Consular Services

October 3, 2023

On March 27, 2023, electronic (online) application options for passports, certificates, and visas for entering Japan, as well as online payment options for fees for these consular services have been introduced in some domestic offices and Japanese overseas establishments. For more information on online applications and online payment options, please refer to the chart and links below.

Procedures for Online Applications and Online Payments of Consular Services

(Image) Passport/certificate/visa online application, examination, registration of credit card information (online), passport/certificate issued at counter, visa issued electronically online, credit card payment completed at the time of issuance

Links to detailed information on each procedure

(Note) Payment currency is Japanese Yen. Exchange fees may be charged for credit cards issued outside Japan.

Offices with online applications and online payments for consular services(As of Octorber 2, 2023)


Japanese Overseas Establishments Online Application
Online Payment
Online application and fee payment for a short-term visa with a tourism purpose (single-entry) are available at 45 Japanese overseas establishments in the following 11 countries/region.
Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Mongolia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America

(Note) In addition to the countries/region above, for nationals of China residing in China, application for a short-term visa with a tourism purpose (single-entry) is made online through the travel agencies accredited by the Japanese overseas establishment. Electronic visa is issued to the applicant.

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