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1.   The so-called "medical stay visa"

This is a visa issued to non-national patients (including medical examinations) and their accompanying persons who are going to Japan for the purpose of medical treatment, etc.
(1) Acceptance range

    Not limited to receiving treatment in medical institutions, including health checkups, spa treatments, etc. be accepted.

    ※ The scope of acceptance refers to all actions specified by the medical institution in Japan (including Health Checkup, Dental Treatment, Rehabilitation (Including hot spring recuperation within 90 days, etc.).

(2) Multiple entry visa

    If necessary, several visas can be issued to foreign patients.

    ※_cc781905-5cde-3194-bb 3b-136bad5cf58d_ However, if the visa is issued several times, each stay in Japan Only within 90 days. When applying for multiple visas, you must submit the "treatment schedule" issued by the relevant doctor, so please obtain it in advance through the guarantee agency in Japan.

(3) Accompanying person

    Not limited to the relatives of the foreign patient, if necessary, accompanied by non-relatives Or can.

    ※_cc781905-5cde-3194-bb 3b-136bad5cf58d_ If necessary, the accompanying person will be issued to the foreign patient same visa. In addition, since the accompanying person is going to Japan to take care of the foreign patient, they are not allowed to engage in paid activities.

    ※_cc781905-5cde-3194-bb 3b-136bad5cf58d_ If the caregiver is a foreign caregiver, it is not recognized as an accompanying person .

(4) Validity period of the visa

    If necessary, multiple entry visas are valid for up to 3 years.

    ※_cc781905-5cde-3194-bb 3b-136bad5cf58d_ The validity period of the visa depends on the condition of the foreign patient.

(5) Period of stay

   The longest period of stay is 6 months, and the period of stay depends on the condition of the foreign patient.

   ※  If the planned period of stay exceeds 90 days, hospitalization is the prerequisite. In addition, the "Certificate of Eligibility for Residence" must be obtained from the Immigration Bureau of the Ministry of Justice through the staff of the medical institution who is scheduled to be hospitalized, or the relatives of the foreign patient who lives in Japan.

2. Regarding visa application procedures
(1) Foreign nationals who want to go to Japan for the purpose of receiving medical treatment in Japanese medical institutions, etc., please refer to the list of guarantee institutions in Japan published at the end of this article, and contact one of them to arrange medical treatment and other related matters. (The list of guarantor institutions in Japan is currently being prepared. Those who wish to apply for this type of visa, please contact your nearest Japanese embassy or consulate for the relevant institutions that can arrange medical consultation).

(2) After confirming the medical institution that accepts medical treatment through a guarantee institution in Japan, the guarantee institution will issue a certificate of scheduled medical treatment, etc. of the medical institution in Japan and a guarantee letter of the guarantee institution in Japan (“medical institution による medical institution による scheduled medical treatment certificate And びShenyuan Guarantee Agency によるShenyuan Guarantee Letter") (If you need to submit a treatment schedule, please obtain it through the guarantee agency).

(3) For foreign patients, please prepare the following documents and submit a visa application to the Japanese embassy or consulate in the place of residence.

Accompanying person please submit the following documents ①~③ and ⑥. In addition, foreign patients, etc. who need to stay in Japan for more than 90 days in order to receive treatment on the premise of hospitalization, must first apply to the Ministry of Justice for immigration management through the staff of the medical institution that is scheduled to be hospitalized, or their relatives living in Japan After obtaining the following ⑦ certificate of eligibility for residence, add the following other documents, and submit a visa application to the local Japanese embassy or consulate.

※  Exchange Association Taiwan Office only accepts applications from residents living in Taiwan (Taiwanese, or foreign nationals holding a Taiwan residence permit).

※   Please refer to this link for Japanese embassies and jurisdictions across China.

Medical assistants provide medical visa services to Japan


Application process for medical visa to Japan

『Documents Required for Medical Visa Application』

Foreign nationals with Taiwan nationality and Taiwan residence permit

 ① Original valid passport
 ② Visa Application Form
 ③ 2-inch ID photo with white background (within half a year)
 ④ A medical institution in Japan’s medical institution appointment certificate and guarantee institution in Japan
 ⑤ Proof of holding considerable financial resources
 ⑥ The original Taiwan ID card or Taiwan residence card and its photocopy
 ⑦ Original and photocopy of Certificate of Eligibility
 ⑧ Treatment schedule

Chinese, foreigners with Chinese residence permits

① 2-inch color photo with white background (within half a year)

② Passport

③ Letter of Guarantee; Reservation Form

④ Visa Application Form

⑤ Proof of financial resources

⑥ A copy of the household register (full copy)

⑦ Temporary residence permit

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