Introduction of New System of Visa Processing through Visa Processing Agency
  The Embassy of Japan introduced the new system of visa processing through visa processing agency, with effect from 2nd April, 2012. For those applying for visa to enter Japan should contact VFS or CKGS. ...please click here for details
Notes:
(1) The Embassy, however, will accept applications for diplomatic and official visa, and other cases which require special attention on humanitarian grounds.
(2) The Consulate of Japan, Bangalore and Consulates General of Japan in Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata will continue to receive applications from their respective regions, as usual.
 

CATEGORIES OF VISAS

 
SHORT-TERM VISA
 
  A stay of up to 90 days for tourism, business, attending conference, visiting friends/acquaintance, etc., that does not include paid activities
 
SHORT-TERM VISA FOR 15 DAYS (MULTIPLE ENTRY)
 
  Multiple entry visa for a stay of up to 15 days for nationals of India
 
LONG-TERM VISA
 
  A stay of over 90 days for performing paid work (professor, journalist, researcher, engineer, etc.), to study, for training, etc.
 
FAMILY MEMBERS OF THE INDIANS WITH JAPANESE EMPLOYMENT VISA
 
MEDICAL VISA
 
  For medical check-ups and treatment, and related services. The visa is issued not only to patients but also their accompanying person(s) if necessary.
 
TRANSIT VISA
 
  Activities are limited to sightseeing, leisure, and rest. Applicants must be traveling to foreign country from another foreign country via Japan who wish to stay in Japan for a short period (up to 15 days).
 
 
 
Important information
 
Visa Fees
w.e.f. 1 Apr 2014
Indian nationals: Single or multiple entry visa: Rs.500
Transit visa: Rs.50

Other nationals :
Single: Rs.1,790
Multiple: Rs.3,570
Transit visa: Rs.420
 
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