Visa to Japan

Visa to Japan

A smooth visa to Japan application process requires a clear understanding of the step-by-step lodging procedure as well as the necessary set of the documents. Using our 20 years’ experience, we ensure that all your forms are in the right order and completed in accordance with the standards of the Embassy of Japan. This minimises the possibility of visa rejection.

For visa applications for domestic helpers, employers need to submit the applications personally together with the applicant. Agents are not allowed to submit on their behalf.

Global Singapore offers assistance with the application process for the following categories of visas to Japan:

In order to apply for a visa to Japan, you will need to go through a few steps:

Step 1

Check if you need to obtain a visa to Japan or whether your nationality falls into one of the Countries and regions with visa exemption arrangement with Japan.

Step 2

The Japanese Embassy accepts applications from Singapore passport holders or foreigners who are holding a long-term residence in Singapore. The long-term residents are those holding a Dependent Pass, Student Pass, Employment Pass, Work Permit or Long-Term Visit Pass.

Short-term residents, tourists, and temporary visitors have to apply for a visa in the Japanese Consulate or Embassy in their home countries. Exceptions are provided to foreigners holding an original Certificate of Eligibility issued by the Ministry of Justice of Japan whereby a person can apply for a visa to Japan even being a short-term visitor in Singapore.

Step 3

You must have at least 2 empty pages in your passport. The passport must be valid for at least six months from the date of exiting Japan.

Step 4

Once you satisfy the previous 3 steps, continue with the application process as described below.

Choose the required visa type:

A visitor visa to Japan is granted to applicants who are travelling to Japan for a short-term stay for the purpose of tourism (sightseeing, visiting friends and relatives, leisure) or business (business talks, after-sales service for machinery imported into Japan), medical check-up and medical treatment. For additional information, fees and the list of the required documents, refer to the visitor visa to Japan requirements and fees page.

A multiple-entry business visa to Japan granted to applicants travelling to Japan for business purposes such as business talks, contract signing, after-sales service for machinery imported into Japan, etc. For additional information, fees and the list of the required documents, refer to the Business visa to Japan requirements and fees page.

A transit visa to Japan is granted to applicants who are travelling to the 3rd country through Japan. Transit visa can be with a single or double entry, where each entry cannot exceed 15 days. For additional information, fees and the list of the required documents, refer to the Transit visa to Japan requirements and fees page.

If an applicant has a valid visa in their old passport to Japan, with the remaining validity of more than 1 year, they can arrange a transfer of this visa to their new passport. For additional information, fees and the list of the required documents, refer to the Transfer of visa to Japan requirements and fees page.

Step 5

Submit all the documents to us, so we can process your visa application:

  • In person at our office. Email us at [email protected] in order to book an appointment. Our opening hours are 8.00 to 18.00 Monday to Friday. Last appointment is at 17.30.
  • Send them by your own courier.
  • Or we can arrange our courier to pick them up from you.

Step 6

Collect or have your passport with the visa affixed delivered.

Do not have time to collect your passport? Let us save your time and money and deliver it to you for as low as SGD 10.00. Please, enquire at the time of submission or over the phone.

Should you have any further questions regarding a visa to Japan after reading the information on our website, email us at [email protected] and one of our consultants will help you with the query.