Japan visa application and requirements
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A visa is required for this destination.

Entry to Japan is conditional on a COVID-19 test being completed within 72 hours of the flight departure time. All foreign nationals who enter Japan are required to undergo a 14-day period of quarantine.

Entry to Japan is conditional on a COVID-19 test being completed within 72 hours of the flight departure time. All foreign nationals who enter Japan are required to undergo a 14-day period of quarantine.

Entry to Japan is conditional on a COVID-19 test being completed within 72 hours of the flight departure time. All foreign nationals who enter Japan are required to undergo a 14-day period of quarantine.

Fill out Japan Journalist visa application form online

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  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Letter from Media Company. A letter from the applicant's company. This must describe:
    the name and position of the applicant
    the duration of the assignment
    the name and address of the Japanese branch of the company (if applicable)
    the activities or responsibilities of the applicant in Japan
    a statement that all expenses incurred in Japan are guaranteed

  • Declaration Form. One completed and signed declaration form.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. Must be 2 x 2 inches. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Proof of status. A notarized copy of immigration status in the country of residence such as a resident card, work, or study permit. VisaHQ cannot assist US B1/B2 visa holders at this time.

  • Complete itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary showing all intermediary countries between your destination and return to country of origin. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Conference invitation. Letter of Reasons for Invitation from your visiting company or conference organizer in Japan;
    Conference Letter from your local company in the U.S.
    As well as materials showing the information about the conference in Japan.

  • Medical Certificate. Please attach a health form.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Certificate of Employment. Work certificate. Please provide a copy of the applicant's employment contract.

  • Certificate of Eligibility. A Certificate of Eligibility from the Immigration Bureau of Japan. You must obtain a visa and enter Japan within 3 months of the certificate's date of issue.

  • Certificate of Eligibility. Issued before a visa application by a regional immigration authority under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Justice as evidence that the foreign national meets the conditions for landing in Japan, including the requirements that the activity in which the foreign national wishes to engage in Japan at the time of the landing examination is not fraudulent and is an activity that comes under a status of residence (excluding Temporary Visitor Status) stipulated in the Immigration Control Act.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Certificate of Eligibility. Issued before a visa application by a regional immigration authority under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Justice as evidence that the foreign national meets the conditions for landing in Japan, including the requirements that the activity in which the foreign national wishes to engage in Japan at the time of the landing examination is not fraudulent and is an activity that comes under a status of residence (excluding Temporary Visitor Status) stipulated in the Immigration Control Act.

  • Declaration Form. One completed and signed declaration form.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of Japan and has at least 1 blank visa page (excluding the amendment pages).

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo (2"x2"), with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Visa Copies. Copies of any visas needed for the current trip.

  • Complete itinerary. A confirmed reservation record of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary showing all intermediary countries between Japan and return to the United States. The applicant's name must be on itinerary. Please do not purchase tickets until your visa has been issued.

  • Police report. An applicant with an arrest or criminal record must provide a copy of his/her court and/or arrest record (including cases that ended with an acquittal or pardon), along with an English translation of those documents if they are in any language other than English. In case there was no trial, please provide a letter that explains in detail, the circumstances surrounding the arrest. Please provide details about the charges, time served, fees paid, and probation (if any).

  • Authorization Letter. A letter authorizing VisaHQ to submit your application on your behalf. Please leave the Visa Agent line blank on the authorization letter.

  • Letter from Media Company. A letter from the applicant's company. This must describe:
    • the name and position of the applicant
    • the duration of the assignment
    • the name and address of the Japanese branch of the company (if applicable)
    • the activities or responsibilities of the applicant in Japan • a statement that all expenses incurred in Japan are guaranteed

  • Declaration Form. One completed and signed declaration form.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. Must be 2 x 2 inches. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Proof of status. A notarized copy of immigration status in the country of residence such as a resident card, work, or study permit. VisaHQ cannot assist US B1/B2 visa holders at this time.

  • Complete itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary showing all intermediary countries between your destination and return to country of origin. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Conference invitation. Letter of Reasons for Invitation from your visiting company or conference organizer in Japan;
    Conference Letter from your local company in the U.S.
    As well as materials showing the information about the conference in Japan.

