Japan Tourist Visa for Palestinian citizens: Complete application guide for 2023
iVisa | 10 min read | Updated on Oct 05, 2023

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Japan is a beautiful destination country known for its rich culture, fascinating traditions, advanced technology, and breathtaking landscapes. As a Palestinian citizen visiting Japan, you must have a Japan Tourist Visa to enter the country.

But no worries! We’re here to help you apply for the Japan Visa with professional assistance and without hassle. This article will explain more about the process to help you prepare for your dream trip to Japan.

Read more below about the steps to get your Japan Tourist Visa from Palestine and be well-prepared for this adventure!

Types of Japanese visas available for Palestinian citizens

If you're a Palestinian citizen planning a trip to Japan, you must apply for a visa before you go. There are a few options, and you must choose the one that suits your travel purpose the best. Here are some of the visas available to Palestinians:

  • Japan Tourist Visa (Temporary Visitor Visa): This visa is ideal for Palestinian passport holders who wish to explore Japan for leisure and tourism. It allows foreign nationals to immerse themselves in Japan's rich culture, visit cultural attractions, and enjoy its beautiful landscapes.

  • Japan eVisa: You can get this visa online as a Palestinian citizen. As the name implies, the visa application is processed online and it allows you to enter Japan for short-term visits. It offers different conditions, duration, and travel purposes. Check the page on our website for more info, to help decide which visa to apply for.

  • Japanese Business Visa: If you're traveling to Japan for business purposes, such as meetings or signing contracts, you'll need a Business Visa to meet the entry requirements. Gather all the necessary documents to support your application, such as an invitation letter from a Japanese company.

  • Japan Work Visa: This visa is for Palestinian citizens who have received a job offer from a Japanese company and intend to work in Japan. Work visas are specific to the type of work you'll be engaged in, such as skilled labor, research, or teaching. You’ll likely require a visa request letter from your company to initiate the process.

  • Japan Student Visa: If you plan to pursue educational courses in Japan, you must obtain a student visa. This visa enables you to enroll in educational programs at recognized Japanese educational institutions. A letter from your educational institution will be necessary.

  • Japan Spouse or Dependent Visa: Foreign residents married to Japanese citizens or immigrants living in Japan might be eligible for a spouse or dependent visa. This visa allows you to join your spouse or family in Japan and stay together.

For more info on work, study, or residency permits, check the Japanese government website.

Do Palestinian citizens need a Visitor Visa for Japan?

Yes, Palestinian citizens need a valid visa to enter Japan, as Palestine is not on the list of visa-free countries for Japan.

If you want to travel to Japan for tourism purposes, you must apply for a Japanese Tourist Visa, also known as a Japan Visitor Visa. It’s important to note that if you want to visit Japan for business purposes, you must apply for a different visa.

Japan Tourist Visa from Palestine: What is the Japan visa?

The Japan Tourist Visa offers a fantastic opportunity for Palestinian citizens who wish to discover the wonders of Japan's sites and landscapes. There are two types of Japan Tourist Visas available:

  • Single-entry visa: This visa allows you to visit Japan as a tourist for a one-time trip. Typically, it’s valid for up to 90 days after issued, allowing you to enjoy Japan for 15 to 30 days Per Entry. At iVisa, we're here to make the application process easy and stress-free!

  • Multiple-entry visa: If you plan to enter Japan multiple times, you can apply for a multiple-entry visa that permits you to make various trips for tourism over three years, with each stay lasting up to 90 days. Unfortunately, we can't provide this option at the moment.

Our iVisa experts can help you with the paperwork for a smooth application process. We’re here to simplify travel for you!

Benefits of a Japan Tourist Visa for Palestinian citizens

As a Palestinian citizen, your visit to Japan with a Tourist Visa offers numerous amazing activities and experiences, including:

  • Enjoy Japan's rich culture by visiting ancient temples and participating in traditional festivals.

  • Prepare to be enchanted by Japan's breathtaking landscapes, from the mesmerizing cherry blossoms to the impressive Mount Fuji!

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

  • Indulge your taste buds with Japan's diverse and delectable cuisine, from sushi and ramen to tempura and takoyaki.

  • Discover Japan's vibrant and futuristic cities, where you can witness the latest technological innovations that make Japan a global leader.

What you can’t do with a Japan Tourist Visa

While the Japan Tourist Visa offers many benefits, it's essential to be aware of its limitations. Here are some activities you cannot engage in during your stay in Japan with a Tourist Visa:

  • Work or conduct any employment activities in Japan. This visa is strictly for tourism, so no business-related work is permitted.

  • Visiting friends or family members in Japan. If you plan to meet your loved ones, you must apply for a different visa.

  • If you're only transiting through the country, you should apply for a Japan Transit Visa.

Japan Tourist Visa requirements for Palestinian citizens

If you're a Palestinian citizen planning to visit Japan, there are specific requirements you must meet when applying for the Japan Tourist Visa.

Japan Tourist Visa: Eligibility criteria for Palestinian citizens

  • Valid passport: Ensure your Palestinian passport is valid for at least six months beyond your intended departure date from Japan, with enough blank pages for the visa endorsement.

