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How to Apply for Japan Visa

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Types of Japan Visa

Tourist/visitor visa
A Japan tourist visa will be given to people who wish to travel and explore the country for tourism purpose. The single entry visa will be valid only for 90 days from the day of issued and the visa won’t be extended further.
Business visa
Business visa is allotted to people who want to travel temporarily for business purpose. This type of visa will only be obtained if the person is not planning to settle in the country.
Transit Visa
Japan transit visa is provided to the people who wish to stay in the country for a shorter period of time.
Work visa
A Japan work visa will only be allotted if people wish to travel the country for the work purpose on the temporary basis.
Student visa
A student visa is given to students who wish to continue pursuing their further studies in Japan.

Documents Required for Japan Visa Application

Common Documents for Japan Visa

  • Passport
  • Validity - Six months
  • A photocopy of duly filled visa application form
  • Two color photographs
  • Covering letter from the applicant stating the purpose and duration of the visit
  • Original confirmed return/onward air ticket
  • Proof of hotel reservation
  • Last 6 months bank statement
  • Original and photocopy of Income Tax Returns and photocopy of pan card
  • Original and photocopy of Investment documents

Mandatory Tourist Visa Documents - Japan Visa

  • All specified documents
  • Old passports and visa
  • Copy of leave letters from employer, school or college
  • Proof of accommodation during entire stay in al Schengen countries
  • Salary slip for last 6 months
  • Income tax returns for last 3 years
  • Travel insurance
  • Retirement proof/company registration proof/school college ID and copy

Mandatory Business Visa Documents- Japan Visa

  • All specified documents
  • Business registration proof
  • Taxation proof
  • Copy of the invitation from the company
  • Conference/event registration details

Japan Visa FAQs

Is there any age criterion to apply for Japan Tourist visa?
Anyone can apply for a Japan tourist Visa but those under 18 will need to show a NOC from their parents. Book Japan Visa
How long can I stay in Japan with a Japan Tourist Visa?
Embassy of Japan grants 15 or 30 days of stay to outsiders. Book Japan Visa
Do students have a different visa requirement for Japan Visa application?
Students who are travelling to Japan for exams or study are required to show related documents along with details of the place they’ll be studying or giving their exams. Students need to carry NOC letter from parents, photo identity of parents / guardian, (Pan Card/Passport/Driving License) and student ID card. In case the student is traveling for education then the visa will be valid till the duration of the education. Book Now
What is the visa rule for the retired people?
They are needed to show the proof of retirement along with other documents. Book Japan Visa
Are the visa requirements different for different categories of visa?
Yes, requirements for work, study, business and tourist visa are different. You have to buy Visa as per the agenda of the visit.
If I have a multiple entry tourist visa, how long till I can re-enter Japan again after a trip?
If you enter the country again too soon, the authorities will not allow that. Moreover, one cannot spend more than 180 days total in a year in Japan as a tourist. Book Japan Visa
What if I don't receive my visa in the given time?
If you don't get your visa under time specified, you should hurry and track the status on You can also get in touch with the visa experts who can communicate with the said authorities for Japan Visa status.
Do I need to carry forex in Japan?
It is recommended to convert your country’s currency to Japanese yen. You can buy Forex online with Thomas Cook and get it delivered at your home or office address.
Can a third party collect my visa from Japan Consulate?
Japan Consulate doesn’t allow third parties to collect Visa. However, there are certain exemptions like an immediate family member like parents or children or a group collection for entire group can feel free to visit the office and get their visa done.

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