After we have determined the school that best suits your purpose, goals and preferences, we will fill out the application forms and gather your supporting documents.
We will then apply to the school on your behalf and clear their questions. The school will apply to Japanese Immigration.
Once approved, the school will receive your Certificate of Eligibility (COE). This takes several months. You will then receive an invoice from the school to pay your tuition and other fees.
Once you pay the invoice, the school will mail you your COE along with an Official Letter of Acceptance. You will then go to your nearest Japanese embassy or consulate with the original COE, visa application form, photos and valid passport. This process takes about three to seven days.
After you pick up your passport at the embassy or consulate, which will contain a stamp and your student visa, you will be able to enter Japan within the timeframe specified on the visa itself.
Get a Residence card (zairyu card) and a passport with a Landing Permission stamp at airports. If you enter Japan via the airports which are not listed below (*), a Residence card is sent to your accommodation after residence registration.
Decide where you live, if you haven’t already.
Register the residence address at the municipal office with a Residence card or a passport with a Landing Permission stamp.
Get your social security and tax number (called “My Number”) which are sent to you after your residence registration.
* Airports where you can get a Residence card include: