The Japan Visa | Length of Stay on a Visa

The Japan Visa | Length of Stay on a Visa

iVisa | Updated on Jan 03, 2022

Lengths of stay for a Japan visa vary based on the visa you select. If you use a short-term visa to get into Japan, most likely, you can stay for up to 90 days. There are many long-term visa options where holders would be able to stay in Japan anywhere from three months to five years. Longer stays are usually for worker visas.


In April 2020, Japan will release its e-Visa program designed to help tourists get a visa online. Requirements for a visa include a valid passport and a departure ticket.

The Japan e-Visa: Processing Time, How Much, Duration, and Expiry

The successive Q&A discusses the formal 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.

Processing Speeds and Processing Costs for e-Visas to Japan

Current processing usually takes around a week or more at an embassy or consulate depending on your traveling status. We offer a few processing speeds for e-Visas: Standard, Rush, and Super Rush. Super Rush will get you your e-Visa the quickest.

Each processing speed has a specific fee. This will affect your visa's total cost.

e-Visa Pricing for Japanese Visas

Until the e-Visa program is ready, we can assume that Japanese e-Visas will most likely be 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 Information

There is a different time limit for each type of visa. Generally, tourist visas will stay valid for up to 90 days from the day you land in Japan. There are other visas that will be good beyond 90 days up to five years.

Make sure your visit to Japan is planned before the expiry date so that you can use your visa. Most e-Visas will remain valid for up to 90 days from issuance.

Basic Requirements: The Japanese e-Visa

Do I need an e-Visa to go to Japan?

It varies depending on your travel circumstances. Sixty-eight countries’ residents can go to Japan without a visa for up to 90 days, including nationals of the EU countries. For those who will have to get a Japan visa, like many African and Middle Eastern countries, you will need to fill out a visa application.

If you visa-exempt but are flying to Japan for a different reason besides a little leisure time, you may need to apply for an e-Visa to be able to enter Japan legally. If you go to Japan for educational purposes, for example, you will most likely need a visa to do so.

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 to prove your departure intentions.
  • 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.

So, most foreign nationals will be able to at least stay in Japan for 90 days if not longer. Come back soon to get your e-Visa from your house and skip the trip to the embassy or consulate.

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.

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