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Will be in Japan with Work visa; need to get wife dependent visa.

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I've read a bit about getting a dependent visa for my spouse if I'm working in Japan (with a work visa), but the specifics are a bit unclear to me.

What type of proof do I need to show for income or assurance that I can support said dependent in order to obtain the dependent visa for my wife? Is it a bank statement? Paychecks? Just a signature? Can someone other than me be some type of guarantor? If it's money I have to show, what amount are we talking?

Basically any relevant information here is appreciated.

Thanks all.
 

Mike Cash

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Your employer may already have experience with this sort of thing and be well prepared to assist. Have you checked with them?
 

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Let me be more clear: I have two potential jobs (one teaching English, one in the professional field of IT), but I don't want to commit to anything unless I know in advance I'd be able to bring my spouse with a dependent visa. I suppose I could inquire through the workplace(s), but I don't want that to be looked on negatively.

I know for a student visa you'd have to show proof of income or funds, I'm assuming it's the same for a dependent visa, but I'm trying to pin down some more clear documented requirements. Maybe I could call the Japanese embassy...
 

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Others in both fields have easily gotten dependent visas for their spouses. Don't worry.

Here is the form for their certificate of eligibility
http://www.moj.go.jp/content/000103474.pdf
Here are the docs you must provide.
Immigration Procedures Guidebook

As Mike wrote, talk to your employer to get a doc certifying your income. Done deal.

I suppose I could inquire through the workplace(s), but I don't want that to be looked on negatively.
Why would it?
 
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