Passport and Visa

Valid Passport
All foreign visitors to Japan must be in possession of a passport that will remain valid for the duration of their stay.

Visa
Japan has agreements with the following countries, exempting their citizens from the necessity of applying for a visa to enter Japan. Nationals of countries that are not listed require a visa. A visa is also required by anyone who wishes to obtain employment, engage in any paid activity or stay in Japan for longer than the period specified in the table below.

Duration of visa exempt stay 6 Months 3 Months 90 Days 14 Days Visa
Recomm-
ended
Europe Austria
Federal Republic of Germany
Ireland
Liechtenstein
Switzerland
United Kingdom
Belgium
Croatia
Cyprus
Denmark
France
Finland
Greece
Holland
Iceland
Italy
Luxembourg
Macedonia
Malta
Norway
Portugal
San Marno
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Andorra
Czech Rep.
Hungary
Poland
Estonia
Latvia
Lithuania
Monaco
   
Asia,
Middle East,
Near East
and
Oceania
  Bangladesh*
Iran*
Israel
Pakistan*
Singapore
Turkey
Australia**
New Zealand
 
Brunei Malaysia
Americas Mexico Argentina
Bahamas
Canada
Colombia
Costa Rica
Chile
Dominican Rep.
El Salvador
Guatemala Honduras
Suriname
Uruguay
Barbados
U. S. A.
  Peru
Africa   Lesotho
Mauritius
Tunisia
     


* Agreements with these states have been temporarily suspended.
** In the case of Australia, Japan adopts a unilateral measure, not a bilateral visa exemption arrangement.

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