• Transit visa to Japan

    A transit visa to Japan is granted to applicants who are travelling to the 3rd country through Japan. Transit visa can have a single- or double-entry, where each entry cannot exceed 15 days.

    Applicants travelling through Japan with an immediate flight connection do not have to apply for a transit visa if they are not going through the immigration clearance.

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    Required documents for a transit visa to Japan

    Main documents:

    • 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. The form must be signed by hand (wet signature in blue ink).
    • 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.
    • For Russian and CIS passport holders, 2 completed application forms and 2 photographs.
    • 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). The printout must show the access date at the top and the bottom.
    • A school/company letter.
    • For applicants travelling to Japan for non-official purposes (tourism), a bank statement showing the transactions for the last month. The minimum amount required for a visa application is 3,000 SGD.
    • 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.
    • Visa confirmation to the 3rd country of to the final destination (if applicable).
    • Authorisation letter.
    • Completed and signed Global Singapore visa order form.
    • Document checklist.

    Supporting documents:

    If an applicant has a financial sponsor who is responsible for their stay in Japan, the following documents have to be submitted:

    • Letter of sponsorship.
    • Proof of relationship (marriage/birth certificate).
    • Other requirements of sponsor (a sponsor should submit a copy of the last month’s bank statement, copy of their passport and a residence card).

    • 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 transit visa to Japan


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      • All fees and charges are subject to prevailing GST.

      Processing time for a transit 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: