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Japan eVisa Application

Japan eVisa: Basic information

The Japan eVisa is an electronic document that allows its holders to cross this country's border. In order to increase tourism and the number of foreign visitors, the government of Japan has introduced the eVisa system.

Obtaining an appropriate entry permit is no longer connected with stressful and time-consuming visits to the Embassy or Consulate. The eligible travelers can now simply submit their visa application online using any working device with an internet connection!

Spare just a few minutes to fill the electronic visa application form and let the professionals handle your entry permit for you. The approved Japan eVisa will be delivered directly to your email box in PDF form.

Read on to learn all about the online Japan visa types available, to access the guide on submitting a successful application, learn about the validity period, and more!

  • Japan eVisa types

    There is only one type of the Japan eVisa currently available, and that is a single-entry permit that can be used for tourism purposes only.

    Its holders are permitted to stay in the country for up to 30 days.

    Visit your friends and family residing in Japan, explore and learn more about the history and culture, or see in person the spectacular 2020 Olympics that were postponed to take place in 2021!

  • Japan eVisa application form

    Before your trip to Japan, you must apply for an eVisa online. Use your phone, laptop, PC, or tablet with an internet connection and start the application process by choosing the purpose of your travel on the left-hand side panel.

    TIP! To avoid delays or issues with approval, make sure to always double-check the information provided in the electronic visa application form. Errors can lead to the process becoming longer than expected.

    How to submit a successful online Japan visa application?

    1. Fill the application form: after selecting the purpose of your visit, click on the 'Apply Online' button and start filling the form. Provide the necessary data, such as your name, surname, birth date, email address, and passport details.
    2. Cover the Japan eVisa fee: choose the most convenient method of online payment to cover the fees. Next, check if you have received a confirmation number at your email address.
    3. Wait for the approved electronic Japan visa to arrive to your email box in PDF form.

    Our support team is available via email and phone to help and assist all applicants that need further information regarding the application process. Should you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us!

  • Validity period

    Japan eVisa validity period starts on the date of issuing and lasts X months. Once you received the approved document at your email address, make sure to check the end date of the validity period and use it within that time.

    Please note! Your passport must not expire for at least 6 months from the planned date of arrival to Japan. Moreover, in case you change the data on your travel document, lose it, or should it expire, your eVisa becomes invalid.

  • Transit information

    It is yet to be confirmed if an eVisa will be needed to transit through Japan while on your way to any other country.

    Make sure to have your valid travel document with you at all times!

  • Requirements on arrival

    Every traveler that wishes to cross the Japan border must have the following documents ready upon their arrival:

    • a valid passport that will not expire for a minimum of 6 months from the planned date of entering Japan
    • a valid eVisa

    Please note! It's best to keep an additional copy of the online Japan visa on your mobile device. Once you receive the approved document in PDF form at your email address, save a copy to your phone as well.

  • List of eligible countries

    Check if your country is listed as eligible below to learn if you can make an online visa application for Japan:

    • Afghanistan
    • Albania
    • Algeria
    • Angola
    • Anguilla
    • Antigua & Barbuda
    • Armenia
    • Azerbaijan
    • Bahrain
    • Bangladesh
    • Belarus
    • Belize
    • Benin
    • Bermuda
    • Bhutan
    • Bolivia
    • Bosnia and Herzegovina
    • Botswana
    • Brazil
    • Burkina Faso
    • Burundi
    • Cambodia
    • Cameroon
    • Cape Verde
    • Cayman Islands
    • The central African Republic
    • Chad
    • China
    • Colombia
    • Comoros
    • Congo
    • Ivory Coast
    • Cuba
    • Democratic Republic of Congo
    • Djibouti
    • Dominica
    • Ecuador
    • Egypt
    • Equatorial Guinea
    • Eritrea
    • Ethiopia
    • Fiji
    • Gabon
    • Gambia
    • Georgia
    • Ghana
    • Grenada
    • Guernsey
    • Guinea
    • Guinea-Bissau
    • Guyana
    • Haiti
    • Hong Kong
    • India
    • Indonesia
    • Iran
    • Iraq
    • Jamaica
    • Jordan
    • Kazakhstan
    • Kenya
    • Kiribati
    • Kosovo
    • Kuwait
    • Kyrgyzstan
    • Laos
    • Lebanon
    • Liberia
    • Libya
    • Madagascar
    • Malaysia
    • Malawi
    • Maldives
    • Mali
    • Marshall Islands
    • Mauritania
    • Micronesia
    • Moldova
    • Mongolia
    • Montenegro
    • Morocco
    • Mozambique
    • Myanmar
    • Namibia
    • Nauru
    • Nepal
    • Nicaragua
    • Niger
    • Nigeria
    • Norfolk Island
    • North Korea
    • Oman
    • Pakistan
    • Palau
    • Palestine
    • Panama
    • Papua New Guinea
    • Paraguay
    • Peru
    • Philippines
    • Qatar
    • Russia
    • Rwanda
    • Saint Lucia
    • Samoa
    • Sao Tome & Principe
    • Saudi Arabia
    • Senegal
    • Seychelles
    • Sierra Leone
    • Singapore
    • Solomon Islands
    • Somalia
    • South Africa
    • South Sudan
    • Sri Lanka
    • St Kitts and Nevis
    • St Vincent & Grenadines
    • Sudan
    • Swaziland
    • Syria
    • Tajikistan
    • Tanzania
    • Togo
    • Tonga
    • Trinidad & Tobago
    • Turkmenistan
    • Turks & Caicos Islands
    • Ukraine
    • United Arab Emirates
    • United States of America
    • Uzbekistan
    • Vanuatu
    • Venezuela
    • Vietnam
    • Yemen

    Should you need more information concerning your eligibility, contact our support team via e-mail or phone.

Required Documents

The eVisa is a short-term entry permit that allows staying in Japan for all tourism-related purposes.

To make your online visa application successful, make sure that you have the following:

  • a valid passport for at least 6 months from the planned date of travel to Japan

If you need any further information about the documents that need to be prepared, please contact our support team via email or phone.

Important information

  • every traveler must submit a separate Japan eVisa application
  • eVisa is not a working permit; you cannot undertake any paid employment while in Japan
  • all online Japan visa applicants must have a valid passport that will not expire for at least 6 months from the planned date of the travel
  • applications for all underage travelers must be made by their parents or guardians
  • should you change any data on your passport, lose this document, or should it expire, your eVisa becomes invalid
  • make sure there are no errors in your eVisa application while filling the form to avoid delays with approval
  • the Japan eVisa is delivered directly to the applicant's email address in PDF form

Benefits of Evisa Express

  • Easy application processThere are three easy steps to get your Japan eVisa. Any issues during the application process can be addressed by contacting our support team.
  • Qualified team of expertsA qualified team oversees the processing of every application.
  • Guarantee of serviceIf an application is unable to be processed, reimbursement is provided according to the conditions set out by our Terms of Service.

Evisa Express is an independent company that offers efficient and professional assistance in obtaining visas online. We are not associated with any governmental agency. See Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

FAQ about the Japan eVisa

  • What is the Japan eVisa?

    Japan eVisa is an electronic entry permit that was introduced to improve and increase tourism in the country. Get yours without visiting an Embassy or Consulate; simply make an online visa application. Use it for a short-term stay for tourism purposes and explore Japan freely!

  • Do children need an eVisa for Japan?

    Yes, all children need an eVisa before traveling to Japan. The electronic visa application for underage travelers must be made either by their parents or legal guardians. Apply online a few days prior to your trip and get the entry permit delivered straight to your email box!

  • How much does the Japan eVisa cost?

    The electronic visa for Japan costs 129 Euro. Once you have filled the application form with your data, choose the preferred method of online payment to cover the fees. After that, you will receive a confirmation number that can, later on, be used to check the application status.

  • How do I pay my Japan eVisa fee?

    It's up to you which method of online payment will you choose to cover the Japan eVisa fees. Pay using your credit or debit card, via PayPal, or select any other method from several available! If you need help or further information on the payments, please contact our support team.

  • What documents do I need for the online Japan visa?

    It is essential to prepare the required documents before starting the eVisa application process. Thus, make sure that you have a valid passport that will not expire for at least 6 months from the intended date of entering Japan.

  • How to apply for the Japan visa online?

    Applying for the Japan visa online when using our services is the most simple and effortless process! All you have to do is fill the online form providing some basic personal and travel details. Next, cover the fees, and our team of experts will start the process of handling your entry permit. Plan your journey, relax, and wait for the approved eVisa to be delivered!

  • How long does it take to get the Japan eVisa?

    Once you submit the form online, prepare to wait for up to 3 business days (72 hours). The best way to avoid delays or an elongated processing time is to double-check your application to make sure there are no mistakes in it.

  • How will I receive the electronic visa for Japan?

    The electronic visa for Japan will be delivered to each applicant via email. Once it's approved, the entry permit arrives in the form of a PDF file. Make sure to provide an active email address when filling the online form to receive the eVisa without any issues.

  • Do I need to print the Japan eVisa?

    It's not yet clear if the Japan eVisa must be printed to present as a hard copy to the customs officials upon arrival. However, it's best to keep an additional copy on your mobile device once you receive the approved document at your email box.

  • How long can I stay in Japan with an electronic visa?

    Online Japan visa holders can stay in the country for all tourism-related purposes for up to 30 days. Visit your friends and family, go on vacation, explore the country, learn all about the history and culture, or take part in or spectate the Japan Olympics that were postponed from 2020!

  • How long is an eVisa for Japan good for?

    The Japan eVisa stays valid for 3 months from the issuing date. Make sure that your passport will not expire for a minimum of 6 months starting from the date you intend to enter Japan on. Any changes to your travel document lead to the online visa invalidity.

  • Can I get an electronic visa on arrival in Japan?

    Some countries are eligible to get an electronic visa on arrival to Japan. Check if your country of citizenship allows you to get an entry permit after getting there. Not to wait in the long lines at the airport and waste your time, apply for an eVisa a few days prior to your travel.

  • What can I do if my Japan eVisa is denied?

    Correctly filled online visa applications are rarely denied approval. If this happens to you, please check if there were no errors in the online form and if you have met all of the Japan eVisa requirements. Should you still not be sure why your application did not get processed, please contact our support team.

  • Where can I read more about the Japan eVisa?

    Travelers who wish to access further information about the Japan eVisa can either visit the official government website at https://www.mofa.go.jp/j_info/visit/visa/index.html or contact our support team that is ready to help at all times!

Three easy steps to get your Japan eVisa

  • Apply online fill out basic information on your citizenship and purpose for travel.
  • Fill out the remaining required information and make an online payment We accept both credit and debit cards and other convenient methods of payment.
  • Check your emailOnce your payment is confirmed, the eVisa will be sent to the email address provided in your application.
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