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.
New handling regarding the period of validity of the certificate of eligibility(in English)
|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|
|↓【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|