  • Medical Certificate. Please attach a health form.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Authorization Letter. A letter authorizing VisaHQ to submit your application on your behalf. Please leave the Visa Agent line blank on the authorization letter.

  • Declaration Form. One completed and signed declaration form.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Authorization Letter. A letter authorizing VisaHQ to submit your application on your behalf. Please leave the Visa Agent line blank on the authorization letter.

  • Declaration Form. One completed and signed declaration form.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include 2 passport style photos, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Authorization Letter. A letter authorizing VisaHQ to submit your application on your behalf. Please leave the Visa Agent line blank on the authorization letter.

  • Letter from Media Company. A letter from the applicant's company. This must describe:
    • the name and position of the applicant
    • the duration of the assignment
    • the name and address of the Japanese branch of the company (if applicable)
    • the activities or responsibilities of the applicant in Japan • a statement that all expenses incurred in Japan are guaranteed

  • Declaration Form. One completed and signed declaration form.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. Must be 2 x 2 inches. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Proof of status. A notarized copy of immigration status in the country of residence such as a resident card, work, or study permit. VisaHQ cannot assist US B1/B2 visa holders at this time.

  • Complete itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary showing all intermediary countries between your destination and return to country of origin. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Conference invitation. Letter of Reasons for Invitation from your visiting company or conference organizer in Japan;
    Conference Letter from your local company in the U.S.
    As well as materials showing the information about the conference in Japan.

  • Medical Certificate. Please attach a health form.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Authorization Letter. A letter authorizing VisaHQ to submit your application on your behalf. Please leave the Visa Agent line blank on the authorization letter.

  • Certificate of Employment. Work certificate. Please provide a copy of the applicant's employment contract. Must be signed by the prospective employer and include the details of employment in Japan.

  • Certificate of Eligibility. Issued before a visa application by a regional immigration authority under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Justice as evidence that the foreign national meets the conditions for landing in Japan, including the requirements that the activity in which the foreign national wishes to engage in Japan at the time of the landing examination is not fraudulent and is an activity that comes under a status of residence (excluding Temporary Visitor Status) stipulated in the Immigration Control Act.

  • Declaration Form. One completed and signed declaration form.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Authorization Letter. The letter of authorization. Please download, print and complete the authorization letter to allow VisaHQ to process your application. Please note your name, address, and the details of any dependents on this letter MUST be typed.

  • Certificate of Eligibility. Issued before a visa application by a regional immigration authority under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Justice as evidence that the foreign national meets the conditions for landing in Japan, including the requirements that the activity in which the foreign national wishes to engage in Japan at the time of the landing examination is not fraudulent and is an activity that comes under a status of residence (excluding Temporary Visitor Status) stipulated in the Immigration Control Act.

  • Declaration Form. One completed and signed declaration form.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include 2 passport style photos, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Letter from Media Company. A letter from the applicant's company. This must describe:
    • the name and position of the applicant
    • the duration of the assignment
    • the name and address of the Japanese branch of the company (if applicable)
    • the activities or responsibilities of the applicant in Japan • a statement that all expenses incurred in Japan are guaranteed.

  • Declaration Form. One completed and signed declaration form.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. Must be 2 x 2 inches. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Proof of status. A notarized copy of immigration status in the country of residence such as a resident card, work, or study permit. VisaHQ cannot assist US B1/B2 visa holders at this time.

  • Complete itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary showing all intermediary countries between your destination and return to country of origin. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Conference invitation. Letter of Reasons for Invitation from your visiting company or conference organizer in Japan;
    Conference Letter from your local company in the U.S.
    As well as materials showing the information about the conference in Japan.

  • Medical Certificate. Please attach a health form.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Certificate of Employment. Work certificate. Please provide a copy of the applicant's employment contract.

  • Certificate of Eligibility. A Certificate of Eligibility from the Immigration Bureau of Japan. You must obtain a visa and enter Japan within 3 months of the certificate's date of issue.

