The new e-Visa program in Japan will enable French citizens to get an e-Visa, also known as an electronic visa, starting in April 2020. This type of visa is securely linked to your passport and sent to you by e-mail as soon as the processing is finished.
So if you're going to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, be ready to get your visa online when Japan releases the e-Visa program.
Frequently Asked Questions | 2020 Tokyo Olympics e-Visa: France
NOTE: The following visa information is based on policies and fees for in-person visas. The e-Visa program may have different requirements. Check back shortly for updates.
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 France 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 the 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 France, 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. Visas generally cost anywhere from $6 USD to $150 USD. Japan will change the visa fee schedule as required on April 1st of each year.
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 France 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 France
On your smartphone or tablet? You, too, can get an e-Visa online with our secure application process. Citizens of France can get an e-Visa for the Olympics as early as April 2020.
Support your team in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics by ensuring you have a valid visa. Enjoy watching the awe-inspiring sports and excitement.