Foreign nationals who wish to enter Japan must first obtain an appropriate visa. The type of visa required depends on the holder’s status of residence, which is determined according to the holder’s activities while in Japan. When applying for a visa, it is highly recommended to obtain the required Certificate of Eligibility (CoE) issued by the Immigration Services Agency of Japan in advance (excluding persons who only intend to stay for a short period of time).
The Kyoto University International Service Office (KUISO) can act as a proxy for CoE applications for the following types of residence status: “Professor,” “Cultural Activities,” “Student,” and “Dependent.” You can confirm which type of residence status you require here.
The procedures for a proxy application for a Certificate of Eligibility are detailed below.
Note: the applicant cannot make the application request to KUISO themselves.
Note: please be sure to check that the email from KUSIO is not redirected to your spam folder.
The following are some points to note when applying for a Certificate of Eligibility.