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Tourist Visa  |  Japan


Visa Requirements

::    Passport valid for six months on exit 

::    Two blank visa pages in passport

::    One passport photograph, taken within last 6 months

::    Copy of passport information page

::    Proof of residence

Non-UK passport holders must submit an original, valid UK residence card/permit, or have proof of residence in their passport.

::    Completed application form

The embassy have issued a sample/guide to help you fill out the application form. Please click here to view or download.

::    Completed travel questionnaire

Applicants must complete and submit a questionnaire regarding travel and the Coronavirus (Covid-19).

Please note, if you have recently visited Hubei or Zhejiang Province in China, or hold a passport issued by one of these authorities, you will only be allowed to visit Japan under exceptional circumstances. Passengers travelling to or via Iran, Italy, San Marino or the Republic of Korea before arriving in Japan are also likely to be denied entry.

::    Employer’s letter

Please submit a letter from your UK employer, or school/university if you are a student, issued within the last three months. This must be an original, signed document on company letterhead, confirming your employment (or academic) status. It must note the purpose and dates of travel, and indicate the date on which you are due to return to work or study.

Where applicable, the letter must also include details of salary for Indian passport holders.

::    Schedule of stay

The schedule of stay should cover the whole of your proposed trip, and may be in Japanese or English. You can download a blank schedule, ready to fill out, below the list of fees on this page.

::    Proof of travel

If booked, please provide copies of your onward or return flight tickets and hotel booking confirmation. 

::    Proof of funds

Applicant must submit their three most recent monthly bank statements to show sufficient funds for the trip.

::    Letter of invitation, if applicable

This may be written in Japanese or English. You can find an example letter below the list of fees on this page.



Please click here to view a list of nationals who DO NOT require a visa to enter Japan.


Additional Information

The embassy does not return the documents submitted as part of your application. Please provide a clear, colour photocopy along with any originals you wish to keep.

Citizens of Russia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan are required to submit TWO passport photographs and TWO completed application forms.

Applicants living in Scotland or the north of England (Cumbria, County Durham, Darlington, Gateshead, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Newcastle upon Tyne, North Tyneside, Northumberland, Redcar and Cleveland, South Tyneside, Stockton-on-Tees and Sunderland) need to apply in person at the Consulate General of Japan in Edinburgh.

The visa fee for Indian nationals is £6.00, for either a single or multiple entry visa. 

The maximum period of stay on your visa will be set at 15, 30 or 90 days, at the discretion of the immigration authorities.

The embassy reserves the right to request additional documents in support of your visa application, and to alter or increase fees without prior notice.

No refund will be given if your visa is cancelled or rejected by the embassy.

Visa and Service Fees

Please note, all fees are charged per individual traveller. Service and processing fees are exclusive of VAT, which will be added at the point of invoice. The total price of your order will depend on the product and the processing service you select. Visa fees are subject to change with no prior notice. Please contact us before placing your order if you require further information.



(from 7 working days)

Single entry visa: £22

Multiple entry visa: £44

Handling fee:  £80



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