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Current Japanese Border Measures


Visa Exemption Arrangements (short-term stay) for 68 countries/regions have been resumed from 0:00 am (JST) on October 11, 2022. 

Nationals from Visa Exemption Countries/regions do not need temporary visitor visa (a stay of up to 90 days for tourism, business, visiting friends or relatives, etc. that does not include remunerative activities).


Visa application

  1. Types of visa and application documents
  2. Who can apply
  3. When to apply
  4. How to apply
  5. Processing time
  6. Visa fees
  7. Download forms
  8. Inquiries

1. Types of visa and application documents


2. Who can apply

We accept applications from Norwegian nationals as well as foreign nationals who reside in Norway with valid residence permit. Applications from non-residents in Norway (e.g. visitor visa holders) cannot be accepted. 

3. When to apply

The validity of visa is three months and the period of validity cannot be extended. Thus, a visa applicant is recommended to apply for a visa at the earliest 3 months / at the latest 1 month before the scheduled departure date.

4. How to apply

  • For visa application, applicants must visit consular section in person to submit original visa application documents. They may send an agent with a letter of attorney issued by themselves. An appointment prior to applying is not required.
  • Application documents in electronic format is not acceptable. Please submit application documents in paper format.
  • 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.

5. Processing time

Processing time is about 1 week in general, but it may vary in each case. 

6. Visa fees

Visa fee must be paid in cash at the time of pick up of passport and visa at the Embassy of Japan in Oslo.
Visa fees

7. Download forms

8. Inquires

Japan Visa Information Hotline
24 hours a day, seven days a week
Tel: (+47) 800 62578
Embassy of Japan in Norway, Consular Section
9:00-12:30/13:30-16:00 (Monday-Friday)
Tel: (+47) 22 01 29 00
Visiting address:
Haakon VIIs gate 9, 0161 Oslo
Postal address:
PO Box 4060 AMB, 0244 Oslo

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