Visiting Japan: VISA Information

Short Term Visa , Transit Visa

Work Visa or Long Term Stay Visa

Application with Certificate of Eligibility
Information on Shifting to the Basic Resident Registration System for Foreign Residents

 

 

  The Visa Section of the Consulate-General of Japan in Hagatna manages the issuance of visas to foreign nationals who wish to enter Japan.

  Visa Window Hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 12:30pm and 1:30pm to 4:30pm (closed on weekends and holidays).

 

Applicants:

  • Must apply in person and be a resident of Guam.
  • U.S. Citizens are exempt from obtaining a Short Term Visa and Transit Visa.
  • Guam residents holding the following country's passport are required to obtain a visa: Philippines, the People's Republic of China, India, Indonesia, Federated States of Micronesia, Palau and Marshall Islands, etc.
  • For other countries and regions, please click the link below to see you are exempt from obtaining a visa.

Nationals and Citizens of Countries and Regions with Reciprocal Visa Exemption Arrangements with Japan


Processing Time:
  A minimum of four(4) working days are needed to process the visa application. (If apply at the C.N.M.I. consulate office, minimum of five(5) working days are needed.)
  Depending on the documents submitted, some cases may require more than four(4) working days. 
 

Picking Up:
Applicants are required to personally pick up their passport; however, other persons may be authorized by the applicant with an authorization letter, a photo ID and the receipt card.

 

Visa Fee:

General

Single entry visa: 27 USD
Multiple entry visa: 54 USD
Transit visa: 6 USD
 

India

Single entry visa: 7 USD
Multiple entry visa: 7 USD
Transit visa: 1 USD
 

* The above fee does not apply to citizens of countries with which Japan has bilateral agreements.
* We only accept cash. Please bring the EXACT amount. Personal checks and credit cards are NOT accepted.


 

Short Term Visa

Purpose:

Short term visas are issued to individuals who intend to visit Japan for 90 days or less for sightseeing, visiting relatives or friends, business trips, participating in athletic tournaments, contests or other similar activities.

 

Required Documents:

  1. Applicant’s Valid Passport
  2. Visa Application Form
  3. Permanent Resident Card or valid U.S. visa excluding B-1 & B-2 (if applicable)
  4. One Photo (U.S. passport type, 2”x2”)
  5. Flight Itinerary
  6. Documents indicating the activities while in Japan (Travel itinerary, event flier, company letter, contract, etc.)
  7. Recent Bank Statement or any proof of income. (Document must indicate the name of the applicant)
  8. Other Documents (if deemed necessary)
  9. Visa Fee (if applicable)

Please contact our office for the requirements for nationals of Russia, CIS countries and Georgia.

 

If Visiting Relatives or Friends:

In addition to the required documents above, the applicant must submit the following:

  1. Reason for Invitation
  2. Itinerary in Japan
  3. Inviting person’s information
  4. Documents to prove the relationship to the inviting person/guarantor
  If the Guarantor or Inviting person pays for the applicant’s travel cost, please contact our office for the additional requirements.
 
All document must be completed by the inviting person in Japan.
Please call the visa section for detailed information and for the proper forms.

 

If Invited by a Company in Japan for Business:

In addition to the required documents above, the applicant must submit the following:

  1. Employment Verification (status of employment and salary)
  2. “Kaisya-Shikiho” (company page in the stock market listing) if the company is a stock market listed company or "Hojin Tokibo-Tohon" (Japanese Official Company Register) if the company is not stock market listed.
  3. Letter of Guarantee
  4. Reason for Invitation
  5. Itinerary (Schedule of Stay) in Japan

  If the applicant or local company pays for the applicant’s travel cost, please contact our office for the additional requirements.
 
 All document must be completed by the inviting person in Japan.
Please call the visa section for detailed information and for the proper forms.

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Transit Visa

Purpose:

Transit visas are issued to individuals who are traveling via Japan to other destination.

 

Required Documents:

  1. Applicant’s Valid Passport
  2. Visa Application Form
  3. Permanent Resident Card or valid U.S. visa excluding B-1 & B-2 (if applicable)
  4. One Photo (U.S. passport type, 2”x2”)
  5. Flight Itinerary
  6. Other Documents (if deemed necessary)
  7. Visa Fee (if applicable)  

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Work Visa or Long Term Stay Visa

To apply Work Visa or Long Term Visa, applicant or guarantor is recommended to obtain “Certificate of Eligibility” in advance.

 

“Certificate of Eligibility” is the official document issued by the Immigration Bureau in Japan. Please call Immigration Information Center at +81-3-5796-7112 for further information on how to apply for the COE.

 

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Applicant with Certificate of Eligibility

  After an applicant receives the "Certificate of Eligibility", he/she can apply for Work or Long Term Stay Visa with following documents.

 

  1. Applicant’s Valid Passport
  2. Visa Application Form
  3. One Photo (passport type, 2”x2”) taken within three months
  4. Original “Certificate of Eligibility”
  5. Flight Itinerary
  6. Letter explaining the reason for applying in Guam, if not a resident of Guam. (If applicant is not Resident of Guam, we cannot guarantee the issuance of Visa. Please contact our office.)

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VISA Application Form and Other Forms

  

Criteria of VISA Issuance

A Japanese visa will be issued to an applicant, when he/she meets all of the following requirementsand if the issuance is considered to be appropriate.

(1) The applicant possesses a valid passport and is entitled to re-entry to a country of his/her nationality or a country of his/her residence.
(2) All submitted documents are authentic, completed and satisfactory.
(3) The activities to be engaged in Japan/the civil status or the position of the applicant/the period of stay meet the requirements for the status of residence and the period of stay stipulated in the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act. (Cabinet Order No.319 of 1951. hereinafter referred to as the “Immigration Control Act”)
(4) The applicant do not fall under any of the items of Article 5, Paragraph 1 of the Immigration Control Act.


Information on Shifting to the Basic Resident Registration System for Foreign Residents

 

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Contact of the VISA section

Tel: (671) 646-1290

e-mail: infocgj@ag.mofa.go.jp