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February 17, 2021

How long is my Certificate of Eligibility valid for?

Hello everyone!

Did you know that the Certificate of Eligibility to enter Japan has a validity period?
Usually, it is “3 months”.

“I am unable to enter Japan because of the COVID-related entry restrictions, and my Certificate of Eligibility is about to expire… what should I do? “

I think many of you are wondering what to do!

Here’s what to do!
The Immigration and Naturalization Service (Immigration and Naturalization Service) has announced a new policy regarding the expiration date of a Certificate of Eligibility.

The expiration date of the Certificate of Eligibility created on or after October 1, 2019 will be regarded as the following period.
*This will apply to all visa types in all countries and regions.

   Date of creation: October 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019
      →Valid until April 30, 2021 (same as the previous treatment)

   Creation date: January 1, 2020 – January 30, 2020
      →Valid until July 31, 2021
   Creation date: January 31, 2021 to present
      →”Valid for 6 months” from the date of creation

For those whose period of validity has expired, please note that you will need to prepare a new application form and statement of reasons.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.