VISA / Residing in Japan
VISA / Residing in Japan

May 22, 2015


Due to the complex nature of visa requirements, we are UNABLE to respond to visa-related inquiries made through this website at the moment. We advise you to contact the Consular Section of the Embassy or Consulate General of Japan nearest you for more information and advice. Thank you.

Guide to Japanese Visas

1. If your purpose is a short-term stay...

(A stay of up to 90 days for tourism, business, visiting friends or relatives, etc. that does not include paid activities)

Click on the nationality of the visa applicant who will travel to Japan.

2. If your purpose is to work or a long-term stay...

(A stay during which the applicant performs paid work in Japan, a stay of over 90 days in Japan, etc.)

Inquiries Concerning Visas

Phone: 03-5501-8431 

  1. Automatic answering machine service (24 hours, Japanese only)
  2. Inquiries about visa examination status
    (Note: Only in cases in which the application documents have been sent from the Japanese Embassy/or Consulate General to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
    Monday to Friday, 10:00-12:00 and 14:00-16:00
  3. Other inquiries about visas
    Monday to Friday,
    09:00-12:30 and 13:30-17:00