Japan – Visa

Please note that the visa application process and the list of the required documents may change at any time. Make sure to get the latest information on the visa regulations directly from the Japanese embassy in your home country. Getting a visa to a foreign country should never be taken for granted and cannot be guaranteed by Asia Exchange in any way. Please also refer to our terms and conditions.

Student Visa for Japan

Please check the latest visa instructions on the website of the Japanese embassy of your country. You can find a list of Japanese embassies here.

To obtain student visa to Japan, you should first obtain a Certificate of Eligibility. The Certificate of Eligibility is issued by the Ministry of Justice in Japan, and it will help you to process your visa in a shorter period of time. To obtain a Certificate of Eligibility, Otemon Gakuin University will contact the local immigration office and make an application on your behalf, but before that you should have supplied Otemon Gakuin University with all the required documents on the application.

After Otemon Gakuin University finishes your Certificate of Eligibility, we will send the original certificate to you. After you receive your certificate, please bring it to the closest Japanese Embassy or Consulate with the following documents* for your visa application:

  1. Valid passport
  2. One visa application form, filled and signed
  3. One passport sized photograph (taken within last 6 months)
  4. Original Certificate of Eligibility
  5. One photocopy of Certificate of Eligibility

Please take note that Otemon Gakuin University does not allow students to do traveling before and after the period of study at Otemon Gakuin University. If you wish to stay longer in Japan for traveling purposes after the semester, please obtain a “Short-term Stay” visa by yourself.

*Please check the list of required documents on the website of the Japanese embassy of your country


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