FAQ

How do I get an 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.

How much does it cost for card issuing?
Issuing fee is JPY1,750 (JPY2,300 for online and mail order). You can however save much more than the issuing fee once you have an ISIC card though!
How long are the ISIC/ITIC/IYTC cards valid for?
All cards are valid for one year.
My ISIC card has been stolen, what should I do?
We are unfortunately not able to re-issue your card due to ISIC Association's privacy policy. If you would like to get your new card, please apply again. If your card is still valid, we would like you to contact us so that we can cancel your card through our system. Please contact ISIC Japan with your information; name, date of birth and school/university.
My card has expired, how can I renew it?
To renew your card, simply apply for a new one.
What documentation do I need to apply?
The 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 ITIC (International Teacher Identity Card) is available to full-time teachers or professors. When applying, you will just need a letter from your employer stating that you are an employee of a recognised school, college or university for at least 18 hours per week for a minimum of 1 academic year.

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

When applying for either the 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!)
Can I apply for an ISIC card while overseas?
It is possible, however we recommend you to apply in Japan, considering the process of checking your documentation. If your ID is in Japanese, it can take longer to be confirmed.
Do you post cards overseas?
We are unfortunately unable to arrange overseas shipping. We recommend applying for your ISIC card well in advance or to ask your family to send your card to you.
Can I register my mobile mail address when I apply?
Your registered email address is used for receiving coupon codes for discounts as well as when ISIC Japan need to contact you. Please note that ISIC Japan will contact you by email so please make sure to check your inbox.
I would like to know if I can apply for an ISIC card
If you are over 12 years old and a full-time student, you are eligible to apply for an ISIC card. If you are not sure about your status, please contact us.
I am taking a leave of absence from my school. Can I apply for an ISIC card?
Please prepare a certificate of your leave of absence (period of leave has to be printed) as a document 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 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.
I am a postgraduate student. Am I eligible for an ISIC card?
I am a postgraduate student. Am I eligible for an ISIC card?