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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

Location, Hours and Inquiries


The Visa Section of the Consulate General of Japan at Vancouver is located on the 9th Floor, 1177 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC. Map.


Our Areas of Jurisdiction

Province of British Colombia and Yukon Territory


Hours and Holidays

Visa applications are received from Monday to Friday, 9:30 am to 11:30 am and 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm.


Appointments for visa applications are not required.


Note: Most ordinary visas, including all single entry visas, are valid for three months. This means that once the visa is issued, you are to enter Japan within three months from the date of issue.

Please submit visa applications three months before to your intended arrival date into Japan.


Office Holiday Schedule


Visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Guide to Japanese Visas or call 604-684-5868, extension 393, Monday through Friday, 3:30-5:00 pm.


(C) Consulate General of Japan in Vancouver, 900-1177 West Hastings, Vancouver, BC V6E 2K9 Tel: (604) 684-5868. This page updated March 22, 2017 .