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Tourist Visa | Travel to Japan

Tourist Visa | Travel to Japan

Nationals of countries that do not have "Reciprocal Visa Exemption Arrangements" with Japan must obtain a visa.

A Temporary Visitor's Visa is usually required as permission to stay in Japan for a period of up to 90 days for non-remunerative activities such as sightseeing, participating in amateur sports, visiting relatives, taking inspection tours, participating in lectures or researches, attending conferences, making business contacts or other similar activities.

Needless to say, the Temporary Visitor’s Visa cannot be used for any remunerative purposes, which involve profit making or payment acceptance within Japan by the visitor.

To apply for a visa, the applicant must apply in person to a Japanese Embassy or a consulate, usually in his or her home country. The following documents must be submitted whatever the purpose of visit you are going to make:

  • Valid passport;
  • Two passport photos taken within the six months previous to the date of application;
  • Two official visa application forms, available at the embassy or consulate;
  • Documents certifying the purpose of the visit.

As the type of documents required for the application may differ according to the purpose of your visit, the applicant is advised to check with the Japanese Embassy or consulate beforehand.

Visa Fee Exemption: The nationals of some 60 countries around the world are exempted from visa fees.

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When you need to apply for a tourist visa at a Japanese embassy in your country, we can provide invitation letter, itinerary, flight e-ticket receipt, and hotel booking vouchers both in Japanese and English.

Examples of Visa Requirements (Links to the Japanese Foreign Ministry's Website)

If you are from the countries below and your stay in until 15 days as a tourist, visa is not required.

Asia

Brunei (15 days), Malaysia, Korea, Singapore, Thailand (15 days), Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan

North America

Canada, United States

South America and Caribbean

Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Chile, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Surinam, Uruguay

Oceania

Australia, New Zealand

Middle East

Israel, Turkey

Africa

Lesotho, Mauritius, Tunisia

Europe

Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom


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