Visiting Japan

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Location, Hours and Inquiries
Short-Term Stays

Work and Long-Term Stays

Processing Time and Fees

Types and Application
Visa Application Form
(common for each type, PDF)
Temporary Visitor's Visa
Transit Visa
Working Visa
General (Student) Visa
Specified Visa
Working-Holiday Visa
bullet Visa for Medical Stay
Japanese Passport Application/Renewal
Police Certificate
Visiting Japan FAQ

Work and Long-Term Stays


For activities other than those described under Short-Term Stay you will need a Working Visa, General (Student) Visa, or Specified Visa.


Included activities are:

  • Remunerative activities
  • Study
  • Residing in Japan as a spouse or child of a permanent resident

Before applying obtain a Certificate of Eligibility issued by the Ministry of Justice in Japan. Your sponsor in Japan should contact the local immigration office in Japan to apply for your certificate.


Helpful Links for Living in Japan:


(C) Consulate General of Japan in Vancouver, 900-1177 West Hastings, Vancouver, BC V6E 2K9 Tel: (604) 684-5868. This page updated May 22, 2015 .