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Short-Term Stays

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Visa Application Form
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Temporary Visitor's Visa
Transit Visa
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Japanese Passport Application/Renewal
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Visiting Japan FAQ

Short-Term Stays (Excluding Work)


Short-Terms stays are visits up to 90 days for purposes such as:

  • Sightseeing
  • Recreation, sports, participation in amateur athletic events
  • Visiting friends or relatives
  • Business (market research, business liaison, consultation, contract signing, after-sales service for imported machinery; inspecting or visiting plants, trade fairs, etc.)
  • Academic surveys or research presentations
  • Other similar activities

These activities require a Temporary Visitor's Visa.

Profit- making and remunerative activities are excluded. Temporary Visitor's Visa Exemptions may apply to nationals of some countries.


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