The JAPAN eVISA system (electronic visa)
The JAPAN eVISA is a system that enables applicants to apply for a visa online and issues an electronic visa to applicants for a short-term stay for the purpose of tourism. As of June 19, 2023, JAPAN eVISA is available to residents in the following countries/region.
- All foreign nationals/people residing in the following countries/region, except those who are exempt from short-term visa.
Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Mongolia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, U.S.A.
- Nationals of China, who reside in China (Visa application must be made through the travel agencies accredited by the Japanese overseas establishment. The agencies will begin applying for visa on the JAPAN eVISA system as soon as their preparations are complete.)
(Note1) JAPAN eVISA is available only to those who travel to Japan by plane.
(Note2) During the application process, the applicant may be requested to appear in person at the Japanese overseas establishment with jurisdiction over the place of the applicant’s residence for an interview.
Types of visa
Single-entry short-term stay visa for the purpose of Tourism (for a period of up to 90 days). Electronic visas will be issued to those who applied through JAPAN eVISA website.
(Travelers with eVISA are required to display “Visa issuance notice” at the airport in the internet environment. PDF data, screenshot and printed copy will not be accepted.)
If you wish to visit Japan for other purposes or for a long-term stay, please submit your application to the Japanese Embassy, Consulate General or Consular office with jurisdiction over your place of residence. (In some countries, applications must be made through travel agencies accredited by Japanese overseas establishment.) (For Taiwan, Taipei / Kaohsiung offices of Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association) In this case, you will have a visa sticker on your passport.
JAPAN eVISA website
- Please beware of fraud websites looking alike the JAPAN eVISA website.
- If your application is incomplete, we will cancel it without processing. Once cancelled, you are supposed to reapply (for your visa).
Entering incorrect information and/or uploading incomplete/wrong documents could lead to a delay in examination or cancellation of your eVISA application, which may affect your travel plans.
How to display “Visa issuance notice”
Frequently asked questions about JAPAN eVISA
Contact information for inquiries
Japan Visa Information Hotline: firstname.lastname@example.org (Available language: English)
(Note1) Please mention your nationality or citizenship and place of your residence in your email.
(Note2) This e-mail address is only for inquiries about JAPAN eVISA application procedures. For general inquiries, please contact the Japanese overseas establishment with jurisdiction over your place of residence.