Visiting Japan (Multiple Entry Visa as a Temporary Visitor)

2020/2/27

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No appointments necessary, walk-ins welcome. However, please come at least 30 minutes before close.

 

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  1. Your passport must be a machine readable passport (MRP) / IC chip passport according to the ICAO standard.
  2. The legal status of your stay in the U.S must be for longer than a year. (We don't issue a visa valid for longer than your granted period of stay in the U.S.)
  3. The first visit with the applied multiple visa must be scheduled. 

 

In principle, multiple-entry visas are only issued to nationals of countries that have reciprocal arrangements with Japan.

List of the countries
(Please click "Qualifications" or "Documentation" to jump to the related website)

 

Country

Applicants eligible for visa application

Business persons

Intellectuals, researchers

Individuals with a travel record to Japan in the last three years

Individuals with sufficient financial capability

Asia

 

Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Laos, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Timor-Leste

Qualifications

Qualifications

n/a

n/a

 

Brunei, Thailand (visa is exempted for a stay up to 15 days)

Qualifications

Qualifications

n/a

n/a

 

China

Qualifications

Qualifications

n/a

Documentation

 

India

Qualifications

Qualifications

Qualifications

Documentation

 

Indonesia

Qualifications

Qualifications

Qualifications

Documentation

 

Philippines

Qualifications

Qualifications

Qualifications

Documentation

 

Viet Nam

Qualifications

Qualifications

Qualifications

Documentation

 

Pacific

 

Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu

Qualifications

Qualifications

Qualifications

Documentation

 

Cook, Niue

Qualifications

Qualifications

n/a

n/a

 

Latin America and the Caribbean

 

Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Dominica, Ecuador, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Christopher and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela

Qualifications

Qualifications

n/a

n/a

 

Europe

 

Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Kosovo, Vatican

Qualifications

Qualifications

n/a

n/a

 

Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan

Qualifications

Qualifications

n/a

n/a

 

Russia

Qualifications

Qualifications

Qualifications

Documentation

 

Ukraine

Qualifications

Qualifications

Qualifications

n/a

 

Middle East

 

Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar

Qualifications

Qualifications

n/a

n/a

 

Saudi Arabia

Qualifications

Qualifications

n/a

n/a

 

United Arab Emirates (visa will be exempted for a stay up to 30 days if the passport is registered and stamped at a Japanese embassy/consulate)

Qualifications

Qualifications

n/a

n/a

 

 

Africa

 

Egypt, South Africa

Qualifications

Qualifications

n/a

n/a

 

 

 

The following spouse or child of the multiple visa applicant (or visa holder) is able to apply for the visa.

- A family member of the visa applicant (or visa holder) for "business persons", "intellectuals and researchers" or "individuals with sufficient financial capability"
AND  - A citizen of the countries eligible to apply for the same visa with the spouse (or parent)

  ...Documentation

[Chinese applicants (or visa holder) for a visa for individuals with sufficient financial capability]
The following family members of the said visa applicant (or visa holder) are able to apply for the visa, in addition to the spouse and children.
  ...Documentation
  • Parents, grandparents, or grandchildren of the visa applicant (or visa holder)
  • Siblings of the visa applicant (or visa holder) who live together with the applicant
 

 

 

We often get asked about the following situation:

"I am a citizen of a visa exempted country, but my parents who live together with me as my dependents need a visa to visit Japan. Can my parents apply for a multiple visa for "individuals with sufficient financial capability"along with the documents in my name such as a bank statement of my account?"

 

The answer is yes, in this situation, your parents are able to apply for the multiple visit visa with the documents in your name.