The University of Tokyo provides visa consulting services for international students and foreign researchers throughout the University in order to respond promptly to questions about visa status and to reduce the burden on UTokyo faculty members and administrative staff hosting international students and foreign researchers.
◆Visa Consulting Service (Japanese/English)[PDF]
(Updated: 2021/5/10)*Service fees revised.
If you have submitted their application to the Immigration Bureau, have received a notification of permission received, and would like to request the services of an administrative scrivener to pick up the new residence card on their behalf, please refer to the instruction below.
◆Residence Card Pickup Service
In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, face-to-face advisories are temporarily suspended. They are available with email and phone for inquiries and consultation (eg. Asking them to check your application documents, etc.). As for submission of applications, please refer to the instruction below.
◆Application Process via Post
Free consultation services regarding visa status are available.
◆AY 2021 Schedule [PDF]
・Hongo Campus Faculty of Science 1 Bldg. East, 1st floor, Go Global Center
・Komaba Campus Administration Office, College of Arts and Sciences, 1st floor, Administration Office
・Kashiwa Campus Environmental Studies Building, 1st floor, Room 125
◆Application Forms Related to Foreigners' Entry and Residence in Japan
For application forms related to foreigners' entry and residence in Japan as well as examples of how to fill out the forms, please click here.
◆Other Useful Information
・Application forms to submit to the Immigration offices (Link to Visa Consulting Services, IMS)
・Application forms to the Immigration office
・Immigration examination at Automated Gates (Immigration Services Agency)
・The Electronic Customs Declaration Gates (e-Gates) (Japan Customs)
Inbound passengers are able to submit the "Declaration of Personal Effects and Unaccompanied Articles" (the Declaration) electronically, for example, during the waiting times for checked baggage. After retrieving checked baggage, passengers may simply walk through the Gate for customs clearance without stopping or waiting.
https://www.customs.go.jp/english/passenger/egate.htm (Short video available with English, simplified/traditional Chinese, and Korean characters)
・For U.S. Visa applications (non-immigrant), see https://jp.usembassy.gov/visas/nonimmigrant-visas/ Those who have traveled to Iraq, Iran, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, and/or Yemen since March 2011 are no longer eligible to travel to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). For details, check here and ESTA Information (U.S. Embassy)