Japan Visa

When you need to get your Japan travel visa processed quickly, Travel Document Systems is here to help. All of the Japan visa 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.

TDS is unable to assist at this time.

Get a Student Visa for Japan

Japan issues Student visas for:
  • Student Visa
  • Study Visa

Japan Student Visa for US Passport Holders Required

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

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Japan Student Visa for Non-US Passport Holders Required

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

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Get a Diplomatic/Official Visa for Japan

Japan issues Diplomatic/Official visas for:
  • Official Government Travel
  • Diplomatic Government Travel

Japan Diplomatic/Official Visa for US Passport Holders Required

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

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Japan Diplomatic/Official Visa for Non-US Passport Holders Required

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

TDS is unable to assist at this time.

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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As an ongoing consequence of the global pandemic actual visa processing is typically taking longer than the usual times published here even in some instances where there is an option for the payment of higher consular fees for expedited processing. If you have a particularly tight departure please send us a note at inquiry@travedocs.com at the time you create your order to confirm it can reasonably be fulfilled in the current environment otherwise please just be aware of the possibility of delayed processing.

If you cancel your order after we have submitted your documents to a Consulate for processing there will be a $35.00 cancellation fee and your consular fees may not be refundable. Please do NOT contact consulates directly for status or with instructions once your documents have been submitted unless they contact you as this can cause processing to be delayed or declined.

Travel Information

Get the most up-to-date information for Japan related to Japan travel visas, Japan visa requirements and applications, 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