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Semester Abroad in Tokyo Admitted Students
2013 Pre-departure Manual
Certificate of Eligibility and Student Visa Information
To obtain a student visa for Japan, you must be sponsored. Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ) sponsors J.D. Semester-Abroad students seeking student visas to attend the spring law program. To obtain the visa, you must complete a two-step process: acquire (1) a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) from the Japanese immigration authorities in Tokyo; and (2) submit the Certificate and a student visa application to your local Japanese Consulate in the United States. Because the Japanese Immigration Office in Tokyo takes approximately 4-6 weeks to process the COE and because subsequently processing that COE and your visa application at your local Japanese Consulate will take further time, we urge you to turn in your COE Application and accompanying documents as soon as possible before the October 15th deadline. Starting the COE process early is imperative if you are to receive your visa in December at the latest. For more information about obtaining your COE and Japanese student visa, please visit the link below for the "COE and Visa Application Instructions."
STEP 1: Certificate of Eligibility Application (To be submitted to the Office of Graduate & International Programs at Main Campus in Philadelphia)
STEP 2: Student Visa Application (To be completed after your Certificate of Eligibility is issued, and submitted to your local Japanese Consulate)