A South Korean national (A) who was a lifelong resident of Japan passed away. The two heirs are A’s wife (B), who holds Japanese citizenship, and their child (C), who is a South Korean national.
For the inheritance registration of A’s real estate, a copy of A’s South Korean family register has to be submitted to the Japanese authorities. However, on A’s South Korean family register, A’s death has not been recorded, there is no record of marriage with B, and there is no proof of South Korean citizenship for C.
First, A’s death, marriage with B, and establishment of C’s citizenship were recorded on South Korea family register through negotiation by our specialist staff.
We then assembled proof identifying B and C as the sole heirs, and a prepared a sworn statement to submit to the Legal Affairs Bureau. The inheritance registration was successfully completed.