Ask A Question  | Learn more about Japan

What is a certificate of registration and why do foreigners looking for residency in Japan need it?

Do business travelers also need to get a certificate of registration in Japan? Does one apply for it before arriving in Japan or can one do this process after arrival too?

  • Nakai Immigration Services LPC
    April 13, 2022

    The certificate of registration is one of the required documents for business travelers’ visa applications. The certificates are issued to receiving organizations in Japan through an online system organized by the Health Ministry. In other words, business travelers need to have a recipient company in Japan to submit both, the visa and the certificate applications. The certificates should be obtained before arrival and visa application. This procedure is just a temporary measure which can be subject to change with a short notice.