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Entry Procedures

International students intending to pursue studies in Japan must be in possession of a valid passport issued by their country of citizenship. Prior to embarking for Japan, they are also required to apply to the nearest Japanese diplomatic mission (embassy or consulate) for a “student” visa. In the case of NUPACE students, a “student” visa is usually issued after the embassy/consulate obtains the applicant’s “Certificate of Eligibility for Status and Residence”.

Nagoya University applies for “Certificates of Eligibility” on behalf of prospective NUPACE students and once applications have been processed, sends the “Certificates” directly to the students via email. It is imperative that when applying for a “student visa”, students take the screenshot/printout of their “Certificate of Eligibility”, passport, and letter of admission to the Japanese Embassy or Consulate. Students are also required to show the “Certificate” to the immigration authorities at the airport when they enter Japan.

1. Each country has different stipulations and procedures for the purpose of issuing passports and visas. It is the responsibility of the student to enquire at his or her local Japanese diplomatic mission which documents are required, and if necessary, to request them from Nagoya University.

2. Dual/multi-nationals in possession of Japanese nationality are not required to apply for a“student” visa. Students possessing Japanese nationality will be expected to enter Japan on their Japanese passports.

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