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Certificate of Eligibility and Visas

Certificate of Eligibility and Visas

To apply for a visa to study at Dokkyo University, international students must have a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) issued by the Ministry of Justice of Japan.

To obtain a COE, you must submit to Dokkyo University your Application for Certificate of Eligibility (a form designated by the Ministry of Justice of Japan) together with your other application documents. Upon approval of your admission to Dokkyo University, we will apply for a COE from the Tokyo Regional Immigration Services Bureau on your behalf. It normally takes about two months for a COE to be issued.

As soon as we receive the COE from the Tokyo Regional Immigration Services Bureau, we will send it to your home university by registered express mail.

In general, you will need to have the following when you apply for a visa at the local Japanese Embassy or Consulate.

1) Valid passport
2) Visa application form from the Japanese Embassy or Consulate
3) Certificate of Eligibility (original document and one copy)
4) One photograph
5) Other documents, as needed (depending on the nationality of the applicant)

Please be sure to visit the Consular Office website to confirm in advance the documents that you will require for your visa application and then bring all of them to the Consular Office in person.