Immigration. Travel. Living.

Japan: visa guide

Visa - Japan

That’s the reason why the country has waived visas for citizens of several countries. They also intend to make the visa operation process easier for citizens of the countries who do need a visa by administering an online operation system. 

Most non-natives who want to visit Japan will have to apply for a Japanese visa before they travel. Millions of people visit this country every time – in fact, only in 2018, did Japan receives over 30 million visitors. And there’s a lot to see in this interesting islet nation, which is a perfect mix of euphemism, tradition, history, and nature. Also, it’s one of the safest countries in the world to visit, and is anticipated to come indeed easier to gain a Visa in 2020.

Needed visa to travel to Japan

The Japanese government issues the following main orders of visas to foreign travelers.

Short-Term Stay/Temporary Visa, which is issued to non-natives who want to enter Japan for tourism, visits, business, or other recreational or short-term purposes. Temporary Visas don’t allow the holder to engage in employment and can be divided grounded on the purpose of a trip into:

  1. Tourist Visa is issued to non-natives who want to travel to this country for tourism or visits to family or relatives.
  2. Business Visa, which is issued to non-natives who are traveling to Japan to attend a meeting, conference, negotiate, or for any other business-related purposes.
  3. Transit Visa, which is issued to non-natives who are coursing through the home of Japan on their way to a third country of destination.

Long-Term Stay Visas are issued to non-natives who want to enter the country for purposes not related to tourism, similar to working, studying, or joining a family member. As similar, they can be divided into:

  • Work Visa, issued to non-natives who wish to take up paid employment in Japan.
  • Student Visa issued to transnational scholars who have been accepted into a Japanese educational institution.
  • A marriage visa is issued to non-natives who are married to Japanese citizens and want to join them there.
  • Largely Skilled Professional Visa, which, as the name suggests, is issued to largely-professed professionals who want to work in the country. It’s issued through a point-grounded system and offers a longer period of stay and further benefits than a regular Work Visa.

canal between cherry blossom trees

Needed documents for a Visa operation

Once you know where to apply, you should start collecting the documents you need for your Japan Visa operation. The documents differ grounded on the type of visa you apply for, but in all cases, you have to submit:

  • Your passport should have at least two blank visa sheets as well as be valid for at least another six months starting from the time you intend to enter Japan. 
  • A recent passport-size photo was taken in front of a white background.
  • A Japan Visa Application Form was completed.
  • Reserved flight ticket.
  • Evidence of sufficient monetary conditions, similar to bank statements or a letter from a sponsor.
  • Still, they’ve to give you the needed documents on their part before you can submit the operation If you have a guarantor/ patron in the country.

Visa Fee

The visa freights for Japan are as follows:

  • A single-entry visa is three thousand Yen.
  • A double-entry or multiple-entry is a visa of six thousand Yen.
  • A Transit Visa is seven hundred Yen.

The Japanese visa cost may be slightly different grounded on your nation, the type of visa you apply for, and the original currency. You have to pay the amount for a Japan visa at the Embassy/ Consulate only if your operation is approved.

Duration of a Visa

The duration of a Japan Visa depends on the number of entries it’s issued for as well as the purpose of the trip.

A single-entry Japan Visa is issued for not more than 3 months.  A multiple-entry Japan Visa is issued for 1 to five years, depending on the purpose of your stay.

Contact us