Visa for Japan for Indians - eVisa Documents, Cost, How to Apply

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Last updated on 23rd May, 2024

Indian citizens can now apply for an eVisa for Japan via the Japan e-Visa system. It is a single-entry visa valid for up to 90 days. Japan tourist eVisa is applicable to Indian citizens and foreign nationals residing in India. The application must be submitted to the Japan Visa Application Centres operated by VFS Global. The visa is issued in electronic form (instead of the sticker visa issued before 1 April 2024). This visa issuance notice must be showed at the airport for check-in for which internet access is required. PDF, photo, screenshot or printed copy of the visa is not accepted.

Documents Required for Japan Visa for Indian Citizens

You need to submit photocopies of the following documents at the VFS centre at the time of appointment:

  • Valid passport with more than two blank pages (you also need to submit old passports, if any)
  • Photocopy of the first and last page of passport
  • Duly filled visa application form
  • 1 passport size photograph taken within the last 6 months. It should be 2 X 2 inch with a plain white background
  • Confirm return or onward ticket (flight/cruise schedule to/from Japan)
  • Proof of sufficient funds like latest Income Tax Return or bank statement of last 6 months
  • Itinerary during stay in Japan including confirm hotel booking

Japan Visa for Indians Cost

Japan visa cost for Indian citizens is INR 500 per person. An additonal service charge of INR 800 per application is charged by the VFS Global. The payment has to be made in cash only at the VFS centre.

How to Apply for Visa for Japan for Indians

  • Visit the official website Japan Visa Application Centre operated by BFS Global (
  • Navgate to Temporary Visitor Visa section and download the application form (
  • Fill out the application form with accurate information, print and sign it. Also prepare photocopies of the documents required
  • Make an appointment to submit the visa application at the designated Visa Application Centre. You will receive a confirmation email, including your appointment letter, once the appointment is booked
  • At the scheduled appointment, submit your visa application along with the required documents and pay the visa fees
  • After submission, await email notification regarding the status of your visa application. You can track the application status on the VFS website using the reference number provided and your date of birth

Japan Visa for Indians Processing Time

It usually takes 5-6 working days for the issuance of Japan visa. 

Japan Visa Issuance Notice

Once the visa is issued, you will receive a "visa issuance notice" via email which you need to show at the airport for check-in. PDF, photo, screenshot or printed copy of visa issuance notice will not be accepted. The visa issuance notice provided on email has two dimensional barcode. You need to have internet access to open the visa issuance notice on your mobile device. Scan the two dimensional barcode with your device at airport check-in and enter the required information to display the notice. Once you tap on "display", the electronice visa issuance notice appears and the countdown timer starts immediately, indicating the notice's validity period.

Obtaining Japan visa for Indians is a straightforward and efficient process. By following the correct steps and preparing the necessary documents, you can ensure a hassle-free experience. 

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FAQs on Japan

Can Indians get Japan visa easily?

Japan has made it easy to get a visa for Indian citizens with the introduction of eVisas from 1 April 2024. You still need to make an appointment with VFS centre but instead of the sticker visa, you will now receive a visa issuance notice on your email.

How long does a Japan visa take in India?

Japan tourist visa for Indian citizens is generally processed in 5 to 7 working days.

Can I apply Japan visa on my own?

Your visa application must be processed through an accredited travel agency and VFS Global centres.

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