Need to Know
Due to the COVID-19, the government take
measures to prevent the spread of virus. Please pay attention to the
important notice "Regarding refusal of landing to prevent the
spread of COVID-19 disease (novel Coronavirus)(As of April 29)"
A visa is NOT necessary for US passport holders visiting Japan for a
short-term stay of less than 90 days with the purpose of tourism and
*Please note that the visa waiver
arrangement with the United States does NOT apply to U.S. individuals
wishing to travel to Japan for news media related activities, attending
depositions taken by U.S. Consul, or for U.S. Federal Government
employees on official business or transit to/from official mission.
In general, a visa is only valid for one entry. A visa is valid for 3
months from the day of issuance. Therefore, entry into Japan should
occur within this time frame. A Multiple entry visa is valid for 1 to 5
years. Multiple entry visas can be issued to citizens of countries that
Japan has bilateral agreements with and to visitors with business
purposes. A Double-Entry Transit visa is valid for 4 months and can be
used twice (once on the way to your destination and once on the return
trip) to complete a round trip.
and Necessary Documents
Embassy/Consulate General of Japan will not make copies. If you need
original documents, please bring the original plus one copy.
Passport with sufficient validity date (An alien travel document must
have 6 months or more validity)
Visa Application Form [PDF]
Photo (passport size, attached to the visa application form)
Letter/Reason for Invitation
Please note the information above is just for your reference. For the
detailed information, please check with local embassy in your country or
Please be kindly noted that the organizing committee is not authorized
to assist with the VISA process beyond providing the Invitation Letter.
The invitation letter of conference organizing committee cannot
guarantee the approval of visa application.
Please note the organizing committee of the
conference is not authorized to assist with the VISA process beyond
providing the Invitation Letter. Should your application be denied, the
organizing committee of the conference cannot change the decision of the
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, nor will the organizing committee engage in
discussion or correspondence with the consulate or the visa center on
behalf of the applicant.
The invitation letter will be issued upon request after the successful