  • Declaration Form. One completed and signed declaration form.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Authorization Letter. A letter authorizing VisaHQ to submit your application on your behalf. Please leave the Visa Agent line blank on the authorization letter.

  • Certificate of Eligibility. Validity of the Certificate of Eligibility is 3 months from date of issue. Therefore, please beware that you must obtain the Japan visa and enter Japan within 3 months from the date of issue of the Certificate of Eligibility.

  • Declaration Form. One completed and signed declaration form.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Visa Copies. Copies of any visas needed for the current trip.

  • Police report. An applicant with an arrest or criminal record must provide a copy of his/her court and/or arrest record (including cases that ended with an acquittal or pardon), along with an English translation of those documents if they are in any language other than English. In case there was no trial, please provide a letter that explains in detail, the circumstances surrounding the arrest. Please provide details about the charges, time served, fees paid, and probation (if any).

  • Authorization Letter. Complete and sign the authorization form for Japan.

  • Complete itinerary. A confirmed reservation record of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary showing all intermediary countries between Japan and return to the United States. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Letter from Media Company. A letter from the applicant's company. This must describe:
    • the name and position of the applicant
    • the duration of the assignment
    • the name and address of the Japanese branch of the company (if applicable)
    • the activities or responsibilities of the applicant in Japan • a statement that all expenses incurred in Japan are guaranteed.

  • Declaration Form. One completed and signed declaration form.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. Must be 2 x 2 inches. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Proof of status. A notarized copy of immigration status in the country of residence such as a resident card, work, or study permit. VisaHQ cannot assist US B1/B2 visa holders at this time.

  • Complete itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary showing all intermediary countries between your destination and return to country of origin. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Conference invitation. Letter of Reasons for Invitation from your visiting company or conference organizer in Japan;
    Conference Letter from your local company in the U.S.
    As well as materials showing the information about the conference in Japan.

  • Medical Certificate. Please attach a health form.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Police report. An applicant with an arrest or criminal record must provide a copy of his/her court and/or arrest record (including cases that ended with an acquittal or pardon), along with an English translation of those documents if they are in any language other than English. In case there was no trial, please provide a letter that explains in detail, the circumstances surrounding the arrest. Please provide details about the charges, time served, fees paid, and probation (if any).

  • Certificate of Eligibility. A Certificate of Eligibility from the Immigration Bureau of Japan. You must obtain a visa and enter Japan within 3 months of the certificate's date of issue.

  • Authorization Letter. A letter authorizing VisaHQ to submit your application on your behalf. Please leave the Visa Agent line blank on the authorization letter.

  • Declaration Form. One completed and signed declaration form.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Police report. An applicant with an arrest or criminal record must provide a copy of his/her court and/or arrest record (including cases that ended with an acquittal or pardon), along with an English translation of those documents if they are in any language other than English. In case there was no trial, please provide a letter that explains in detail, the circumstances surrounding the arrest. Please provide details about the charges, time served, fees paid, and probation (if any).

  • Certificate of Eligibility. A Certificate of Eligibility from the Immigration Bureau of Japan. You must obtain a visa and enter Japan within 3 months of the certificate's date of issue.

  • Authorization Letter. Complete and sign the authorization form for Japan.

  • Declaration Form. One completed and signed declaration form.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Letter from Media Company. A letter from the applicant's company. This must describe:
    • the name and position of the applicant
    • the duration of the assignment
    • the name and address of the Japanese branch of the company (if applicable)
    • the activities or responsibilities of the applicant in Japan • a statement that all expenses incurred in Japan are guaranteed.

  • Declaration Form. One completed and signed declaration form.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. Must be 2 x 2 inches. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Proof of status. A notarized copy of immigration status in the country of residence such as a resident card, work, or study permit. VisaHQ cannot assist US B1/B2 visa holders at this time.

  • Complete itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary showing all intermediary countries between your destination and return to country of origin. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Conference invitation. Letter of Reasons for Invitation from your visiting company or conference organizer in Japan;
    Conference Letter from your local company in the U.S.
    As well as materials showing the information about the conference in Japan.

