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Japan Tourist Visa for Marshallese citizens: Everything you need to know
10 min read
Updated on May 14, 2024

Are you a Marshallese traveler planning your next vacation in Japan? Then you’re in the right place! Welcome to our comprehensive guide on getting a Japan Tourist Visa for Marshallese citizens. This article will provide all the necessary information to navigate the visa application process smoothly.

Rely on our services to get your visa hassle-free with professional assistance. We’ll guide you throughout the process! Let's delve into the details.

Japan Toji Temple

Types of Japanese visas available for Marshallese citizens

If you're planning a trip to Japan, it's important to remember that you'll need to apply for a visa beforehand. But don't worry, several options are available to cater to your specific travel purpose. Let's explore the popular choices and see which one is the appropriate visa for you:

  • Japan Tourist Visa (Temporary Visitor Visa): Marshallese passport holders seeking leisure and tourism in Japan must apply for the Japan Tourist Visa. This document will allow you to soak in Japan's rich culture, visit captivating cultural attractions, and admire its breathtaking landscapes.

  • Japan Business Visa: Japanese authorities developed this visa for travelers entering Japan for business activities, such as attending meetings or signing contracts. The requirements include an invitation letter from a Japanese company.

  • Japan Work Visa: Have you received a job offer from a Japanese company? This visa is for foreign nationals who intend to work in Japan. It requires a letter from your company to initiate the process. Work visas are specific to the type of work you'll be engaged in, such as skilled labor, research, or teaching.

  • Japan Student Visa: Planning to pursue educational courses in Japan? The Japan Student Visa is your ticket to enroll in recognized educational programs at Japanese institutions. You’ll need a letter 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 might be eligible for the Japan Spouse or Dependent Visa. This visa allows you to join your spouse or family in Japan, enabling you to stay together in the country.

If you think the short-term tourist visa is the right choice, apply for a Japan Tourist Visa now!

Do Marshallese citizens need a Visitor Visa for Japan?

Yes, as a Marshallese citizen, a valid visa is part of the entry requirements. If traveling for tourism purposes, make sure you get a Japanese Tourist Visa, also known as a Japan Visitor Visa.

Please note that visa requirements to enter Japan may differ for citizens of other countries. Some may have the option to apply online for an eVisa or even enjoy visa-free entry. So, if you're a visa applicant from a country other than the Marshall Islands, use our Visa Checker Tool to explore your options.

What is the Japan Tourist Visa for citizens of the Marshall Islands?

The Japan Tourist Visa is a fantastic opportunity for Marshallese citizens to embark on an adventure and discover Japan's incredible wonders regarding sites and landscapes. Let's dive into the two types of Japan tourist visas available:

  • Single-entry visa: With the single-entry visa, you can visit Japan as a tourist for a one-time trip. Typically, it’s valid for up to 90 days after issued, allowing you to stay for 15 to 30 days Per Entry. At iVisa, we're here to guide you with the application process and make it easy and stress-free. We've got your back!

  • Multiple-entry visa: If you're planning multiple trips to Japan, the multiple-entry visa is your go-to choice. With this visa, you can make various tourism trips over three years; each stay can last up to 90 days. Unfortunately, we can't provide guidance services for this option, but we're here to support you with the single-entry visa.

Our iVisa experts are ready to assist you with all the paperwork, ensuring a smooth application process. We're all about making your travel experience hassle-free! Just remember to apply for the visa while you're in your residence country.

Apply now for the Japan Tourist Visa!

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

As a Marshallese citizen, you can enjoy many activities traveling to Japan with a Tourist Visa! Check out some of the experiences waiting for you:

  • Immerse yourself in the fascinating Japanese culture by visiting ancient temples and participating in traditional festivals.

  • Be captivated by Japan's natural beauty, from mesmerizing cherry blossoms to the majestic Mount Fuji.

  • Explore UNESCO World Heritage Sites, ancient castles, and traditional villages that showcase Japan's rich history.

  • Try Japan's delicious dishes, from sushi and ramen to tempura and takoyaki. It's a foodie paradise!

