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Status for Family

Spouse of Japanese Child of Japanese
Spouse of Foreigner Child of Foreigner
Permanent Resident Temporary Visitor

To live with his/her family in Japan, a foreigner need to fulfill requirements of at least one of the "Status of Residence" defined by the Japanese immigration laws.

The following status are often considered as family visa because their requirements relate to applicant's family position, relationship, etc.


"Spouse or Child of Japanese national" u“ú–{l‚Ì”z‹ôŽÒ“™v is possible status for
- Husband of Japanese
- Wife of Japanese
- Person who was born as a child of Japanese
- Person who was adopted by Japanese based on Art. 817-2, Civil Code


"Spouse or Child of Permanent Resident" u‰iZŽÒ‚Ì”z‹ôŽÒ“™v is possible status for
- Husband of Permanent Resident or Special Permanent Resident
- Wife of Permanent Resident or Special Permanent Resident
- Person who was born in Japan as a child of Permanent Resident or Special Permanent Resident


"Dependent" u‰Æ‘°‘؍݁v is possible status for
- Husband
- Wife
- Child
of a person who is staying with "Professor", "Artist", "Religious Activities", "Journalist", "Business Manager", "Legal/Accounting Services", "Medical Services", "Researcher", "Instructor", "Engineer/Specialist in Humanities/International Services", "Intracompany Transferee", "Entertainer", "Skilled Labor", "Cultural Activities", or "College Student".


"Long Term Resident" u’èZŽÒv is sometimes considered as family visa. Definition of "Long Term Resident" is "Those who are authorized to reside in Japan with a designation of period of stay by the Minister of Justice in consideration of special circumstances." Circumstances largely vary.


"Permanent Resident" u‰iZŽÒv and "Special Permanent Resident" u“Á•Ê‰iZŽÒv are also considered as family related visa since many of their families reside in Japan. Permanent Residency status can be granted in Japan, not outside of Japan, that is, a foreigner need to spend some period under other status prior to its application.


Under the status of "Temporary Visitor"u’ZŠú‘؍݁v, a foreigner can temporarily visit Japan to see his/her family in Japan.


Employment related status such as "Engineer/Specialist in Humanities/International Services", "Artist", etc also make a foreigner stay legally in Japan, that is, he/she can live with his/her family together.



Immigration Assistance

As a registered immigration/visa specialist or "Gyoseishoshi", we can offer various services related to immigration procedures.


Services we can offer are

Consultation - to find out Status of Residence/Procedures that may best suit you and/or your family member, etc.
Documentation - to prepare and/or advice the documents you need to submit to the Immigration Bureau
Representation/Agency - to submit the documents and communicate with the Immigration Bureau on your behalf

and so forth.


Please let us know your situation. Inquiry Form(Invite Family).



Office Outline

Immigration assistance office


Article on Metropolis
ARTICLE on METROPOLIS NO 852
For Family (Family VISA)
Family of Japanese
„¥Spouse of Japanese
„¤Child of Japanese
Family of Foreigner
„¥Spouse of Foreigner
„¤Child of Foreigner

Permanent Resident
Temporary Visitor


Immigration VISA assistance in Tokyo


Do you have any problem with your visa or immigration procedures? "Gyoseishoshi" or Administrative Scrivener is a registered specialist in documentation and we specialize in the field of immigration process.
We have been officially notified to the Tokyo Immigration Bureau to act as an agent (GYO-07 No.337) and are ready to assist you.
If you are seeking for any professional assistance, please contact us Inquiry.
8-7 Ishijima, Koto-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Japanese VISA "Status of Residence" - Working VISA - Family VISA - Immigration Assistance Gyoseishoshi Tokyo Japan
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