Dependent Visa in Japan: Embrace a Brighter Future Together with Your Family

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Dependent Visa in Japan: Embrace a Brighter Future Together with Your Family

Embarking on a new chapter as a family in Japan? We ensure a seamless dependent visa process, allowing your loved ones to join you in creating unforgettable memories in the Land of the Rising Sun.

Taking care of your needs is the backbone of our organization, and we are dedicated to providing personalized consultation and up-to-date information. We have applied for more than 38,000 Japanese visas since 2002. We also support U.S. visa applications and have a wealth of experience and know-how in visa applications for both countries.

Types of Dependent Visas in Japan

Dependent (Family Stays)

A Dependent visa is a visa for the spouse or child of a foreign national who is staying in Japan. Parents and siblings are not included in this category. In this case, spouse refers only to a legally married spouse and does not include common-law spouses, those separated by bereavement or divorce, or a spouse in a same-sex marriage. Child includes legitimate (biological) children, recognized illegitimate children, and legally adopted children.

Spouse or Child of Japanese National

This visa is a family type visa for the spouse of a Japanese national, the special adopted child of a Japanese national, or the biological child of a Japanese national.

  • The "child" in "Spouse or Child of Japanese national" refers to both biological and special adopted children.
  • There are no particular restrictions on the activities permitted by a Japanese spouse's visa, such as working or going to school. You can engage in employment activities without any restrictions (regardless of your educational background or work history, full-time work, company management, or any other employment activity is possible), and there is no obligation to report a change of job, so it can be said that this visa has great merits.

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