Expedited Visa for
Japan

When you need to get your visa for Japan processed quickly, Travel Document Systems is here to help. All of the requirements and application forms, plus convenient online ordering.

Get a Tourist Visa for Japan

Japan issues Tourist visas for:
  • Tourist Travel

Japan Tourist Visa for US Passport Holders Not Required

When you are travelling to Japan with a U.S. Passport, a Tourist Visa is not required.

No visa required for a stay of up to 3 Months

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Japan Tourist Visa for Non-US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Japan with a Non-US Passport, a Tourist Visa is required.

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Get a Business Visa for Japan

Japan issues Business visas for:
  • Business Travel

Japan Business Visa for US Passport Holders Not Required

When you are travelling to Japan with a U.S. Passport, a Business Visa is not required.

No visa required for a stay of up to 3 Months

Check travel recommendations

Japan Business Visa for Non-US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Japan with a Non-US Passport, a Business Visa is required.

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Get a Diplomatic Visa for Japan

Japan issues Diplomatic visas for:
  • Official Government Travel

Japan Diplomatic Visa for US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Japan with a U.S. Passport, a Diplomatic Visa is required.

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Japan Diplomatic Visa for Non-US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Japan with a Non-US Passport, a Diplomatic Visa is required.

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Get a Military Visa for Japan

Japan issues Military visas for:
  • Unsponsored Military Dependant.

Japan Military Visa for US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Japan with a U.S. Passport, a Military Visa is required.

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Japan Military Visa for Non-US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Japan with a Non-US Passport, a Military Visa is required.

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Get a Work Visa for Japan

Japan Work Visa for US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Japan with a U.S. Passport, a Work Visa is required.

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Japan Work Visa for Non-US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Japan with a Non-US Passport, a Work Visa is required.

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Travel Information

Get the most up-to-date information for Japan related to embassy and consulate addresses, foreign relations information, travel advisories, entry and exit restrictions, and travel tips from the US State Department's website.

Vaccinations

No vaccinations required.

While no vaccinations may be required to enter the country, you should still check with the CDC on their recommended vaccinations for travel to Japan

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About Japan

Read about the people, history, government, economy and geography of Japan at the CIA's World FactBook.

A Brief History of Japan

In 1603, after decades of civil warfare, the Tokugawa shogunate (a military-led, dynastic government) ushered in a long period of relative political stability and isolation from foreign influence. For more than two centuries this policy enabled Japan to enjoy a flowering of its indigenous culture. Japan opened its ports after signing the Treaty of Kanagawa with the US in 1854 and began to intensively modernize and industrialize. During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Japan became a regional power that was able to defeat the forces of both China and Russia. It occupied Korea, Formosa (Taiwan), and southern Sakhalin Island. In 1931-32 Japan occupied Manchuria, and in 1937 it launched a full-scale invasion of China. Japan attacked US forces in 1941 - triggering America's entry into World War II - and soon occupied much of East and Southeast Asia. After its defeat in World War II, Japan recovered to become an economic power and an ally of the US. While the emperor retains his throne as a symbol of national unity, elected politicians hold actual decision-making power. Following three decades of unprecedented growth, Japan's economy experienced a major slowdown starting in the 1990s, but the country remains a major economic power. In January 2009, Japan assumed a nonpermanent seat on the UN Security Council for the 2009-10 term.

Learn more about Japan in our World Atlas

About Us

Travel Document Systems, Inc. (TDS) is a leading visa and passport processing agency. For over 30 years we have served travel professionals, tour operators, and cruise lines, as well as corporate and individual international travelers. TDS specializes in travel that involves visas for more than one country.