Japan Visa Information
(1) TOURIST VISA - Required Documents
 
   Self-arranged visit
  1.Application with Photo; 2.Passport; 3.Travel Booking (Travel itinerary and Hotel Booking); 4.Document to prove ability to pay for travel expenses - (a)Latest Income Tax Return; (b) Bank Statements of last 6 months
 
             Employment Proof
  Covering Letter
 
(2) VISITING FRIENDS/ACQUAINTANCE - Required documents
 
  1.Application with Photo; 2.Passport; 3.Travel Booking (Travel itinerary and Hotel Booking); 4.Document to prove ability to pay for travel expenses - (a)Latest Income Tax Return; (b) Bank Statements of last 6 months

Document to be provided from Japan
1.Letter of reason for Invitation in original; 2. List of Visa Applicants 3.When the guarantor is to shoulder the above mentioned travel expenses - (a)Letter of guarantee; (b)Any one of the following document:(*)Certificate of Income or (*)Certificate of deposit balance or (*)Duplicate of final tax return or (*)Certificate of tax payment
Note : When the guarantor is a foreign national (non-Japanese), submit a copy of Passport (pages of status items; entry/departure and permission of residence) and copy of the certificate of alien registration (Alien card)
 
(3) BUSINESS VISA - Required Documents
 
    Business affairs/Market research/Conferences
  1. Application with Photo; 2.Passport; 3.Travel Booking (Travel itinerary and Hotel Booking); 4.Certificate of Employment/Salary Bank Statement; 5.Travel requisition by employer

Documents to be provided from Japan
1.Either of the following documents to explain activites in Japan: (a) Letter of reason for invitation or (b) A contract of transaction between companies
2. Schedule of stay
3.(a)When an inviting company/organization is to shoulder the above mention travel expenses, submit(i)Letter of guarantee; (ii)A certified copy of the incorporation register or an overview of company/organization.
Note - A company listed on stock exchange does not need to submit a copy of the incorporation register or an overview of the company/organization.
(b) When an individual is extending an invitation, submit the Certificate of Employment in lieu of a copy of the incorporation register or an overview of the company/organization.