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Japan eVisa: Requirements and Application Online

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What you need to know

  • The Japan eVisa is an electronic single-entry travel document that allows you to enter the country for tourism purposes.

  • You can't visit friends and family with this eVisa.

  • The Japan eVisa has validity and a permitted stay period of 90 days from the date of issuance.

  • We advise you to apply one week in advance to avoid any delays.

  • You can complete the visa application form online with iVisa. Our iVisa team of experts reviews your application to be 100% government-compliant, and you can avoid rejections.

  • Make sure your passport is valid for the duration of your whole trip.

  • Travelers from 127 nationalities can apply for the Japan eVisa if they are residents of Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Mongolia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, the UK, and the USA.

  • Children also need to apply for this Japan eVisa.

  • You don’t need a Japan eVisa to transit through the country.

  • iVisa is a legitimate company, accredited and recognized by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). For more information, see the FAQs below.

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Last updated: September 2023

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Are you planning to visit Japan and looking for a hassle-free way to apply for your eVisa? Look no further!

Whether you are a tourist, visiting family, or attending events in Japan, we offer a convenient solution to obtain your Japan eVisa online.

To enter Japan, you will need a valid Japan eVisa. Our user-friendly platform guides you through the necessary steps, ensuring a seamless experience from start to finish. So, let's delve into the requirements and application process to get your Japan eVisa.

What is the Japan eVisa?

The Japan eVisa or Japan e-visa is an electronic travel authorization that allows eligible individuals to enter Japan for tourism purposes.

This Japan online visa simplifies the visa application process by eliminating the need for in-person visits to embassies or consulates.

What can you do with the Japan eVisa?

With the electronic Japan visa, you can:

  • Explore Japan's rich cultural heritage and visit famous tourist attractions.

What can’t you do with the Japan eVisa?

However, it's important to note that the Japan electronic visa has certain limitations. Here are a few things you cannot do with the eVisa:

  • Work in Japan without obtaining the necessary work permits or visas.

  • Engage in any form of paid employment or long-term studies.

  • Stay in Japan beyond the permitted duration granted by the eVisa.

  • Visit friends and family.

  • Engage in business activities.

  • Seek medical treatment.

  • Attend special events, festivals, or conferences held in the country.

  • Undertake any activities not in line with the purpose specified in your eVisa application.

It's crucial to adhere to the terms and conditions of the Japan eVisa to ensure a smooth and compliant stay in the country.

Who can apply for the Japan eVisa?

The Japan eVisa is available for citizens of select countries. Currently, travelers from 127 nationalities can apply for the Japan eVisa if they are residents of Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Mongolia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, the UK, and the USA.

To verify your eligibility and check if you require a visa for Japan, you can use our convenient Visa Checker Tool, which provides up-to-date information based on your nationality and the purpose of your travel.

Minors also require a Japanese eVisa to enter the country. Legal guardians or parents must complete the application process on behalf of the minor. Additional documents, such as a birth certificate or a letter of consent from the non-accompanying parent, may be required.

Other Japan visa options

If you do not qualify for the eVisa, you may need to apply for a different visa. Some options include:

  • Japan Tourist Visa for certain foreign nationals wanting to visit the country for tourism purposes. We offer a simplified online application for this visa as well.

  • Visa Exemption: Citizens of certain countries may be eligible for visa exemption, allowing them visa-free travel into Japan as part of the visa waiver program. The length of stay and conditions vary depending on the nationality. It's essential to check if your country is eligible for visa exemption and review the requirements and limitations.

  • Temporary Visitor Visa: This visa category is suitable for individuals visiting Japan for tourism, sightseeing, or visiting friends and relatives. It allows a stay of up to 90 days.

  • Work Visa: If you plan to work in Japan, you must obtain a work visa. Work visas are issued based on specific job categories and require sponsorship from a Japanese employer or organization. Each type has its own set of requirements, such as academic qualifications and work experience.

  • Student Visa: If you intend to study in Japan at a recognized educational institution, you must apply for a student visa. This visa allows for a more extended stay and is issued to individuals enrolled in universities, language schools, vocational schools, or other educational programs.

