As of March 27, 2023, Saudi Arabia citizens became eligible for an electronic visa to Japan.

For decades, the KSA and Japan have been maintaining diplomatic relations aimed at increasing the mutual political and economic growth of both countries. 

Moreover, in 2015, Japan was named the third-largest trading partner of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. 

Previously, nationals and residents of Saudi Arabia had to apply for a Japan visa directly at one of the Japanese embassies or consulates. 

The recent decision to facilitate and speed up the visa application process may further enhance mutual relations between these two countries, including facilitated entry and exit regardless of the traveling purpose. 

Application for a Japan eVisa for Saudi nationals

Saudi nationals and residents can apply for a single-entry Japan eVisa, which allows them to stay in the country for up to 90 days. 

Applicants from the KSA can apply for a visa via the JAPAN eVISA website. They simply need to fill out the online application form and upload the necessary documents to receive the 'Visa Issuance Notice.' 

Upon arrival in Japan, they are required to log in to the eVisa website and display the notice to the border officials. It is worth noting that PDF files, screenshots, or printout copies will not be accepted. 

Application for Japan eVisa should be submitted at least 7 days before the planned arrival time in Japan. The approved eVisa remains valid for 90 days from the date it was issued. 

Katarzyna Żyła

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