The following documents must be submitted whatever the purpose of the visit:
- Two 45mm x 45mm passport-type photos taken within the previous six months (stateless persons must submit three photos)
- Two official visa application forms, available at the embassy or consulate
documents certifying the purpose of the visit (see the accompanying table)
- A copy of a certificate of admission from the educational institution where the person concerned intends to study.
- Documents certifying that the person concerned can defray all expenses incurred during the stay in Japan.