  • Witness the latest technological innovations in Japan's modern and futuristic cities.

Apply for a Tourist Visa now and prepare for an unforgettable adventure!

What you cannot do with a Japan Tourist Visa

While the Japan Tourist Visa offers many benefits, you should also be aware of its limitations. Here are a few things you can't do during your stay in Japan with a Tourist Visa:

  • Engage in cultural exchanges, municipal exchanges, or sports exchanges.

  • Work in the country.

  • Perform business activities such as liaisons, meetings, consultations, signing contracts, after-sales service, advertising, or market research.

  • Visit or stay with family and friends, including your spouse.

Japan Tourist Visa requirements for Marshallese citizens

If you're a Marshallese citizen traveling to Japan, there are specific requirements you must meet when applying for the Japan Tourist Visa. Let's go through them:

Japan Tourist Visa: Eligibility criteria for Marshallese citizens

  • Valid passport: Ensure your Marshallese passport is valid for six months beyond your intended departure date from Japan. Also, check that it has enough blank pages for the visa endorsement.

  • Purpose of visit: Your trip to Japan must be only for tourism-related activities.

  • Financial capability: You must demonstrate sufficient funds to cover your travel expenses in Japan, including hotel reservations, flight itineraries, meals, and other anticipated costs during your stay.

  • Clear criminal record: Having a clean criminal record is essential to be eligible for the Japan Tourist Visa.

Required documents for Marshallese nationals

  • Completed visa application form.

  • Marshallese passport.

  • Travel itinerary – Include confirmed hotel bookings, onward travel tickets, tourist company tours, tourist voucher, and places you’ll visit.

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

  • Passport-size photographs – Use our handy [digital passport photo service] to get one easily and quickly.

  • Additional documents – You might need to submit other documents depending on your situation. We’ll email you a tailored list of necessary documents based on your circumstances.

Financial requirements for Marshallese citizens

Providing proof of sufficient funds to support your trip to Japan is part of the visa requirements. You can include these documents in your visa application:

  • Bank statements from the last three months.

  • Salary slips.

  • Employment letter.

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

Do you have all the items above? Then apply now for your Japan Tourist Visa!

Japan Entrance Tourism

Japan visa application process for Marshallese travelers

We've got your back when it comes to applying for your Japan Tourist Visa. Our iVisa Experts are here to make the process super easy and hassle-free. And guess what? You can even download our iVisa app on your phone to complete your application and track your progress on the go! Let's walk through the step-by-step application process:

Step-by-step guide to applying for the Japan Tourist Visa in the Marshall Islands

All you have to do is to follow these simple steps to get your Japan Tourist Visa:

  • Step 1: Visit our website or iVisa app to fill out the visa application form. Provide your personal and travel details.

  • Step 2: Pay the iVisa processing fee. You can use PayPal, Venmo, Amazon Pay, or a credit or debit card.

  • Step 3: We'll send you a detailed list of the required documents you must submit to the Japanese Embassy. Make sure you gather them all.

  • Step 4: Schedule a visa appointment at the Embassy in the Marshall Islands. You'll also need to pay the government fee of US$42. Sometimes you might be required to have an interview.

  • Step 5: Wait for the government processing time. Cross your fingers!

Apply for your Japan Tourist Visa!

Benefits of getting your Japan Tourist Visa with iVisa

When applying for your Japan Tourist Visa with us, you get some pretty awesome perks:

  • 100% government-compliant: Our iVisa Experts ensure that your application meets all the government requirements, increasing your chances of visa approval.

  • Expert support: We're here for you at every step. Got questions? Need assistance? We've got your back!

  • Simplified form: We made the application form shorter and simplified the questions so that it’s easier and quicker to answer than the Embassy’s form.

  • Flexible application: Take your time to fill out the form, make changes whenever necessary, and save your progress for later.

  • Step-by-step guide: We've got your back with a comprehensive PDF manual filled with valuable tips and tricks to ensure a smooth visa application process.

Complete your online application form now!

