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Visa Information

・Visa & Resident Card
・Extension of Period of Stay
・Leaving Japan & Re-entry
・Part-time Jobs (Permission for Activities not Permitted by Status of Residence)
・Changing Your Status of Residence
・Inviting Family Members
・Visa Consulting Service
・Leave of Absence or Withdrawing from the University
・Graduation
・Immigration Services Agency

I)  New entry to Japan
II) Re-entry to Japan

■Updates 
In response to the spread of the infection, border control measures are being changed continuously. Please check the websites of the relevant authorities for the latest information.

*To international faculty/staff members and researchers; this webpage is mainly for international students, but you may also find it useful, especially about the procedures at the Japanese Embassy/Consulate. Please note that the support from university and the place to self-quarantine are different from that for international students. If you have any questions, please direct your inquiry to your affiliated department. If you are unsure who to contact, please send your inquiries via https://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/en/general/contact.html
※To Japanese nationals: Procedures for entering/returning Japan are different from those for foreign nationals. Please check the details individually.

(2022/1/17Updated) Change in the quarantine period at home, etc. (Omicron strain and non-Omicron strain)
For details, please see "II) Re-entry to Japan."

(2022/1/12 Updated) Suspension of new entry for foreign nationals and shortening/exempting quarantine period for arrivals who have a valid vaccination certificate
The border control measures announced by the Japanese government on November 29, 2021 will continue until the end of February, with further announcements to be made after March.
・No new entry for foreign nationals (including those with visas issued)
・Suspension of measures to ease restrictions on activities for those who have valid vaccination certificates (for those who are re-entering Japan)

(2022/1/12 Updated)Permission for re-entry from countries that have been denied the re-entry
Re-entry from countries (11 countries) where re-entry had been denied in principle is now permitted. Please check the details regarding the quarantine place designated by the Quarantine Station after entry and testing during the quarantine period.
https://www.anzen.mofa.go.jp/info/pcwideareaspecificinfo_2022C004.html (in Japanese)

■Contact information regarding new entry and re-entry
-International Students: your affiliated faculty/graduate school
https://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/content/400009999.pdf#page=80
*Procedures vary depending on your student status (MEXT scholarship student/privately-funded student) 
-International faculty/staff members (employed by UTokyo): 
Staff in charge from your accepting faculty/graduate school, institute, center, etc.
-Contact information for international researchers (JSPS scholars, etc.)
Staff in charge from your accepting faculty/graduate school, institute, center, etc.
If you are unsure the contact, please send your inquiries via https://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/en/general/contact.html
-If you are not sure where to contact, please ask ISSR (International Student Support Room)
https://business.form-mailer.jp/fms/2cf125df82975

I)  New entry to Japan

Effective from November 30, 2021, the entry of foreign nationals who apply for "new entry for mid-/long-term stay" has been suspended.

English https://www.mofa.go.jp/ca/cp/page22e_000925.html
Japanese日本語 https://www.mofa.go.jp/mofaj/ca/cp/page22_003380.html

【Reference】
COVID-19 prevention measures regarding the denial of landing and the current status of resumption of international travel (Summary) 
https://www.moj.go.jp/isa/hisho06_00099.html (ISA)

 

II) Re-entry to Japan

(2022/1/17Updated) Change in the quarantine period at home, etc. 
For those return from countries/regions where the Omicron strain is dominant (all countries/regions as of Jan.17), the quarantine period at home or in accommodation that meet the requirement set by MHLW, health follow-up and prohibition of the use of public transport during the period will be changed from 14 days to 10 days.
However, for countries/regions where the strains *other than omicron* are dominant, the period will remain 14 days (No designated countries/regions as of Jan.17).
(Reference) Cabinet Secretariat https://corona.go.jp/news/news_20211105_01.html

(Reference)
-MOFA https://www.anzen.mofa.go.jp/  (in Japanese)
-MHLW https://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/seisakunitsuite/bunya/0000121431_00209.html (in Japanese)
-MOJ https://www.isa.go.jp/en/hisho06_00099.html

<Countries and regions subject to enhanced quarantine and the measures to be taken>
https://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/seisakunitsuite/bunya/0000121431_00209.html (in Japanese, partially in English)

(Notes)
Countries and regions where re-entry restrictions and quarantine are strengthened have been added.Please refer to the following website (MOFA) for details.
https://www.mofa.go.jp/ca/fna/page4e_001053.html

Those who departed from Japan by August 31, 2020 may be subject to financial support from university, depending on your student status. For details, please check with your graduate school/faculty, etc. If you leave/left Japan after September 1, 2020, you are not eligible for financial support from university.

