MULTIPLE Entry Visa for temporary visitors
from the Asia Pacific region and the Latin American region, Russia and New Independent States (ex-USSR)

(NOTE!) If you are a national of People's Republic of China, please visit respective website of the embassy or consulates of Japan in China.

1. Purpose of Journey

Short term stay (less than 90 days) without employment or remunerative activities

(NOTE!) Business excludes activities conducted for profit, activities to receive compensation, and practical training.

2. Those who are qualified

(a) Applicants as business persons

Persons in the position of manager or above or employee working for more than 1 year in a company that fulfills the following conditions (accompanying spouse and children who are applying together can also request multiple entry visa, if necessary)

  • (1) Government enterprises
  • (2) Companies listed on the stock exchange market
  • (3) Companies that have continual transactions with Japanese companies that are listed on the stock exchange in Japan
  • (4) Joint corporations that co-invested with Japanese companies that are listed on the stock exchange in Japan, and subsidiary companies or representative offices of those Japanese companies.
  • (5) Companies that are members of the Japan Chamber of Commerce (JCC) of the cities where embassies and consulates of Japan are located, and have their head offices located in Japan.

(b) Applicants as intellectuals, researchers etc

  • (1) Internationally acclaimed artists
  • (2) Distinguished scholars and researchers who have adequate achievements
  • (3) Distinguished amateur athletes who have adequate records
  • (4) University lecturers and above (as a full-time)
  • (5) Employees of public research institutes and museums (Directors and above)

(NOTE!) If you need to obtain multiple entry visa but do not meet above qualifications, please contact with our stuff at your nearest embassies or consulates of Japan.
(1) There could be cases that applicants who fulfill the qualifications above are issued no visa or issued only single entry visa due to other reasons.
(2) Applications are admitted only by embassies or consulates of Japan in the home country or country of residence of applicants.

3. Necessary documents for application

(a) Applicants as Business persons

  1. Valid Passport
  2. Application form is available at the Embassy's counter, or can be downloaded here [PDF].
  3. One photo taken within the last 6 months. (The photograph must be 2 x 2 inches, black and white or color, with plain background)
  4. Certificate of employment
  5. Supporting documents to prove your company's qualification to above2.(a) _(1)~(5)
  6. Reason for requesting a MULTIPLE entry visa or letter of invitation including the necessity of MULTIPLE entry visa
  7. In the case of spouse or children accompanying, please submit followings in addition to above 1.~6. such as
    • Documents clarifying their relationship such as Marriage certificate (for spouse) or Birth certificate (for children)
    • Reason for requesting MULTIPLE entry visa

(b) Applicants as intellectuals, researchers etc

  1. Valid passport
  2. Application form is available at the Embassy's counter, or can be downloaded here [PDF].
  3. One photo taken within the last 6 months. (The photograph must be 2 x 2 inches, black and white or color, with plain background)
  4. Reason for requesting a MULTIPLE entry visa or letter of invitation including the necessity of MULTIPLE entry visa
  5. Supporting documents to prove your qualification to above 2.(b)_(1)-(5), such as;
    • Certificate of employment from the employer
    • Curriculum vita (CV)
    • Treaties, academic publishing, or records of lectures by applicants
  6. Reason for requesting a MULTIPLE entry visa
  7. In the case of spouse or children accompanying, please submit followings in addition to above 1.~6.; such as
    • Documents clarifying their relationship such as Marriage certificate (for spouse) or Birth certificate (for children)
    • Reason for requesting MULTIPLE entry visa

(NOTE!) Necessary documents for applications may be slightly different in each country. Concerning to the details, please contact with our visa stuff at your nearest embassy or consulate of Japan.
Please note that we may ask applicants to submit additional documents besides documents above during the examination process.


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