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What Does The Amount of Years on CoE Mean? 2019/7/10 19:09
Hi, I have recently received my COE and am delighted. On the certificate in the "status" field it states:

"Engineer/Specialist in Humanities/Int' lservices (5years)"

Does this mean my Visa will last for 5 years?

Thank You!
by WanderingSaffer (guest)  

Re: What Does The Amount of Years on CoE Mean? 2019/7/11 10:44
yes 5 years
by justmyday rate this post as useful

Re: What Does The Amount of Years on CoE Mean? 2019/7/11 11:23
To be precise, the period that you can "stay" will be for 5years once you have entered Japan using thatvisa (visa is for entering Japan). You will have a resident status to stay for 5 years. I assume your employment contract is very long.

There may be a separate note about the validity of the visa, meaning during which time frame you need to "enter" Japan.
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Re: What Does The Amount of Years on CoE Mean? 2019/7/11 15:12
Thank you both for your helpful answers!

So on the Visa application where it asks gIntended length of stayh- should I put 5 years?
by WanderingSaffer (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: What Does The Amount of Years on CoE Mean? 2019/7/12 19:13
That's right.
I assume you (or your employer-to-be) applied for CoE for a visa that allows you to stay for 5 years, based on a 5-year or longer employment contract.
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Re: What Does The Amount of Years on CoE Mean? 2019/7/12 21:25
Thank you. It was my employer who applied so I was surprised to see so many years as I had heard that visas were usually given in smaller lengths.
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