Substantial Relaxation of Visa Requirements for Nationals of India

December 12, 2015
Japanese

    1. The Government of Japan has decided to commence the substantial relaxation of multiple visas for short-term stay to nationals of India (ordinary passport holders) from January 11, 2016.
    2. Specifically, in addition to the relaxation of visa issuance requirements, the period of stay will be extended for up to 30 days, and the period of validity will be extended for up to five years.
    3. This decision is followed the measure of introducing multiple entry visas on July, 2014 and based on the common recognition between Japan and India that the enhancement of people to people exchanges is important in order to further broaden relations between two countries.
    4. It is expected that this will help increase the number of Indian tourists to Japan and improve convenience in business activities, thus further developing bilateral exchanges between Japan and India.