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"Spouse or Child of Japanese national"

"Spouse or Child of Japanese national" or /nihonjin-no-haigusha-to/ in Japanese is one of "Status of Residence" defined by Japanese immigration law.


Persons qualified for "Spouse or Child of Japanese national"
- 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



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


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



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.


Personal Status or Position for Which Residence is Authorized (Appended Table II, Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act)
本邦において有する身分又は地位(出入国管理及び難民認定法 別表第二)

The spouses of Japanese nationals, the children adopted by Japanese nationals pursuant to the provisions of Article 817-2 of the Civil Code (Act No.89 of 1896) or those born as the children of Japanese nationals.


日本人の配偶者若しくは民法(明治二十九年法律第八十九号)第八百十七条の二の規定による特別養子又は日本人の子として出生した者



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)




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 or 1 year.


三年又は一年



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) In case of the spouse of a Japanese national:
a. Document certifying the marriage with the Japanese national and a copy of the alien's residential certificate.
b. Certificate of the occupation and income of the alien or his/her spouse.
c. Letter of endorsement by the Japanese national residing in Japan.
在留資格
(ii) In case of the specially adopted child or child of a Japanese national:
a. Transcript of the family register of the Japanese national and the alien's birth certificate, or other document certifying the parent-child relationship.
b. Certificate of the occupation and income of the alien or his/her father or mother.
c. Letter of endorsement by the Japanese national residing in Japan or other endorser residing in Japan.


一 日本人の配偶者である場合
 イ 当該日本人との婚姻を証する文書及び住民票の写し
 ロ 当該外国人又はその配偶者の職業及び収入に関する証明書
 ハ 本邦に居住する当該日本人の身元保証書
在留資格
二 日本人の特別養子又は子である場合
 イ 当該日本人の戸籍謄本及び当該外国人の出生証明書その他の親子関係を証する文書
 ロ 当該外国人又は父若しくは母の職業及び収入に関する証明書
 ハ 本邦に居住する当該日本人又はその他本邦に居住する身元保証人の身元保証書



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) In case of the spouse of a Japanese national, a transcript of the family register and a copy of the residential certificate of the Japanese national.
(ii) Certificate of the occupation and income of the alien, his/her spouse, father or mother.
(iii) In case of the spouse of a Japanese national, a letter of endorsement by the Japanese national residing in Japan; in case of the specially adopted child or child of a Japanese national, a letter of endorsement by the Japanese national residing in Japan or other endorser residing in Japan.


一 日本人の配偶者である場合には、当該日本人の戸籍謄本及び住民票の写し
二 当該外国人、その配偶者又は父若しくは母の職業及び収入に関する証明書
三 日本人の配偶者である場合には、本邦に居住する当該日本人の身元保証書、日本人の特別養子又は子である場合には、本邦に居住する当該日本人又はその他本邦に居住する身元保証人の身元保証書



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)

the alien's relative residing in Japan.


本邦に居住する本人の親族


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」

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」

Visiting visa
Temporary Visitor 「短期滞在」

Diplomatic visa
Diplomat 「外交」

Official visa
Official 「公用」

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