  • Spouse or Dependent Visa: If you are married to a Japanese citizen or a foreign national residing in Japan with a valid visa, you may be eligible for a spouse or dependent visa. This allows you to join your spouse or family in Japan for a specified period.

It's important to note that each visa category has specific requirements and visa applications. Unfortunately, we do not offer many of these currently and highly recommend consulting the official website of the Embassy or Consulate of Japan in your home country for detailed information on these.

How long is the Japan eVisa valid for?

The Japan eVisa is:

  • valid for 90 days after issued

  • a Single Entry visa into Japan.

You can enter Japan once with your Japan eVisa and stay up to 90 days Per Entry. You cannot use your Japan eVisa to enter Japan multiple times.

If you need to stay in Japan for over 90 days, you must apply for a different type of visa through the nearest Japanese embassy or consulate.

Japan e-Visa requirements: Required documents and travel requirements

To apply for the Japan visa online, you will need the following documents and information:

  1. Passport: A valid passport with a minimum validity of six months beyond your intended stay in Japan. Ensure that your passport has at least two blank pages for visa stamping.

  2. Personal Information: You must provide personal details such as your full name, date of birth, nationality, and gender as they appear in your passport.

  3. Contact Information: Your current address, phone number, and email address should be provided for communication purposes.

  4. Travel Itinerary: Details of your planned itinerary, including your arrival and departure dates, the address of your accommodation in Japan, and any planned activities or destinations.

  5. Employment Details: Per government requirements, employment details might be needed.

  6. Financial Means: It may be necessary to demonstrate that you have sufficient funds to cover your expenses during your stay in Japan. This can be done by providing recent bank statements or proof of financial capability.

Recent Passport Photo: A digital passport-sized photograph with a plain white background clearly shows your face without accessories, such as hats or glasses.

Entry Requirements

Upon entry to Japan, you may be required to present the following documents:

  • Valid Passport: Ensure that your passport is valid for your stay in Japan.

  • Japan eVisa: Carry a printed or digital copy of your approved Japan eVisa.

  • Return or Onward Ticket: It is advisable to have proof of your return or onward travel arrangements.

  • Accommodation Details: Carry information about your accommodation in Japan, such as hotel reservations or a letter of invitation from a host.

  • Sufficient Funds: Have evidence, such as bank statements or credit cards, to demonstrate that you can support yourself financially during your stay.

Please note that immigration officers at the port of entry may ask for additional documents or information as necessary. It is recommended to have all the required documents ready and easily accessible when traveling to Japan.

How do I apply for the Japan eVisa online?

To apply for the Japan eVisa online with us, you just need to follow these simple steps below, and you’ll be done in no time:

Step one: Fill out our simplified Japan e-visa application form with your personal information. Once you’re done, you can select how fast you want to receive your visa. We have three different speed options.

Step two: Double-check that all the information in the visa application form is correct. We want to avoid any issues with your application. All the details need to match your supporting documents. Once everything is correct, you can pay the visa fee with a credit/debit card or PayPal.

Step three: Upload all the supporting documents and submit your visa application form. Make sure that the scan is clear and has no streaks.

You will receive your valid e-Visa by email, so watch for any e-mails from us. We advise you to keep a paper copy and have it stored on an electronic device.

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Please, note: When you arrive in Japan, you will need to log in to the Japan eVisa website and show your approved visa (visa issuance notice) at the check-in counter from the airport.

What are the visa fees and processing times of the Japan eVisa?

The visa fees depend on the processing time you select and your nationality. The total cost of the Japan eVisa includes a USD$25 government fee as well.

During your online visa application process on our site, you can add services such as an iVisa Plus subscription, Premium Concierge Service, Embassy Registration, or Premium Photo Services for added fees.

We also offer iVisa Fee Protection, which allows us to process a new application for no additional processing fee if you are unable to make your trip, as well as the option to get a flight reservation or itinerary that is valid for two weeks and can be used to apply for a visa, as proof of return to show to immigration officers while traveling, for car rental purposes, etc.

All these additional services carry varying costs. Use our application form to check your application's total cost based on your circumstances and additions.

How To Prepare For The Japan eVisa Interview?

The Japan eVisa application process typically does not require an interview. It is a streamlined and online process that allows applicants to complete the necessary steps and submit their documents online.

