General Information to the Applicants Applying for Visa to Japan at the Embassy of Japan, Islamabad


Each Visa applicant is required to come in person and prepare original documents as prescribed below:

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  1. Letter of Guarantee
  2. Invitation Letter 
  3. Details of Company/Organization
  4. Itinerary in Japan

One application form for each applicant must be filled in properly and signed by the applicant in original. (Visa form is in PDF format and you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader for viewing/printing it.)
Photograph: One recent and latest photograph of applicant with light background preferably white, having size of 45mm x 45mm.

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  • The time to process an application for any kind of visas depends on the applicant’s circumstances. Minimum processing time, it takes at least five (5) business days to a week, if the documentation is in order. There are some cases, however, in which over a few weeks or more are needed. It should be noted that the embassy does not issue any visas on the same day of application.
  • Visa application submission timing is 0900-1100 from Monday to Friday except public holidays.
  • Passports collection timing is 1430-1530 (During Ramazan:1330-1430) from Monday to Friday except public holidays.
  • Residents of Sindh & Baluchistan have to apply for Japanese visa at the Consulate General of Japan, Karachi.
  • Should a visa be refused, its reason will never be given. However, a visa application can be submitted again after 6 months after the refusal.

Postal address in Islamabad:

Visa Section 
Embassy of Japan
Plot No. 53-70, Ramna 5/4,
Diplomatic Enclave I,
Islamabad 44000 (P.O.Box 1119)
Tel: +92-51-9072-500
Fax: +92-51-9072-354

Postal address in Karachi:

Visa Section
Consulate-General of Japan
6/2 Civil Lines,
Abdullah Haroon Road, Karachi
Tel: +92-21-3522-0800
Fax: +92-21-3522-0815