The Japanese government offers a variety of visas for foreign nationals. 68 countries have some form of visa-free stay in Japan, but many international visitors will need to get a visa to enter Japan.
If you are going for business purposes, the visa for short-term business is a multiple entry visa that you can use for business talks, meetings, and lead generation. Also, there are other visas that will allow multiple entries for other travel reasons.
For more information, check out the next sections.
The Japan e-Visa: Processing Time, How Much, Duration, and Expiry
Japanese e-Visa Processing Speeds and Fees
Current processing may take around a week or more at an embassy or consulate depending on your status. We offer a few processing speeds for e-Visas: Standard, Rush, and Super Rush. Super Rush will issue you the quickest e-visa.
There is a fixed charge for each processing speed. This will affect the final cost of your visa.
Until the e-Visa program is ready, we can assume that Japanese e-Visas will cost about the same amount as the standard visas cost. Based on the choices you decide on, you are likely to pay between $6 and $175 USD during the e-Visa application process.
Japan e-Visas: Length of Stay and Expiration Date
For each type of visa, there is a different time constraint. Generally, tourist visas will remain valid for up to 90 days from the day you land in Japan. There are other visas that will be good beyond 90 days.
Make sure you schedule your trip to Japan before the expiry date so you can use your visa. Most e-Visas will remain valid for up to 90 days from issuance.
Basic Requirements for a Japanese e-Visa
The successive Q&A mentions the current rules and regulations of visa applications for Japan. Be sure to bookmark this page and come back in April 2020 to find out updated information on the Japanese e-Visa.
Do I need an e-Visa to go to Japan?
It varies depending on the circumstances of your travel. Residents of 68 countries can fly to Japan for up to 90 days without a visa, including EU nation-states. For those who need to obtain a visa to Japan, like many African and Middle Eastern countries, you will need to complete a visa application.
If you visa-exempt but are going for a different reason besides a personal vacation, you may need to apply for an e-Visa to be able to enter Japan legally. For example, if you're going to Japan for educational purposes, you'll most likely need a special visa.
e-Visa Application for Japan: Information to Prepare
You will need to have or display the following to apply for an e-Visa and go through customs when you reach Japan:
- Departure Ticket - The voucher for your outbound flight is a valid ticket for your departure.
- Passport - Must be valid for 6 months or more.
- Hotel or Accommodations - A reservation page works. Or an invitation letter from family or friends.
- Passport Picture - Color photos only. No black and white.
- Finances for Your Trip - You may need a certified bank statement.
- Payment Method - We can accept credit cards and PayPal.
Once Japan's e-Visa program starts, iVisa will be ready to release the e-Visa online application so you can use your smartphone, laptop, computer or tablet in a convenient and safe manner.
Obtaining a visa shouldn't be such a long process. Bookmark this page and come back in April 2020 to get your Japan e-Visa securely and conveniently.