Japan Visa Information: Japanese Visa Applications
What you need to apply for a visa to Japan
If you are not a national of one of the countries (most European nations, Australia and North America) who are usually issued a 3-month (90-day) tourist visa on each entry to the country, then you will need to apply for a visa in advance to enter Japan.
Passport photo(s) and a return ticket are usually necessary. Processing is usually free of charge, though there is a charge for the visa itself.
Fees vary on whether the visa is single entry, multiple entry or transit. Visitors should ensure their passports are valid for at least 90 days following your departure date from Japan.
Applicants for visas in Japan can also find more information and application forms from the Japanese embassy or consulate in their own countries or from the relevant pages on the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs website where pdf application forms can be downloaded and printed out.
Nationals of Russia and NIS countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan), China and The Philippines require more complicated application procedures and should inquire at their local Japanese embassies and consulates.
For further information on Japan visa application procedures and documention for Filipinos please access the Japanese embassy in The Philippines, (2627 Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City, 1300; tel: 63-2-551-5710), the consulates in Cebu (tel: 63-32 231-7321; 231-7322) and Davao (tel: 63-82 221-3100).
For nationals of Russia and NIS countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan) please find further information at the Japanese embassy in Moscow website or (tel: 7 495 229-2550).
For nationals of China please find further information at the Japanese embassy in Beijing, the Japanese consulate in Shanghai and the Japanese consulate in Hong Kong located in Connaught Place (tel: 852 2522-1184).
Further information on Japanese embassies and consulates overseas is available here:
See our Japan residents section for further information on living and working in Japan.