Japan Visa

Are you looking for a Visa to Japan? At Ambassador Passport and Visa Services, we can expedite your travel visa in as little as 24 hours or even the same day, depending on the country. We have step-by-step, easy to follow instructions to get your visa to Japan very quickly and for a reasonable rate. No one can get your Japan Visa to you faster. If you have any questions regarding expediting your Japan Visa, please contact our expert consultants at Ambassador Passport and Visa Services to rush your Visa to Japan today

Japan Notes

U.S. Citizens do not need a visa for tourism or attending business meetings.  However, visas are required for athletic events, performances, depositions, employment, and some categories of filming. For the requirements to obtain these specialty visas, please contact an Ambassador Passport and Visa Services consultant at 310-828-7878.

Japan Tourist Visa

U.S. Citizens do not need a visa for tourism.

For Applicants Requiring A Tourist Visa To Japan:

• Submit your valid signed passport.
• 2 fully completed and signed visa application forms.
• 2 Passport photographs
• Round trip flight itinerary.
• Copy of valid driver's license or state ID.
• Copy of hotel reservation, if staying in various hotels, please provide copies of each reservation.
• 1 Fully completed and signed Authorization Letter.  Click here to download the Authorization Letter
• If visiting friend or relative, a letter of invitation from the host in Japan explaining the relationship to the applicant and the purpose of travel to Japan. In addition, the letter must indicate the length of stay, place of stay, and contact information in Japan.
• A schedule showing your daily list of activities or daily itinerary. The dates on your list must match the entry and exit dates listed on your flight itinerary, It must provide exact activities in full detail.
• Copy of most recent bank statement, showing sufficient funds for the duration of stay.  Blacking out sensitive information such as bank account number is acceptable.
• A letter from the applicant's employer, directed to the consulate noting salary, length of employment, position, and dates of vacation. For the owner of a small business.
• For Non-U.S. Citizens: Original Alien Registration Card (Green Card), or Valid U.S. Visa is also required.
• Completed Ambassador Passport and Visa Cover Letter

Japan Business Visa

U.S. Citizens do not need a visa for attending business meetings and negotiations.

For Applicants Requiring A Business Visa To Japan:

• Submit your valid signed passport.
• 2 fully completed and signed visa application forms.
• 2 Passport photographs
• Round trip flight itinerary.
• Copy of valid driver's license or state ID.
• Copy of hotel reservation, if staying in various hotels, please provide copies of each reservation.
• 1 Fully completed and signed Authorization Letter.  Click here to download the Authorization Letter

• A business letter of responsibility written on your US company letterhead and addressed to: Consulate General of Japan. The letter must state all of the following:
- Nature of business to be performed
- Business reference in Japan to be visited
- Company guarantee of financial responsibility for the applicant, and their return transportation
- The letter should be signed by a company employee other than the applicant.
- For self employed applicants, a copy of business license is required.

• An invitation letter from host company or organization in Japan and a copy of the business registration in Japan.
• A schedule showing your daily list of activities or daily itinerary. The dates on your list must match the entry and exit dates listed on your flight itinerary, and the dates listed on your Letter of Invitation and Business Letter. It must provide exact activities in full detail.
• Copy of most recent bank statement, showing sufficient funds for the duration of stay. Blacking out sensitive information such as bank account number is acceptable.
• For Non-U.S. Citizens: Original Alien Registration Card (Green Card), or Valid U.S. Visa is also required.
• Completed Ambassador Passport and Visa Cover Letter

Processing Instructions

Please view the states under each Embassy / Consulate below to determine which jurisdiction location Ambassador Passport and Visa will submit your Japan Visa on your behalf.

EMBASSY / CONSULATE:

Consular Office of Japan in Los Angeles:
Areas Served: Arizona, Southern California (zip codes beginning 900 - 931 and 935).
Applicants residing in Los Angeles County should apply directly with the consulate in person.
However, we will be able to assist residents of Arizona, those who reside in counties of San Diego, Imperial, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Riverside County, San Bernardino County, and other remote areas within the Los Angeles jurisdiction.

Consular Office of Japan in San Francisco:
Areas Served: Nevada, Northern California (zip codes beginning 932 and above, except 935)

Consular Office of Japan in New York:
Areas Served: Connecticut (zip codes beginning 068 and 069), Delaware, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands.

Consular Office of Japan in Houston:
Areas Served: Oklahoma, Texas

Embassy of Japan in the United States:
Areas Served: District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia.

Consular Office of Japan in Miami:
Areas Served: Florida

Consular Office of Japan in Seattle
:
Areas Served: Montana, Northern Idaho, Washington

Consular Office of Japan in Denver
:
Areas Served: Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming

Fees

Consular Fees

Single Entry - $27.00
Multiple Entry - $55.00

The consular Fee is only payable by Money Order or Cashier check (which Ambassador Passport can obtain on your behalf).

Ambassador Passport and Visa Fees

Regular Processing - 10 to 12 Business Days - $200.00
Rush Processing - 6 to 7 Business Days - $250.00

For all jurisdictions except LA, there is an additional $50.00 service fee.

There is a $20.00 charge to obtain Money orders

Note: There is a 5% charge for all government and consular fees paid by credit or debit cards.

Shipping Charges

Federal Express Charges:

(Continental USA Only)

• FedEx 2nd Business Day: $45.00
• FedEx Letter (Priority Overnight): $48.00
• FedEx Letter (First Overnight): $130.00
• FedEx Letter (Saturday Delivery): $78.00
• Alaska, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, USVI - Fedex Priority Overnight Letter (No Saturday Delivery) $88.00

Please Forward All The Above Documents and Requirements To:

Ambassador Passport and Visa Services, Inc.
2811 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 720
Santa Monica, California, 90403
(310) 828-7878