For those who wish to apply for a visa to attend COLING2016, please follow the instruction below and send the complete Visa Application Form to the Secretariat of COLING2016 ( by October 31, 2016.

To Apply for a Visa

  1. Complete your registration for COLING2016
  2. Have your flight and accommodation information ready
  3. Fill out Visa Application Form and send it to the Secretariat of COLING2016 (

Please note that all of the fields on the application form must be filled out in order for your application to be processed properly. You will be asked to provide your flight and accommodation information as well as your 'Registration Number', which will be given upon the completion of your registration. The application process usually takes more than a month, therefore, we highly recommend that you submit the form at your earliest convenience.

General information regarding a visa application is available here (the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan), and please do not hesitate to contact the Secretariat, if you have any questions or queries.

If you have any questions regarding your VISA application, please feel free to contact the Secretariat of COLING2016 (

Registration Page

Please register at the following site:

Application & Payment Due

[ Early Registration (CLOSED) ] October 20 (Thu) October 25 (Tue), 2016, 23:59 JST(GMT+9)
[ Late Registration (CLOSED) ] November 20 (Sun), 2016, 23:59 JST(GMT+9)
[ Onsite Registration ] December 11 (Sun) - December 16 (Fri), 2016

Registration Fees

Early Fees (CLOSED)
~ October 25 23:59 JST
Late Fees (CLOSED)
~ November 20 23:59 JST
Onsite Fees
Main Conference Regular Delegate¥61,000¥88,000¥98,000
Student Delegate¥46,000¥70,000¥80,000

Early Fees (CLOSED)
~ October 25 23:59 JST
Late Fees (CLOSED)
~ November 20 23:59 JST
Onsite Fees
with main conf.W/T onlywith main conf.W/T onlywith main conf.W/T only
Tutorials Regular Delegate¥14,000¥20,000¥20,000¥25,000¥26,000¥30,000
Student Delegate¥9,000¥14,000¥14,000¥20,000¥19,000¥26,000
1-Day Workshops Regular Delegate¥14,000¥20,000¥20,000¥25,000¥26,000¥30,000
Student Delegate¥9,000¥14,000¥14,000¥20,000¥19,000¥26,000
Half-Day Workshops Regular Delegate¥7,000¥10,000¥10,000¥12,500¥13,000¥15,000
Student Delegate¥4,500¥7,000¥7,000¥10,000¥9,500¥13,000

Registration for the Main conference includes:
 *Attendance at all sessions of COLING 2016 main conference from Tuesday to Friday.
 *Coffee Breaks & Lunch Boxes, December 13-16.
 *Welcome Reception on Monday, December 12.
 *Banquet on Wednesday, December 14.
 *Half day excursion to Nara on Wednesday, December 14.

Registration without the Main conference (Workshop or Tutorial Only) includes:
 *Attendance at the chosen Workshop(s) or Tutorial(s) only.
 *Banquet and Excursion are NOT included.
 *Coffee Break(s) & Lunch Box of session.

*Refreshments at Coffee Breaks, Lunch Boxes as well as food and beverages at Welcome Reception and Banquet will be provided free of charge to COLING2016 participants with the cooperation of the sponsor companies. Therefore, the expenses for these items are not included in the Registration Fee.