However, in rare cases, the Japanese embassy or consulate may request an interview if they require additional information or clarification regarding the application.

If you are requested to attend an interview for your Japan eVisa application, it is essential to be prepared. Here are some tips on preparing for a potential eVisa interview:

  1. Review Your Application: Familiarize yourself with the details provided in your eVisa application. Be prepared to answer questions related to your purpose of travel, itinerary, accommodation, and other information you provided during the application process.

  2. Gather Supporting Documents: Bring all the required supporting documents to the interview. These may include your passport, itinerary, accommodation details, financial statements, employment information, and any other documents specified by the embassy or consulate.

  3. Research Japan: Have a basic understanding of Japan, its culture, customs, and tourist attractions. This will demonstrate your genuine interest in visiting the country and may help during the interview process.

  4. Dress Professionally: Dress appropriately for the interview, professionally presenting yourself. This shows respect for the interview process and the officials conducting it.

  5. Be Punctual and Polite: Arrive on time for the interview and be respectful and courteous towards the embassy or consulate staff. Follow their instructions and answer questions truthfully and clearly.

  6. Practice Communication: If English is not your native language, practice your communication skills to effectively express yourself during the interview. Consider rehearsing potential interview questions with a friend or family member.

It's important to note that the interview requirement for a Japan eVisa is uncommon. However, if you receive a request for an interview, following these preparation tips will help you confidently navigate the process.

Do I need a Japanese eVisa if I’m transiting through Japan?

No, you do not need a Japan eVisa if you are only transiting through the country. However, there are some requirements that you must meet to transit through Japan without a visa. These requirements are as follows:

  • A valid passport valid for at least 6 months after your planned departure date from Japan.

  • A confirmed onward ticket to your next destination.

  • No intention to stay in Japan for more than 24 hours.

  • Have enough funds to cover your stay in Japan, including transportation, accommodation, and food.

If you meet these requirements, you can transit through Japan without a visa. However, you will still need to go through immigration and customs control. You may also be asked to show your passport and onward ticket.

Benefits of getting your Japan eVisa with iVisa

Application 100% Government Compliant: Our iVisa team will review each one of the answers you give on the form and adjust them to be 100% compliant with the government requirements.

Simplified Form: On the Embassy website, you must answer confusing and tedious questions; at iVisa, you only have to answer a simplified form with clear questions. It will be like filling out a short survey.

Fill out the form at your own pace: With the iVisa platform, you can fill out the form at your own pace, make changes whenever you want, and save your progress, so you do not have to start from scratch, unlike the embassy website which cuts you off from their website every time you take a break.

iVisa values your safety: That is why we have a solid security system to protect your personal information. We recommend reading our reviews section from our past customers. We’re sure you’ll find them to your liking.

COVID-19 requirements or restrictions for Japan

Japan has reported that the number of new cases has been declining recently, but the country is still under a state of emergency. According to the Japan Rail Pass update, the COVID-19 requirements and restrictions for Japan include the following:


There is no quarantine requirement for travelers to Japan.


There is no pre-departure testing requirement for travelers to Japan.


There is no vaccination requirement for travelers to Japan.

Health form

There is no health form requirement for travelers to Japan.

Additional information

The Japanese government is constantly updating its COVID-19 requirements and restrictions. It is essential to check the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan before traveling to Japan for the latest information.

Where can I learn more about the Japan eVisa?

If you need more info about traveling to Japan, please contact our customer support team at any time via online chat or you can contact us on WhatsApp.


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Remember that the customer service team at iVisa is here 24/7 to answer any questions you may have about our service.

When should I apply for the Japan eVisa?

We advise you to apply one week in advance.

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How do processing times work?
At iVisa, we understand that your time is valuable, and we strive to provide you with the fastest service possible. Our processing times are estimated based on the average duration it takes governments to process visa applications. These estimated times begin from the moment we receive all the correct information for your application until you receive your visa. While we work diligently to expedite the process, it’s important to note that we are reliant on the processing times set by the government authorities.
How long does it take to apply for the Japan e-Visa?

It will only take around 20 minutes to fill out our simplified form online.

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How long is the Japan eVisa valid?

The Japan eVisa has validity and a permitted stay period of 90 days. The validity starts when the visa is issued.

