Other (Long-term Resident)

 

Second and third - generation Japanese settlers, etc.

 

 Link: U.S. Embassy in Tokyo - https://jp.usembassy.gov/

 

APPLICATION FILED WITH CERTIFICATE OF ELIGIBILITY

  1. Applicant's valid passport, properly signed by bearer
  2. VISA APPLICATION FORM TO ENTER JAPAN (Form No. 1-C), (http://www.us.emb-japan.go.jp/j/download/VISA_APPLI.pdf), 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.)

APPLICATION FILED WITHOUT CERTIFICATE OF ELIGIBILITY

  1. Applicant's valid passport, properly signed by bearer
  2. VISA APPLICATION FORM TO ENTER JAPAN (Form No. 1-C), (http://www.mofa.go.jp/j_info/visit/visa/apply-form.pdf), completely filled out and signed by the applicant
  3. One photograph (2"x 2") attached to application form
  4. Documents supporting the applicant's status as long-term resident
    • Japanese family register (Koseki/Joseki Tohon: parents' or grandparents')
    • Marriage certificate (applicant's, parents', or grandparents')
    • Birth certificate (applicant's, parents' or grandparents')
    • Death certificate (applicant's, parents' or grandparents')
  5. Documents certifying applicant's financial stability
    • A copy of employment contract in Japan
    • Bank statement or other evidences of asset
    • If the applicant is not paying for his/her living expenses, then a Certificate of Tax Payment or other documents certifying the ability to cover the costs of living expense of the sponsor
  6. A letter of guarantee from the guarantor residing in Japan along with guarantor's resident card (Jumin-hyo: if the guarantor is not a Japanese national, then submit a proof of alien registration or a photo copy of all the pages of his/her passport)
  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.)