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JAPAN VISA

COVID-19 GUIDELINES

Last Updated: 14/07/2022
IMPORTANT: Visa-waiver Program
1. Please note Japan's visa-waiver program is still suspended.
Before Entering to Japan:
1. Japan is resuming tourism in stages for tourists coming from countries listed as 'blue' (classified as low risk) which includes Australia. Tourist can apply for their tourist visa using their organised tour company as the sponsor. Link to the list of countries and color groups Blue, Yellow and Red -> https://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/covid-19/border_category.html
2. For the color group Blue, you are not required to provide a proof of vaccination certificate, on-arrival test or quarantine isolation.
3. Anyone with a valid Japanese residence card and re-entry permit are allowed to enter.
4. Business and students are eligible to apply for a visa.
5. If you're travelling from Australia, you must present a negative COVID-19 (PCR or quantitative antigen) test result taken within 72 hours of departure for Japan. The 72 hours starts from the sampling time to departure time of the flight.
6. Countries arriving from Red and Yellow color groups may be required to undergo a COVID-19 test on arrival.
Quarantine Requirements
1. If you're required to quarantine, you can use public transport on arrival directly from the airport to your accommodation. You must refrain from using public transport for the remaining period of isolation.
2. You'll need to make a “Written Pledge” and may be asked to install a video call and location-based app onto your smart phones upon arrival. This will be used for contact tracing.
3. If you breach quarantine measures you might have your name, nationality and other information made public.
4. You're asked to monitor your health for 14 days before departure for Japan. You must arrange private travel insurance prior to entering Japan that covers medical expenses.
5. You're exempt from this requirement if you're eligible for Japanese national health insurance.
Other Information
1. Fully vaccinated business travellers and students may also be able to enter Japan. Contact your nearest Japanese Embassy or Consulate for more information on how to obtain the appropriate visa.
2. Business travellers must have a sponsoring organisation in Japan.
3. You may still transit through Japan for some travellers who are not entering Japan and are transferring directly to a third country. For transit only, you are not required to submit any documents and undergo inspections.
4. You can only transit if your ongoing flight is leaving from the same airport as your arrival. You cannot transit between different airports. Please confirm any questions about transit directly with your airline.

View the complete COVID-19 Guidelines

GENERAL VISA INFORMATION


Travellers require a visa to travel to Japan. You will need to obtain a visa prior to your departure date.

If you need help please contact our office for assistance. No appointment required and no queue, we accept document submissions via Postal, Courier or in Person at any of our office locations.


OUR VISA SERVICE

Our visa processing services, all visa applications goes through our pre-check service to meet the strict visa requirements before submitting for visa processing. All approved visas are post-checked to ensure the visas are issued as requested.


IMPORTANT

All travellers are required to comply with the visa requirements. This will prevent your visa application from being rejected or delayed.

Passport

Please ensure your original passport has a validity of at least 6 months with a minimum of 2 blank visa pages. This will avoid any complications at the airport check-in, customs and immigration checkpoints.

Passport conditions that may affect the assessment of your visa application and potentially being denied entry into the country:

  • Expired passport or due to expire before arrival or during your trip.
  • Water damaged passport that cannot be scanned to identify the person.
  • Cut or torn passports depending on the degree of the damage may be considered void.

Visa Application Form

Please note when completing the visa application form, an incomplete or incorrect completion of the visa application form can cause delays, in certain cases you may be required to complete a new visa application form.

Photo

You need to provide a recent passport size colour photo taken within the last 6 months.

Flight Itinerary

You are required to provide a copy of your flight itinerary showing your full name, with details of your entry and exit dates.

Supporting Document

You may be required to provide additional supporting documents depending on the type of visa you apply.


Minors

Children under years of age needs to comply with the same visa requirements as adults.

Unaccompanied minors

A letter of consent by the parents may be required. In some circumstance, additional supporting documents may need to be submitted with the application.


VISA REQUIREMENTS AND FEES

Find the visa requirements, visa fees and our service fees that applies to Australia passport nationality.

View the complete list of visa requirements by citizen/passport nationality page.