International Support Office

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Ministry of Justice:COVID-19 related News ( Link )

●Information about status of residence
Application for residence and Daily life support for foreign nationals
Handling of Application for Certificate of Eligibility 

【Difficulty returning to their home country】
 ➡ Handling of foreign nationals who have difficulty returning to their home country or other country <June26,2020>
    ➡Handling of residency applications from mid-to-long-term residents and former mid-to-long-term residents who have difficulty returning to their home country due to the impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) < May20,2020 >
【Planning to enter Japan】
   ➡ Handling of foreign nationals planning to enter Japan <June26,2020>  
 ➡ New handling regarding the period of validity of the certificate of eligibility <June26,2020>
   ➡ Application for a certificate of eligibility 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 <June26,2020>
●Information about entry from abroad
Regarding refusal of landing to prevent the spread of COVID-19 
●Information about life support for foreign nationals
A daily life support portal for foreign nationals                             


For international researchers:From arrival in Japan to returning home 


Proxy application for Certificate of Eligibility

Support for international researchers

  • Proxy application for the issue of a Certificate of Eligibility for international teaching staff, researchers, and family members
  • Support for immigration-related procedures during stay in Japan and for obtaining visas for countries to be visited during overseas travel
  • Consultation services for international teaching staff, researchers and their families, international students and their families
  • Response to inquiries from overseas and domestic institutions (universities, research laboratories, city office, etc.) and individuals concerning international exchange services, system for accepting international teaching staff and researchers, and immigration-related services
  • Promotion of mutual exchanges for international teaching staff, researchers, international students and their families, and activities for experiencing Japanese culture
  • Japanese language support through lessons con-ducted by volunteer international exchange group “Niji-no-kai (Rainbow Association),”
  • Issue of handbooks for international researchers


【Professor, Cultural Activities, Dependent】

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