Wanna travel Japan? know your tourist visa
Japan-the land of rising sun attracts tourists from all over the world by its eye-catching natural beauties and its long heritage culture. Japan has all kinds of entertainments for the people all over the world of all age kind people. Any tourist wanting to visit Japan must obtain a tourist visa prior to entering the country. Nonetheless, Japan excludes several nationalities from having to comply with this requirement. For instance, citizens from most European countries, United States, Australia, and Argentina do not need to get the Japan Tourist Visa since they are considered visa-exempt countries for tourism purposes. Nationals from any of those regions can stay in Japan for a maximum of 90 days visa-free and are assigned Temporary Visitor status. Tourists can also apply for a double-entry visa for 2 short trips within a 6-month period. It is important to note that the Japan tourist visa does not allow travelers to engage in paid work while in the country.
To apply for a tourist visa for Japan, the applicants must meet the following visa requirements:
· Hold a valid passport with at least 6 months remaining and 2 blank pages
· A completed visa application form
· Provide a recent color passport photo and a certified copy of your birth certificate
· If married, submit a marriage certificate (if issued within the last year
· You must have the intention to leave Japan at the end of your authorized stay
· Proof of financial ability demonstrating you can support yourself financially during your stay in Japan
· Provide a certificate of your financial situation for the previous 6 months issued by your bank
· Submit the applicant’s tax return
· If applying without a sponsor, a copy of your Certificate of Employment must be submitted
· Provide a schedule and travel plans for the trip
Tourists from visa-free countries are just required to hold a valid passport for the intended period of their stay in order to obtain their Japan e-Visa.
Tourist visa validity:
Single-entry visas are valid for 3 months upon issue and usually allow you to stay in the country for up to 15 days.
Double-entry visas have a validity of 6 months from the date of issue.
Multiple-entry visas are usually good for a period of 1 to 5 years, depending on the visitor’s nationality, the purpose of the visit, and the type of passport they hold. Multiple-entry visas allow you to visit Japan multiple times within this period of 1 to 5 years since the issuing date, but each stay cannot exceed the 15 or 30-day period.
Japan immigration laws state that visitors from 68 countries are able to travel in Japan for up to 90 days without a visa:
Stays of up to 15 days: Brunei, Indonesia, Thailand
Stays of up to 30 days: United Arab Emirates
Stays of up to 90 days: other countries and regions
This is provided visitors have a valid passport for the duration of their stay and don't engage in any paid work or activities.
Citizens of the 68 countries with savings of over 30 million yen are eligible to stay in Japan for up to one year for sightseeing or recreational purposes under the Longer Stays Program
Tourist visa fees:
The fees vary depending on whether you are applying for a single-entry visa, a double-entry or a multiple-entry visa, as well as on the nationality of the tourist. Generally the visa fee for Indians is INR510