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Japan Tourist Visa for Kazakhstani citizens: Complete application guide for 2023
10 min read
Updated on Jan 23, 2024

Welcome to our comprehensive guide on obtaining a Japan Tourist Visa for Kazakhstani citizens. This article will provide all the essential information and step-by-step instructions to help you apply for a tourist visa to Japan successfully. Whether planning a vacation or a business trip, understanding the visa requirements is crucial to ensure a smooth experience.

Rely on our guided services for a hassle-free application, with our iVisa Experts helping you each step of the way! Check all the details below and prepare for your trip to Japan!

japan train landscape

Types of Japanese visas for Kazakhstani citizens

Japan provides a range of visa options for Kazakhstani citizens based on their specific travel needs. Let's delve into the popular choices available:

  • Japan Tourist Visa: Enjoy Japan's vibrant culture, explore captivating attractions, and be amazed by breathtaking landscapes traveling with the Japan Tourist Visa. This visa is perfect for those seeking leisure and tourism activities in Japan.

  • Japan eVisa If you’re Kazakhstani but live in a country where the eVisa is available, you can apply online by completing the eVisa application form and get your visa from home. This electronic visa allows you to enter Japan for tourism, business, or visiting family and friends. Keep in mind that it’s only for residents of Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Mongolia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Taiwan, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

  • Japan Business Visa: If you travel to Japan for business purposes such as attending meetings or signing contracts, the Japanese Business Visa is a requirement. You must obtain an invitation letter from a Japanese company to meet the necessary visa requirements.

  • Japan Work Visa: Foreign nationals with a job offer from a Japanese company can apply for the Japan Work Visa. This visa allows you to work in Japan and requires a letter from your employer to initiate the application process. Work visas are tailored to specific types of employment, such as skilled labor, research, or teaching.

  • Japan Student Visa: Aspiring students pursuing educational courses in Japan can get the Japan Student Visa. This visa enables enrollment in recognized educational programs at Japanese institutions. It requires a letter of acceptance from your educational institution to support your application.

  • Japan Spouse or Dependent Visa: If you're married to a Japanese citizen or a foreign citizen residing in Japan, you may qualify for the Japan Spouse or Dependent Visa. This visa allows you to join your spouse or family in Japan and stay together in the country.

Additionally, it's advisable to consult the Embassy for further details on other visas available to Kazakhstani nationals, including Transit Visas, Visit Visas, or residence permits.

Do Kazakhstani citizens need a Visitor Visa for Japan?

Yes, Kazakhstani citizens need a visa to travel to Japan. Traveling for tourism purposes, you must apply for a Japan Tourist Visa, also known as a Japan Visitor Visa, unless you live in a country where the Japan eVisa is available.

Note: Visa requirements may vary based on your nationality. While some countries have visa-free entry, others may require getting a visa online or a valid visa directly from the Embassy. Use our convenient Visa Checker Tool to explore your options.

What is the Japan Tourist Visa for Kazakhstani citizens?

Are you a Kazakhstani citizen dreaming of exploring the mesmerizing sights and experiences that Japan has to offer? The Japan Tourist Visa is your gateway to an unforgettable adventure in this beautiful country. At iVisa, we’re here to assist you at every step as you embark on this exciting journey.

Let's delve into the two types of Japan tourist visas available:

  • Single-entry visa: With a single-entry visa, you can immerse yourself in the wonders of Japan during a one-time trip. Experience the rich culture, breathtaking landscapes, and historical landmarks during a stay of 15 to 30 days Per Entry, with a maximum validity of 90 days after issued. Count on our team of experts at iVisa to guide you through the effortless application process.

  • Multiple-entry visa: If you wish to make multiple trips to Japan for tourism purposes within three years, the multiple-entry visa is the ideal choice for you. Enjoy the freedom to explore different regions of Japan during each visit, with a maximum stay of 90 days per entry. Note that we don’t provide guidance services for this visa option.

Visit Japan: Benefits of a Japan Tourist Visa for Kazakhstani citizens

When you apply for a Japan Tourist Visa, you can enjoy several benefits and experiences that await you in the Land of the Rising Sun:

  • Immerse yourself in Japan's rich culture: Delve into the ancient temples, majestic shrines, and historical landmarks that showcase Japan's vibrant heritage. Kyoto, Nara, and Kamakura are iconic destinations that glimpse into Japan's fascinating past.

