Location, Hours and Inquiries


As a countermeasure against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, consular office hours will be temporarily changed starting March 30 (Mon.) as follows:
Consular service hours: 9:00 am - 12:00 noon (Visa application: 9:30 am - 11:30 am)
* No afternoon service 
Please click here for details.


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 within three months prior 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.