Application 101
Plan the Right Steps with Our Free Consultation
Everyone has a unique background, and the most suitable pathway is always planned based on individual needs and challenges. If you have the will to study or live in Japan but don’t know where to start, this online consultation will be the first step to take.
Choose the Right Program
Once we understand your needs, our consultant will offer a range of visa options and provide a personalized document checklist based on your goals. Here’s some basic info about the most common types of visas for Western students:
Student Visa
The processing time for student visa takes the longest, but it will also permit the longest stay. It is extendable and renewable.
  • - The period of stay of a student visa is initially issued for 6 to 2 years, depending on the duration of your studies.
  • - Part-time jobs of up to 28 hours per week are possible.
  • - The processing time can take about 6 months, so please plan your enrollment in advance.
To determine if this is the right program for you
Work Holiday Visa
The most convenient and flexible program, no employment restrictions, providing opportunities for citizens of eligible countries.
  • - Age limit of 18-30 years old
  • - Can only apply once in a lifetime.
  • - Both part-time jobs and full-time employment are permitted.
  • - Short processing time and less documents needed.
  • - The initial visa duration ranges between 6 months to 1 year. It can be extended during your stay in Japan.
To determine if this is the right program for you
Visitor Visa
Shortest processing time. It only permits a stay of up to 3 months. Employment of any kind is prohibited.
  • - Depending on your country of origin, you may not need to apply for a visitor visa for short-term visits.
  • - For countries without a visa exemption arrangement, a letter of invitation or other documentation from the school may be required.
  • - You can change status to student visa later on.
  • - You are not allowed to work during your stay.
To determine if this is the right program for you
Gather Documents for Visa

Different types of applications require specific documentation. It’s common for applicants to worry about misunderstanding the requirements. To make this process easier for you, our specialists will provide an individual document checklist to you depending on your situation. We can even handle the translation of documents if needed.

During our consultation, we will gain a clear understanding of your profile and needs.

Meko Education maintains a visa approval rate of 100% .

Review or Begin to Study Japanese
While studying Japanese is not a requirement for visa approval for many countries, we highly recommend familiarizing yourself with the basics. Having a solid foundation will give you a head start and boost your confidence for future studies.
We did the research for you and here are links to FREE, Professional and Ads-free learning resources put together by officials.
List of Useful Resources
Learn with NHK (Mobile App Available)
Basic Japanese Learning by KIA
By The University of Tokyo
Grammar Guide by Tae Kim
*If you have any questions or need further assistance with Japanese language resources, feel free to contact us.
Meko Japanese Preparation Online Course

Course includes:

-Hiragana & Katakana
-Kanji Foundation
-Basic Conversational Japanese for your first month in Japan

*Course length is flexible, depending on your learning speed. Class will be charged hourly.
Wait for Your Visa

Depending on the type of visa you choose to apply, the application procedures and requirements can vary. Among them, the Long-term Student Visa is considered one of the most complex, as it involves a second party. (Please check out the procedure chart.) Meko Education will be responsible for issuing the invitation and the application of Certificate of Eligibility (COE) as the inviter.

Even though the invitation requirement does not apply to Short-term Visitor Visa and Working Holiday Visa, Meko Education is still willing to provide a letter of invitation or confirmation to help you enhance the approval rate of your application.

Our goal is to assist you in making informed decisions and increasing the chances of a successful visa application. To discuss further details and options, start a free consultation .

*Procedure chart for Student Visa
Accommodation and Other Arrangements
Group Airport Pickup

General airport shuttle fee can cost between 6500JPY to 14000JPY depending on which airport you landed at and where you live. Apart from financial cost, public transit can be extremely confusing for new visitors and too crowded to ride with heavy luggage.

To ensure the safety of our students and show our hospitality, we offer airport pickup services at no cost. You will be welcomed by our representatives, who will be holding a sign with your name on it at the arrivals.

* Please note that this is a group pick-up service. To take advantage of this free service, please contact your MEKO consultant before booking your ticket so that we can make arrangements accordingly.

Book Your Flight

Once you receive your visa, you have a three-month window to enter Japan. Before paying for your flight, we kindly remind you to double-check the designated airport and familiarize yourself with luggage regulations to ensure a smooth travel experience. If you have the free airport pick-up service arranged with us, we kindly request that you schedule your arrival around the designated pick-up time. However, if circumstances prevent you from arriving during the arranged time, the individual pick-up service fee will cost 6500JPY.

Our consultant and student support staff will be in touch with you through the entire journey. We can be reached via phone, text, WhatsApp, Instagram, or Line .




Embrace the New Chapter

Prepare to be amazed and culture shocked in the best way possible!

Japan offers an extraordinary opportunity for personal growth, academic advancement, and cultural enrichment. Embrace the chance to redefine yourself, to step out of your comfort zone, and to discover the beauty of a land where ancient traditions blend seamlessly with technological innovation. Your journey awaits, and Japan beckons you with open arms.

Meko Education will be your strong support, backing you up throughout this exciting journey.

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