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"Dependent"

"Dependent" or /kazoku-taizai/ in Japanese is one of "Status of Residence" defined by Japanese immigration law.


Persons qualified for "Dependent"
- spouse
- child
of a person who is staying in Japan with the status of residence
- "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"
- "College Student"



List of "Status of Residence"
Table I (1)
Diplomat Official Professor Artist Religious Activities Journalist
Table I (2) Business Manager   Legal/Accounting Services   Medical Services   Researcher   Instructor   Engineer/Specialist in Humanities/International Services   Intracompany Transferee   Entertainer   Skilled Labor  
Table I (3) Cultural Activities Temporary Visitor
Table I (4) Student Pre-college Student Trainee Dependent
Table I (5) Designated Activities
Table II Permanent Resident Spouse or Child of Japanese national Spouse or Child of Permanent Resident Long Term Resident
Special Permanent Resident Special Permanent Resident


Followings are quotations from the immigration law/ordinance of the web site of Japanese government. However some of them were quoted before the revision in 2012. Therefore they might be old and different from the present rule.


Authorized Activities (Appended Table I (4), Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act)
本邦において行うことができる活動(出入国管理及び難民認定法 別表第一 四)

Daily activities on the part of the spouse or unmarried minor who is supported by the alien staying in Japan with the status of residence referred to in the left-hand column of Appended Tables (1), (2) or (3) (except for "Diplomat", "Official" and "Temporary Visitor") or staying with the status of residence of "College Student", "Pre-college Student" or "Trainee" in this table.


一の表、二の表又は三の表の上欄の在留資格(外交、公用及び短期滞在を除く。)をもつて在留する者又はこの表の留学、就学若しくは研修の在留資格をもつて在留する者の扶養を受ける配偶者又は子として行う日常的な活動



Ministerial Ordinance to Provide for Criteria Pursuant to Article 7, paragraph (1), item (ii) of the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act
基準(出入国管理及び難民認定法第七条第一項第二号の基準を定める省令・省令第十六号)

The applicant must be a dependent of a person residing in Japan with a status of residence listed in the lefthand column of Appended Table I (1) or (2) of the Immigration Control Act or with a status of residence for "Cultural Activities" or with a status of residence of "College Student".


申請人が法別表第一の一の表若しくは二の表の上欄の在留資格、文化活動の在留資格又は留学の在留資格をもって在留する者の扶養を受けて在留すること。



Period of Stay (Appended Table II)
在留期間(出入国管理及び難民認定法施行規則 別表第二)

3, 2 or 1 year or 6 or 3 months.


三年、二年、一年、六月又は三月



Materials (Appended Table III)
資料(出入国管理及び難民認定法施行規則 別表第三)

(i) Document certifying the family relationship with the supporter.
(ii) Copy of the supporter's alien registration certificate or passport.
(iii) Document certifying the supporter's occupation and income.


一 扶養者との身分関係を証する文書
二 扶養者の外国人登録証明書又は旅券の写し
三 扶養者の職業及び収入を証する文書



Materials (Appended Table III (2))
資料(出入国管理及び難民認定法施行規則 別表第三の二)

(i) Document certifying the family relationship with the supporter.
(ii) Copy of the supporter's alien registration certificate or passport.
(iii) Certificate of the supporter's occupation and income.


一 扶養者との身分関係を証する文書
二 扶養者の外国人登録証明書又は旅券の写し
三 扶養者の職業及び収入に関する証明書



Agent (Appended Table IV)
代理人(出入国管理及び難民認定法施行規則 別表第四)

(i) Any person who is to support the alien in Japan or the alien's relative residing in Japan.
(ii) Person acting as agent of a person who is to support the alien with respect to the person's application for the issuance of a certificate of eligibility.


一 本邦において本人を扶養することとなる者又は本邦に居住する本人の親族
二 本人を扶養する者の在留資格認定証明書の交付の申請の代理人となつている者


Working visa
Professor 「教授」
Artist 「芸術」
Religious Activities 「宗教」
Journalist 「報道」
Business Manager 「経営・管理」
Legal/Accounting Services 「法律・会計業務」
Medical Services 「医療」
Researcher 「研究」
Instructor 「教育」
Engineer/Specialist in Humanities/
International Services 「技術・人文知識・国際業務」

Intracompany Transferee 「企業内転勤」
Entertainer 「興行」
Skilled Labor 「技能」

General visa
Cultural Activities 「文化活動」
Student 「留学」
Pre-College Student 「就学」
Trainee 「研修」
Dependent 「家族滞在」

Specified visa
Spouse or Child of Japanese national 「日本人の配偶者等」
Spouse or Child of Permanent Resident 「永住者の配偶者等」
Long Term Resident 「定住者」
Designated Activities 「特定活動」

Permanent Residency
Permanent Resident 「永住者」
Special Permanent Resident 「特別永住者」

Visiting visa
Temporary Visitor 「短期滞在」

Diplomatic visa
Diplomat 「外交」

Official visa
Official 「公用」

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