Extension of the effective periods of COEs (Updated July 5, 2021)

Immigration Service Agency of Japan has announced a following new measure to extend the effective periods of COE due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic with the consideration for those who are delayed in the entry into Japan.

1)Applicable statuses of residence
  All statuses of residence subject to a CoE
2)Regions subject to the new measure
  All countries / regions
3)Period deemed to be valid
(a)CoE issued between January 1, 2020 and January 30, 2021
   → Until July 31, 2021
(b)CoE issued on or after January 31, 2021
  →Valid for 6 months from the date of issue
4)Condition to be deemed valid
Where a document is submitted stating that the accepting organization, etc. “is able to continue accepting the foreign national with the same activity contents as were given at the time of the application for the CoE”, when applying for a visa to embassies of Japan.

For further details of the restrictions on the entry into Japan, please refer to the following websites.
-Ministry of Foreign Affairs;

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