Babies born in Japan are not automatically given citizenship the way babies in America are. A baby born to two foreign nationals in Japan will need legal status to stay in Japan similar to any other foreign national. Therefore, the foreign parents of a baby in Japan should take the necessary steps to secure the baby’s legal status in Japan.
New parents need to file an application for the baby at their local immigration bureau within thirty days of the child’s birth. This process will ensure that the baby also has legal status to continue to reside in Japan.
If you have any questions about how to register a baby’s legal status in Japan, please contact our office for a legal consultation.