Measures to extend until May 31;-Entry Restriction and Suspension of visa validity




As of April 27th, 2020, 14 countries and regions have been newly added regarding Denial of permission to entry related to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  The deadline will be further extended for the time being. Visa suspension has been extended until May 31st. In the meantime, Japanese Embassy in the restricted area shall not issue new visas until May 31st. (Confirmation required with the Japanese Embassy in your country)

On the other hands, the CoE (Certificate of Eligibility) has been issued by the Immigration Bureau as usual manner.  The CoE validity period has been extended from 3 months to 6 months. For employments and expats, Japanese entity could wait for the timing to withdraw the above measures while proceeding CoE arrangement.