• Business visa to Japan

    A single or 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.

    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

    • Arrange your documents in the order according to the checklist.
    • All documents should be printed or photocopied on A4-sized paper.
    • Separate all the application documents for different applicants into individual sets.
    • Submit photocopies of documents as specified in our requirements, submitted documents would NOT be returned.
    • NO staples/pins/paper clips should be used on documents.

    • 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 (3.5 cm x 4.5 cm) – 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 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).
    • A certificate of employment from the applicant’s employer or Business Registration Profile from ACRA. Please refer to the example of a school/company letter.
    • A letter of invitation from Japan.
    • A daily itinerary in Japan.
    • A letter of guarantee from Japan.
    • If there are multiple applicants, a list of visa applicants.
    • For the multiple-entry visa, a Multiple entry request form.
    • For the multiple-entry visa, a certificate of income or tax return issued by a public agency.
    • Authorisation letter.
    • Completed and signed Global Singapore visa order form.

    • For Russian and other 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







      Visa fee exemption nationalities

      • Armenia
      • Australia
      • Austria
      • Azerbaijan
      • Bahamas
      • Bangladesh
      • Barbados
      • Belarus
      • Belgium
      • British National Overseas
      • Bulgaria
      • Canada
      • Colombia
      • Costa Rica
      • Croatia
      • Cyprus
      • Czech Republic
      • Denmark
      • El Salvador
      • Estonia
      • Germany
      • Georgia

      • Honduras
      • Hong Kong S.A.R
      • Hungary
      • Iceland
      • Ireland
      • Italy
      • Jordan
      • Kazakhstan
      • Korea
      • Kyrgyzstan
      • Latvia
      • Lesotho
      • Lithuania
      • Luxembourg
      • Macau S.A.R
      • Macedonia
      • Malaysia
      • Malta
      • Mauritius
      • Mexico
      • Moldova
      • Monaco

      • New Zealand
      • Pakistan
      • Philippines (only for Temporary Visitor and Entertainer visa)
      • Poland
      • Portugal
      • Romania (only for Temporary Visitor visa)
      • Russia
      • San Marino
      • Slovakia
      • Slovenia
      • Spain
      • Suriname
      • Sweden
      • Tajikistan
      • Turkmenistan
      • Ukraine
      • USA
      • Uzbekistan


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      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.

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