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Procedures before and immediately after entry into Japan

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For stays of less than three months The contents of this page are intended for those who will be staying in Japan for more than three months.
If your stay is less than three months, please contact your host program office to find out the necessary procedures.
You do not need to go through the procedures for a Certificate of Eligibility (CoE), Resident Registration, National Health Insurance, or National Pension, mentioned below.
However, even if your stay is less than three months, you must buy the insurance designated by Chiba University. Please check the coverage in advance.
Since this insurance coverage will not start until you have completed the procedures after entering Japan, we recommend that you buy overseas travel accident insurance in your home country before coming to Japan for the period until then.
For information about the insurance designated by Chiba University, please check here .

Apply for the Certificate of Eligibility (COE).

  1. Send the application form for COE to your faculty or graduate school.
  2. Chiba university turn in the applicant’s COE application to the immigration office.
  3. Chiba University receives COE from the Immigration office.
  4. Chiba University sends COE to the applicant.

(Procedures 1 through 4 often take more than two months)
For information about CoE, please check here .

  

Apply for a visa at the Japanese embassy or consulate in your country.

  

Buy overseas travel accident insurance.
Chiba University has an insurance policy that all international students are required to buy, but the coverage period starts from the admission date (April 1 for April enrollment, October 1 for October enrollment).
For this reason, we recommend that you buy overseas travel accident insurance in your home country that covers the period up to the Insurance coverage start date of the insurance specified by Chiba University before coming to Japan.
For information about the insurance designated by Chiba University, please check here before entry into Japan.

  

Please check your vaccination history before you travel to Japan so that you can answer questions when asked.
Measles, Rubella, Chickenpox, Mumps, etc.

  

Entry into Japan

Other things to check before entering the country・Reference Information

1.Procedures at the ward (city) office

Resident Registration

You must report your address to the local ward/city office within 14 days after you arrive in Japan if you are issued a Residence Card. Also, you are required to report to the local ward/city office within 14 days when you change your address in Japan.

National Health Insurance

You can apply for this service when you register your new address in Japan at the city hall or the ward office.
For information about the national health insurance, please check here.

National Pension System(kokumin-nenkin)

All registered residents in Japan aged 20 to 59 years must be covered by the National Pension System (kokumin-nenkin)
Foreign residents who have been issued a residence card are obliged to join the National Pension Plan.

How to enroll in the System

  • The person who becomes a resident in Japan before 20 years old
    You will receive “the notification of National Pension system registration” from Japan Pension Service after you become 20 years old.
  • The person who becomes a resident in Japan after 20 years old
    You are required to apply for the National Pension System at municipal offices or the Japan Pension System Branch Offices.

For information about national pension system, please check here.

2.Opening a bank account

The documents required to open a savings account will depend on the bank.
For information about opening a bank account, please check here.

3.Guidance for International Students

In April and October of each year, ISD provides guidance for international students who have newly enrolled in Chiba University.
For information about Guidance for International Students, please check here .

4.Buy insurance for international students.

Upon arrival in Japan, please complete the procedures to buy the insurance specified by the university.
The method of payment will be explained in the admission procedure documents.(Payment at a Japan Post Bank ATM)。
For information about insurance for international students., please check here .

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