Certificate of Eligibility / 在留資格認定証明書

Certificate of Eligibility / 在留資格認定証明書

The Immigration Services Agency of Japan announced on June 26, 2020 some changes regarding application for a certificate of eligibility (COE) for (1) foreign nationals whose period of stay expired while outside of Japan and before re-entering and (2) foreign nationals whose certificate of eligibility has expired.
Kindly find the following links for details.


新型コロナウイルス感染症の感染拡大の影響に伴う在留資格認定証明書の取扱い等に
ついて
(in Japanese)
在留資格認定証明書の有効期間に係る新たな取扱いについて(in Japanese)
New handling regarding the period of validity of the certificate of eligibility(in English)

TMDU could act as proxy for a “Certificate of Eligibility (COE)” at the Japanese Immigration Bureau upon request. The Foreign Student Support Unit will inform new students of the necessary steps to obtain their student visa.
 
  • Certificate of Eligibility (COE) Application (for Students, Part 1-3)v20210512
  • SAMPLE_English_Certificate of Eligibility
  • SAMPLE_Japanese_Certificate of Eligibility
  • NOTE: TMDU will not apply on your behalf for a COE regarding visa status other than “Student.”
     
    Steps for obtaining a “Student” visa
    Japanese Embassy or Consulate in your home country
    ↓【6】Issue a “Student” visa ↑【5】Apply for a Student visa
    ★Applicant (Student)
    ↓【1】Send all necessary documents to apply for a COE ↑【4】Send a COE to your home country
    TMDU (or other Proxy)
    ↓【2】Apply for a COE ↑【3】Issue a COE
    Japanese Immigration Bureau