国際的な人の往来に向けた段階的措置(外国人の方が利用される際の査証の申請について)

2020/10/2
Application for Visa for foreign nationals eligible for Phased Measures toward Resuming Cross-Border Travel


From October 1, 2020, the Government of Japan has started its new border measures to allow foreign nationals to apply for visas for new entry into Japan

The details of the new measures and relevant documents are available on the website of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan below:

English https://www.mofa.go.jp/ca/fna/page22e_000921.html  
Japanese https://www.mofa.go.jp/mofaj/ca/fna/page22̲003381.html 

○If you have any inquiry about visa application process for your new entry into Japan, Please call JAPAN VISA INFORMATION HOTLINE(Landline;0080090044342, Mobile;+80090044342)

○For those who are applying for a re-entry confirmation letter to the Embassy, please be careful not to confuse with this new procedure. It is a different process from this.

1 Applicant with the purpose of entry

This is applicable for foreign nationals (1) who possess Certificate of Eligibility (COE) for mid to long-term stay in Japan and (2) who would like to visit Japan as short-term stay for business
purpoes.

Please be aware that above (2) short-term stay visa is ONLY for business purpose.

It is not applicable for any other purposes including sightseeing and visiting family or friends in Japan. The Embassy of Japan cannot accept visa applications for those purposes of short-term stay unless the Government of Japan makes an amendment for the decision.

2 Required documents for the visa application

New entry into Japan under the framework of “Residence Track” from countries/regions with which “Residence Track” continues to be effective, or, new entry into Japan based on the decision on September 25, 2020, from all countries/regions

Applicants with the purpose of entry listed on (a) or (b) are entitled to join the Track:

(a) Short-term stay for business

(i) Visa application form (with photo(4.5cmx4.5cm) attached)
(ii) Passport
(iii) Certificate of Employment of the applicant
(iv) Invitation letter 
(v) Letter of guarantee 
(vi) Written pledge  (2 copies) (Residence Track) 
(vii) Questionnaires
(viii) Copy of CINIC or ID-card
(viiii) Itinerary

(b) Mid to Long term stay

Based on the decision on September 25, 2020, all types of the status of residence, provided the applicant has the Certificate of Eligibility, are applicable for the new entry to Japan (Those who are entering Japan for “Diplomatic” or “Official” purpose do not
need to follow the procedures for “Residence Track”) 

(i) Visa application form (with photo(4.5cmx4.5cm) attached)
(ii) Passport
(iii) Certificate of Eligibility
(iv) Written pledge  (2 copies) (Residence Track) 
(v) Questionaires
(vi) Copy of CINIC or ID-card