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Can I apply for the Japan e-Visa for free?

No, you can’t. To apply for the Japan eVisa you need to pay a $25 USD government fee. We include the government fee in our service fee, so you can pay all at once!

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Are there any COVID-19 requirements to enter Japan?
From May 8, 2023, you will no longer need to present a valid vaccination certificate or pre-departure inspection certificate.
Who can I talk to if I have more questions?

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Learn More about Japan Tourism

Japan is a country in East Asia, and is also known as the ‘Land of the Rising Sun.’ One of the best things about Japan is that the past meets the future in one place. The highly traditional culture has fully embraced the modern world, and that is what makes Japan a fantastic place to visit. While you are there, you will experience a little bit of everything and bring home unforgettable memories.

Japan is a beautiful contradiction: modern buildings and smart technology right alongside ancient social customs and rituals. You are bound to have a wonderful experience since the people are incredibly polite and welcoming, the cuisine is delicious, and there are a million attractions for all kinds of tourists. We recommend that you get out of the hustle and bustle of Tokyo to explore 'the Land of the Rising Sun'. Hot springs, mountains, and villages are both exciting and puzzling at times. Take your time and you'll find something new at every turn.

The language used in Japan is Japanese, although the country has no official language. Getting around should not be too complicated. Adults under 40 have studied English in school, but they tend to be better in writing than in conversation. At the same time, if you plan on visiting rural areas, far from the major tourist attractions, then it would be best if you learned a few phrases in Japanese. Not many people speak English in the countryside, and you will have difficulty getting around.

The best time of year to travel in Japan depends on what you want to see. Japan has all four seasons, and each of them has something to offer. However, you should aim for the spring or autumn. You can see the world-renowned cherry blossoms in the spring. Japanese people have made this natural occurrence into a big event. There are festivals you can join, along with many other celebrations. Just remember that the Sakura trees do not blossom at the same time everywhere. The climate is a bit milder in the south than in the north, so it makes sense that it occurs in the south first.

In the autumn, you can experience another beautiful natural occurrence. Fall usually comes with a wide variety of colors as the trees prepare to sleep during the winter and lose their leaves. But not before they play around with colors ranging from bright red to brown.

One thing that may interest you during the winter is the wide variety of hot springs. Japan is full of them, and nothing compares to shaking off low temperatures by submerging yourself in steaming hot water outside.

As to what you can see in Japan, it’s difficult to know where to start. But you can begin with castles. One particularity about Japanese castles is that they look nothing like the European castles you may be familiar with. They are made of wood, and make a striking appearance from the outside. It is a known fact that Japanese culture includes a lot of skill when it comes to putting piece of wood together, and the castle builders were, indeed, artists. Plus, the gardens surrounding Japanese castles are little pieces of heaven.

Buddhist temples may also be something you are interested in. One of the primary religions in Japan is Buddhism, and as you can imagine, there is a temple in every single establishment.

Regarding what you can do in Japan, the possibilities are numerous. For one thing, you can go and see Mount Fuji. It is the highest point in Japan, and many tourists go there for sightseeing and mountain climbing. One of the things for which Mount Fuji is famous is its incredible view from the top. Another thing that may be of interest is the Haguro Mountain. It is considered holy by the Japanese people. The interesting thing here is that you can climb the mountain using the 2446 stone steps. It may sound like an incredible effort, and it is, but only if you have a poor physical condition. You can stop multiple times on your way up, and the sights you see as you go through the primeval forest is worth the climb.

While in Japan, one of the things you must take advantage of is the cuisine. Japan is an island, and it is mostly self-reliant when it comes to food. That is why Japanese cuisine is based on vegetables. And, of course, beef. Japanese beef is famous all around the world, and if you want to have a taste of the best, you should go to Kobe. Surely you have heard about Kobe beef before. One meal is indeed not the cheapest affair, but it is worth it. You have to regard the whole thing as an experience in itself. Plus, the Japanese way of cooking is interesting as well. Some meals are prepared by yourself, right on the table in front of you.

The bottom line is that Japan should be on your bucket list. The people are known for their incredibly generous hospitality, and you are sure to have a wonderful time. There are plenty of sights to see, and a lot of things you can do. Japan is a country that has plenty to offer on all fronts.

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