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Issuance of Multiple Entry Visas for Short-term Stay for Nationals of India

July 3, 2014

1. The Government of Japan has decided to begin issuance of multiple entry visas for short-term stay to nationals of India (ordinary passport holders) from July 3.

2. This decision was taken following the announcement by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe when he visited India this January that the Government of Japan would introduce multiple entry visas based on the recognition that the enhancement of people to people exchanges is important in order to further broaden relations between Japan and India.

3. The multiple entry visas will be issued not only at the Japanese diplomatic missions in India but also at all the Japanese Embassies and Consulate Generals overseas in light of a large number of Indian nationals living outside India.

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.

Multiple entry visas for short-term stay for nationals of India (ordinary passport holders)

Recipient Those who have fulfilled certain conditions and who have an ordinary Machine-Readable passport (MRP) in compliance with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards.
Period of stay 15 days
Terms of validity Up to three years
Where to apply Any Embassy / Consulate General / Consulate of Japan in any country.

(* The foregoing is a provisional translation. The date indicated above denotes the date of issue of the original press release in Japanese.)
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