouse visa.

  • That is the most complicated thing because a lot of the times they can be rejected depending on how old your partner is.

  • If they're much older than you, they tend to reject your visa if you met recently or if you met online that can also be rejected.

  • So I'm going to talk about what you need to get a spouse visa on the american side.

  • Getting a spouse visa in Japan is generally the same I think for everybody.

  • But when it comes to changing your name, that's a different thing.

  • You don't have to change your name to get the visa.

  • But I opted to do it because I wanted to show how serious I was about this and taking someone's name is that you're married to just as a symbol of how you know important the relationship is to me in my opinion, maybe not to everybody, but changing my name was important because I'm married to him.

  • So it just made it more official.

  • It felt more official.

  • So the first thing that I did was I to apply for a whole entire new passport.

  • So I had to apply for that passport and pay the fee.

  • I think it was a little over $100 if I remember correctly, but you do have to pay a fee to get a new passport and I applied for that.

  • So the first thing that I did was turn in a translation of our marriage certificate.

  • They do have a template on the american embassy website where you can just fill it out by yourself.

  • You don't need your husband to fill it out.

  • So I filled that out um to show the that the marriage is official and we've completed it and then I had to turn in the passport application and show them my passport my current passport.

  • So I had to get a whole entire new passport which was insane because I just renewed my passport like two years ago but now it's renewed again.

  • So and it has my new name on it.

  • It was super easy.

  • You don't have to go back to America to change your name.

  • You just go to the embassy turning those two things and your I.

  • D.

  • And everything like that and signature.

  • And then it takes about a month or so to get your new passport.

  • I think it took about 3 to 4 weeks to get my passport and my name was complete.

  • So I had my new name which was amazing and I think that really helps when you're going to apply for a visa because it shows how serious you are.

  • So after I changed my name then I had to collect all the documents which wasn't as hard as I thought it was going to be but it was a lot.

  • So we had to get you geez family register which is in his ward office in Toyama which is where he's from.

  • So his parents sent that.

  • Um I filled out an application, I took a photo at the train station which is another thing that you need.

  • And then the most difficult part was the questionnaire.

  • So we had to fill out a questionnaire about our life and how we met and you had to just fill out our details about our work and our job and where we came from and just really personal things.

  • So that was the longest part.

  • So basically I wrote out how we met and then he translated it and wrote in japanese, the questionnaire you cannot fill out by yourself.

  • Your spouse is the one that has to fill the questionnaire out in japanese and it took a couple hours to fill out everything um including the application.

  • And then we had to fill out a letter of guarantee from your spouse.

  • So again in Japanese your spouse has to fill out a guarantee saying yes I'm her husband, I am providing for her blah blah blah blah blah.

  • And it was very simple.

  • That was very easy to fill out.

  • It took like two minutes.

  • Again one application form questionnaire letter of guarantee.

  • Those are the three most tedious things that you need.

  • So you can print all of this out online from your ward office, you need the coast taquito on which is the family register which we got sent to us.

  • You need a jew mean hell which is showing all the family members in our household.

  • So it's just me and my husband and you can get that at the ward office as well.

  • Very easy, took Like five minutes and your tax certificates.

  • Now if you are working and you're making over $2,000 which is 200,000 yen I believe um you can get your tax documents.