VISA / Residing in Japan
VISA / Residing in Japan

July 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.

If you are a foreign national, please click the links below for specific information related to respective subjects.

1. Visa Application Procedures

Short-Term Stay

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

Click on the nationality of the visa applicant traveling to Japan.

Countries or Regions that require a visa to enter Japan
  • China
  • Russia, CIS countries, Georgia
  • Philippines
  • Other Nationalities
Procedures chart for short-term stay (tourism, business, visiting relatives, etc)
Countries or Regions that do not require a visa to enter Japan
  • Countries or Regions for Visa Exemptions

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.)

Visa for Medical Stay

Visa Exemptions for Diplomatic and Official Passport Holders

7. Announcements

8. Inquiries Concerning Visas

Phone: 03-5501-8431

  1. Automatic answering machine service (24 hours, Japanese only)
  2. Inquiries about visa examination status
    (Note: inquiries can be made only for cases in which the application documents have been transferred to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tokyo from Japanese Embassies / Consulates-General where the visa application was lodged)
    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