Dependent Visa

There has been some discussion in the Visa eligibility section about whether you are allowed to work if you have a dependent visa. The answer is that you can, but only if you apply for permission and get a work permit.

Live and Work in Japan

It’s a bit confusing, because the Ministry of Foreign Affaris website (under Types and Categories of Visa) says that you may not work on a dependent visa.

Under the “Statuses of residence for engaging in specified activities in Japan”, there are three categories:
(a) Statuses of residence permitting work
(b) Statuses of residence not permitting work
(c) Whether work is permitted or not depends on the contents of individual permits

Dependent visa is listed in the category of “(b) Statuses of residence not permitting work”. This seems pretty clear-cut — you can’t work if you are a dependent. The activities you may carry out are “Daily living activities on the part of the spouse or unmarried minor child of those who stay in Japan with a status of residence mentioned in Table (a) (excluding Diplomat and Official) or with a Cultural Activities or College Student status of residence.”

However, a few people have commented (special thanks to Bryet and Mark) that it is possible to get a work permit, which allows you to work with restrictions (e.g. the type of job or the hours you can work). You should apply to the immigration department if you need more information on this.

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268 comments on “Dependent Visa”

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  1. 249
    Rupa Maharjan said (31 August 2013 at 9:34 am)

    Hi , i am rupa i am going to university in japan so i want to take my husband with me please kindly tell me the procedure for it and if he can do job there.

  2. 250
    Rupa Maharjan said (31 August 2013 at 9:38 am)

    Hi , i am rupa i want to take my husband with me as i am going for study please kindly tell me the procedure for it and if he can getjob there.

  3. 251
    zafarahmad said (18 September 2013 at 8:37 pm)

    hi, i want to see diseny land in tokyo japan so what can i do and what is requrment for family visa

  4. 252
    perera said (23 November 2013 at 3:53 am)

    hello,
    my husband is studying in japan since 4 years.he is going senmon gakko in japan & this is my third time visiting my husband for 90 days.but i have 42 more days left to stay in japan.can i apply for a dependent visa?please tell me what are the necessary documents that i need to prepare? thank u very much.

  5. 253
    abegail nacua said (15 March 2014 at 2:53 pm)

    Hi my name is abegail my sister in law wants to get me in japan she is already a japanese citizen she wants me to become a baby sitter for her children because she has s work is there any possibilities for her to get? Pls answer

    Thank you…

  6. 254
    Surya said (26 March 2014 at 5:58 am)

    Hi i have been studying in japan from 15 months as a japanese language school. Just now i had finished that school and joined senmon gakkau. I have marrid in my country so now can i able to apply for dependent visa for my wife in japan? If not then what time should i wait for apply for that visa?

  7. 255
    shivraj bisht said (7 May 2014 at 5:56 pm)

    hi
    pleag help me
    i am electrical engineering student .
    i want to apply for job in japan.
    plg inform me what is the exam. name , for job appling japan .

  8. 256
    Christiane said (13 June 2014 at 8:45 pm)

    Sir/ Maam, I need your help to find a solution about my situation, I have a 5 years old daughter who is a 4th degree in a Japanese.We are leaving now in Mindanao, i dont know what to do cause our visa is already expired 2 years now. Do we have a change to go back in Japan? Please help me. Thank you and I hope to hear your response soon my number is 09192513166.

  9. 257
    Janet said (29 July 2014 at 4:34 pm)

    Hi, i am student in japan i still have 3 years in here, i want to bring my husband from nepal the fast is posible, how can i do it? How muh time is necessary?
    Please i need help

  10. 258
    kunzang said (3 August 2014 at 3:36 pm)

    hi i have been japan to 3 mnths now in a student visa how long i have to wait to call my husband fo dependent visa??what are the process?

  11. 259
    kunzang said (3 August 2014 at 3:45 pm)

    hi i have been japan to 3 mnths now in a student visa how long i have to wait to call my husband for dependent visa??what are the process?

  12. 260
    pragati said (4 September 2014 at 4:07 am)

    Hello
    I am pragati and i am from nepal
    My husband is in japan and he went japan in student visa
    he lives in haijima
    and he has completed his 1yrs in senmon gakko
    So how long i have to wait for dependent visa?
    And what are the process?

  13. 261
    Raju lama said (24 September 2014 at 6:37 am)

    respected sir/madam

    my name is Raju lama and i am from nepal my wife is in japan from last 1 year she is in tokyo studying in gakku she want me there with her so how can i apply for dependent visa and what will be tha process required for it i am unknown for it so please kindly inform me

  14. 262
    Raju said (5 October 2014 at 12:04 am)

    my name is Raju and i am from nepal my wife is in japan from last 1 year she is in tokyo studying in gakku she want me there with her so how can i apply for dependent visa and what will be tha process required for it i am unknown for it so please kindly inform me

  15. 263
    Rashmila said (10 October 2014 at 9:36 pm)

    Hello dear sir/ madam

    My name is Rashmila and i am from nepal.My husband is in japan and he went japan in student visa and he has completed his 1yrs in senmon.So how long i have to wait for dependent visa?
    And what are the process?
    so please kindly inform me

  16. 264
    Rashmila said (10 October 2014 at 9:38 pm)

    Hello dear sir/ madam

    My name is Rashmila and i am from nepal. My husband is in japan and he went japan in student visa and he has completed his 1 yrs in sermon.So how long i have to wait for dependent visa?
    And what are the process?
    so please kindly inform me

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  18. 266
    prami said (8 November 2014 at 4:15 am)

    Hi, This is pramila. My husband he is in japan in yokohama kanagawa as a student since 11months. And i’m here in israel. He would like me to be there with him . Is it possible? If yes. What will be the process for required for it. So, please kindly inform me. Thank you.

  19. 267
    Jaganath said (2 December 2014 at 3:53 pm)

    Respected Sir/Madam,
    This is Jaganath from Nepal my wife is in japan in Niighata as a student since 1 year, she would like to me there with her. Is it possible? If yes, what will be the Process be for required it. So please kindly inform me. Thank you.

  20. 268
    Sanju said (19 December 2014 at 9:33 pm)

    Hi this is Sanju. My husband is an information technology student in Tokyo Japan. He is about to complete his first year in Senmon. Am I eligible to apply for dependent visa. If yes, what would be the process.
    Thanks!
    Sincerely yours.

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