  • Marvel at Japan’s natural beauty: Witness the breathtaking cherry blossoms in spring and the vibrant hues of autumn foliage. Explore iconic spots such as Mount Fuji, national parks, and the picturesque countryside to truly appreciate Japan's natural wonders.

  • Indulge in traditional cuisine: Treat your taste buds to the delightful flavors of sushi, ramen, tempura, and yakitori. Explore local street food markets and traditional tea houses for a culinary adventure that will leave you craving more.

  • Experience vibrant festivals: Immerse yourself in the joyous atmosphere of cherry blossom viewing parties (Hanami), mesmerizing fireworks festivals (Hanabi), and lively summer festivals (Matsuri). Witness traditional performances and embrace the cultural significance of these enchanting events.

  • Visit theme parks and attractions: Embark on thrilling adventures at Tokyo Disneyland or experience the magic of Universal Studios Japan. Enjoy exciting rides, awesome shows, and unique attractions that cater to visitors of all ages.

  • Discover art and technology: Explore contemporary art galleries, museums, and interactive exhibitions highlighting Japan's artistic prowess. A visit to Akihabara in Tokyo, the epicenter of anime, manga, and gaming culture, is a must for tech enthusiasts.

What you cannot do with a Japan Tourist Visa

As you plan your journey to Japan, remember the limitations of the Japan Tourist Visa. This travel visa doesn’t allow the following activities:

  • Engaging in cultural, municipal, or sports exchanges.

  • Entering Japan to work.

  • Business activities, including liaisons, meetings, consultations, signing contracts, after-sales service, advertising, or market research.

  • Visiting friends and family members residing in Japan.

Benefits of getting your Japan Tourist Visa with iVisa

Applying for a Japan Tourist Visa with us offers several advantages that ensure a smooth and hassle-free process:

  • 100% government-compliant: Our team of iVisa experts meticulously reviews your application form to ensure compliance with all necessary government requirements, increasing your chances of visa approval.

  • Expert support: We provide round-the-clock customer support to address your concerns or questions during the application process. Our team is dedicated to providing timely and accurate assistance at every step.

  • Simplified form: With our user-friendly online platform, you can complete a simplified application form, shorter and easier to understand than the one from the Embassy.

  • Save your progress: Take time to complete the application form, make changes whenever necessary, and save your progress for later. No rush!

  • Step-by-step guide: You’ll receive a comprehensive PDF manual with valuable tips and tricks. This guide will assist you in completing the application accurately and efficiently.

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Japan Tourist Visa requirements for Kazakhstani citizens

As a citizen of Kazakhstan, it’s essential to meet specific visa requirements to get a Japan Tourist Visa. Here are the essential details you need to know:

Japan Tourist Visa: Eligibility criteria for Kazakhstani citizens

  • Valid passport: Your Kazakhstan passport must remain valid for at least six months beyond the intended departure date from Japan. Additionally, it must have enough blank pages to accommodate the visa endorsement.

  • Purpose of visit: Your trip to Japan should be solely for tourism.

  • Financial capability: You must provide sufficient funds to support your travel in Japan, including expenses for accommodation, transportation, meals, and other anticipated costs during your stay.

  • Clear criminal record: You must have a clean criminal record.

Kazakhstan - Japanese visa: Required documents for Kazakhstani citizens

  • Completed visa application form.

  • Valid passport.

  • Travel itinerary – This should include confirmed hotel bookings, flight reservations, and tickets for any planned attractions.

  • Financial documents – To prove sufficient funds to support your trip.

  • Passport-size photographs – Use our handy [digital passport photo service] to get one easy and quick!

  • Additional documents – You may need to submit additional documents depending on your circumstances. Our team will send you a personalized list tailored to your specific situation.

Financial requirements for Kazakhstani citizens

  • Bank statement - Include bank statements for the last three months.

  • Salary slips.

  • Employment letter.

If you're being sponsored or financially supported by a third party, such as a family member or friend, you may need to provide additional supporting documents. These can include a sponsorship letter, the sponsor's bank statements, and a letter explaining the nature of the financial support.

Japan visa application process for Kazakhstani travelers

Applying for a visa to Japan may initially seem overwhelming. But rest assured, we’ll guide you through the process and make it a breeze. Download our iVisa app for better convenience. It allows you to complete your application right from your phone.

