• Business visa to Japan

    A multiple-entry business visa to Japan is granted for individuals travelling to Japan for business purposes such as business talks, contract signing, after-sales service for machinery imported into Japan, etc.

    COVID-19 Update

    The Government of Japan has started procedures for the use of the Business Track with Singapore. The Business Track enables limited business activities during the 14-day stay at home period, immediately after arrival at Japan, on condition that travellers accept additional quarantine measures. This is the only type of visa available at the moment.

    To be able to apply for a multiple-entry visa, an applicant should meet the following requirements:

    They are a passport holder of a one of countries from Near Middle East, Asia Pacific, East Central Africa, Europe and Latin America and have been holding a top-management position for a period of at least 1 year in a company, profile of which suites to one of the criteria below:

    • A public listed enterprise (on the Stock Exchange of Singapore, Japan or another country);
    • A national (state-owned) enterprise;
    • A joint venture with a public listed enterprise in Japan;
    • A company that has frequent trading with a public listed enterprise in Japan;
    • A company that is a member of the local Japanese Chamber of Commerce with an operational base or contact address in Japan.

    Spouses or children of applicants who meet the criteria above are eligible to apply for a multiple-entry visa to Japan as well.

    A business visa to Japan usually is issued for a period from 1 to 5 years. The validity of the visa granted will depend on the applicant’s nationality, type of passport, the purpose of visit and travel history.

    Required documents for a business visa to Japan

    • Completed Japanese visa application form. Please, refer to the Japanese visa application guide on how to complete the form in accordance with requirements of the Embassy of Japan.
    • 1 recent passport-size colour photograph on a white background – can be arranged in our office.
    • Original passport with at least 6 months’ validity beyond the validity of the visa and with two empty pages for stamping the visa.
    • Copy of a Residence permit for EP, PR, DP and S-Pass holders or a copy of a landing card for short-term visitors (less than 90 days) to Singapore or Re-entry Permit for PR holders. For a new employment pass with a QR code instead of an expiry date, you must provide a printout of the validity and expiry status which can be obtained with a free SGWorkPass app (available on App Store and Google Play).
    • Copy of an inbound and outbound tickets to/from Japan (that include the the airline 6-letter booking reference) showing that the applicant is departing from and terminating in Singapore. If you are applying for a double-entry visa, you will need to submit a copy of the flight itinerary showing 2 round trips to Japan within the next 6 months.
    • A supporting letter from the applicant’s employer in Singapore. Please refer to the example of a school/company letter.
    • A letter of invitation from Japan. The letter should be addressed to the embassy and contain detailed information of the applicant, information on the visit including dates of arrival and departure, places that will be visited, etc. and detailed information on the inviting party (with name, address, phone, company stamp and signature).
    • Authorisation letter.
    • Completed and signed Global Singapore visa order form.

    • For Russian and CIS passport holders, 2 completed application forms and 2 photographs are required.
    • Should you require to print any of the required documents in our office, please note that an additional charge will be applied.

    Fees for a business visa to Japan



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      • All fees and charges are subject to prevailing GST.

      Processing time for a business visa to Japan

      • Normally, visa processing takes 5 working days after lodgement of the documents to the Consulate. However, in some cases where referral to the government office is required, the processing time can be extended up to 1 or 2 months. Therefore, we advise you to start planning your trip in advance.

      • Urgent or express service is not available with the Consulate of Japan.

      Delivery of your passport:

      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.