Immigration Issues

Requirements for the Provision of Personal Information (effective on Nov. 20, 2007)

Foreign nationals who apply for entry into Japan are required to be fingerprinted and photographed (facial photographs) by means of special devices, and then interviewed by immigration inspectors as they enter the country.  IUJ asks our students to fully cooperate.

If foreign nationals who are not eligible for exemption  from this requirement (see below) refuse to submit their fingerprints or photographs, they will be denied entry into Japan and ordered to leave.

(Persons eligible for exemption)

  1. Special permanent residents
  2. Persons under the age of 16
  3. Persons engaged in activities which fall under the status of residence for “Diplomat” or “Official”
  4. Persons invited by the heads of administrative organs
  5. Persons provided for by the Ministry of Justice Ordinance as equivalent to a person listed in (3) or (4)

Please visit the Japanese immigration website for detail at:

Outline: English / Chinese / Korean / French / Portuguese

Information on the proxy visa transaction:

The OSS is certified by the Immigration Office as an official intermediary between you and the Immigration Office for the following visa matters as your proxy.

  1. Visa extensions
  2. Work permit
  3. Other procedures for those on Student Visas

Proxy Application fee:

Revenue stamp fee Transaction fee Total
Visa extension 4,000yen 3,000yen 7,000yen
Work permission 3,000yen 3,000yen

Designated Stay Visa:

Those who are actively job hunting while a student, and registered with Career Services for that support, may be eligible to request IUJ to help them get a Designated Stay Visa after graduation to help with their job hunt efforts. Please see the Career team’s Website.  If you are not actively job hunting before graduation, then you likely are not eligible for IUJ’s support.