:: 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.