Visa and Status of Residence Identification Chart

Once you have decided to stay in Tohoku University, please check which visa/status of residence you need to obtain by the following chart.

Visa and the Status of Residence Identification Chart

Required Procedures

Student/Professor/Cultural Activities

For the status of Student, Professor, and Cultural Activities, you must first apply for a Certificate of Eligibility. The following are examples of each status of residence.

Student

  • International students whose period of stay is longer than 90 days

Professor

  • Researchers who receive salary/remuneration from Tohoku University
  • Researchers whose necessary expenses are paid by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)

Cultural Activities

  • Researchers whose period of stay is longer than 90 days and who are not paid for their activities.

Dependent (Family stays)

  • The spouse and children of an international student/researcher whose period of stay is longer than 90 days

Obtain a Certificate of Eligibility

Short-Term Stay

Researchers who do not receive salary/compensation from Tohoku University and international students, and whose period of stay is within 90 days are required to apply for a Short-Term Stay visa.

You do not need to obtain a Certificate of Eligibility to apply for a Short-Term Stay visa.

Please refer to the following page for more information on how to apply for a Short-Term Stay visa.

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