• Tourist visa to Japan

    A tourist visa to Japan is granted for a domestic helper holding a valid Singapore work permit accompanying her employer to Japan, for example, for taking care of her employer’s child(ren) during the trip or to assist elderly member(s) of the employer’s family. Domestic helpers intending to travel without their employers will not be eligible to apply for a visa in Singapore.

    A tourist visa can be issued as a single or double-entry visa.

    Required documents for a tourist visa to Japan

    Documents required from a domestic helper

    • Completed Japanese visa application form. 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 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 (scanned within last 5 days) which can be obtained with a free SGWorkPass app (available on App Store and Google Play).
    • Completed and signed Global Singapore visa order form.

    Documents required from the employer

    • Passport copy.
    • 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 (scanned within last 5 days) which can be obtained with a free SGWorkPass app (available on App Store and Google Play).
    • Letter of explanation. the letter must be clearly explaining the necessity of the domestic helper to accompany the employer. Depending on the purpose of the domestic helper accompanying her employer, please, submit the following documents as prove of relationship: – Helper to look after employer’s children – a photocopy of birth certificate(s) of travelling child(ren). – Helper to assist elderly parents – a photocopy of birth certificate of the employer.
    • A supporting letter from the applicant’s employer in Singapore. Refer to the example of a company letter.
    • Bank statements showing the transactions for the last 2 months. The minimum amount required for a visa application is 3,000 SGD. OR a certificate of income or tax payment issued by a public agency.
    • Copy of an inbound and outbound tickets to Japan for all travellers (that include the the airline 6-letter booking reference) showing that the applicant is departing from and terminating in Singapore.
    • A daily itinerary in Japan. Please, refer to the Japanese itinerary example on how to complete the form in accordance with requirements of the Embassy of Japan.
    • Guarantee letter for domestic helper.
    • Authorisation letter.

    • Should you require to print any of the required documents in our office, please note that an additional charge will be applied.

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      Processing time for a tourist visa to Japan

      • Normally, visa processing takes 5-6 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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