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

Mauritanian citizens must get a Tourist Visa before traveling to Japan for tourism. Getting a Japan Tourist Visa might seem overwhelming, but with the right information and with our guidance it can be a smooth and straightforward experience.

This article will provide everything you need to know about the Japan Tourist Visa for Mauritanian citizens. From requirements to the application process, so that you are well prepared for this journey!

Japan Osaka Castle

Types of Japanese visas for Mauritanian citizens

If you're a citizen of Mauritania and you’re planning to visit Japan, there are some visa options for you. Let's check out the popular choices available:

  • Japan Tourist Visa: This visa is perfect for those who want to enjoy Japan's vibrant culture, explore its captivating attractions, and be amazed by its breathtaking landscapes. It's ideal for leisure and tourism activities during your visit.

  • Japan eVisa: If you're a Mauritanian residing in Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Mongolia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Taiwan, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, or the United States, you can apply for the Japan eVisa. This online visa is for tourism, business, or visiting family and friends.

  • Japan Business Visa: If you're visiting Japan for business purposes, you must apply for a business visa. It allows you to attend meetings, sign contracts, and engage in other business-related activities. Just make sure to obtain an invitation letter from a Japanese company to meet the necessary visa requirements.

  • Japan Work Visa: If you've got a job offer from a Japanese company, you can apply for the Japan Work Visa. This visa allows you to work in Japan and requires a letter from your employer to start the application process. Work visas are tailored to specific types of employment, like skilled labor, research, or teaching.

  • Japan Student Visa: Aspiring students pursuing educational courses in Japan must apply for a Student Visa. This visa enables enrollment in recognized educational programs in the country. You must submit the Japan Student Visa application forms and all the necessary documents, including an acceptance letter from a Japanese educational institution.

  • 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. It allows you to join your spouse or family in Japan and stay together in the country.

For more details on other visas available to Mauritanian nationals, like Transit Visas, Visit Visas, or residence permits, please consult the Embassy or Consulate General.

Do Mauritanian citizens need a Visitor Visa for Japan?

Yes, citizens of Mauritania need a valid visa to enter Japan for tourism purposes. The Japan Tourist Visa, also known as the Japan Visitor Visa, is required unless you reside in a country where the Japan eVisa is available.

Keep in mind that visa requirements may vary based on your nationality. Some countries have visa-free entry, while others may require you to get a visa online or directly from the Embassy. Use our Visa Checker Tool to explore your options for this destination country.

What is the Japan Tourist Visa for Mauritanian citizens?

Are you a citizen of Mauritania dreaming of exploring everything Japan has to offer? Well, get ready for historical sites, fantastic parks, and beautiful landscapes that will blow your mind. The Japan Tourist Visa is your gateway to this adventure vacation. Let's dive into the two types of Japan tourist visas:

  • Single-entry visa: With a single-entry visa, you can immerse yourself in the wonders of Japan during a one-time trip. You'll have the opportunity to experience the rich culture, breathtaking landscapes, and historic landmarks during a stay of 15 to 30 days Per Entry. The maximum validity of this visa is 90 days after issued. Our team of iVisa Experts is here to guide you through the effortless application process.

  • Multiple-entry visa: If you're planning multiple trips to Japan for tourism purposes within three years, the multiple-entry visa is the ideal choice. You’ll have travel freedom to explore different regions of Japan during each visit, with a maximum stay of 90 days per entry. Please note that we don't provide guidance services for this visa option.

Benefits of a Japan Tourist Visa for Mauritanian citizens

After getting the Japan Tourist Visa, Mauritanian citizens can enjoy many benefits and experiences in the Land of the Rising Sun. Here are some highlights:

  • Dive into the ancient temples, majestic shrines, and historical landmarks that embody Japan's vibrant heritage. Kyoto, Nara, and Kamakura are just a few destinations that offer glimpses into Japan's fascinating past.

  • Experience the awe-inspiring cherry blossoms in spring and the captivating colors of autumn foliage. Discover iconic spots like Mount Fuji, national parks, and the picturesque countryside, which showcase Japan’s natural wonders.

  • Treat your taste buds to a delightful array 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.

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

  • Embark on thrilling adventures at Tokyo Disneyland or immerse yourself in the magic of Universal Studios Japan. Enjoy exciting rides, awe-inspiring shows, and unique attractions that cater to visitors of all ages.

  • Explore contemporary art galleries, museums, and interactive exhibitions that showcase Japan's artistic prowess. Visit Akihabara in Tokyo, the epicenter of anime, manga, and gaming culture — a must-visit for tech enthusiasts.

What you cannot do with a Japan Tourist Visa

As you plan your journey to Japan, be aware of the limitations imposed by the Japan Tourist Visa. The following activities are not permitted under this travel visa:

  • Engaging in cultural, municipal, or sports exchanges.

  • Entering Japan to work.

  • Conducting business activities such as liaisons, meetings, consultations, contract signings, after-sales services, advertising, or market research.

  • Visiting friends and family members residing in Japan.

Benefits of getting your Japan Tourist Visa with iVisa

Rely on our guided services and enjoy several advantages to getting your Japan Tourist Visa, ensuring a smooth and hassle-free process! Check some of the benefits:

  • 100% government-compliant: Our team of iVisa Experts reviews your application form to ensure compliance with all necessary government requirements.

  • Expert support: Count on customer support to address your concerns or questions during the application process. Our team works to provide timely and accurate assistance at every step.

  • Simplified form: Our user-friendly online platform allows you to complete a simplified application form that is shorter and easier to understand than the one provided by the Embassy.

  • Save your progress: Our platform allows you to save your progress and edit your form until it’s ready to submit. Fill it out at your own pace!

  • Step-by-step guide: We’ll send you a comprehensive PDF manual with valuable tips and tricks to help you with the application.

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Japan Tourist Visa requirements for Mauritanian citizens

As a Mauritanian traveler, you must meet the visa requirements for Japan Tourist Visa applications. Here are the essential details you need to know:

Japan Tourist Visa: Eligibility criteria for Mauritanian citizens

  • Valid passport: Your Mauritanian passport must be valid for at least six months beyond the intended departure date from Japan. Also, 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 and not be involved in criminal activities.

Mauritania - Japanese visa: Required documents for Mauritanian citizens

  • Completed visa application form.

  • Valid passport.

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

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

  • Passport-size photographs – Need one? No problem! Use our convenient [digital passport photo service] to get it!

  • 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 case.

Financial requirements for Mauritanian citizens

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

  • Salary slips.

  • Employment letter.

If you are 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 Mauritanian travelers

Applying for a visa to Japan may initially seem complicated, but rest assured, we’ll guide you through the process and make it a breeze. Enhance your convenience by using our iVisa app, which allows you to complete your application directly from your phone. Here are all the steps on how to apply for a Japan Tourist Visa from Mauritania:

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

To apply for a Japan Tourist Visa from Mauritania, follow these steps:

  • Step 1: Provide basic and travel details on our website or iVisa app. Double-check the information and pay the service fee using PayPal, Venmo, Amazon Pay, or a credit/debit card.

  • Step 2: Complete the visa application form on our platform, providing all the information and necessary documents.

  • 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, pay the government fee of US$42. Sometimes you must undergo a visa interview with an immigration officer.

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

Japanese Embassy in Mauritania

You must visit the Japanese Embassy or Consulate in Mauritania to submit your application. We’ll send you all the details to help you schedule your visa appointment. Here are the details of the Embassy:

Tips for a successful Japan Tourist Visa application in Mauritania

To increase the chances of a successful Japan Tourist Visa application, consider the following tips:

  • Provide clear and accurate information on the application form that matches the details on your supporting documents.

  • Organize all the required documents in a transparent folder for easy submission.

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

Common reasons for visa refusals in Mauritania

To avoid common mistakes and improve your chances of a successful Japan Tourist Visa application, take note of the following precautions:

  • If you plan to stay with a friend or family member in Japan, avoid applying as a tourist.

  • Ensure you have sufficient funds to support your entire trip to Japan.

  • Maintain consistency between the information in the visa application form and the supporting documents. Remember, our team of iVisa Experts will carefully review your application to ensure it meets all the necessary visa requirements.

Japan Entrance Tourism

Japan Tourist Visa fees for Mauritanian passport holders

When applying for a Japan Tourist Visa with our services, Mauritanian passport holders should take note of the following fees:

  • iVisa service fee for Mauritanian citizens: Our comprehensive guided service fee for Mauritanian citizens is USD $130.99. This fee covers our various benefits and services, ensuring a stress-free visa application process and saving time and effort.

  • Japan’s government visa fee: The Japanese government requires a visa fee of US$42 to process your application. This fee is separate from our service fee.

Japan Tourist Visa processing time in Mauritania

The processing times for a Japan Tourist Visa are as follows:

  • iVisa processing time: Our processing time is 30 days. This duration includes the time needed to complete the visa application form and allows our expert team to review your application for accuracy and completeness.

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

We recommend applying for your Japan Tourist Visa at least two months before your planned departure to allow sufficient time for processing and ensure a smooth visa application process.

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

After submitting your documents to the Japanese Embassy, you can expect the following:

  • You'll receive an acknowledgment receipt confirming the successful submission of your application. This receipt serves as proof that your application is now being processed.

  • The Embassy will review your application and supporting documents. They may contact you if additional information is required.

  • 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 Mauritanian citizens

A Japan Tourist Visa application has two possible outcomes:

  • Approved visa application: You'll receive a notification confirming the approval. Then, you must visit the Embassy to collect your passport with the new visa.

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

Ready to go? Before embarking on your trip, check our Japan Travel Guide. This guide contains valuable tips, tricks, and information to enhance your upcoming adventure. It provides recommendations for places to visit, details about weather conditions, insights into daily costs, and more. Have a fantastic vacation 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!

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