-Contact: https://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/content/400009999.pdf#page=80
-If you are unsure where to contact: International Student Support Room (ISSR), the Division for Global Campus Initiatives https://business.form-mailer.jp/fms/2cf125df82975

1. Check if you meet the conditions to re-enter Japan
【Reference】
Re-entry of foreign nationals with the status of residence (ISA)
English and Japanese https://www.moj.go.jp/isa/hisho06_00099.html

[Valid format of the “certificate of negative test result”]
Currently, all those who enter, re-enter or return to Japan (including Japanese nationals) are requested to submit a certificate of negative test result of pre-entry COVID-19 test conducted within 72 hours prior to departing from the country/region where travelers stay when entering Japan. Please use following formats.
-Valid format of the “certificate of negative test result” https://www.mofa.go.jp/ca/fna/page25e_000334.html
*Financial support from university is not applicable, if you leave/left Japan after September 1, 2020.

2. Things you need to check before you re-enter Japan
For the latest information regarding the details of re-entry procedure and application methods, please check the websites provided by Japanese Embassy/Consulate.
-Websites of Japanese Embassies, Consulates and Permanent Missions
https://www.mofa.go.jp/about/emb_cons/mofaserv.html   (English)
https://www.mofa.go.jp/mofaj/annai/zaigai/list/index.html  (Japanese)

2-1.Secure your place of stay for 10 or 14-days self-quarantine period
Please check well in advance if your place of stay/residence is regarded as a “self-quarantine place.”
■Reference “To those who have returned from overseas” (MHLW)
https://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/seisakunitsuite/bunya/0000164708_00001.html

*Conditions for “the self-quarantine place”
Your own place of residence (apartment, house, etc.), your relative’s apartment/house, your friend’s apartment/house, short-stay apartment (“monthly condo”), a hotel room that you reserve by yourself, etc. Guest house and/or accommodation where you share a common/shared spaces with other guests/residents, such as a bathroom, are not regarded as a “self-quarantine place.” In that case, you have to reserve a hotel in advance. 
Also, if you do not have your own place to stay, please reserve a hotel by yourself before coming to Japan.
*UTokyo accommodations (all types) are not regarded as a self-quarantine place. 

A: If your place meets a “self-quarantine place” conditions by MHLW
You cannot use public transportation. You must arrange transportation to your place from the airport prior to the departure.
University offers support to those who left Japan before August 31, 2020. For details, please ask your faculty/graduate school.
-Contact:https://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/content/400009999.pdf#page=80

B: If you do not have a place to return; you stay in the university accommodation (regardless of room types) or guest/share house where you have to share a bathroom with undesignated persons or the general public
For a quarantine place, you need to reserve a hotel close to the airport. You cannot use public transportation from the airport to a hotel.
If you left Japan by August 31, 2020, you are subject to financial support from University. For details, please contact your faculty/graduate school.
-Contact:https://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/content/400009999.pdf#page=80
*You are not allowed to go out of a hotel room and to look for an accommodation (apartment) after the quarantine period.
*Please check in advance if JASSO Tokyo International Exchange Center (TIEC), Company dormitories, and other accommodations meet the conditions of a self-quarantine place. If you are not allowed to enter the accommodation as a self-quarantine place, please arrange your place of stay by yourself.
*Newly entered students will be allocated into a designated hotel by university.

2-2. Arrange your flight to Japan 
Please arrange your itinerary. If you depart from a country/region where the entry ban is still applied, please consider the obtaining process for the negative COVID-19 test result.
*Flight can be reserved by a travel agency (in contract to university). Fare must be borne by yourself.

