The temporary visitor’s visa in Japan represents a status obtained for tourism, sports, convalescence, visiting relatives or family, business meetings, short courses participation or other activities in the same registry which require a temporary stay in the country.
In this article, our company formation consultants in Japan explain different aspects of obtaining the Japanese temporary visitor’s visa. We can also assist you if you intend to open a company in Japan.
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Who needs to obtain the temporary visitor’s visa in Japan?
The temporary visitor’s visa in Japan is obtained for a stay which involves less than 90 days in the country. For citizens of certain countries, though, this type of visa is granted automatically upon arrival in the country.
These countries are: USA, UK (British Citizens), Brunei, Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lesotho, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Macedonia, former Yugoslavia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Surinam, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tunisia, Turkey, Uruguay.
For citizens of states which were not mentioned above, it is necessary to apply for a temporary visitor’s visa in Japan to their local Japanese Embassy. If you wish to acquire such a visa, our company registration specialists in Japan can assist you with the application procedure.
The temporary visitor’s visa in Japan is the only visa which enables you to utilize the Japan Rail Pass.
Application requirements for the temporary visitor’s visa in Japan
In order to obtain the temporary visitor’s visa in Japan, applicants must gather the following documentation:
- • Tickets for the vessel, air craft or other means of transportation to disembark the country or a guarantee letter from a transport company. Our Japan company formation advisors can provide further details on this matter;
- • A valid passport;
- • Evidence that the applicant is able to pay for all the expenses during his or her stay in Japan.
If you wish to find out more about the temporary visitor status in Japan, or for assistance in setting up a company in Japan, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Temporary visitors who find that they wish to remain in Japan for medium and long term purposes, can discuss their options with our team specializing in relocation matters. If you wish to know how you can acquire Japanese residency, what are the conditions and the minimum requirements, you can discuss your situation (based on your purpose of stay in the country) with one of our team members.
Our immigration lawyers in Japan will be able to answer all of your questions, including more complex cases, such as those that may concern the treatment of a foreign resident’s spouse in special situations. you can rely on our assistance for permanent residence applications, as well as when you decide to apply for citizenship (bearing in mind that dual citizenship is not possible).