General Visa Information
February 14, 2020
・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 Consular Office of Japan in Cape Town. Please check here.
・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
1)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
2)All submitted documents are authentic, completed and satisfactory
3)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”)
4)The applicant does not fall under any of the items of Article 5, Paragraph 1 of the Immigration Control Act
Fee: Single entry Visa 360 RAND
JAPAN VISA INFORMATION HOTLINE
*This hotline is designated for visa applicants residing in South Africa.
*If you are calling from South Africa, you will be charged a domestic call fee for your call.
*This Hotline will only provide general information regarding Japanese visas.
*The Hotline will not connect you to the Embassy's (Consulate-General's) Visa Office (Section). If you need to contact the Embassy (Consulate-General) in regards to a pending visa application, please contact the Embassy (Consulate-General) directly during office hours. Tel: +27 12 452 1500