  • Medical Certificate. Please attach a health form.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Certificate of Eligibility. Issued before a visa application by a regional immigration authority under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Justice as evidence that the foreign national meets the conditions for landing in Japan, including the requirements that the activity in which the foreign national wishes to engage in Japan at the time of the landing examination is not fraudulent and is an activity that comes under a status of residence (excluding Temporary Visitor Status) stipulated in the Immigration Control Act.

  • Declaration Form. One completed and signed declaration form.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Certificate of Eligibility. Issued before a visa application by a regional immigration authority under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Justice as evidence that the foreign national meets the conditions for landing in Japan, including the requirements that the activity in which the foreign national wishes to engage in Japan at the time of the landing examination is not fraudulent and is an activity that comes under a status of residence (excluding Temporary Visitor Status) stipulated in the Immigration Control Act.

  • Declaration Form. One completed and signed declaration form.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include 2 passport style photos, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Authorization Letter. Completed and signed authorization form for Japan.
    Authorized person's full name must be PVM
    The address must be "2332 Galiano St, 2nd Floor, Coral Gables, FL 33134
    Date of Birth and Passport fields must be left blank.
    Form must be handwritten.

  • Letter from Media Company. A letter from the applicant's company. This must describe:
    • the name and position of the applicant
    • the duration of the assignment
    • the name and address of the Japanese branch of the company (if applicable)
    • the activities or responsibilities of the applicant in Japan
    • a statement that all expenses incurred in Japan are guaranteed.

  • Declaration Form. One completed and signed declaration form.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. Must be 2 x 2 inches. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Proof of status. A notarized copy of immigration status in the country of residence such as a resident card, work, or study permit. VisaHQ cannot assist US B1/B2 visa holders at this time.

  • Complete itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary showing all intermediary countries between your destination and return to country of origin. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Conference invitation. Letter of Reasons for Invitation from your visiting company or conference organizer in Japan;
    Conference Letter from your local company in the U.S.
    As well as materials showing the information about the conference in Japan.

  • Medical Certificate. Please attach a health form.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Authorization Letter. Completed and signed authorization form for Japan.
    Authorized person's full name must be PVM
    The address must be "2332 Galiano St, 2nd Floor, Coral Gables, FL 33134
    Date of Birth and Passport fields must be left blank.
    Form must be handwritten.

  • Business Support Letter. A support letter from the sending company which introduces the applicant, states the nature of the trip, and specifies the type and desired validity of the visa. Here is the sample format for this letter.

  • Certificate of Eligibility. Issued before a visa application by a regional immigration authority under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Justice as evidence that the foreign national meets the conditions for landing in Japan, including the requirements that the activity in which the foreign national wishes to engage in Japan at the time of the landing examination is not fraudulent and is an activity that comes under a status of residence (excluding Temporary Visitor Status) stipulated in the Immigration Control Act.

  • Declaration Form. One completed and signed declaration form.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Authorization Letter. Completed and signed authorization form for Japan.
    Authorized person's full name must be PVM
    The address must be "2332 Galiano St, 2nd Floor, Coral Gables, FL 33134
    Date of Birth and Passport fields must be left blank.
    Form must be handwritten.

  • Business Support Letter. A support letter from the sending company which introduces the applicant, states the nature of the trip, and specifies the type and desired validity of the visa. Here is the sample format for this letter.

  • Certificate of Eligibility. Issued before a visa application by a regional immigration authority under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Justice as evidence that the foreign national meets the conditions for landing in Japan, including the requirements that the activity in which the foreign national wishes to engage in Japan at the time of the landing examination is not fraudulent and is an activity that comes under a status of residence (excluding Temporary Visitor Status) stipulated in the Immigration Control Act.

  • Declaration Form. One completed and signed declaration form.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. Must be 2 x 2 inches. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Proof of status. A notarized copy of immigration status in the country of residence such as a resident card, work, or study permit. VisaHQ cannot assist US B1/B2 visa holders at this time.

  • Complete itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary showing all intermediary countries between your destination and return to country of origin. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Conference invitation. Letter of Reasons for Invitation from your visiting company or conference organizer in Japan;
    Conference Letter from your local company in the U.S.
    As well as materials showing the information about the conference in Japan.

