View Full Version : Processing time for CoE/Work Visa?

February 22nd, 2011, 14:15
Hi guys,

I'm wondering if anyone here can give me an approximate timeframe for the processing of a Certificate of Eligibility and Work Visa (for someone outside of Japan)? The MOFA site says it takes approximately 5 working days to process the Work Visa itself, but I can't find any information about how long it takes to process the CoE. I've found several sites that say 4 - 6 weeks, and I'm wondering if that's correct?

Specifically, I'd be interested to hear from anyone who has been hired to work for a private English school from outside of Japan (as this is my situation).

Any information is greatly appreciated.

February 23rd, 2011, 02:58
I think it takes two months or more.
But don't take my word for it, I heard this somewhere and I forgot where exactly.

February 23rd, 2011, 05:10
I've heard the same. The majority of the forums and other sites say up to 3 months.

COE/Visa Issue - japan-guide.com forum (http://www.japan-guide.com/forum/quereadisplay.html?0+73204)

February 23rd, 2011, 07:09
Interac says 2 months or more....
For me, I completed the forms and sent it to them on Dec 22nd and I had my CoE in hand on Feb 21st .....