Yes - A visa is required for travel to Japan

Sunday, September 25, 2016

A valid passport and visa are required for employment in Japan.

Send these documents to Travisa


Passport Requirements:

Original, signed passport valid for 6 months beyond stay in Japan, with at least two blank passport pages available for available for Japanese visa stamp. Amendment pages in the back of the passport are not suitable for Japan visas.


Japanese Visa Application Form:

One original Japanese visa application form, properly completed and signed, plus one copy.


Photo Requirements:

One recent 2 x 2 passport type photograph, in color, front view and with a plain/white background.

OR - you can upload a passport photo to the Global Service Order Form when you place your order, instead of providing physical passport photos.


Official Invitation from Japan:

Original and one photocopy of the "Certificate of Eligibility" from the Ministry of Justice in Japan obtained by the Japanese sponsor.


Global Service Order Form:

This is Travisa's service order form, where you will provide your contact and shipping information, choose the visa processing needed and make your payment. You must print the completed form and send it to Travisa with all other supporting documents.

Click here for Japan Consular Fees and Visa Processing Times

Japanese Visa Processing Time:

Applications submitted with the Certificate of Eligibility are generally processed in 4 business days. Rush service may be available for additional fees. Please visit our Consular Fees page for details.

Click here to register your trip with the US Embassy in Japan

The US State Department strongly encourages American citizens planning international travel to register with the US Embassy(s) in the countries they plan to visit. (Learn more).

In order to ensure that visa applications for most embassies/consulates are submitted on the day that we receive them, they should be shipped to us via FedEx Priority Overnight (not First Overnight or Standard Overnight).

Non-refundable tickets or reservations should not be purchased until all visas and passports are secured and in your possession.

How to Apply for a Visa to Japan

  • Review instructions based on the purpose of journey to Japan
  • Complete, print and sign all visa application forms, including Travisa's Global Service Order Form.
  • Send all of the visa application requirements listed above to Travisa.

Japan Visa Applications can be processed in the following location(s):

Residents of these states:
Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia

Send documents to:
Travisa - Atlanta
316 Hammond Drive, NE
Atlanta, GA 30328
Tel: (404) 969-4658

Residents of these states:
Connecticut (except Fairfield County, which is under the jurisdiction of New York), Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont

Send documents to:
Travisa - Boston
294 Washington St., Suite 407
Boston, MA 02108
Tel: (617) 932-5133

Residents of these states:
Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

Send documents to:
Travisa - Chicago
120 S. State St, Unit 3
Chicago, IL 60603
Tel: (312) 585-5596
Tel: (800) 665-0602

Residents of these states:
Oklahoma and Texas.

Send documents to:
Travisa - Houston
2 Greenway Plaza Suite 200
Houston, TX 77046
Tel: (281) 972-8009

Residents of these states:
Arizona and Southern California (counties of Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, Imperial, Riverside, San Bernadino, Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo.)

Send documents to:
Travisa - Los Angeles
5757 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 570
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Tel: (323) 375-2618

Residents of these states:

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Travisa - Miami
169 E. Flager Street Suite 1522
Miami, FL 33131
Tel: (786) 379-5941

Residents of these states:
Connecticut (Fairfield County only), Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, West Virginia, and U.S. Virgin Islands.

Send documents to:
Travisa - New York
290 5th Ave, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10001
Tel: (516) 986-9576

Residents of these states:
Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC.

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Travisa - Washington, DC
4301 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 250
Washington, DC 20008
Tel: (240) 437-4144

Residents of these states:
Alaska, Arkansas, California (Northern Counties), Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, Oregon, Tennessee, Utah, Washington and Wyoming

Send documents to:

Please contact the nearest embassy or consulate directly.