  • Medical Certificate. Please attach a health form.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Certificate of Eligibility. Issued before a visa application by a regional immigration authority under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Justice as evidence that the foreign national meets the conditions for landing in Japan, including the requirements that the activity in which the foreign national wishes to engage in Japan at the time of the landing examination is not fraudulent and is an activity that comes under a status of residence (excluding Temporary Visitor Status) stipulated in the Immigration Control Act.

  • Declaration Form. One completed and signed declaration form.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Certificate of Eligibility. Issued before a visa application by a regional immigration authority under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Justice as evidence that the foreign national meets the conditions for landing in Japan, including the requirements that the activity in which the foreign national wishes to engage in Japan at the time of the landing examination is not fraudulent and is an activity that comes under a status of residence (excluding Temporary Visitor Status) stipulated in the Immigration Control Act.

  • Declaration Form. One completed and signed declaration form.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. Must be 2 x 2 inches. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Proof of status. A notarized copy of immigration status in the country of residence such as a resident card, work, or study permit. VisaHQ cannot assist US B1/B2 visa holders at this time.

  • Complete itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary showing all intermediary countries between your destination and return to country of origin. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Conference invitation. Letter of Reasons for Invitation from your visiting company or conference organizer in Japan;
    Conference Letter from your local company in the U.S.
    As well as materials showing the information about the conference in Japan.

  • Medical Certificate. Please attach a health form.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. Must be 2 x 2 inches. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Proof of status. A notarized copy of immigration status in the country of residence such as a resident card, work, or study permit. VisaHQ cannot assist US B1/B2 visa holders at this time.

  • Complete itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary showing all intermediary countries between your destination and return to country of origin. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Conference invitation. Letter of Reasons for Invitation from your visiting company or conference organizer in Japan;
    Conference Letter from your local company in the U.S.
    As well as materials showing the information about the conference in Japan.

  • Medical Certificate. Please attach a health form.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Letter from Media Company. A letter from the applicant's company. This must describe:
    the name and position of the applicant
    the duration of the assignment
    the name and address of the Japanese branch of the company (if applicable)
    the activities or responsibilities of the applicant in Japan
    a statement that all expenses incurred in Japan are guaranteed

  • Declaration Form. One completed and signed declaration form.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. Must be 2 x 2 inches. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Proof of status. A notarized copy of immigration status in the country of residence such as a resident card, work, or study permit. VisaHQ cannot assist US B1/B2 visa holders at this time.

  • Complete itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary showing all intermediary countries between your destination and return to country of origin. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Conference invitation. Letter of Reasons for Invitation from your visiting company or conference organizer in Japan;
    Conference Letter from your local company in the U.S.
    As well as materials showing the information about the conference in Japan.

  • Medical Certificate. Please attach a health form.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Certificate of Employment. Work certificate. Please provide a copy of the applicant's employment contract.

  • Certificate of Eligibility. A Certificate of Eligibility from the Immigration Bureau of Japan. You must obtain a visa and enter Japan within 3 months of the certificate's date of issue.

  • Certificate of Eligibility. Issued before a visa application by a regional immigration authority under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Justice as evidence that the foreign national meets the conditions for landing in Japan, including the requirements that the activity in which the foreign national wishes to engage in Japan at the time of the landing examination is not fraudulent and is an activity that comes under a status of residence (excluding Temporary Visitor Status) stipulated in the Immigration Control Act.

  • Declaration Form. One completed and signed declaration form.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Certificate of Eligibility. Issued before a visa application by a regional immigration authority under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Justice as evidence that the foreign national meets the conditions for landing in Japan, including the requirements that the activity in which the foreign national wishes to engage in Japan at the time of the landing examination is not fraudulent and is an activity that comes under a status of residence (excluding Temporary Visitor Status) stipulated in the Immigration Control Act.

  • Declaration Form. One completed and signed declaration form.

Unfortunately, at this time VisaHQ does not provide service for

A visa is not required for this destination.

