Visa for Japan

U.S. citizen do not need to obtain a visa to visit Japan for tourism or business, and may stay up to 90 days.

For non-U.S. citizen to verify if visa is needed, please refer to the List of Nationals with Reciprocal Visa Exemption Arrangement with Japan.

Non-U.S. citizen who are required to obtain a short-term visa to visit Japan for less than 90 days, and the purpose of visit is for tourism, business or other non-paid activities such as education or athletics, please submit the following requirements:

Note:

Mile High Visas is a privately owned visa and passport expediting service with over 20 years of experience in this industry. We are not a foreign government, but we are registered with them which allows us to submit applications on your behalf. This is a service that saves you time by standing in government submission lines for you. We offer reasonable and competitive service fees to have one of our professional consultants help you with the needed application forms and requirements to obtain your visa in time for your international trip. Upon receiving your order, we will proof and prepare your paperwork, have one of our embassy representatives hand carry and submit your documents to the embassy, pick up and proof all documents, then ship your order back to you. Using our service will help insure that the correct paperwork is being submitted to the embassy which helps to avoid processing delays and missed departures.

Requirements:

1. ACTUAL PASSPORT

You must submit your actual passport. The visa will be stamped on a page in your passport. Your passport must have at least six months of validity left beyond your intended stay in Japan, and must have at least two completely blank visa pages. Pages marked "Endorsement" or "Amendment" do not count. ​

2. VISA APPLICATION FOR JAPAN

Click here to download Visa Application Form for Japan. Fully complete IN CAPITAL LETTERS and sign the form.

3. PHOTOGRAPH

Submit one professional 2″ x 2″ color passport photo. Snapshot, photocopy and computer picture are not accepted. Photo must be:

  • Taken within six months to reflect your current appearance;
  • Taken in full-face front view directly facing the camera. Full face must be visible. Head must be centered and not tilted;
  • Do not wear eyeglasses in the photo;
  • Clear. Blurry, underexposed, overexposed and low quality photos are not accepted;
  • With a plain white or off-white background;
  • With a neutral facial expression and both eyes open.

4. PROOF OF U.S. STATUS

Photocopy of U.S. permanent resident card (front and back), or U.S. visa with Form I-94 is required. Applicant who is on U.S. F-1 student visa should also submit copy of Form I-20.

5. FLIGHT ITINERARY

Computer generated flight itinerary from airline or travel agency showing arrival and departure in Japan.

6. EMPLOYMENT LETTER

Employment letter should state your employment status with the company, purpose of visit in Japan, length of stay, and financial responsibility for all expenses. In addition, the letter should also state the name, address and phone number of the hotel or the person you are staying with in Japan.

7. BUSINESS LETTER (For Business Visit Only)

Business letter should state your position with the company, purpose of visit in Japan, length of stay, and financial responsibility for all expenses. In addition, the letter should also state the name, address and phone number of the comapny or person you are visiting in Japan.

8. VISA PROCESSING ORDER FORM

9. CONSULATE FEE

Single Entry - $27.00 per visa (Consulate fee is subject to change per foreign currency exchange rate.)

10. SERVICE FEE

  • $99.00 per visa – 10 to 12 business day processing
  • $149.00 per visa – 6 to 9 business day processing

Processing time commences from the day the application has been submitted to the consulate. Saturdays, Sundays, consulate scheduled holidays, and mailing do not count as a processing day.

11. RETURN FEDEX EXPRESS

  • $32.00 FedEx 1 to 3 passports
  • $42.00 FedEx 4 to 6 passports or overweight package
  • $52.00 FedEx to Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico, or Saturday Delivery

Please mail the above documents to:

Mile High Visas

14142 Denver West Parkway, Suite 101
Lakewood, CO 80401
Attn: Visa Processing
Tel: (303) 339-0223