General Visa

1. Students

Activities authorised to engage in: Receiving education at college or equivalent educational institutions; specialised courses of study at advanced vocational schools (Senshugakkou), educational institutions designated for preparing persons who have completed 12 years of education at schools in foreign countries to enter college, or Koto Senmongakko; high schools; high school courses of schools for the blind or of handicapped children's schools, higher or general courses of advanced vocational schools (Senshugakko); or vocational schools (Kakushugakko) (excluding the educational institution described in the College Students); or the other educational institutions which are equivalent to vocational schools in facilities and curriculum.

Period of stay: 4 years 3 months, 4 years, 3 years and 3 months, 3 years, 2 years 3 months, 2 years, 1 year 3 months, 1 year or 6 months 3 months

An applicant must obtain a Certificate of Eligibility to apply for this visa.
 

2. Trainees

Activities authorised to engage in: The learning and acquisition of skills or knowledge at public or private organisations in Japan (excluding the activities described under College Student and Pre-college Student visas).

Period of stay: 1 year, 6 months or 3 months

An applicant must obtain a Certificate of Eligibility to apply for this visa.
 

3. Cultural Activities

Activities authorised to engage in: Academic or artistic activities that provide no income; activities for the purpose of pursuing specific studies on Japanese culture or arts; or activities for the purpose of learning and acquiring skills in Japanese culture or arts under the guidance of experts (for example, ikebana, tea ceremony, judo, etc.).

Period of stay: 3 years, 1 year, 6 months or 3 months

An applicant must either obtain a Certificate of Eligibility or read the next section (Cultural Activities Visa) for an alternative procedure.

Application without Certificate of Eligibility for Fellowship/Cultural Activities Visa
People who have been invited by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), Japan Foundation or other Japanese administrative institutions to engage in unpaid scientific research activities, Japanese language education or intellectual exchanges may require visas. (In some cases it is not necessary to obtain a visa.)

These applicants may, in the place of a Certificate of Eligibility, present the following documents to apply for a visa.

Please note that if an applicant is unsure as to what category he/she falls under, the applicant should contact the Consular Section on 02 62733244 to save time and avoid confusion.

REQUIREMENTS
1. A valid passport
2. Evidence that you hold a valid Australian visa. This may be obtained by visiting the VEVO Section of the website of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. The link is http://www.immi.gov.au/Services/Pages/vevo/vevo-overview.aspx
3. One completed visa application form (Sample)
4. One passport sized photo (3.5 cm x 4.5 cm or 2in. x 2in.;taken within the past 6 months)
5. Flight details (full flight details from an accredited travel agent or airline)
*We do not require the purchase of tickets, but we do require a confirmed reservation. We are not responsible for tickets which may become unusable due to the delay or denial of a visa.
6. Documents certifying the activity and its duration, how the applicant is involved, and the outline of the organisation where he or she intends to engage in the activity concerned.
7. Documents certifying that the applicant can defray all expenses incurred, or there is a sponsorship agreement during the stay in Japan.
8. Resume showing the applicant's academic career, achievements, etc
9. Employment letter or Student ID

☆.Telephone assistance is available on 02-6273-3244, Monday-Friday, except holidays, from 9:00 to 12:30 and 1:30 to 5:00 if you have any enquiries. To make an enquiry, plase telephone instead of E-mail. 

4. Dependents

Activities authorised to engage in: Daily activities on the part of the spouse or unmarried minor child of those who stay in Japan with a status of residence mentioned in employment or working visa or with a Cultural Activities or Student status of residence.

Period of stay: 5 years, 4 years 3 months, 4 years, 3 years 3 months, 3 years, 2 years 3 months, 2 years, 1 year 3 months, 1 year, 6 months or 3 months

An applicant must either obtain a Certificate of Eligibility or read the next section (Dependent Visa) for an alternative procedure.

Application without Certificate of Eligibility for Dependent Visa
An applicant requires that the employed member of the family is still in Australia and willing to go to Japan together with their dependents.

REQUIREMENTS
1. A valid passport
2. Evidence that you hold a valid Australian visa. This may be obtained by visiting the VEVO Section of the website of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. The link is http://www.immi.gov.au/Services/Pages/vevo/vevo-overview.aspx
3. One completed visa application form (Sample)
4. One passport sized photo (3.5 cm x 4.5 cm or 2in. x 2in. (taken within the past 6 months))
5. Flight details (full flight details from an accredited travel agent or airline)
*We do not require the purchase of tickets, but we do require a confirmed reservation. We are not responsible for tickets which may become unusable due to the delay or denial of a visa.
6. Passport of the employed member of the family containing a valid working visa for Japan
7. Marriage and/or Birth Certificate to prove their relationships with the employed member of the family.

☆Telephone assistance is available on 02-6273-3244, Monday-Friday, except holidays, from 9:00 to 12:30 and 1:30 to 5:00 if you have any enquiries. To make an enquiry, please telephone instead of E-mail.