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Japan visa types

The Japanese government issues the following categories of visas to foreign visitors:

Short-Term visa / Temporary visa, which is issued to foreigners who wish to enter Japan for tourism, business or other recreational or short-term purposes. Temporary visas to Japan do not allow the holder to engage in employment and can be divided depending on the purpose of travel into:

  • Japan Tourist visa  
  • Japan Business visa
  • Japan Transit visa

Long-stay visas, which are issued to foreigners wishing to enter Japan for purposes other than tourism, such as studying, working, or joining a family member. As such, they can be divided into:

  • Work visa Japan
  • Student visa Japan
  • Japanese marriage visa
  • Japanese highly qualified professional visa
  • Japan working holiday visa
     

 

Japan visa requirements

Any foreigner entering Japan must have a valid passport for the duration of their stay, and all visitors must comply with their visa requirements.

 

Apply for Japan visa

You can apply for a visa for Japan on our website. You need to select the "Services" section and then select your nationality and country of residence for all the information you are looking for.

 

Japan visa application

Depending on the Embassy or Consulate General of Japan, only the QR-code visa form (PDF) is accepted.

 

Do you need a visa to go to Japan?

You can check your visa eligibility on our website under the "Services" section whether you need a visa or not.

 

Japan visa extension

You should apply for an extension of your stay in Japan before your current visa expires. You may apply for an extension of your visa to Japan in three months (90 days) before your visa expiration date.

 

Japan visa photo requirements

There must be two photos on a white background. Photo size 4.5 x 4.5. Distance from the top of the photo to the top of the hair: 7.5 mm. Height of the head (to the top of the hair): 27 mm