Japan eVisa Requirements
Valid passport: Ensure that your passport is valid for at least six months beyond your planned stay in Japan.
Completed visa application form: Fill out the designated application form accurately and legibly.
Passport-sized photographs: Attach recent color photographs meeting specific size and background requirements.
Proof of travel itinerary: Provide a detailed itinerary of your planned activities and accommodation arrangements in Japan.
Proof of financial capability: Show evidence of sufficient funds to cover your travel expenses, such as bank statements, income statements, or sponsorship documents.
Flight itinerary: Present a confirmed round-trip or onward flight ticket.
Proof of accommodation: Provide hotel reservations, a letter of invitation from a host, or other documentation indicating your place of stay in Japan.
Travel insurance: Obtain travel insurance that covers medical expenses, accidents, and emergencies during your stay in Japan.
Employment or education verification: If applicable, provide documents verifying your current employment or enrollment in an educational institution.
Additional documents: Depending on your circumstances, you may need to submit additional supporting documents, such as a letter of explanation, marriage certificate, or proof of family relationship.
Japan e visa FAQ
Q1: What is the JAPAN eVISA?
A1: The JAPAN eVISA is an online service enabling you to apply for and receive the necessary entry visa for Japan.
Q2: How to Utilize JAPAN e-VISA?
A2: Start by creating an account. Visit the "JAPAN eVISA" website and select "Create New Account."
Q3: If I apply for a Japan visa online, do I still need to visit a Japanese embassy?
A3: You must visit a Japanese embassy to make the visa fee payment unless you're exempt. After receiving the "Notification of Visa Fee" email, present the registration info and pay the fee at the embassy where you applied.
(2) Eligibility Information:
Q4: Who Can Use JAPAN VISA ONLINE System?
A4: Nationals and residents of specific countries/regions seeking a short-term tourism visa (up to 90 days) can apply via JAPAN eVISA, except visa-exempt individuals from: Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Mongolia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and United States of America.
Q5: I'm from a visa-exempt country. Do I need a short-term stay visa?
A5: No, visa-exempt individuals don't require a short-term stay visa. Refer to our website for Visa Exemption
Q6: Can I apply through JAPAN eVISA for a friend visit?
A6: No, for visiting friends, it's "visiting acquaintances." Contact the local Japanese embassy for such visits.
Q7: Can I use JAPAN eVISA for a relative visit?
A7: No, for visiting relatives, it's "visiting relatives." Reach out to the appropriate Japanese embassy.
(3) Visa Types:
Q8: Which Visas Can I Apply for Using JAPAN eVISA?
A8: Only short-term tourism visas are available through JAPAN eVISA.
Q9: Can I Get a Transit Visa via JAPAN eVISA?
A9: No, apply for a transit visa at a Japanese embassy directly.
Q10: Can I Get a Multiple Entry Visa with JAPAN eVISA?
A10: No, eVISA offers single entry. Multiple entry visas need embassy application.
Q11: What's the eVISA Validity?
A11: eVISA is valid for 3 months from the day after issuance. Complete immigration in Japan within this period.
(4) Document Submission:
Q12: What Documents are Required for eVISA?
A12: Visit the JAPAN eVISA website's top page for necessary documents. "STEP 1" under "Flow of Online Visa Application" provides required details, plus potential additional documents.
Q13: Photo Guidelines for Facial Photos?
A13: Photo must clearly show your entire face centered horizontally, against a plain background with no texture, taken within 6 months.
(5) Other Queries:
Q14: Can I Apply an eVISA for Someone Else?
A14: Proxy applications need an authorization letter stating the application's delegation.
Q15: What's the Processing Time for eVISA?
A15: Generally, 5 working days from the day following application receipt, provided no content issues. (Visa Processing Time)
Q16: Can I Expedite eVISA Processing?
A16: No, decisions require complete examination. You'll be emailed when your visa is ready. Apply well in advance.
Q17: Unsure About Application Status?
A17: Check the JAPAN eVISA website's "Application information" for the status. If "Application not made," click "Submit" to change status to "Application in progress."
Q18: How to Track eVISA Status?
A18: Track "Status" in "Application information" on "Visa application list" page. Wait for status change and corresponding notification.
Q19: No Device to Show "Visa Issuance Notice"?
A19: Device display may be needed at the departure airport. Printed or screenshot versions won't work. Apply through local Japanese embassy without a suitable device.
Q20: How Early Can I Apply for eVISA?
A20: Applications can start 3 months before your planned travel.
Q21: How to Pay Visa Fee?
A21: UK/Singapore residents pay online with a credit card. Others pay at the local Japanese embassy.
Q22: What's the Visa Fee?
A22: Typically 3,000 yen for a single-entry visa. Certain nationalities enjoy fee exemptions or reductions. Check the relevant embassy's website.
Q23: Withdrawing an eVISA Application?
A23: On the JAPAN eVISA website's "Visa application list" page, withdraw by selecting the desired application and clicking "withdraw application." Not possible if status is "Fee payment." Contact the relevant embassy.
Q24: New Passport After eVISA?
A24: No, eVISA is tied to passport details. Renewed passport requires a new visa application. Check your passport's expiry date before applying.
Q25: Expired eVISA After Arrival?
A25: Single-entry visas expire after entry. Review your landing permission attached at immigration to determine your permitted stay in Japan.
Japan online visa application
Single-entry Short-term Stay Visa for Tourism (up to 90 days): Applicants can obtain an electronic visa through the JAPAN eVISA website. Travelers holding an eVISA must present the "Visa Issuance Notice" in the online format at the airport. PDFs, screenshots, and printed copies will not be accepted.
Other Purposes or Long-term Stay: If your travel purpose is different or you plan for an extended stay, kindly submit your application to the appropriate Japanese Embassy, Consulate General, or Consular Office based on your residence jurisdiction. Some countries require applications through accredited travel agencies under Japanese overseas establishments. (For Taiwan, the offices of Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association in Taipei and Kaohsiung.) In such cases, a visa sticker will be affixed to your passport.
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