A certificate of eligibility is not necessary to obtain a Temporary Visitor visa.
There are many countries/regions with which Japan has bilateral agreements which waive the need to obtain a Temporary Visitor visa for a short-term stay.
Please inquire at the Japanese Embassy/Consulate in your home country about this requirement.
The Ministy of Foreign Affairs of Japan –Guide to Japanese Visas
The international students/researchers should go the immigration bureau in your region to apply for
a “Certificate of Eligibility (Dependent)” on behalf of your family members. After receiving the
Certificate of Eligibility for each family member, send them to your family. Your family should the
bring the Certificate of Eligibility along with the other necessary documents to the Japanese
Embassy/Consulate in their country to apply for the “Dependent” visa.
The eligibility of this certificate must be spouse and children only. For parents or siblings, please refer to the Temporary Visitor visa.
Notice:The International Service Office cannot process family documents once the international student and researcher have already entered Japan.
|Place to Apply
|The City/Ward Office
In cases where the parent is enrolled in Japan’s National Health Insurance
Japanese National/Employee’s Health Insurance subscribers are eligible for discounts on medical expenses for hospitalization and check-ups for children. The qualifying age of the child and the amount of the allowance vary depending on the municipal government concerned.
Those who have registered their place of residence at the local City/Ward office and who are raising a third grade junior high school child or younger will qualify for child allowance.
Please contact your home country’s embassy/consulate in Japan to obtain a passport for the child within thirty days after birth.
Embassies/Consulates in Japan: https://www.mofa.go.jp/about/emb_cons/protocol/a-h.html
If your child will reside in Japan for more than sixty days after birth,
you are required to apply for the status of residence of “Dependent” for the child at the immigration bureau within thirty days after birth.