• 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.

    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.
    • 1 recent passport-size colour photograph on a white background – can be arranged in our office.
    • 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).
    • 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.

    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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      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: