Visa / Police Certificate
IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)
! UPDATED INFORMATION !
(subject to continuing changes)
Border enforcement measures to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19)
Japan's border is still mostly closed to visitors from New Zealand
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
and most of visa applications are not being accepted at the moment.
Please check below and the Embassy website for more information.
Japan has three diplomatic missions in New Zealand: the Embassy of Japan in Wellington, the Consulate-General of Japan in Auckland and the Consular Office of Japan in Christchurch.
Each office has a specific jurisdictional area. In order to serve you best, it is important that you contact your closest office.
All categories of foreign nationals who have departed Japan and have a valid residence card and a valid re-entry permit (including "minashi" special re-entry permit) may return to Japan.
COVID-19 PCR TEST
ALL entrants MUST provide a COVID-19 PCR Test Certificate 72 hours prior to departure. Please contact your GP or Health Line (0800 358 5453) for further information.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION BEFORE ARRIVAL IN JAPAN
Please read the very important information regarding information before arrival in Japan, which includes information about:
*A pre-departure COVID-19 test (sample taken within 72 hours of departing) required by everyone, and the format it must be in
* Quarantine procedures
* Information about a written pledge, other questionnaires that must be submitted upon arrival in Japan
We are not capable of answering questions about your Resident Card. Please contact the Immigration Services Agency of Japan for further information
CERTIFICATES OF ELIGIBILITY (CoE)
CoEs usually expire after 3 months from the date of issue. However, due to COVID-19, expiry dates have been exteded as follows:
|ISSURANCE DATE||VALID UNTIL|
|1 Jan 2020 - 31 Jul 2021||31 Jan 2022|
|1 Aug 2021- 31 Jan 2022||6 months after the issurance date|