Additional information

    Japan Journalist visa fees for citizens of United States of America

    Type of visaValidityProcessingEmbassy feeService feeTaxTotal cost
    Single entry (30 days stay)Up to 90 days7-10 business days$0.00$159.00$0.00$159.00
    Single entry (30 days stay)Up to 90 days7-10 business days$0.00$159.00$0.00$159.00
    Single entry (30 days stay)Up to 90 days5 business days$0.00$159.00$0.00$159.00
    Single entry (30 days stay)Up to 90 days5 business days$0.00$159.00$0.00$159.00
    Single entry (30 days stay)Up to 90 days5 business days$0.00$159.00$0.00$159.00
    Single entry (30 days stay)Up to 90 days5 business days$0.00$159.00$0.00$159.00
    Single entry (30 days stay)Up to 90 days7-10 business days$0.00$159.00$0.00$159.00
    Single entry (30 days stay)Up to 90 days7-10 business days$0.00$159.00$0.00$159.00
    Single entryUp to 5 years5 business days$0.00$209.00$0.00$209.00
    Single entryUp to 1 year 3 months7-10 business days$0.00$209.00$0.00$209.00
    Single entryUp to 1 year 3 months5 business days$0.00$209.00$0.00$209.00
    Single entryUp to 1 year 3 months5 business days$0.00$209.00$0.00$209.00
    Single entryUp to 5 years7-10 business days$0.00$209.00$0.00$209.00
    Single entryUp to 5 years5 business days$0.00$209.00$0.00$209.00
    Single entryUp to 5 years5 business days$0.00$209.00$0.00$209.00
    Single entryUp to 1 year 3 months5 business days$0.00$209.00$0.00$209.00
    Single entryUp to 5 years5 business days$0.00$209.00$0.00$209.00
    Single entryUp to 5 years7-10 business days$0.00$209.00$0.00$209.00
    Single entryUp to 1 year 3 months5 business days$0.00$209.00$0.00$209.00
    Single entryUp to 1 year 3 months5 business days$0.00$209.00$0.00$209.00
    Single entryUp to 1 year 3 months5 business days$0.00$209.00$0.00$209.00
    Single entryUp to 1 year 3 months5 business days$0.00$209.00$0.00$209.00
    Single entryUp to 5 years5 business days$0.00$209.00$0.00$209.00
    Single entryUp to 5 years5 business days$0.00$209.00$0.00$209.00
    Single entryUp to 5 years5 business days$0.00$209.00$0.00$209.00
    Single entryUp to 1 year 3 months5 business days$0.00$209.00$0.00$209.00
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    Japan COVID-19 travel restrictions

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      Japan is still recovering from the outbreak, businesses and services are starting to re-open, yet international borders remain closed for travelers.

      Exceptions may be made in specific cases, after applying in advance.

      Restriction do not apply to Japanese nationals, holders of permanent or long-term residency permits with a re-entry permit or re-entry confirmation letter, spouses or children of Japanese citizens or permanent residents, direct relatives of Japanese nationals.

      For details about Japan's exemption, please see this page.

      Prior to arrival requirements
      Valid passport. Valid national passport with at least 6 month remaining validity after the date of departure.
      Valid visa. Please see the instructions above if visa is needed and apply.
      Negative COVID-19 test. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 test result.
      test must:

      - specify that it is based on nasopharyngeal swab or saliva;
      - be taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first international embarkation point;
      - be in English.

      This does not apply to passengers younger than 6 years.
      📝Health form: Passengers must complete a Quarantine Questionnaire. This will generate a QR code which must be presented upon arrival.

      Returning citizens that are entering Japan are also recommended to complete the online quarantine questionnaire and install this app for monitoring during the two-week quarantine period using video calls and to provide travel history, health condition and other details prior arrival.
      Upon arrival restrictions
      🏠Quarantine. All arrivals to Japan will be required to quarantine for 6 days in a designated location, followed by 8 days of self-quarantine.
      😷Masks are required in public spaces and transport.
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    We take our job seriously. All passports that are submitted to VisaHQ for processing are covered for up to $500 against any loss or damage. If you choose FedEx when applying online, we will even cover your passport in transit to us and from us to you.

    Your peace of mind is our greatest reward

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