• Transfer of a visa to Japan

    If an applicant has a valid visa to Japan in their old passport, with the remaining validity of more than 1 year, they can arrange a transfer of a visa to Japan to their new passport.

    Please note, we work on a pre-booked appointment basis only to ensure efficient and professional assistance to each of our clients. Please, scroll down to book an appointment.

    Required documents for a transfer a visa to Japan:

    • Passport. Original passport with at least 6 months’ validity beyond the validity of the visa and with two empty pages for stamping the visa.
    • Old passport. Original old passport with the applied 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). The printout must show the access date at the top and the bottom.
    • Visa transfer form. Completed Visa transfer form. The form must be signed by hand (wet signature in blue ink).
    • Photograph. 1 recent passport-size colour photograph on a white background – can be arranged in our office. You cannot wear a white top; the top must have sleeves.
    • Authorisation letter.
    • Global Singapore visa order form. Completed and signed Global Singapore visa order form.
    • Document checklist.

    • 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 transfer a visa to Japan:

    • The consulate fee of the Japanese Consulate is free of charge;
    • Our processing fee is 98 SGD.

    Processing time for a tourist visa to Japan

    • Typically, visa processing takes approximately 5-6 working days after the submission of documents to the Consulate. However, in some cases where referral to a government office is necessary, the processing time may extend up to 1 or 2 months. Hence, we recommend planning your trip well in in advance.

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

    Delivery of your passport: