A Certificate of Eligibility (COE):

  • Is a necessary document to apply for a student visa
  • The length of time to obtain it is about 3 months
  • The request can be submitted by a proxy in Japan
  • Only an authorized school can apply for a COE

Our school, SNG, is accredited and can get you a COE.

You want to learn Japanese in Japan, or maybe you plan to come to work in Japan? In these two cases or for many other reasons, your stay in the archipelago will exceed the length of a tourist stays and you will need to apply for a visa. The Obtention of a CoE should be the first step of your application.

What is a Certificate of Eligibility

The Certificate Of Eligibility is an official document issued by the immigration bureau. A COE is not a visa, and it is not a substitute for it. Obtaining a CEO is not a guarantee to receive your visa for Japan. It is rather a prerequisite which proves your admissibility and you will need to submit it at your local Japanese embassy or consulate. It is a document systematically requested to obtain a student visa for Japan,
certificate of eligibility

How to get a Certificate of Eligibility?

The request must be made from Japan and it can be done by an organism or a third party for you. The school where you are going to study, the company for which you are going to work etc., can apply at the immigration bureau. Depending on your country of origin, the documents required to establish your file may change. Do not hesitate to consult the website of your Japanese Embassy for more information.

Request of CEO and Japanese School

Usually, the obtention of a COE takes 2,3 months or more. Thus, it is important to anticipate your application and plan your departure very early. Japanese schools in Japan often ask to complete the registration form at least 6 months before the beginning of the term.
Finally, if you want to study Japanese in Japan and are planning to stay for more than three months, be aware that not every school are accredited to deliver a COE. Remember to inform yourself before registering.

SNG is taking care of your COE request

SNG is a Japanese school in Tokyo. Our school is allowed to apply for a COE. Feel free to inquire about our Japanese programs and to contact us here contact form should you had any questions. Once your application is accepted, we will provide you a list of documents. Then, SNG will take care of the application and will do its best to obtain your CEO on time.