Spouse/Dependent
of an alien working in Japan

 

Daily living activities on the part of the spouse or unmarried minor dependent of an alien working/studying in Japan. (Excludes spouse/dependents of aliens residing in Japan with the status of trainee or pre-college student)

 

APPLICATION FILED WITH CERTIFICATE OF ELIGIBILITY

  1. Applicant's valid passport, properly signed by bearer
  2. VISA APPLICATION FORM TO ENTER JAPAN (available here), completely filled out and signed by the applicant
  3. One photograph (2"x 2") attached to application form
  4. Original "Certificate of Eligibility" from the Ministry of Justice in Japan and one photocopy (For instructions for obtaining the Certificate of Eligibility, have your Sponsor in Japan refer to www.immi-moj.go.jp.)

*Also, please be certain to remember that you must travel to Japan within THREE MONTHS of the issue date noted on your Certificate of Eligibility, regardless of any time limits noted on the actual visa you receive.

 

APPLICATION FILED WITHOUT CERTIFICATE OF ELIGIBILITY

  1. Applicant's valid passport, properly signed by bearer
  2. VISA APPLICATION FORM TO ENTER JAPAN (available here), completely filled out and signed by the applicant
  3. One photograph (2" x 2") attached to application form
  4. Documents certifying the applicant's relationship with his/her sponsor such as birth certificate or marriage certificate
  5. Copy of the sponsor's passport (if the sponsor has already obtained a visa/traveled to Japan, be sure to include pages with visa/immigration stamps) and proof of alien registration in Japan (if already registered)
  6. Documents certifying the sponsor's financial stability:
    • If the sponsor is/will be employed in Japan, then an employment verification letter, Certificate of Tax Payment and/or a copy of a contract
    • If the sponsor is not employed, then applicant/sponsor's bank statement and/or documents certifying the amount of grants/scholarships/stipends
  7. One clear photocopy of all the documents you are submitting

 

The Embassy of Japan reserves the right to request additional documents if deemed necessary.

 

The Embassy of Japan will not make copies, if you need original documents, please bring the original and one copy.

 

Please allow at least four business days to have your application reviewed. (Cases without the Certificate of Eligibility may take a few months.)