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 or consulate of your country. You can find a list of Japanese embassies here. General information on Japanese visa issues is found on Japan’s Immigration Bureau website.
Citizens of one of the over 50 countries, with which Japan has a visa exemption arrangement, can enter Japan without a visa for a maximum period of 90 days. However, all foreign students need a student visa in order to study in Japan. Working on a student visa is prohibited.
To obtain student visa to Japan, you must 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.
The Japanese student visa is a single-entry visa. Please note that you must enter Japan within 3 months from the issue date of the Certificate of Eligibility.
Required documents for a Japanese student visa:
- One visa application form, filled and signed
- A copy of the identification page of your valid passport
- One passport sized photograph (taken within last 6 months
- The original Certificate of Eligibility
- One photocopy of the Certificate of Eligibility
The correct visa application procedures and prices vary between different countries and currencies. Please contact your nearest Japanese embassy or consulate for more detailed information.