When you gain an education from a Japanese educational institution, the visa is Student visa in general. Applicants who wish to study for long-term need to acquire this visa.
Time of starting a course
The starting date is only 4 times a year; January, April, July, and October.
Also, please note the procedure takes long time to acquire the visa.
Regarding the necessary documents and procedure, please see here.
It is permitted to have a part-time job up to 4 hours a day. As the main purpose of this visa is study, your attendance rate should not be below 80%.
When you are going to study over 1 year, you need to apply for a National Health Insurance.
The list of necessary documents ( Student visa )
- Student visa application form ( School format )
- Personal record ( School format )
- Letter of paying expenses ( School format )
- Final school diploma
- Passport copy ( Photo page and Japan entry stamp pages )
- Your face photos <6 photos> Size : 4cm X 3cm ( Passport photo size )
- Your Guarantor’s bank balance certificate ( Need more than 1,600,000yen )
- Your Guarantor’s employment certificate
- Your Guarantor’s tax certificate ( Annual income must be written on it )
- Relationship certificate between you and your guarantor ( Birth certificate, Resident certificate and so on )
※ Depending on the circumstances, more documents may be required
※ It is not possible to download 1.2.3. on the school Wwb site. Therefore, please contact us using the inquiry form at first found below.
Procedures for applicants who need Student Visa
|Procedure||Starting dates & deadline|
|Send necessary documents and processing fee to our institute. We will stop recruiting when maximum class numbers are reached||Aug ～ Oct||Jan ～ Feb||Mar ～ Apr||July～Aug|
|We translate and check all the documents you sent to us||Oct ～ Nov||Feb ～ Mar||Apr ～ May||Aug ～Sep|
|We hand your documents into Immigration Office in Japan||End of Nov||Mid of Mar||End of May||Mid of Sep.|
|Immigration Office checks your documents||Dec ～ Feb||Mar ～ May||May ～ Aug||Sep ～ Nov|
|When your documents are confirmed by Immigration Office, a Certificate of Eligibility (Permission from Japanese Government to be granted a Student visa) is issued||End of Feb||End of May||End of Aug.||End of Nov.|
|We invoice the rest of the fees (Registration fee and Tuition for 1 year, Maintenance fee & Social Activity fee)||End of Feb||End of May||End of Aug||End of Nov|
|Applicants remit the invoiced fee to our bank account||Beg of Mar||Beg of Jun||Beg of Sep||Beg of Dec|
|After confirmation of payment, we send the Admission Certificate and the Certificate of Eligibility to you||Mid of Mar||Beg of Jun||Mid of Sep||Mid of Dec|
|Applicants hand in the documents to apply for the visa at Japanese embassy||Mid of Mar||Mid of Jun||Mid of Sep||Mid of Dec|
|depart to Japan||Beg of Apr||Beg of July||Beg of Oct||Beg of Jan|