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Certificate of Eligibility

Lenshi

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Hi! Does somebody has the knowledge of how to obtain a Certificate of Eligibility? I want to bring my 8 year old daughter with me when I go to Japan to live with my spouse, a Japanese national I married last year. I am just worried if I can be allowed to bring my child even if she is of not my spouse's daughter. And what are the possibilities do I have to expect.
 

Half-n-Half

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Hello Lenshi, I think what you are looking for is the CoE under "Spouse or child of a Japanese national, Permanent resident, etc."
The CoE is here: http://www.moj.go.jp/content/000052355.pdf
And here is some general information: Application for Certificate of Eligibility

I'm not sure if your daughter also qualifies, but if she is on your spouse's family registry then I think your daughter can apply under the same CoE. If not, I am unsure and maybe she would qualify as a dependent: http://www.moj.go.jp/content/000052354.pdf

But in either case I would have your spouse ask about it at the local immigration office. They can help you with finding the proper CoE and visa status.
 
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