Entertainer Visa

2020/12/17

Entertainer Visa

Members of rock bands or similar groups, including non-performing members accompanying the group (e.g. tour managers, sound technicians, etc.), must obtain a Certificate of Eligibility to apply for a visa. Entertainers who are traveling to Japan to dance must also obtain a Certificate of Eligibility to apply for a visa. Classical musicians, members of symphony orchestras, theatre groups, opera singers, professional sportsmen or women (golfers, tennis players surfers, etc.) , professional car racers and motor bike riders (including non-performing members accompanying the racers or riders such as car mechanics, trainers, etc.) who have been invited to Japan either to perform publicly for remuneration or to participate in a competition must also obtain visas. These applicants, however, may, in the place of a Certificate of Eligibility, present the following documents to apply for a visa.


Note: If an applicant is unsure as to what category he/she falls under, the applicant should contact the visa section directly to save time and avoid confusion.

 

Activities authorised to engage in:
Theatrical performances, musical performances, sports, or any other show business (excluding the activities described under Investor/Business Manager visas).

 

Period of stay: 15 days, 3 months, 6 months, or 1 year

An applicant must either obtain a Certificate of Eligibility or read "Entertainer Visa Application WITHOUT Certificate of Eligibility " below for an alternative procedure.

 
Certificate of Eligibility (COE)

COE

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.

 

*The Certificate of Eligibility should be submitted to an Immigration Inspector with a valid visa for landing permission at the port of entry in Japan,
and shall cease to be valid if the application for landing permission is not filed within three months from the date of issue.

 

Required Documents
*Please do NOT staple any document together and please use paper clips instead.

 

Entertainer Visa Application WITH Certificate of Eligibility

 

1. Passport

Valid until the trip to Japan and return is completed to Australia

Signed by the bearer

Not damaged (torn out pages, water damaged, or unreadable ID page, etc )

At least 2 spread blank visa pages

* If your passport is damaged or there is no spread blank page, please renew it beforehand.

If your current Australian visa is linked to your previous passport, please bring it as well.

 

2. Australian Visa (VEVO)(Not applicable to Australian citizens)

Access to VEVO website and bring the printed VEVO information

as your latest visa status please.

* Visa "Grant Notice" is NOT acceptable. Only the latest VEVO information is acceptable.

Valid until the trip to Japan and return is completed to Australia.

If your current Australian visa is linked to your previous passport, please bring it as well.

If you hold a PR visa, please ensure that the Re-entry permit still is valid until the trip to Japan

    and return is completed to Australia. If not, please renew it beforehand.

If you hold a Bridging visa “A”, you need to change it to Bridging visa “B” beforehand.

If you hold a tourist/visitor visa, we CANNOT accept your application.

Please apply for a Japanese visa in your home country.

 

3. Visa Application Form

Please download and print the Visa Application Form.

Checked the Visa Application Writing Sample.

Please complete the form by filling ALL THE LINES without any left blank (See Sample writing).

If no information is applicable for the question, please put N/A or No (See Sample writing).

Your signature must be the same as on your passport.

Please do NOT staple the application forms together.

 

4. Passport Photo x 1

Size :4.5cm x 3.5cm (Australian Passport Photo Size), 4.5cm x 4.5cm or 2 in x 2 in

Must be taken within the last 6 months

Must be glued (not stapled) on the form at reserved photo place

If you had any cosmetic surgery, please declare it.

Not damaged (torn out pages, water damaged, or unreadable ID page, etc )

 

5.Certificate of Eligibility (COE)

COE

Must be original

 
 
 

Entertainer Visa Application WITHOUT Certificate of Eligibility

 

1. Passport

Valid until the trip to Japan and return is completed to Australia

Signed by the bearer

Not damaged (torn out pages, water damaged, or unreadable ID page, etc )

At least 2 spread blank visa pages

* If your passport is damaged or there is no spread blank page, please renew it beforehand.

If your current Australian visa is linked to your previous passport, please bring it as well.

