In April 2020, the e-Visa system for Japan will be released for citizens of American Samoa. The 2020 Summer Olympics will be held in Tokyo, making it the second time the Games will be held in Japan.
Whether you want to see the newly added Badminton tournaments or the new Taekwondo competitions, you will need an e-Visa to get there as a citizen of American Samoa. So, start planning your trip now and be ready to get your visa when April 2020 rolls around.
Frequently Asked Questions | 2020 Tokyo Olympics e-Visa: American Samoa
NOTE: The following visa information is based on policies and fees for in-person visas. The e-Visa program may have different requirements.
Do I need a visa for Japan for the Olympic Games?
An e-Visa will be required for many people to travel to the Games. Citizens of American Samoa will most likely need an e-Visa to travel to Japan.
How long does it take to get an e-Visa for Japan for the 2020 Olympics?
Residents of American Samoa can choose from three speeds; select the right one based on how fast you want your e-Visa for the Olympics to arrive.
We offer Standard, Rush, and Super Rush processing. In less than a week or two, most e-visas are available. If you go to the consulate or embassy for a regular visa, you will likely need to wait longer to have your visa processed.
What is the cost of a 2020 Summer Olympics visa?
For citizens of American Samoa, the cost of your e-Visa to Tokyo depends on the turnaround speed you select during checkout.
Visa fees depend on the type of visa you need and any additional fees like processing speed. The cost can be anywhere from $6 USD to $55 USD. From April 1st, the visa fee schedule will be revised annually as needed.
With the Japan e-Visa, how many times can I enter and exit the country?
Regular Japanese visas allow single, double or multiple entries. When the e-Visa is released, the same types of entry selections will most likely be available.
Single-entry means that you can enter the country only once. Double-entry allows two entries, and multiple entries allows you to enter the country as many times as you like within the duration period of your visa.
When does the e-Visa expire for the 2020 Japan Olympics?
Be sure to plan your trip accordingly and figure out the number of days you can spend in Japan.
If you're going to Japan for the Olympics, you'll receive a tourist visa valid for three months from the time it's issued. So you’ll need to make sure you enter the country within that validity period. Multiple-entry visas may last you from 1 to 5 years.
How long can I stay in Japan for the 2020 Olympics on an e-Visa?
Single-entry tourist visas have a duration of up to 90 days from the time you enter the country. You can stay in Japan for more than 90 days if you have the option of a multiple-entry visa.
What documents do I need to apply for an e-Visa for the Olympics?
Citizens of American Samoa will need the following to apply for a visa online:
- Passport - Your passport must remain valid for at least another 6 months, with 2 blank pages available for stamping.
- Recent Photo - You must have a recent passport-sized color photo for your visa.
- Onward Ticket - You must provide proof that you will be leaving Japan.
- Proof of Funds - You will need to provide a document showing you have enough funds to get you through your short-term stay in the country.
- Proof of Accommodation - You can either provide proof of reservation from a hotel, lodge, or resort, or an invitation letter and proof that your host will provide accommodation for you during the Olympics. They will also need to provide their permanent residence ID information.
2020 Japan Summer Olympics | e-Visa for Citizens of American Samoa
To experience the awesome competition of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, you should take advantage of the easy-to-use e-Visa application process available for citizens of American Samoa. iVisa is the easiest way to get one online.
Safe travels, and enjoy the 2020 Olympics.