VISA

April 26, 2024

Foreign nationals/people who wish to travel to Japan for tourism for a short-term period can apply for a visa online and receive an electronic visa (eVISA) through the JAPAN eVISA system. As of April 26, 2024, the JAPAN eVISA system is available for nationals/people residing in the following countries/regions.

Eligibility

  1. Australia, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates (except the jurisdiction of The Consulate-General of Japan in Dubai (note)), United Kingdom, U.S.A.
    All foreign nationals/people residing in these countries/regions, except those who are exempt from short-term visa, can apply for an eVISA through the JAPAN eVISA websiteOpen a New Window.
  2. (note) Online visa application via the JAPAN eVISA system is currently not available at the Consulate-General of Japan in Dubai.
  3. Application should be made through an accredited agency in countries/regions below. For details, applicants are advised to check the website of the Japanese overseas establishment with jurisdiction over their place of residence.
    • (1) China
      Nationals of China, who reside in China
    • (2) Viet Nam
      Nationals of Viet Nam, who reside in Viet Nam and participate in a packaged tour organized by designated travel agencies
    • (3) Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Macau, Mongolia and the Republic of Korea
      All foreign nationals/people residing in Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Macau, Mongolia and the Republic of Korea (except jurisdiction over the Consulate General of Japan in Jeju), except those who are exempt from short-term visa
  4. Notes (for both 1. and 2. above)
    • (1) JAPAN eVISA is available only to those who travel to Japan by plane.
    • (2) 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.
    • (3) Only ordinary passport holder is eligible to apply through JAPAN eVISA website.

Types of visa

Single-entry short-term stay visa for the purpose of Tourism (for a period of up to 90 days) (Note). Electronic visas will be issued to those who applied through JAPAN eVISA website.

(Note: For nationals of China residing in China, electronic visas with a period of stay "15 days" or "30 days" will be issued. For nationals of Viet Nam residing in Viet Nam, the period of stay of electronic visas will be "15 days".)
(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

JAPAN eVISA (Open a New Window) JAPAN eVISA website
(Website for online visa application to visit Japan)
Visa  application for Japan is now available online.(Open a New Window)Video: How to apply for visa on the
JAPAN eVISA website
(online payment)
Attention!
  1. Please beware of fraud websites looking alike the JAPAN eVISA website.
  2. 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: japan-visa@bricks-corp.com (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.

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