 

2. Australian Visa(VEVO) (Not applicable to Australian citizens)

Access to VEVO website and bring the printed VEVO information

as your latest visa status please.

* Visa "Grant Notice" is NOT acceptable. Only the latest VEVO information is acceptable.

Valid until the trip to Japan and return is completed to Australia.

If your current Australian visa is linked to your previous passport, please bring it as well.

If you hold a PR visa, please ensure that the Re-entry permit still is valid

until the trip to Japan and return is completed to Australia. If not, please renew it beforehand.

If you hold a Bridging visa “A”, you need to change it to Bridging visa “B” beforehand.

If you hold a tourist/visitor visa, we CANNOT accept your application.

Please apply for a Japanese visa in your home country.

 

3. Visa Application Form

Please download and print the Visa Application Form.

Checked the Visa Application Writing Sample.

Please complete the form by filling ALL THE LINES without any left blank

(See Sample writing).

If no information is applicable for the question, please put N/A or No (See Sample writing).

Your signature must be the same as on your passport.

Please do NOT staple the application forms together.

 

4. Passport Photo x 1

Size :4.5cm x 3.5cm (Australian Passport Photo Size), 4.5cm x 4.5cm or 2 in x 2 in

Must be taken within the last 6 months

Must be glued (not stapled) on the form at reserved photo place

If you had any cosmetic surgery, please declare it.

Not damaged (torn out pages, water damaged, or unreadable ID page, etc )

 

5. Flight Booking Confirmation

Please provide ALL the destination flight booking confirmations.

Eg. If you travel from Sydney to US first, US to Japan, and return flight from Japan to Thailand, Thailand to Sydney.

All the flight details are required.

We do NOT require any payment of the flights as we cannot guarantee if your visa

will be granted. It is your own responsibility to purchase or pay.

Full flight details should be from an accredited travel agent or airline.

Make sure that the confirmation including flight details and your full name as a passenger

If you will not come back to Sydney, please provide a typed explanation letter about the reason.

 

6. Contract of Employment

 

7. Letter of Invitation from Japan

 

Letter on the official company letterhead

* Letter must include the following information

Nature of the trip

Must be prepared by a responsible person in the company

Must be singed by the responsible person (with Company seal if applicable)

Schedule

Length of stay

Letter must be original(a scanned letter is NOT acceptable.)

 

8. Letter of Guarantee from the Promoter / Agent in Japan

 

Letter on the official company letterhead

* Letter must include the following information

Nature of the trip

Must be prepared by a responsible person in the company

Must be singed by the responsible person (with Company seal if applicable)

Schedule

Length of stay

Letter must be original(a scanned letter is NOT acceptable.)

 

9. Company Information about the Promoter / Agent in Japan

 

Information about the business operation in Japan

Transcript of corporate registration

Certificate of payment of corporate tax

Balance sheet and profit & loss statement

Documents must be original(The photo copies are NOT acceptable.)

 

10. Schedule of Performance in Japan

 

 

 

11. List of All Visa Applicants

 

 

 
   NOTE   

* The personal representative like a family member may apply for a visa on behalf with the original power of attorney/authorisation letter from the applicant. As long as the letter clearly mentions that the representative applies for him/her and collects his/her passport when the assessment is completed, the applicant does not have to come to our office in person. But the original letter must be submitted with the visa required documents together when applying and the personal representative must bring the own valid photo ID. *For the child’s visa application, the power of attorney is not required if the parent applies for him/her.
Example:The husband comes to our office in person to apply for his and his wife’s visas, and he brings the power of attorney from his wife. When the assessment is done, he may collect his and her passports together.

 

* Additional documents may be required if necessary.

* The minimum assessment time is 5 working days.
    It generally takes longer if additional documents are required for further assessment.

* There is NO priority processing service.

* Visas are valid for 3 months from the date of issue.

* Telephone assistance is available if you need further information on 02-9250-1000 Monday-Friday.
            10:00am-12:00pm or 3:00pm-5:00pm

* Documents submitted with the application will NOT be returned.

 

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