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Visa requirements

Visa requirements in English and Japanese.(PDF)

Short Term Stay Visa – Holidaying, Sightseeing, Visiting friends/Relatives, Business Meetings, Symposium, e.t.c

»Visa Application Form /Application Form for Handwriting and the Sample.(PDF)
•One passport sized photo taken within 6 months
•Valid Passport
•Employee – Letter from employer
•Student – Letter from the school
•Self-employed – A company letter and a business license
•Financial Evidence (e.g. passbook or bank statement)
•A proposed full flight itinerary
•Original supporting documents from sponsor in Japan, (e.g. Invitation and Guarantee Letter stating the purpose of the visit, relationship to the sponsor, type of financial support to be provided and confirmation of accommodation with proper address in Japan where the applicant intends to stay)
•Japanese business License (Tokibo) and Tax Certificate (Kakutei Sinkokusho/Nouzei Shoumeisho) if business As at 1 April 2018, TOP59.00 for single entry to be paid by cash upon collection of passport. This fee is subject to change every year. Personal cheque, company cheque, or credit card is not acceptable. Please be advised to bring exact amount.

As at 1 April 2018, TOP59.00 for single entry to be paid by cash upon collection of passport. This fee is subject to change every year. Personal cheque, company cheque, or credit card is not acceptable. Please be advised to bring exact amount.

Transit Visa - (Single Entry and Double Entry)

»Visa Application Form /Application Form for Handwriting and the Sample.(PDF)
•One passport sized photo taken within the last 6 months
•Valid passport
•Confirmed onward airline ticket and a third country visa
•Activities are limited to sightseeing and leisure in Japan

As at 1 April 2018, TOP14.00 to be paid by Cash upon collection of passport. This fee is subject to change every year. Personal cheque, company cheque, or credit card is not acceptable. Please be advised to bring exact amount.

Visa Applications: Information on processing of visa applications

Filling out the form
•You must answer all questions in the form and write neatly in BLOCK LETTERS.
•Incomplete visa application forms will not be accepted.
•False or misleading information may lead to refusal or cancellation of visa or penalties while in Japan.
•The required photograph must be pasted or glued to the space provided on the form.

Lodging your application
•You must apply IN PERSON at the Embassy. (In unavoidable circumstance, the application can be represented by proxy.)
•To avoid delays, be sure to have attached all supporting documents together with the form and photograph.
•ALL supporting documents must be originals or certified copies of the original.
•Documents submitted with the application WILL NOT be return. Please ensure that you have personal copies for your reference. •Additional documents may be requested by the Officer after submitting your application.
•The visa fee in cash is payable at the time of collection of passport.

Processing of visa applications
•The process time for the issuance of visas varies according to the purpose of journey. In general, it takes 5 working days to process and issue visas by the Embassy. However, applicants may be required to provide extra documents or attend an interview before their application being approved. There may also other unforeseen circumstances that delay the issuing of visas. Therefore the process can take longer.
•In certain cases, such as working visas etc, the applicant should obtain a Certificate of Eligibility from Japan before lodging the application at the Embassy.
•Non-residents of TONGA without a Certificate of Eligibility must apply for visas to Japan through the Japanese Embassy in their country of normal residence.