Temporary Visitor's Visa
February 16, 2018
•Visa applications will only be accepted by the visa section if completed application forms, together with the required attachments, are submitted.
•Once visa applications are officially accepted, visas may be granted and issued within two working days.
Required documents for all visa applications
One application form completed in full and one passport-size photograph 45mm x 45mm on a white background (not a printed copy)
Reciprocal visa exemption
・If your home country has a reciprocal visa exemption arrangement with Japan, then it is possible to enter Japan without first obtaining a visa for the following purposes:
sightseeing, recreation, amateur sports, visiting relatives, short -term study, inspection tour, participation in unpaid lectures or meetings, attending a conference, business contact or other similar activities,
Other Nationalities (If visa is not required)
・Please refer to this page
•In the case of the waiver of visa requirements of up to three months or 90 days, foreigners are granted upon landing a temporary visitor status for a period of 90 days (15 days for Brunei).
•Nationals of countries and regions that have taken measures concerning the waiver of visa requirements with Japan for stays of up to six months in principle are granted permission to stay in Japan for 90 days at the time of landing. Nationals of these countries and regions who wish to stay in Japan for more than 90 days must apply at their nearest immigration authority in Japan for an extension of their period of stay.
•In the case of Australia, Japan adopts a unilateral measure, not a bilateral waiver of visa requirements.
•In the case of Bangladesh, Pakistan and Iran, the waiver of visa requirements is temporarily suspended.
•In the case of Malaysia, Peru and Colombia, it is recommended to obtain visa.
•In the case of China, visas are not required only for students of elementary, junior and senior high school in China for the purpose of school excursion staying in Japan less than 30 days.
•Please note: no temporary passports are accepted
•In cases where a double or multiple entry visa is required, please contact the visa officer well in advance
•Non South African passport holders are requested to contact the Embassy for details concerning additional requirements.
•Details concerning specific visas, eg., working visa, student, cultural, etc, should direct their inquiries to the Embassy
•The Embassy of Japan reserves the right to request additional documents if deemed necessary.