Japanese Embassy in the Marshall Islands

You must visit the Japanese Embassy or Consulate in the Marshall Islands to submit your visa application. Our visa experts will provide all the necessary details and further information to schedule your visa appointment. In the meantime, here's some contacts you might find helpful if you need more information:

  • Embassy of Japan in the Marshall Islands: AC Building, Jebel Weto, Delap, Majuro, Republic of the Marshall Islands – (Postal address: P.O. Box 300, Majuro, MH96960, Republic of the Marshall Islands).

  • Telephone number: (692)625-3311

  • Email: [email protected]

  • Japan’s Embassy website.

Tips for a successful Japan Tourist Visa application in the Marshall Islands

We totally get your excitement about making your visa application a success. To help you, we've got some nifty tips that you'll find super handy:

  • Ensure all the details you provide on the application form are crystal clear and match your supporting documents. Accuracy is key!

  • Gather all the necessary documents based on your specific circumstances and bring them to your visa appointment. Being organized is always a good idea.

  • Provide truthful information in your application. False or misleading details can lead to visa refusal or future travel restrictions; we don't want that for you.

  • Give yourself plenty of time by applying well in advance. This allows for sufficient processing time and helps you account for any potential delays. It's better to be safe than sorry!

Common reasons for visa refusals in the Marshall Islands

To increase your chances of approval, keep an eye out for these common visa application blunders:

  • Applying as a tourist but planning to stay with a relative.

  • Insufficient funds to support your trip.

  • Inconsistencies between the visa application form and supporting documents.

Rest assured, our dedicated team will meticulously review your application to ensure it meets all the government's requirements. Applying for your Japan Tourist Visa with us will give you peace of mind throughout the process!

Japan Osaka Castle

Japan Tourist Visa fees for Marshallese citizens

Here's what you need to know about the Japan Tourist Visa fees:

  • iVisa service fee for Marshallese citizens: USD $130.99. This fee covers the cost of accessing our guided service and all the benefits we provide.

  • Japan’s government fee: When you submit your documents at the Japanese Embassy, there's a government visa fee of US$42 that you must pay.

Japan Tourist Visa processing time in the Marshall Islands

Time is of the essence! Consider the following processing times:

  • iVisa processing time: It typically takes around 30 days for us to complete the visa application form review and provide our expert touch. We want to ensure everything is in perfect order for your successful application!

  • Japan’s government processing time: The Japanese government usually takes one to four weeks to process visa requests. Keeping this timeframe in mind will help you plan your trip accordingly.

We strongly recommend applying for your Japan Tourist Visa at least two months before your intended travel date. It's always better to be well-prepared and avoid any last-minute stress!

What to expect after submitting the Japan visa application in the Marshall Islands?

Once you have submitted your documents to the Japanese Embassy in the Marshall Islands, here's what you can expect:

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

  • Embassy review: The Embassy will carefully review your application and supporting documents. If they need any additional information, they might reach out to you.

  • Visa outcome notification: The Embassy will notify you of the visa outcome using the contact information you provided during the application process. Keep an eye on your phone and email!

Japan Tourist Visa approval and denial for Marshallese citizens

When it comes to the visa decision, there are two possible outcomes:

  • Approved visa application: If your visa application gets the green light, you'll receive a notification confirming the approval. Remember to pick up your passport at the Embassy to complete the process. Oh, and bring the necessary identification documents along!

  • Denied visa application: If your visa application is denied, the embassy will inform you about the refusal and explain their decision. Depending on their policies, you can appeal or reapply if you believe the decision was unfair. Stay positive and explore your alternatives!

Where can I find more information?

Got more questions about the Japan Tourist Visa? Our friendly customer service team is here to assist you on your travel journey. Contact our iVisa experts through our online chat or at [email protected]. We're always available to answer your queries and provide guidance on getting your travel documents.

Also, don't forget to check out our incredible Japan Travel Guide. It's chock-full of valuable tips and tricks for your upcoming adventure in this beautiful country! Get ready for an unforgettable trip!

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