Due to the current situation surrounding COVID-19, it was announced by the Immigration Services Agency that Certificates of Eligibility which are normally valid for 3 months will be treated as follows (Announced on Dec. 28, 2021).
・Certificates of Eligibility issued between January 1, 2020 and October 31, 2021 will be valid until April 30, 2022.
・Certificates of Eligibility issued between November 1, 2021 and April 30, 2022 will be valid for 6 months from their date of issuance.
However, please be careful of the following information:
If three months pass AFTER the issuance date listed on the Certificate of Eligibility, you will need a document stating that "the university can still accept the student under the same activities as when applying for issuance of the Certificate of Eligibility" issued by Ritsumeikan University.
For those students that will newly enter the country, there is a separate scheme for handling Certificates of Eligibilty (COE), so please read the FAQ concerning newly entering Japan.
If you have any questions, please access this web form, and send an inquiry by clicking "行いたい手続き Choose a procedure that you wish to proceed" > "５. その他（問合せ/連絡）Others (Inquiry/Contact)".