Can I Bring a Dependent on a Japanese Language School Student Visa?
August 9, 2023
No. Language schools are not considered higher education. Thus, students at Japanese language schools are not eligible to bring dependents (e.g., family members, children, a spouse) into Japan under the dependent visa. There is no exception to this rule.
Immigration only grants dependent visas to children if their parent’s visa allows them to apply. Your child’s school might support an exchange program with a school in Japan to set up a visa or a private international school may consider sponsoring them, but these scenarios are very unlikely.