ISIC Japan

FAQ

How do I get a Virtual ISIC card?
You can apply for an ISIC card online through our website, or you can apply through one of the many issuing offices throughout Japan.

What is the cost of a Virtual ISIC Card?
The cost of an ISIC card is ¥1,750. You can however save much more than the issuing fee once you have an ISIC card though!
If you would like a plastic card as well, this can be arranged for an additional ¥1,750.
How long are the ISIC/ITIC/IYTC cards valid for?
All cards are valid for one year once issued.
My Virtual Card has expired; how can I renew it?
To renew your card, you just need to simply apply for a new one.
What documentation do I need to complete my application?
The Virtual ISIC (International Student Identity Card) is available to full-time students, so you will need to be able to prove you are currently studying full-time at school, college or university.

The Virtual ITIC (International Teacher Identity Card) is available to full-time teachers or professors. When applying, you will need a letter from your employer stating that you are an employee of a recognised school, college or university for at least 17 hours per week for a minimum of 1 academic year.

The Virtual IYTC (International Youth Travel Card) is for anyone aged between 12 and 30 years of age who is not a full-time student.

When applying for either the Virtual ISIC, IYTC or ITIC card, please also provide:
- Proof of your date of birth (for example: passport, birth certificate, official identity card)
- A recent passport-style photo (can be a selfie too!)
I'm still unsure if I am eligible for a Virtual ISIC card.
No worries at all! Simply send us a message and we'll be happy to help.
Can I apply for a Virtual ISIC card while overseas?
It is possible, however we recommend you to apply in Japan due to the process involved with checking your documentation. If your ID is in Japanese, it can take longer to be verified and confirmed.
I am taking a leave of absence from my school. Can I still apply for a Virtual ISIC card?
Please prepare a certificate of your leave of absence (period of leave has to be printed) as a document is required.
I am a student, however not full-time. Is there an option for me?
If you are under 31, you can apply for an IYTC card. You can enjoy more than 80% of the ISIC benefits with a Virtual IYTC card.
Is there an age limit for the Virtual ISIC card?
There is no age-limit. If you are a full-time student you are eligible to apply for a Virtual ISIC card.
I am a student, however not full-time. Is there an option for me?
If you are under 31, you can apply for an IYTC card. You can enjoy more than 80% of ISIC benefits with an IYTC card.
Is there an age limit for the ISIC card?
There is no age-limit. If you are a full-time student, you are eligible to apply for an ISIC card.