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VISA INFORMATION

 

July 3, 2014

Issuance of Multiple Entry Visas for Short-term stay for National of India

 

July 9, 2012

Changes to the Basic Resident Registration Law ~ Foreign Residents will be Subject to the Basic Resident Registration Law ~

 

April 8, 2011

Important notice to foreign nationals who wish to postpone their visit to Japan due to the Tohoku-Pacific Ocean Earthquake

                                                                                      


GUIDE TO JAPANESE VISAS

The Countries and RegionThat Have Visa Exemption Arrangements With Japan

 

REQUIREMENTS TO OBTAIN A JAPANESE VISA  (Click here to Japanese site 日本語のサイトはこちら)

CATEGORIES:-

  1. BUSINESS VISA
  2. VISA TO ATTEND A CONFERENCE
  3. VISA TO VISIT FRIENDS
  4. VISA TO VISIT  RELATIVES
  5. TOURIST VISA
  6. APPLICANTS WITH CERTIFICATE OF ELIGIBILITY

WORKING HOURS :
Monday ~ Friday

8:30 a.m. ~ 12:20 p. m. (Submission of Application)

1:30 p.m.  ~ 4:00 p. m. (collection only) 

Saturdays / Sundays / Public Holidays :   Closed

 

Visa Fee    2,650 Kenya Shillings (From 1 April 2014 to 31 March 2015)

※The above fee does not apply to citizens of countries with which Japan has bilateral agreements.

 

Processing Time    4 to 5 working days

※Please note that some visa applications require consultation with our headquarters in Tokyo and may take up to one month to issue.

 

Please note that the guarantor is required to send the documents to a visa applicant, not to the Japanese Embassy.

Documents submitted at the time of application are not to be returned to the applicants, with the exception of passport.

The validity of a visa is three months, The period of validity cannot be extended.

Please be informed that presentation of improper documents will result in immediate and permanent rejection with no option for re-application and no reasons will be given for the same.

 

Visa Appilication Documents Download

Visa Application Form Sample of Visa Application Form
Letter of Guarantee(Japanese) Letter of Guarantee(English)
Letter of Reason for Invitation(Japanese) Letter of Reason of Invitation(English)
Schedule of Stay(Japanese)   Schedule of Stay(English)

 

VISA REQUIREMENTS- FOR BUSINESS

 

(A) DOCUMENTS FROM THE GUARANTOR / HOST
1. Original invitation letter and proof of accommodation arrangement.
2. Original guarantee letter.
3. Original staying programmes and schedule in detail, covering the period of stay.
4. Officially certified copy of Company registration certificate or Company profile booklet.
5. Income tax report (No2)
6. E-mails and /or telephone calls, except specific cases, will not be accepted and may result in rejection of application/s.

 

(B) DOCUMENTS FROM THE APPLICANT
1. One recent photograph, valid passport with at least two blank visa pages, a visa form duly completed.
2. Introductory letter explaining, in detail, the nature of business on genuine company’s letterhead.
3. Company registration certificate and City council business permit (original and copy).
4. Flight booking print-out or air-ticket copy.
5. Telegraphic transfer receipt/s.
6. Officially certified bank statement for the past six months.
7. Shipping bills and invoices of previous transactions and detail sales record.
8. In specific cases, additional document/s may be requested.  
9. All applications must be submitted by the applicant in person.

 

 

VISA REQUIREMENTS-TO ATTEND A CONFERENCE

 

A)DOCUMENTS FROM THE GUARANTOR / HOST
1.  Original invitation letter and proof of accommodation arrangement.
2.  Original guarantee letter.
3.  Staying  programmes and schedule in detail, covering the period of stay.
4.  Employment Certificate, Company's registration certificate or Company booklet.
5.  Income Tax Report (No2).
6.  E-mails and / or telephone calls, except in specific cases, will not be accepted and may result in rejection of application/s.

 

(B)   DOCUMENTS FROM THE APPLICANT
1.  One recent photograph, valid passport with at least two blank visa pages, a visa application form duly completed.
2.  Flight booking print-out or air-ticket copy.
3.  Introductory letter from the employer and registration certificate of the organization with whom the applicant is affiliated with.
4.  Officially certified bank statements for the past six months of the organization or the applicant, whichever is applicable.
5.  In specific cases, additional document/s may be requested.
6.  All applications must be submitted by the applicants in person.

 

 

VISA REQUIREMENTS - TO VISIT FRIEND

 

A)DOCUMENTS FROM THE GUARANTOR / HOST
1.  Original invitation letter and proof of accommodation arrangement.
2.  Original guarantee letter.
3.  Employment Certificate.
4.  Income Tax Report.
5.  Civilian Registration Certificate.
6.  Staying schedule convering the piriod of stay.
7.  E-mails and / or telephone calls, except specific cases, will not be accepted and may result in rejection of application/s.

 

B)DOCUMENTS FROM THE APPLICANT'
1.  One recent photograph, valid passport with at least two blank visa pages, a visa form duly completed.
2.  Flight booking print-out or air-ticket copy.
3.  Officially certified bank statement for the past six months.
4.  Introductory letter from the employer.
5.   In specific cases, additional document/s may be requested.
6.  All applications must be submitted by the applicant in person.

 

 

VISA REQUIREMENTS - TO VISIT RELATIVES

 

(A) DOCUMENTS FROM THE GUARANTOR / HOST
1.  Original invitation letter and proof of accommodation arrangement.
2.  Original guarantee letter.
3.  Employment certificate.
4.  Income tax report.
5.  Civilian registration certificate.
6.  Family registration certificate (In case of non-Japanese relative/s documental proof of relationship with the applicant)
7.  E-mails and / or telephone calls, except in specific cases, will not be accepted and may result in rejection of application/s.

 

(B) DOCUMENTS FROM THE APPLICANT
1.  One recent photograph, valid passportwith at least two blank visa pages, a visa form duly completed.
2.  Flight booking print-out or air-ticket copy.
3.  Officially certified bank statement for the past six months.
4.  Introductory letter from the employer.
5.   In specific cases, additional document/s may be requested.
6.  All applications must be submitted by the applicant in person.

 

 

VISA REQUIREMENTS - FOR TOURISM / SIGHT SEEING

 

DOCUMENTS FROM THE APPLICANTS

1.  One recent photograph, valid passport with at least two blank visa pages, a visa form duly completed.
2.  Flight booking print-out or air-ticket copy.
3.  Officially certified bank statement for the past six months.
4.  Introductory letter from the employer.
5.  Daily schedule prepared by the travel agent
6.  Hotel booking voucher / confirmation
7.  In specific cases, additional document/s may be requested.
8.  All applications must be submitted by the applicant in person

 

 

APPLICANTS WITH CERTIFICATE OF ELIGIBILITY

 

DOCUMENTS FROM THE APPLICANTS

1.  One recent photograph, valid passport with at least two blank visa pages, a visa form duly completed.
2.  Original and copy of the Certificate of Eligibility.
3.  Flight booking print-out or air-ticket copy.
4.  In specific cases, additional document/s may be requested.
5.  All applications must be submitted by the applicant in person                                             

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