Spouse of Japanese National Visa

2021/10/27


Spouse of Japanese National Visa

 

Visa for a legal spouse of a Japanese national to accompany that Japanese spouse to Japan.

Personal relationship or status for which the residence is authorised: the spouses of Japanese nationals; children adopted by Japanese nationals in accordance with the provisions of Article 817-2 of the Civil Code (Law no. 89 of 1896); or those born as the children of Japanese nationals.

 

Period of stay: 1 year or 3 years

An applicant must either obtain a Certificate of Eligibility or prepare for all the requierd documents in "Spouse of Japanese National Visa Application WITHOUT Certificate of Eligibility" below for an alternative procedure.

 
Certificate of Eligibility (COE)

COE

Most of the applicants who wish to enter Japan under the categories of Employment/
Working, General or Specified visas should obtain, in principle, a Certificate of Eligibility.

The Certificate of Eligibility is a document issued by the Ministry of Justice in Japan.
In order to obtain a Certificate of Eligibility, you are required to have a sponsor in Japan
such as an employer, a school, relative etc.

The sponsor in Japan must contact the local Immigration Office in order to apply for your Certificate.
Once this has been issued, the certificate will be sent to you and you are then able to
apply for a visa with the required documents listed below.

The application for the Certificate of Eligibility is free of charge and generally
it takes up to 3 months to process.

 

*The Certificate of Eligibility should be submitted to an Immigration Inspector with a valid visa for landing permission at the port of entry in Japan,
and shall cease to be valid if the application for landing permission is not filed within three months from the date of issue.




 

Required Documents
*Please do NOT staple any document together and please use paper clips instead.

 

Spouse Visa Application WITH Certificate of Eligibility

 

1. Passport

Valid until the trip to Japan and return is completed to Australia

Signed by the bearer

Not damaged (torn out pages, water damaged, or unreadable ID page, etc )

At least 2 spread blank visa pages

* If your passport is damaged or there is no spread blank page, please renew it beforehand.

If your current Australian visa is linked to your previous passport, please bring it as well.

 

2. Australian Visa (VEVO) (Not applicable to Australian citizens)

Access to VEVO website and bring the printed VEVO information

as your latest visa status please.

* Visa "Grant Notice" is NOT acceptable. Only the latest VEVO information is acceptable.

Valid until the trip to Japan and return is completed to Australia.

If your current Australian visa is linked to your previous passport, please bring it as well.

If you hold a PR visa, please ensure that the Re-entry permit still is valid until the trip to Japan

    and return is completed to Australia. If not, please renew it beforehand.

If you hold a Bridging visa “A”, you need to change it to Bridging visa “B” beforehand.

If you hold a tourist/visitor visa, we CANNOT accept your application.

Please apply for a Japanese visa in your home country.

 

3. Visa Application Form

Please download and print the Visa Application Form.

Checked the Visa Application Writing Sample.

Please complete the form by filling ALL THE LINES without any left blank (See Sample writing).

If no information is applicable for the question, please put N/A or No (See Sample writing).

Your signature must be the same as on your passport.

Please do NOT staple the application forms together.

 

4. Passport Photo x 1

Size :4.5cm x 3.5cm (Australian Passport Photo Size), 4.5cm x 4.5cm or 2 in x 2 in

Must be taken within the last 6 months

Must be glued (not stapled) on the form at reserved photo place

If you had any cosmetic surgery, please declare it.

Not damaged (torn out pages, water damaged, or unreadable ID page, etc )

 

5.Certificate of Eligibility (COE)

COE

Must be original



 
 
 

Spouse Visa Application WITHOUT Certificate of Eligibility

 

1. Passport

Valid until the trip to Japan and return is completed to Australia

Signed by the bearer

Not damaged (torn out pages, water damaged, or unreadable ID page, etc )

At least 2 spread blank visa pages

* If your passport is damaged or there is no spread blank page, please renew it beforehand.

If your current Australian visa is linked to your previous passport, please bring it as well.

 

2. Australian Visa (VEVO) (Not applicable to Australian citizens)

Access to VEVO website and bring the printed VEVO information

as your latest visa status please.

* Visa "Grant Notice" is NOT acceptable. Only the latest VEVO information is acceptable.

Valid until the trip to Japan and return is completed to Australia

If your current Australian visa is linked to your previous passport, please bring it as well.

If you hold a PR visa, please ensure that the Re-entry permit still is valid

until the trip to Japan and return is completed to Australia. If not,

please renew it beforehand.

If you hold a Bridging visa “A”, you need to change it to Bridging visa “B” beforehand.

If you hold a tourist/visitor visa, we CANNOT accept your application.

Please apply for a Japanese visa in your home country.

 

3. Visa Application Form

Please download and print the Visa Application Form.

Checked the Visa Application Writing Sample.

Please complete the form by filling ALL THE LINES without any left blank

(See Sample writing).

If no information is applicable for the question, please put N/A or No (See Sample writing).

Your signature must be the same as on your passport.

Please do NOT staple the application forms together.

 

4. Passport Photo x 1

Size :4.5cm x 3.5cm (Australian Passport Photo Size), 4.5cm x 4.5cm or 2 in x 2 in

Must be taken within the last 6 months

Must be glued (not stapled) on the form at reserved photo place

If you had any cosmetic surgery, please declare it.

Not damaged (torn out pages, water damaged, or unreadable ID page, etc )

 

5. Flight Booking Confirmation

* Flight booking confirmation is required - the married couple (husband and wife) must take the same flight on the same day and enter Japan together.

Please provide ALL the destination flight booking confirmations.

(One way). Eg. If you travel from Sydney to US first, and from US to Japan, all these flight details are required.

We do NOT require any payment of the flights as we cannot guarantee if your visa

will be granted. It is your own responsibility to purchase or pay.

Full flight details should be from an accredited travel agent or airline.

Your full name is shown as a passenger in the flight details.

 

6. Japanese Spouse's Family Register ( Koseki Tohon )

 

Must be original

Must be issued within 3 months

Must show the registered marriage

 

7. Photo copy of Spouse's Japanese Passport

ID page

 

Does not have to be certified

 

 

8. Letter of Guarantee of Your Spouse's Parent or from Your Spouse's Employer in Japan (either Japanese or English).

* Letter of Guarantee (in English) / Letter of Guarantee (in Japanese)

 
 

Letter must be original(Scanned letters/photo copies are NOT acceptable.)

 

9. Letter of Invitation of Your Spouse's Parent or from Your Spouse's Employer in Japan (either Japanese or English).

* Letter of Invitation (in English) / Letter of Invitation (in Japanese)

 

Letter must be original(Scanned letters/photo copies are NOT acceptable.)

 

10. Proof of Financial Capability of Guarantor

Document must be official issued by government such as

 

Income certificate

 

Tax payment showing annual income

 


11. Residence certificate (Juminhyo) of Guarantor

Must be issued within 3 months

 

 

 
   NOTE   
 

* Additional documents may be required if necessary.

* The minimum assessment time is 5 working days.
    It generally takes longer if additional documents are required for further assessment.

* There is NO priority processing service.

* Visas are valid for 3 months from the date of issue.

* Telephone assistance is available if you need further information on 02-9250-1000 Monday-Friday.
            10:00am-12:00pm or 3:00pm-5:00pm

* NO inquiries can be made by email.

* Documents submitted with the application will NOT be returned.

 

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