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
Note: The Embassy, however, will accept applications for diplomatic and official visa, and other cases which require special attention on humanitarian grounds.
Applicants from other regions to check the respective websites of Consulates General of Japan in Mumbai, Chennai,Kolkata and Bengaluru.
 

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
 
SINGLE ENTRY VISA FOR SHORT STAY WITH THE PURPOSE OF TOURISM FOR INDIAN STUDENTS
 
  Single Entry visa for short stay with the purpose of tourism for Indian Students (Relaxation of Visa Requirement for Indian Students) will come in effect from February 1, 2017
 
SHORT-TERM VISA (MULTIPLE ENTRY)
 
  Outline of Application Procedures for Multiple Entry Visa for Nationals of India (PDF) (from January 11, 2016)
 
  For short-term multiple-entry visa for business purpose, cultural or intellectual figures (from February 15, 2016)
 
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).
 
POINTS-BASED PREFERENTIAL IMMIGRATION TREATMENT FOR HIGHLY SKILLED FOREIGN PROFESSIONALS
 
 
 
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