Inviting your family or friends for a visit
If your stay is 90 days or less:
If you come to Japan from any of the visa waiver countries/regions, you are not required to apply beforehand for a Temporary Visitor Visa. If you come to Japan from any country other than the visa waiver countries/regions, please obtain a Temporary Visitor Visa to come to Japan. For more details, please refer to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan website.
Temporary Visitor Visa waiver countries/regions: the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan website
Countries/regions other than the above countries/regions: the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan website
Note: If you apply for a Temporary Visitor Visa, our University cannot act as your guarantor. Also, we cannot make a referral to a guarantor.
If your stay is more than 90 days:
If you want to bring your dependents (spouse/child) to Japan, please obtain a Dependent Visa from a Japanese embassy or consulate to bring them to Japan. Please note that you cannot bring your parents or siblings.
For application for a Dependent Visa, a Certificate of Eligibility issued by the Ministry of Justice is required. International students residing in Japan can apply for a Certificate of Eligibility at the Immigration Services Agency of Japan on behalf of their family members that will come to Japan. For more details, please refer to the Ministry of Justice website.
Application for the Certificate of Eligibility: Ministry of Justice website