・Despite Japan’s State of Emergency being lifted as of March 21, 2021, the temporary entry ban on foreigners who seek to newly enter Japan remains in force. Moreover, specific procedures on how to enter Japan once the entry ban is eventually lifted have not been announced. For these reasons, the university is not issuing Pledge Forms at the current time. That being said, please complete everything up through the “Log-in Information” and “Personal Information” registration as instructed in section 2. Of “Procedures for Newly Entering Japan” below.
・Criteria for entry into Japan, border restrictions and so on are different for citizens of each country/region and are changing on a daily basis. Always make sure to check the most up-to-date information on the homepage of your local Japanese diplomatic mission.
■ Procedures for Newly Entering Japan
The university will notify new students about the specific procedures regarding the Pledge Certificate and entering the country just as soon as the Japanese Government eases border restrictions and provides guidance on new inbound travel. For now, please read the following with the understanding that the procedures described below are likely to be required for entering the country, but that final details are subject to change at the discretion of the Government of Japan.
- Follow university instructions on how to request the university to apply for a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) on your behalf.
- After receiving your COE, complete everything up to and including the“Log-in Information” and “Personal Information” registration of the university’s online travel procedure system, AMARYS.
・AMARYS has been designed by Ritsumeikan to handle submission of forms and status reports from students’ related to Pledge Form applications, students’ travel preparations, students’ health status after entering Japan, and so on.
・All procedures, from applying to the Pledge Form which will be required when applying for your visa, to the daily health reports you will need to submit to the university for your first few weeks after arrival in Japan, will be handled via AMARYS.
・Access AMARYS via the link below.
*As of March 24, 2021, the university has put a hold on the further issuance of Pledge Forms, so please just complete everything up through the “Log-in Information” and “Personal Information” registration.
- Apply to have a “Pledge Form” issued via AMARYS.
- Submit your “Pledge Form” and COE to your local Embassy or Consulate of Japan along with any other requisite application documents and apply for a student visa.
( ! ) : Depending on the country/region, acceptance of visa applications and the issuance of visas may be on hold due to Covid-19 preventative measures.
- Book a flight to Japan after you have received your visa.
Additionally, register your visa information into AMARYS after receiving your visa, and separately, register your flight information into AMARYS after booking your flight.
- Follow instructions for entering Japan and prepare for your travel.
Further, you may book your 14-day self-isolation hotel stay as well as transportation via AMARYS (costs for bookings are your responsibility).
Outline of Criteria for Entry into Japan
1) Submit the “Pledge Form”
■ Accessing/About the University’s Travel Procedure System, AMARYS
System for 2020・2021AY enrollees and re-enrollees
Access AMARYS at:
*If you have not yet received your student ID number from the university, enter your application number of admission exam..
*You can switch between English or Japanese via the pull-down menu at the top right of the page.
Contact the email address below if you have questions/troubles registering an account or using the AMARYS system itself.
JTB Corp. Kyoto Branch: firstname.lastname@example.org
*Branch hours: 9:30-17:30 (closed Sat, Sun, Holidays)