2-3. Arrange a transportation from the airport to your accommodation prior to departure from your country
You cannot use public transportation. You must arrange transportation to your place from the airport prior to the departure. University offers support to those who left Japan before August 31, 2020. For details, please ask your faculty/graduate school.

[Notes] If you pay a fare for a ride on a car operated by a company/individual other than that are authorized by the Japanese Government (those not authorized by MILT to provide transportation services to passengers), you may also be subject to a violation of the law. There is also the possibility that you will not be compensated in the event of an accident. Please do not use the services provided by such companies or individuals.

[Reference] MHLW “About Quarantine”
https://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/seisakunitsuite/bunya/0000121431_00209.html
-Information regarding limousine/taxi that meet the guidelines by MHLW
Taxi/limousine fare from Narita to Tokyo metropolitan area is approximately 35,000 yen.
https://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/seisakunitsuite/newpage_00020.html (Japanese)

2-4. Inform your faculty/graduate school/supervisor of your itinerary once you set your schedule
-Contact list of the office in charge of International Students
https://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/content/400142430.pdf

3. After arrival in Japan
■Please check 「帰国・再入国されるみなさまへ」(Important notice to those who return/re-enter Japan by MHLW)
https://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/seisakunitsuite/bunya/0000164708_00001.html (in Japanese)

(Reference)Details will be announced at the port of entry. Websites are in Japanese.
・MHLW Quarantine Station https://www.forth.go.jp/index.html
・Narita Airport https://www.forth.go.jp/keneki/narita/
・Haneda Airport(Tokyo International Airport) https://www.forth.go.jp/keneki/tokyo/access/tokyo_air.html

3-1. If you re-enter Japan from the country/region where the entry ban is still applied.
For details, please check the following websites.
https://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/seisakunitsuite/bunya/0000121431_00209.html
https://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/seisakunitsuite/bunya/0000164708_00001.html

Please report the test result to your faculty/graduate school and a travel agency (designated by university). Especially, if you test positive, immediately notify the school and agency of your test results. 
*If you are offered the university support, please check your itinerary with the travel agency.
*If you are not subject to the university support or do not use the university support, please move to your place by the transportation you have reserved before your return to Japan. The place must meet the quarantine conditions.

3-2. During 10 or 14-days self-quarantine period from the next day of your arrival in Japan 

Please follow the instructions given by the quarantine inspectors.
■Please check 「帰国・再入国されるみなさまへ」(Important notice to those who return/re-enter Japan by MHLW)
https://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/seisakunitsuite/bunya/0000164708_00001.html (in Japanese)
[1]Stay at your own room
[2]Check your health conditions every day.
・Those who stay in your apartment, a hotel room, or other space that meets the self-quarantine conditions:Report your health conditions to the public health department every day, following the instructions by the inspectors. (LINE mobile application available for the report.)
[3]If you feel sick, please notify the university.

3-3. After the quarantine period
・Please follow the measures/precautions issued by University.
-“University Response to the Coronavirus Disease 2019”
https://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/covid-19/en/index.html
-“Activity Restrictions Index Chart” https://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/covid-19/en/policies/index.html#id01
-“Guidelines to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19” (For all UTokyo students, faculty and staff) 
https://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/content/400154334.pdf

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■Contact information regarding new entry and re-entry
-International Students: your affiliated faculty/graduate school
https://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/content/400009999.pdf#page=80
*Procedures vary depending on your student status (MEXT scholarship student/privately-funded student) 
-International faculty/staff members (employed by UTokyo): 
Staff in charge from your accepting faculty/graduate school, institute, center, etc.
-Contact information for international researchers (JSPS scholars, etc.)
Staff in charge from your accepting faculty/graduate school, institute, center, etc.
If you are unsure the contact, please send your inquiries via https://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/en/general/contact.html
-If you are not sure where to contact, please ask ISSR (International Student Support Room)
https://business.form-mailer.jp/fms/2cf125df82975