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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  1. 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

  2. 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?

  3. 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?

  4. 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?

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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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  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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!
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  13. 269
    karun bhandari said (27 December 2014 at 7:52 pm)

    hi my sister puja studies in japan okinawa from last 3 month and she wants to apply for her dependent visa for her husband . Please provide me essential process required for obtaining dependent visa of student in japan.

  14. 270
    Dinkar said (7 January 2015 at 6:26 pm)

    hi this is dinkar from Nepal.its been 2 yr already my wife been there.she want me as soon as possible.what can be the best way I be with my life

  15. 271
    Dinkar said (7 January 2015 at 6:27 pm)

    hi this is dinkar from Nepal.its been 2 yr already my wife been there.she want me as soon as possible.what can be the best way I be with my life

  16. 272
    hira kumar said (9 January 2015 at 12:12 am)

    can i try if my wife apply student visa and i apply dependent visa

  17. 273
    bisha kumar lama said (17 January 2015 at 12:12 pm)

    hi i am bishal i havebeen working in qatar my wife is in japan for studay she is styaing all most 1 years .she want to be bring me in japan …could u tel me what is prosess? for deependiong

  18. 274
    anil said (18 February 2015 at 8:01 am)

    my name is anil 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… Thank u…

  19. 275
    K C Uttam said (18 March 2015 at 12:57 pm)

    hi..my brother is in sendai japan and he is there seems 6 months and i want to know that can i apply visa for his dependent or not plz help me..

  20. 276
    jhamka magar said (10 April 2015 at 1:34 pm)

    Hi sir/maam

    my name is jhamka magar and i’m from nepal my wife said to me i want go to japan for studying.its possible i also can go japan with my wife in dependent visa.i’m unknown about this please kindly inform to me…

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