Procedures for Inviting a Family / 家族の呼び寄せ

Procedures for Inviting a Family / 家族の呼び寄せ

*Please carry out all procedures by yourself at your local Immigration Bureau.*

When international students want to invite their family members (only a spouse and children are eligible) to live in Japan, they have to apply for the Certificate of Eligibility with a Residence Status of “Dependent” at the Immigration Bureau. With this COE, their family can obtain a visa at the Japanese diplomatic mission in their country. When you invite your family members to join you, please consider living expenses.

Please visit the following website for the application procedure and required documents:

Immigration Bureau - Status of residence "Dependent (Family stay)"
* 入国管理局にてご自身で手続きしてください *



入国管理局 - 在留資格「家族滞在」