April 9, 2024


With regards to visa inquiries, you can contact “Foreign Residents Support Center (FRESC) MOFA Visa Information” or “the Japan Visa Information Hotline” listed on the website of the Embassy or Consulate General of Japan. 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.

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
  • Viet Nam
  • Other Nationalities
Procedures chart for short-term stay (tourism, business, visiting relatives, etc)
【Purpose of tourism (single-entry)】
All foreign nationals/people who reside in the following countries/region and are required to obtain a short-term visa on visiting Japan are eligible to apply for a visa online from March 27, 2023. Australia, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, U.S.A.
  • The JAPAN eVISA system (electronic visa)
Countries or Regions that do not require a visa to enter Japan
  • Countries or Regions for Visa Exemptions

It is highly recommended to purchase international travel medical insurance for your trip to Japan. Overseas travel medical insurance helps you in case of emergency.

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

3. Visa Application Documents (download)

6. Inquiries about Visas Application

Foreign Residents Support Center (FRESC) MOFA Visa Information

Yotsuya Tower 13F, 1-6-1 Yotsuya, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 160-0004 Navi-Dial: 0570-011000
(For some IP phones and calls from overseas, please call +81-3-5369-6577)
Monday to Friday, 09:00-17:00


JAPAN eVISA JAPAN eVISA website (Website for online visa application to visit Japan)
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