Here are all the steps on how to apply for a Japan Tourist Visa from Kazakhstan:

Visa application form: Step-by-step guide to applying for the Japan Tourist Visa in Kazakhstan

Follow these simple steps to get a Japan Tourist Visa:

  • Step 1: Complete the visa application form on our website or iVisa app, providing accurate personal and travel information.

  • Step 2: Proceed to pay the iVisa processing fee. Choose any of our payment options: PayPal, Venmo, Amazon Pay, and credit/debit cards.

  • Step 3: We'll provide a detailed list of all the documents you must submit to the Japanese Embassy. Gather all the necessary paperwork for your visa appointment.

  • Step 4: Schedule a visa appointment at the Japanese Embassy. During the appointment, you’ll pay the government fee of US$42. Sometimes, Japanese authorities may require you to undergo a visa interview with an immigration officer.

  • Step 5: Wait for the government's processing time.

Japanese Embassy in Kazakhstan

You must visit the Japanese Embassy or Consulate to submit your application. We’ll send you all the details to help you schedule your visa appointment. Here is the contact information for the Embassy:

Tips for a successful Japan Tourist Visa application in Kazakhstan

Here are some tips to enhance your chances of a successful visa application:

  • Ensure that all the information you provide on the application form is clear and matches the details on your supporting documents.

  • Gather all the required documents based on your specific circumstances and keep them organized in a transparent manila folder.

  • Always provide truthful information in your application to avoid a visa refusal or future travel restrictions.

  • Apply well in advance for sufficient processing time and to account for potential delays.

Common reasons for visa refusals in Kazakhstan

Here are some precautions to avoid common visa application mistakes:

  • Don’t apply as a tourist if you plan to stay with a friend or family member.

  • Have sufficient funds to support your trip.

  • Maintain consistency between the visa application form and supporting documents.

Remember, our iVisa Experts will review your application to ensure it meets all the Japanese requirements!

Japan Osaka Castle

Japan Tourist Visa fees for Kazakhstani passport holders

When applying for a Japan Tourist Visa with our services, there are two important fees to consider:

  • iVisa service fee for Kazakhstani citizens: Our guided service fee, along with all its benefits, amounts to USD $155.99. With our assistance, you can expect a stress-free visa application process.

  • Japan’s government visa fee: The Japanese government requires a visa fee of US$42 to process your application.

Japan Tourist Visa processing time in Kazakhstan

When you apply for the Japan Tourist Visa with us, the processing times are as follows:

  • iVisa processing time: Our processing time is 30 days, which includes the time to complete the visa application form and for our expert team to thoroughly review your application in general. We work to ensure a flawless submission.

  • Japan’s government processing time: Typically, the Japanese government takes around one to four weeks to process visa requests.

We recommend applying for your Japan Tourist Visa at least two months before your intended travel date to allow enough time for processing your travel document.

What to expect after submitting the Japan visa application in Kazakhstan?

You have successfully submitted your documents to the Japanese Embassy. What happens next? Here's what you can expect:

  • You'll receive an acknowledgment receipt that confirms your application has been successfully submitted and is now being processed.

  • The Embassy will review your application and supporting documents. If any additional information is required, they may contact you for clarification.

  • The Embassy will notify you of the visa outcome using the contact information you provided during the application process.

Visa status: Japan Tourist Visa approval and denial for Kazakhstani citizens

There are two possible outcomes for your Japan Tourist Visa application:

  • Approved visa application: You'll receive a notification confirming your visa approval. Then, you must pick up your passport at the Embassy.

  • Denied visa application: The Embassy will inform you about the refusal and explain their decision. Depending on the local policies, you can appeal or reapply if you believe the decision was unfair.

Before your trip, explore our Japan Travel Guide for valuable tips and tricks for your upcoming adventure. Discover recommended places to visit, learn about weather conditions, get insights into daily costs, and more. Have a fantastic experience in Japan!

Where can I find more information?

Our friendly customer service team is here to answer any questions about the Japan Tourist Visa. Contact our iVisa experts through our online chat or at [email protected]. We're always available to help you!

  • iVisa is NOT affiliated with any government agency. This site does not provide legal advice and we are not a law firm. None of our customer service representatives are lawyers and they also do not provide legal advice. We are a private, internet-based travel and immigration consultancy provider dedicated to helping individuals travel around the world. You may apply by yourself directly on the various government websites. The source of information: https://www.mofa.go.jp/j_info/visit/visa/index.html
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