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 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.
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