Sightseeing Temporary Visitor visa applications


Required visa application documents

  1. Valid passport
  2. Valid Norwegian Residence Permit (not applicable for Norwegian citizen)
  3. One completed and signed Visa Application Form
  4. One passport-sized photograph (taken within the last 6 months)
  5. Certificate for Completion of Registration (受付済証) issued by Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, to be obtained and electronically sent to you by the travel agency in Japan
  6. Check list for quarantine regulation

Note 1: In some cases, additional supporting documents may be required.
Note 2: Visa will be for single entry use.
Note 3: The Certificate for Completion of Registration must be obtained by a travel agency in Japan on behalf of the applicant, and the "purpose" written on the certificate must be "観光"

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.

Processing time and Visa fee

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.