Visa Required Document Details
Certificate of Eligibility
Most of the applicants who wish to enter Japan under the categories of Employment/Working, General or Specified visas should obtain, in principle, a Certificate of Eligibility.
The Certificate of Eligibility is a document issued by the Ministry of Justice in Japan. In order to obtain a Certificate of Eligibility, you are required to have a sponsor in Japan such as an employer, a school, relative etc. The sponsor in Japan must contact the local Immigration Office in order to apply for your Certificate. Once this has been issued, the certificate will be sent to you and you are then able to apply for a visa with the required documents listed below.
The application for the Certificate of Eligibility is free of charge and generally it takes up to 3 months to process.
Requried documents for applicants holding Certificate of Eligibility
1. A valid passport with at least 2 spread blank visa pages
☆ Additional documents may be required if necessary.
☆ There is NO priority processing service. Therefore, early preparation for visa applications is highly recommended.
The Certificate of Eligibility should be submitted to an Immigration Inspector with a valid visa for landing permission at the port of entry, and shall cease to be valid if the application for landing permission is not filed within three months from the date of issue.
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