Visa Application Information
A visa is NOT necessary for US passport holders visiting Japan
for a short-term stay of less than 90 days with the purpose of
tourism and business.
*Please note that the visa waiver arrangement with the United
States does NOT apply to U.S. individuals wishing to travel to
Japan for news media related activities, attending depositions
taken by U.S. Consul, or for U.S. Federal Government employees
on official business or transit to/from official mission.
List of Nationals and Citizens of Countries and Regions with
Reciprocal Visa Exemption Arrangements with Japan
Please note that in principle we do not accept an application
from B-1 and B-2 U.S. visa status holders.
You must be a resident of DC, VA, or MD in order to apply for a
visa through the Embassy in DC.
To check the location of the Embassy/Consulate-General with
jurisdiction over your place of residence, please click here.
As a general rule, the visa applicant should come in person with
exception of applications for diplomatic/official visas and
applications through formal application agencies.
n general, a visa is only valid for one entry. A visa is valid for 3 months from the day of issuance. Therefore, entry into Japan should occur within this time frame.
A Multiple entry visa is valid for 1 to 5 years. Multiple entry visas can be issued to citizens of countries that Japan has bilateral agreements with and to visitors with business purposes.
A Double-Entry Transit visa is valid for 4 months and can be used twice (once on the way to your destination and once on the return trip) to complete a round trip.
Application Form and Necessary Documents
Embassy/Consulate General of Japan will not make copies. If you need original documents, please bring the original plus one copy.
Passport with sufficient validity date (An alien travel document must have 6 months or more validity)
Visa Application Form
Visa Application Form [PDF]
Photo (passport size, attached to the visa application form)
Invitation Letter/Reason for Invitation
Please note the information above is just for your reference.
For the detailed information, please check with local embassy in
your country or visit http://www.immi-moj.go.jp/english/index.html.
Please Note: Please note
ICDTE conference and the organizing committee of the conference
are not authorized to assist with the VISA process beyond
providing the Notification of Invitation Letter issued by ICDTE
Conferences and Conference Committee Board. Should your
application be denied, ICDTE Conferences and the organizing
committee of the conference cannot change the decision of the
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, nor will ICDTE Conferences and the
organizing committee of the conference engage in discussion or
correspondence with the MOFA or the Embassy on behalf of the
applicant. The registration fee cannot be refunded when the VISA
application of individual being denied.