Make your dream of flying to "The Land of Rising Sun" come true!!!


Make your dream of flying to "The Land of Rising Sun" come true!!!

Are you dreaming of flying to Japan and giving a limelight to your career? Do you want to pursue your higher studies in one of the world’s most advanced nations, but feeling lost?

Don’t worry! I am having the best of solutions to all of your problems. Moving to any nation has become comparatively easy nowadays. If you are planning to study in Japan, you need to first get a visa for this purpose.
“VISA”, upon hearing this word, questions may hit your mind as to what is the procedure of applying a visa to study in Japan. Hold on! Just sit back and relax!

The Japanese student visa is a long-term visa which is accepted by Japanese educational institutions of all categories such as universities, schools and vocational institutions. For making your dream of pursuing your further studies in Japan come true, you will have to get a Japan student visa at the foremost.

Japan has a policy of visa exemption for the citizens of several countries. But the exemption is only for short-term purposes such as tourism and business-purpose visits.

Here is the list of requirements for the application of student visa in Japan:

For the application of student visa, you will have the requirement of several documents that support your application. The documents required for the Japanese Student Visa application are:

  • First, download the Student Visa Application Form 
  • Keep your valid passport along with photocopies with it handy
  • Passport-sized photographs with the following specifications:
    1. Dimensions: 4cm*3cm
    2. Photographs should be clicked recently
    3. The background should be plain white without any patterns and shadows
    4. You must be starting straight ahead with a neutral facial expression
    5. Your face has to be fully visible
    6. The picture must be of good quality (focused, clear and sharp)
  • A certificate of eligibility
  • A letter of admission into the Japanese educational institution, indicating the duration and details of the course
  • Previous academic and/or professional qualifications
  • A proof thar you can meet the financial requirements for the duration of your coursework in Japan. The financial requirement for a Japanese Student Visa is about 2million a year. This can be shown by you through:
    1. Bank/Income Statements
    2. Proof of Scholarship
    3. Proof of Financial Aid
    4. Letter of Sponsorship (if any)
    5. Letter of Invitation and Letter of Guarantee issued from the educational institution (if required)
    6. A cover letter stating the reason for travel.
    7. Send these documents to your school so that they can apply for the Certificate of Eligibility

How to apply for a Japan Student Visa?
The process of application for Student Visa is divided into two parts:

  • Obtaining the Certificate of Eligibility
  • Submitting the Japan Student Visa application


Obtaining the Certificate of Eligibility:
For obtaining the COE you must send your required documents to the school beforehand, because the school remains responsible for getting you the COE. The purpose of the COE is to support the actual visa application process. The COE is merely a prerequisite. The process of application of the COE takes between one to three months.

After you receive the COE from your school, you will have to follow the below mentioned steps:

  • Contact a Japanese Embassy/Consulate or visa application agency near you.
  • Keep the required documents for your visa handy.
  • Submit the application either directly at the Consulate/Embassy or at the visa application agency. If the Consulate/Embassy considers it necessary, you may also have to go back for an interview or to submit additional documents.

How long does it take to process a Japan Student Visa?
The application process may take between 5-10 working days. However, the application to receive the COE can take up to three months.

What is the duration of the Japan Student Visa?
The Japan Student Visa is issued for the following durations:

  • 6 months
  • 1 year
  • 1 year and 3 months
  • 2 years
  • 2 years and 3 months

However, regardless of the duration of your duration of the visa, you can apply for an extension of your stay before the visa expires.

How much is the Visa Fee?

  • Single Entry Visa: 3,000 Yen
  • Dual entry or Multiple entry Visa: 6,000 Yen
  • Transit Visa: 700 Yen
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