Visa Requirements for Japan

Instant Visa policy lookup for Japan

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Visa Not Required

Passport holders of 78 countries can travel to Japan without prior visa, eVisa, or on-arrival visa.

Visa On Arrival

Visa to travel in Japan can be obtained at airports and other borders crossings for Passport holders of 1 country.

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    Visa On Arrival90 daysRequirement updated .Can travel to Japan for tourism or business for up to 90 days. A visa is given on arrival, and you do not need to apply before you travel. The Japan immigration authorities may extend your visa by another 90 days at their discretion. You will need to apply for an extension.


Passport holders for 3 countries can obtain an electronic visa / authorization prior to arrival to travel to Japan.

  • eVisa90 daysRemarks updated .Eligible persons: All foreign nationals / people who are not subject to the visa exemption measures implemented by the Government of Japan and reside in the following countries/region are eligible to apply for a visa online: Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Mongolia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America.
  • eVisa90 days
  • eVisa90 daysCash payment required at the consulate in Pretoria or Cape Town.

Pre-arranged Visa Required

Prior to arrival at Japan, passport holders of 146 countries must obtain a visa at their corresponding consulate of Japan. Additional travel conditions (such as Visas to other countries) may waive this requirement.

Entry Refused

Disagreements between Japan and 1 country have imposed restrictions in traveling to Japan.

  • Entry RefusedJapan has banned North Korean citizens from entering as part of sanctions against North Korea imposed by the Government of Japan, since February 2016.

Information last checked on . Requirements last changed on .