General Visa Information

Consular fees effective from 1 April 2023

Online visa application
short-term visa with a Tourism Purpose (for a stay of 90 days or less) (single-entry)
This is solely for tourist purposes (If your intentions includes visiting acquaintances/ relatives or business/academic activities, you are not eligible to apply for an online Evisa).

Those who fall under the Eligible Applicants below are able to apply for a short-term stay visa for the purpose of Tourism on JAPAN eVISA website from March 27, 2023.

Eligible Applicants
All foreign nationals/people who reside in the following countries/region.
Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Mongolia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, U.S.A. (Only foreign nationals/people who are required to obtain short-term visa.)
(Applicants are required to log-in to the JAPAN eVisa website and display “Visa issuance notice” at the departure airport under the Internet environment. PDF data, screenshot or printout of the page will not be accepted.)
Types of visa
Short –Term Stay visa for the purpose of Tourism (for a stay of 90 days or less)
If you meet the criteria above, please apply online for a visa on the JAPAN eVISA website.
For those other than above, please apply for visa at the Japanese Embassy, Consulate General or Consular office in your country/region of residence. (If there is more than one, apply at the Japanese Embassy, Consulate General nearest from where you live. For Taiwan, Taipei / Kaohsiung offices of Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association)

1.Please beware of fraud websites looking alike the JAPAN eVISA website.
2.If your application is incomplete, we will cancel it without processing. Once cancelled, you should make a new application and submit it again.
 Entering incorrect information and/or uploading the required documents inadequately could lead to a delay of examination or cancellation of your eVISA application, which may affect your travel plans.

Online Payments of the Consular Fees

Measures for Resuming Cross-Border Travel

・Please note that all information given here is of a general nature. Application procedures vary according to nationality and purpose of journey to Japan. It may be that when an applicant applies for a visa, he/she is asked to provide further documents which have not been mentioned here.
・To avoid confusion, please contact the Consular Section directly to confirm the application procedure.
・Open Monday - Friday between 9:00 - 12:30(applications and collections), and 14:00 - 16:00(Collections only). Closed on South African and some Embassy holidays- Please check here
・Visa applicants living in the West Cape area should apply to the Office of Consul of Japan in Cape Town.
Address: 21st Floor Office, The Towers, 2 Heerengracht Cnr, Hertzog Blvd, Cape Town 8001
・All visa applications must be submitted by the applicant in person at this office.
・Visa application forms are available at the following link. (sample)
Notice for Holders of Non-Machine Readable Turkish Passport Entering Japan.
Visitors to Miyagi, Fukushima, and Iwate prefectures

Criteria of Visa Insurance

 Application for Visa for foreign nationals eligible for Phased Measures toward Resuming Cross-Border Travel

・A Japanese visa may be issued to an applicant, when he/she meets all of the following requirements and if the issuance is considered to be appropriate.
The applicant possesses a valid passport and is entitled to re-entry to a country of his/her nationality or a country of his/her residence
All submitted documents are authentic, completed and satisfactory.
The activities to be engaged in Japan/the civil status or the position of the applicant/the period of stay meet the requirements for the status of residence and the period of stay stipulated in the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act. (Cabinet Order No.319 of 1951. hereinafter referred to as the “Immigration Control Act”.
The applicant does not fall under any of the items of Article 5, Paragraph 1 of the Immigration Control Act.


Notice for an appointment on applying for a visa

 Visa appointment request sheet

Japan Visa Information Hotline (Support times: 24 hours)

TEL : +27-21-100-4824
e-mail : (*Please mention your nationality or citizenship and place of your residence in your email.)
Inquiries :
About how to make a call on Skype  
(1) Launch the Skype app.  
(2) Select the search icon that says "Groups & Messages" shown on the top of the window.  
* The words displayed may vary depending on your device.  
(3) Copy and paste the dedicated ID of the JAPAN VISA INFORMATION HOTLINE on the "Search Skype" field.  
(4) Select JAPAN VISA INFORMATION HOTLINE from the search results.  
(5) Press the Audio Call button.  
* You need to download the Skype app. (Free)

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