Latest visa information

All foreign nationals who wish to newly enter Japan under the exceptional circumstances are required to apply for a visa in advance of travel to Japan. To apply for a visa, please submit the documents required (based on the visa type appropriate to your purpose of visit listed below).

1 Temporary Visitor Visa

Business (This category excludes profit-making operations and paid activities.)
Visiting relatives
Applicants who are first- or second-degree relatives of a Japanese national or ‘Permanent Resident’ status holder, or first-degree relatives of a ‘Long Term Resident’ status holder (first-degree relatives include spouses, children and parents; second-degree relatives include grandparents and grandchildren)
Applicants other than Spouse / Child of Japanese National / "Permanent Resident" / "Long Term Resident" status holder Sightseeing
A travel agency in Japan must act as the receiving organisation for a visa applicant. The visa applicant must only have entered or stayed in country/regions on the blue list in the 14 days before arrival in Japan.
Visiting for humanitarian reasons
Please contact the consular section of the Embassy of Japan (*) for further information.

(*) The consular section of the Embassy of Japan
Tel : (+47) 22 01 29 00
9:00-12:30/13:30-16:00 (Monday-Friday)
Email :


2 Long-term visas and short-term working visas

Required visa application documents


3 How to apply for a visa

  • For visa application, applicants must visit consular section in person, or they may send an agent with a letter of attorney signed by themselves. An appointment prior to applying is not required.
  • Application sent by postal mail will not be accepted in general. However, application sent by registered mail may be acceptable only when applicants live far from Oslo. Please note that the Embassy does not take any responsibility regarding any postal trouble such as loss of documents or delay of delivery. 
  • The Embassy does not return passport by postal mail, and thus the passport should be picked up by either applicant or agent with a letter of attorney at the Embassy after the visa application process has been completed.

4 Processing time and visa fees

Processing time is about 1 week in general, but it may vary in each case. For visa fee, click here for the information. Visa application fee must be paid in cash at the time of pick up of visa.