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


Each Visa applicant is required to prepare original documents as prescribed below:

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

One application form for each applicant must be filled in properly and signed by the applicant in original. Visa application should be printed on one side of paper. (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 (1.75" x 1.75").

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Application for Japanese visa since 1st April 2024

1 Visa Application and Inquiries
Regarding visa application and inquiries related to visa application, please contact VFS Global / Gerry’s Visa directly. The Embassy does not accept any visa applications directly (except for diplomatic and official visa (*)).
For visa application and related queries (documents required for visa application, booking, processing period, etc.), please contact the VFS Global / Gerry’s Visa.
VFS Global / Gerry’s Visa Contact Point
 Tel : +92-51-8439346


* Diplomatic and official Visa application at the Embassy
In principle, the Embassy desk accepts only Diplomatic and Official visa applicants and for other categories, application shall be made via VFS / Gerry’s Visa. It is necessary to share roles between VFS / Gerry’s Visa and the Embassy for the efficient and swift visa issuance.
Some applicants request the Embassy for special treatment for them to accept their applications directly at the Embassy desk, but, to ensure impartiality, the Embassy will not accept such requests. In fact, you will not get benefit from making such requests, but rather lose your benefit as you may disturb the swift processing of the visa applications and cause a delay. Please refrain from further making such requests.
If you wish to apply for a diplomatic and official visa, please contact at the Embassy via email.
  Tel : +92-51-9072500
E-mail :
2 Time required for acquiring Visa
The standard processing period, when it does not have any problem on contents of the application, takes 6 working days from the time you apply to VFS Global / Gerry’s Visa until the visa is issued at the earliest.
It will take more time if your application is with incomplete documents, so please check your documents carefully before applying.
In addition, in some cases, which requires thorough examination of documents , it may take several months of processing time. So, you are requested to apply for visa well in advance.


  • It should be noted that the embassy does not issue any visas on the same day of application.
  • 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