Visa policy of Japan

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Visa of Japan

Visitors to Japan must obtain a visa from one of the Japanese diplomatic missions unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries. The Government of Japan allows citizens of 67 countries/territories to travel to Japan for tourism or business without having to obtain a visa.[1][2][3]

Visa policy map[edit]

Countries which are allowed visa-free entry to Japan

Visa exempt countries[edit]

A Japanese temporary visitor sticker/visa issued at the Haneda Airport

The following 66 countries and regions are visa exempt for visits up to 901 days (unless otherwise noted):[4]

1 - Citizens of Austria, Germany, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Mexico, Switzerland and the United Kingdom may apply for an extension of stay for up to 6 months to the Ministry of Justice.
2 - With biometric passports only.
3 - For holders of Taiwan passport which includes a personal identification number.


In June 2014, the Japanese Government announced that e-passport holders of Indonesia will no longer require visas based on prior registration at the Embassy or Consulates General of Japan in Indonesia. Requirements for single-entry tourism visas for the nationals of the Philippines and Vietnam, will be relaxed to a quasi-exemption-equivalent level when applied via select travel agencies.[5]

Special visa policy to some countries[edit]

Japan has special visa policy to nationals of Russia, CIS countries, or Georgia. [6] Nationals of these countries can not provide their financial guarantees and get visa by own. They must apply for visa through touristic companies or residents of Japan.

Also Japanese MOFA has special visa policy to nationals of China and Philippines. [7] [8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Exemption of Visa (Short-Term Stay)
  2. ^ retrieved on 2012-04-23
  3. ^
  4. ^ "Visa Information - Japan". Timatic. IATA. Retrieved 17 December 2013. 
  5. ^ Relaxation of Visa Requirements for Nationals of Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam and India
  6. ^ [1]
  7. ^ [2]
  8. ^ [3]