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Family and Children | Family's visit

If your family comes to Okazaki with you, you may need following information.

Family's visit

After a foreign national who has a valid status of residence entered Japan, when his/her family enters and stays in Japan, an application for status of residence (Dependant) is necessary. A foreign national who has a valid status of residence must apply for a Certificate of Eligibility (Dependant) on behalf of his/her family at the local office of the Immigration Bureau under the jurisdiction of the area in which he/she resides.

Necessary Documents

  • Application for Certificate of Eligibility (Available for download from the Immigration Bureau's website)
  • Applicant's photo (4cm x 3cm, taken within 6 months)
  • A return addressed envelope with stamp (A self-addressed standard envelope with postage (for simplified registered mail))
  • Documents certifying the personal relationship between the person concerned and the person who is to support him/her (For example, marriage certificate, birth certificate, certificate of acceptance of marriage registration, duplicate of family register)
  • Copies of the residence card (including the Certificate of Alien Registration which is deemed to be equivalent to the residence card) or passport of the person who is to support the person concerned.
  • Documents certifying the profession and income of the person who is to support the person concerned (For example, certificate of acceptance, certificate of employment)