Spouse/Dependent
of a Permanent Resident
(for stay of over 90 days up to three years)

 

Spouses of those who stay with Permanent Resident status or those who are Special Permanent Residents as described in the Special Law on Immigration Control, which covers those who have lost Japanese nationality through a peace treaty between Japan and another nation, or those born as children of Permanent or Special Permanent Residents.

 

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 all the pages of the sponsor's passport and proof of alien registration in Japan
  6. Documents certifying the applicant/sponsor's financial stability:
    • Applicant/sponsor's employment verification letter and Certificate of Tax Payment
    • If neither the applicant nor the sponsor is employed, an applicant/sponsor's bank statement
  7. If the applicant is a DEPENDENT, there are additional document requirements based on the specifics of the case. Please call the visa office at 202-238-6800 to make an inquiry.
  8. 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.)