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Tests Conducted in Other Countries

Please note that recent pandemic has caused some delays in processing the requests for certificate and their international delivery.

Please submit your request to the Japan Foundation or the local host institution of the city in which you took the test.

1. Requesting the Japan Foundation for Certificate Reissuance:

Please submit your request via the application form below. (Requests submitted by fax and brought directly to the Center for Japanese-Language Testing cannot be accepted.)

Reissuance is free of charge.

Reissue requests will be accepted after shipment has started of the Japanese-Language Proficiency Test Certificate of Result and Scores (and for successful examinees also the Certificate of Japanese-Language Proficiency) from Japan to Local Host Institutions in Overseas Test Site Cities. For each test, this means:

 1st test (July):Early September
 2nd test (December): Early February

However, it may take longer to issue your certificate immediately after the acceptance of reissue requests begins due to the large number of application forms we receive.

Issuance and delivery of a certificate may take time.
It will take approximately two weeks to issue your certificate after your application form is accepted at the Center for Japanese-Language Testing. Your certificate will be mailed to your specified address after issuance. (Certificates cannot be picked up from the Center for Japanese-Language Testing.)

For addresses in Japan, delivery of your certificate will take approximately three days after the Center for Japanese-Language Testing has mailed the certificate. For addresses outside Japan, it may take more than two weeks, depending on the area.

Issuance and delivery of a certificate will take more time than usual before and after long Japanese holidays such as the New Year’s, summer, and Golden Week holidays.

* Please give yourself plenty of time to apply for your certificate if you have deadlines to submit the certificate for studying abroad, higher education, employment, etc.

Reissuance application form

2. Requesting a Local Host Institution for Certificate Reissuance:

* For individuals who took the old test in 2009 or earlier, a certificate that contains pass/fail results and lists the test sections and scores of the old test will be issued. Please refer to "FAQ" to see how the old test would be compared to the current test.

Certificate Issuance

  • Certificate Issuance
  • Tests Conducted in Other Countries
Test Dates
  • First test: Sunday, July 5, 2020
  • Second test: Sunday, December 6, 2020
*Outside Japan, the test may be held only in July or December in some cities. Click here for the test schedule in your city.

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