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:
- Visitor visa to Japan for up to 90 days.
- Business visa to Japan.
- Transit visa to Japan.
- Transfer of a visa to Japan from old to new passport.
In order to apply for a visa to Japan, you will need to go through a few steps:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Collect or have your passport with the visa affixed delivered.
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.