The University of Tokyo provides visa consulting services for international students and 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 researchers.
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 (e.g., Asking them to check your application documents, etc.). As for submission of applications, please refer to the instruction below.
◆Visa Consulting Service (Japanese/English)[PDF]
◆Application Process via Post
If you received a notice of permission from the Immigration Bureau after applying for renewal/change of status of residence by yourself, and would like to ask the Visa Consulting Service to receive your residence card at the Immigration Bureau on your behalf, please refer to the following instruction.
◆Residence Card Pickup Service
Free consultation services regarding visa status are available.
◆AY 2022 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 Foreign Nationals' Entry and Residence in Japan
For application forms related to foreign nationals' entry and residence in Japan as well as examples of how to fill out the forms, please click here.
・Application forms to submit to the Immigration offices (Link to Visa Consulting Services, IMS)
・Application forms to the Immigration Services Agency
・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/#VWP
Those who have traveled to the designated countries since March 2011 are not eligible to travel to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program. In addition, dual nationals of countries participating in the Visa Waiver Program and the countries in the list are also not eligible to travel to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program. Please check the ESTA website above for details on the countries listed above.