Specified Visa

Specific visa types are required for certain activities including residing in Japan as a spouse or child of a Japanese national.

 

For Spouse of Japanese Nationals
 

With a Certificate of Eligibility
1. Valid passport
2. Visa application form (PDF)
3. One passport-style photo
4. Certificate of Eligibility

 

OR
Without a Certificate of Eligibility: Application Package

 

For Child of Japanese Nationals
 

With a Certificate of Eligibility
1. Valid passport
2. Visa application form (PDF)
3. One passport-style photo
4. Certificate of Eligibility

 

OR
Without a Certificate of Eligibility
1. Valid passport
2. Visa application form (PDF)
3. One passport-style photo
4. Family registration (KOSEKI-TOHON)
5. Birth certificate or other documents certifying the parent-child relationship.
6. Documents certifying the profession and the income of the applicant or his parent.
7. Letter of guarantee by the Japanese national living in Japan. (PDF)

 

 

What Is a Certificate of Eligibility?

A Certificate of Eligibility is issued before a visa application by a regional immigration authority under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Justice as evidence that the foreign national meets the conditions for landing in Japan, including the requirements that the activity in which the foreign national wishes to engage in Japan at the time of the landing examination is not fraudulent and is an activity that comes under a status of residence (excluding Temporary Visitor Status) stipulated in the Immigration Control Act. An application is usually made by a proxy in Japan at the nearest regional immigration authority to the proxy's place of residence in Japan.
For more details concerning the acquisition of a Certificate of Eligibility and the time required, please inquire at the nearest regional immigration authority.