SHORT-TERM VISA

 
(A stay of up to 90 days for toruism, business, attending conference, visiting friends, etc., that does not include paid activities.)
 
(1) TOURIST VISA - Required Documents
 
   Self-arranged visit
  1.Application with Photo; 2.Passport; 3.Travel Booking (Travel itinerary and Hotel Booking); 4.Document to prove ability to pay for travel expenses - (a)Latest Income Tax Return; (b) Bank Statements of last 6 months
 
   Single Entry visa for short stay with the purpose of tourism for Indian Students
    Announcement of Relaxation of Visa Requirement for Indian Students
    with effect from February 1, 2017
  Document to be provided by the Indian student
1.Application with Photo; 2.Valid passport (and old passport, if any) 2b.Photocopy of the current passport (First & last page); 3.Confirmed Travel Booking and Hotel Booking; 4.Covering letter stating the purpose of visit and day to day details 5. Proof of *student status

(Reference) *Eligible universities
Institutions of National Importance, Central Universities, State Universities, Deemed Universities and Private Universities which are listed on the websites of Department of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India and University Grants Commission, India (except for Open Universities)
http://mhrd.gov.in/institutions-national-importance
http://www.ugc.ac.in/oldpdf/alluniversity.pdf
 
   Package Tour
  Organized by tour operator registered with Government of India and designated by Japanese side will enjoy simplified procedure.
(If any Tour Operator intends get his/her company registered with the Embassy, please see the following: 1. Application form 2. Guidelines)
 
(2) VISITING FRIENDS/ACQUAINTANCE - Required documents
 
  1.Application with Photo; 2.Passport; 3.Travel Booking (Travel itinerary and Hotel Booking); 4.Document to prove ability to pay for travel expenses - (a)Latest Income Tax Return; (b) Bank Statements of last 6 months

Document to be provided from Japan
1.Letter of reason for Invitation in original; 2. List of Visa Applicants 3.When the gurantor is to shoulder the above mentioned travel expenses - (a)Letter of guarantee; (b)Any one of the following document:(*)Certificate of Income or (*)Certificate of deposit balance or (*)Duplicate of final tax return or (*)Certificate of tax payment
Note : When the gurantor is a foreign national (non-Japanese), submit a copy of Passport (pages of status items; entry/departure and permission of residence) and copy of the certificate of alien registration (Alien card)
 
(3) BUSINESS VISA - Required Documents
 
    Business affairs/Market research/Conferences
  1. Application with Photo; 2.Passport; 3.Travel Booking (Travel itinerary and Hotel Booking); 4.Certificate of Employment/Salary Bank Statement; 5.Travel requisition by employer

Documents to be provided from Japan
1.Either of the following documents to explain activites in Japan: (a) Letter of reason for invitation or (b) A contract of transaction between companies
2. Schedule of stay
3.(a)When an inviting company/organization is to shoulder the above mention travel expenses, submit(i)Letter of gurantee; (ii)A certified copy of the incorporation register or an overview of company/organization.
Note - A company listed on stock exchange does not need to submit a copy of the incorporation register or an overview of the company/organization.
(b) When an individual is extending an invitation, submit the Certifiacte of Employment in lieu of a copy of the incorporation register or an overview of the company/organization.
 
    Multiple entry visa for temporary visitor for short term stay (less than 90 days)
      - Please click here
 
    Multiple entry visa for business visitor (up to 5 yrs.)
  - A letter of request from a duly recognized company or employer
- A request from Chamber of Commerce or Business Organizations
India : CII, FICCI, NASSCOM, ASSOCHAM
Japan : KEIDANREN
 
 
 
 
Important information
 
Visa Fees
w.e.f. 1 Apr 2018
Indian nationals:
Single or multiple entry visa: Rs.490
Transit visa: Rs.40

Other nationals :
Single: Rs.1,750
Multiple: Rs.3,510
Transit visa: Rs.410
 
Processing Time

One full working day, excluding the day of submission. (The passport will be returned on the third working day.)
 
Where to Apply

Embassy & Consulates in India
Area-wise jurisdiction

 
Formats of Documentation
 
Visa application form  (pdf)
  Sample form (pdf)
 
Photograph
 
Letter of Guarantee(pdf)
 
Letter of Reason for Invitation(pdf)
 
List of Visa Applicants(pdf)other site
 
Overview of Company/Organization(pdf)
 
Schedule of Stay(pdf)
 
Immigration Bureau, Ministry of Justiceother site