Student Visa and Embassy Information
You MUST apply for your student visa through the Japanese Consulate with jurisdiction over your permanent state of residence. You should consult your Consulate General's website immediately to obtain a student visa application, a list of requirements, and to verify the application process and timetable. You may apply in person or by mail, based on the specific requirements from your Consulate. If you submit your visa application by mail we strongly recommend that you use certified mail so that you may track it later.
If your academic program in Japan is less than 90 days (summer programs), you may enter Japan without a visa, as long as you have a valid passport. At the airport they will stamp your passport with a visa good for a 90 day stay. However, please note that this visa is not extendable.
You should apply for your visa at least 30 days prior to departure but no more than 90 days prior to departure. You are ultimately responsible for securing your visa.
*If you are under 18 years of age when applying for your visa, additional paperwork may be required. Please contact the consulate immediately for more information.
Note: Embassy and consulate contact information is subject to change without notice. Please refer to the website of the embassy or consulate to verify information.
In order to find contact information for your specific consulate, please choose the state or region of your permanent residence from the dropdown box below, and click submit to continue.