Information for foreign nationals about visas
These some datas are taken from a website of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan.
Visa Application Procedures
1. Short-Term Stay
Visitors are going to enter Japan,a stay of up to 90 days for tourism,business,visiting friends or relatives,etc.
・Countries or Regions that require a visa to enter Japan
Procedures chart for short-term stay(tourism,business,visiting relatives,etc)
・Countries or Regions do not require a visa to enter Japan
Countries or Regions for Visa Exemptions
2.Work or Long-Term Stay
(A stay during which the applicant performs remunerative work in Japan or a stay of over 90 days in Japan,etc.)
Persons who leave Japan and wish to re-enter Japan
Procedures chart for long-term stays
3.Visa for Medical Stay
4.Visa Exemptions for Diplomatic and Official Passport Holders
Points to Note and Application Procedures
Visa Processing Time
Validity of a Visa
Criteria of Visa Issuance
Visas and Landing Permission
Visa Application Documents
(Note)Depending on the Embassy or Consulate-General of Japan,only the QR Code generated version of Visa application form is accepted.
Visa application form
English without QR code for handwriting
Chinese without QR code for handwriting
Letter of guarantee
Letter of reason for invitation
List of visa applicants
Overview of company / organization
Schedule of stay
Frequently Asked Questions
Tell me why you rejected my visa application.
I want to go to Japan. Do I need a visa?
I want to invite a foreign national to Japan. What procedures are necessary?
What should I do to get a Certificate of Eligibility?
As a "guarantor", to what extent do I need to be responsible?
Relaxation of Visa Requirements for Nationals of Russian Federation(December 16,2016)
Relaxation of visa Requirements for Chinese Citizens(September 27,2016)
Statistics for the Number of Visas Issued in 2015(June 6,2016)
Substantial Relaxation of Visa Requirements for Nationals of india(December 12,2015)
Issuance of Multiple Entry Visas for Short-term Stay for Nationals of the Federative Republic of Brazil(June 5,2015)
Japan's Visa Polisy in Accordance with Measures to Combat Trafficking in Persons(February 2009)
MULTIPLE Entry Visa for temporary visitors
The Immigrtion Bureau,the Ministry of Justice
Websites of Japanese Embassies, Consulates and Permanent Missions