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CoE lost/stolen, how long to re-issue 2018/3/6 10:44
Hi everyone,

I'm new here, I was wondering if any of you had experienced this situation and how long it took for you to get the new certificate.

After 3 months of patience, I finally got a message from the mailing company saying that my letter would arrive between 12 and 1 pm. Nobody showed up. Later on, in the tracking website, it said that my shipment was lost. I called the CS, they told me the mail car got robbed and they could only apologize.
My employer will go to the immigration bureau and ask them to re-issue a new one.
I just hope it won't take another 3 months...

I will go to the Japanese embassy tomorrow and ask, but I guess it's hard to tell.

I hope this thing won't happen to any of you, I am really shocked...

by Chris93  

Re: CoE lost/stolen, how long to re-issue 2018/3/6 12:17
Sorry to hear

Contact the Japanese Embassy / Consulate General that issued the visa to inform what happened. Also, it is recommended that you submit a lost property form to the local police station. If you need a new CoE, you must make an application again which start from the beginning.
by justmyday rate this post as useful

Re: CoE lost/stolen, how long to re-issue 2018/3/6 21:03
Thank you for your reply and advice.

Yes, I contacted the embassy of Japan here and they told me to re apply for a new certificate. My employer will apply for a new one from the start. Hopefully it's faster this time.
I will go to the local police office to declare lost of property and sue the mailing company.
I wonder if I should just go to Japan to get the paper myself. I'm too worried if it happens again.
by Chris93 rate this post as useful

Re: CoE lost/stolen, how long to re-issue 2018/3/22 09:48
Hi,

Any updates on how long it will take since they already approved it once? I have lost mine as well and contacted my employer but no response yet. I am hoping it's not that long to re-issue a new one.
by bqrn (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: CoE lost/stolen, how long to re-issue 2018/3/22 21:40
Hi there,

Sorry to hear that.
Well, I have no news yet, it has been about 2 weeks. I guess I'll have news, hopefully, in 2/3 weeks. The immigration bureau, as usual, cannot promise any exact dates but it should be faster this time as it was approved the first time.
How long have you been waiting yours?
by Chris93 rate this post as useful

Re: CoE lost/stolen, how long to re-issue 2018/3/23 10:26
Hello,

My employer said they will call immigration (this was yesterday) to check if they can re-issue or not. If not, I guess they have to apply for a new one again?

Anyway, I got my (first) CoE after a month of waiting only to have it stolen on my way to apply for a Visa. I'm actually worried because supposedly, I should be there by April 4. If this new CoE will take another month or even longer to process, then I guess I have no luck landing there by April.

Hope you get yours soon!
by bqrn (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: CoE lost/stolen, how long to re-issue 2018/3/23 15:28
You had it stolen on your way to the embassy? Damn... What a shock :(

Unfortunately, they don't have a process to re-issue a new certificate. Your employer will have to submit all the documents again.
But the good side is this time it should be faster.

About your flight, try to call the airlines you booked with in your country and ask them if it's possible to cancel your flight and book it again later with your booking reference number. There will be a small fee for each change.

Good luck!
by Chris93 rate this post as useful

Re: CoE lost/stolen, how long to re-issue 2018/4/13 02:29
Just fyi,

Got the new one after about a month.
So happy!

Good luck to everyone with yours.
by Chris93 rate this post as useful

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