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

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

  • Clear criminal record: A clean criminal record is necessary for Japan Tourist Visa eligibility.

Required documents for Palestinian national

  • Completed visa application form

  • Palestine passport

  • Travel itinerary – Include confirmed hotel booking, flight reservation, 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 digital passport photo service to get one online that meets all government requirements.

  • Additional documents – You may need to submit other documents depending on your circumstances. Our team will email you a tailored list of necessary documents based on your situation.

Financial requirements for Palestinian citizens

You can submit the following financial documents to demonstrate sufficient funds to support your trip to Japan:

  • Bank statements from the last three months.

  • Salary slips.

  • Letter from your employer.

  • 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.

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Japan visa application process for Palestinian travelers

We're here to give all the assistance you need to get your Japan visa without trouble. You can even download our convenient iVisa app to complete your application and track your progress right from your phone!

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

Follow these simple steps to get your Japan Tourist Visa:

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

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

  • Step 3: Gather the necessary documents. We’ll send you a detailed list of required documents to submit.

Schedule a visa appointment and pay the government fee of US$42 at the Japan Embassy in Palestine. Sometimes, Japanese authorities may require an interview with an immigration officer.

Then, wait for the government processing time. Once your visa is approved, you can pick up your passport and get ready to travel to Japan!

Benefits of getting your Japan Tourist Visa with us

Enjoy the advantages of applying for your Japan Tourist Visa with our assistance:

  • 100% government-compliant: Our iVisa experts ensure that your application meets all the government requirements, reducing the chances of rejection.

  • Expert support: We're here to guide you throughout the application process, answer your questions, and help you avoid mistakes.

  • Simplified form: Our application form is shorter and easier to understand than the one provided by the Japanese Embassy. It’s quick and simple to complete!

  • 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’ll send you a complete PDF manual guide with valuable tips and tricks to ensure a smooth visa application process.

Where is the Japanese Embassy in Palestine?

Our visa experts will provide all the details and assistance you need to schedule your visa appointment. However, here is some contact information that may help:

  • Representative office of Japan to Palestine: Abraj House 8th Floor 15 Tokyo Street, Ein-Monjed Quarter, Ramallah

  • Telephone number: +970 (2) 298-3370/1

  • Japan’s Embassy website

Tips for a successful Japan visa application in Palestine

Here is some extra advice for a successful Japan Visa application:

  • Verify all the information you provide on the application form to ensure clarity and consistency with your supporting documents.

  • Ensure you have all the necessary documents for your specific circumstances and bring them to your visa appointment.

  • Be honest and transparent in your application. Providing false or misleading information can result in visa refusal or future travel restrictions.

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

Common reasons for visa refusals in Palestine

Small mistakes can lead to a visa refusal. Avoid these common visa application mistakes:

  • Applying as a tourist but planning to stay with a relative or wanting to conduct business.

  • Insufficient funds to support your trip.

  • Inconsistencies between the visa application form and supporting documents.

Rest assured that our team will carefully review your application to ensure compliance with all the government's requirements. Have peace of mind when applying with us!

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What to expect after submitting the Japan Visa application in Palestine

Once you have attended your visa appointment at the Japanese Embassy in Palestine, here's what you can expect as a Palestinian applicant:

  • You’ll receive an acknowledgment receipt confirming that your application has been submitted and is being processed.

  • The embassy will review your application and supporting documents. They might contact you if they need any additional information.

  • The embassy will notify you of the visa outcome using your contact information from the application process.

Japan Tourist Visa fees for Palestinian citizens

When applying for the Japan Tourist Visa through our services, please consider the following fees:

  • iVisa service fee for Palestinian citizens: USD $122.99. This covers the cost of accessing our guide service and all the included benefits.

  • Japan Visa government fee: US$42. You must pay this visa fee at the Japanese Embassy when submitting your documents.

Japan Tourist Visa processing time in Palestine

Regarding processing times, consider the following processes:

  • iVisa processing time: 30 days. This includes the time to complete your visa application form and the review by our iVisa experts.

  • Japan government processing time: 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 intended travel date.

Japan Tourist Visa approval and denial for Palestinian citizens

After submitting your application, you’ll wait for the visa outcome. These are the possible outcomes:

  • Approved visa application: You'll receive a notification, and it's time to pick up your passport from the embassy. Don't forget to bring the necessary identification documents when you go to collect them. It's a significant step toward your exciting journey!

  • Denied visa application: The embassy will inform you about the refusal and explain their decision. Depending on the embassy's policies, you can appeal or reapply if you feel the decision is unfair. Stay positive and explore your options!

Where can I find more information about the Japan Tourist Visa?

If you have any questions or need more information about the Japan Tourist Visa, our friendly customer service team is here to assist you. You can easily reach our iVisa experts through our [online chat]/contact-us) or by emailing us at [email protected]. We're always available to answer your queries and provide guidance throughout the visa process.

Also don't forget to check out our amazing Japan Travel Guide. It's packed with valuable tips and tricks for your trip to Japan!

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