●Need to Know
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 business.
*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.
●Application Form 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
Visa Application Form [PDF]
Photo (passport size, attached to the visa application form)
●Invitation 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 visit http://www.immi-moj.go.jp/english/index.html.
Please note ICCET is not authorized to assist with the VISA process
beyond providing the Acceptance Letter and Invitation Letter issued
by the organizing committee.
* Invitation letter will only be issued upon request after
Should your application be denied, ICCET cannot change the decision
of the consulate, nor will the organizing committee engage in
discussion or correspondence with the consulate or the Embassy on
behalf of the applicant.