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Short Term Stay

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How to Apply for a Visa General Information U.S. Citizen Short Term Stay
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Short-Term Stay refers to temporary visits of up to 90 days with non-paid activities as the purpose of the trip

 

Nationals from countries that have visa exemption arrangements with Japan can apply for landing permission for short term stay without obtaining a visa.

 

No Appointment Necessary

 

For those nationals who require a visa, the following documents are required to apply for a visa. Please print out all of the documents, as incomplete applications will not be accepted.
The Consulate General of Japan WILL NOT MAKE COPIES.

 

**PLEASE NOTE: Additional documents may be required after Consul’s review.


Applications from those who entered U.S. with B1/B2 visa or who are under U.S. visa exemption status will not be accepted in this office.

  • For Transit
    【Definition】 A foreign citizen traveling stand-by OR who must leave the airport while enroute to a third country, such as passengers with overnight flight connections or passengers arriving in Japan at one airport and departing from a different airport (example Narita to Haneda or vice versa). (For passengers who transit in Japan for immediate flight connections and are not required to go through immigration clearance, a visa is not required.)
  • For Tourism
    【Definition】 A foreign citizen traveling to Japan for tourism/sightseeing, not including business, academic or visiting relatives/acquaintances purposes. It is not permitted to perform activities to undertake revenue generating business operation or activities to receive remuneration.
  • For Visiting/Meeting Person(s) Who Reside in Japan
    【Definition】 A foreign citizen traveling to Japan for visiting relatives/acquaintances as a tourist, not including business or academic purposes. It is not permitted to perform activities to undertake revenue generating business operation or activities to receive remuneration.
  • For Visiting/Meeting Person(s) Who Is Stationed in a U.S. Military Base
    【Definition】 A foreign citizen traveling to Japan for visiting relatives/acquaintances who reside in Japan as an U.S. military member (SOFA), not including business or academic purposes. It is not permitted to perform activities to undertake revenue generating business operation or activities to receive remuneration.
  • For Temporary Visit for Business/Conference Purposes (SINGLE ENTRY)
    【Definition】 A foreign citizen traveling to Japan for business affairs, commerce, conferences, etc for business purposes. It is not permitted to perform activities to undertake revenue generating business operation or activities to receive remuneration.
  • For Temporary Visit for Business/Conference Purposes (MULTIPLE ENTRY)
    【Definition】 A foreign citizen traveling to Japan for business affairs, commerce, conferences, etc for business purposes. It is not permitted to perform activities to undertake revenue generating business operation or activities to receive remuneration.
  • For Temporary Visit For Chinese Citizens Only (MULTIPLE ENTRY)
    【Definition】 A Chinese citizen traveling to Japan for tourism, visit relatives/acquaintances, business affairs, commerce, conferences, symposium, short term study, internship etc. It is not permitted to perform activities to undertake revenue generating business operation or activities to receive remuneration.
  • For Other Purposes (Please inquire by telephone - 213-617-6700 ATTN: visa section)

 

   


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