1. Fast.  CIBTvisas specialises in securing Japan visas and can help you secure a Japan visa.
  2. Easy.  CIBTvisas is the easiest way to get a visa and can secure in as little as one day.  We process Japan visas at the Japan Embassy every day for residents of the UK.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Japan Visa FAQs

When is the best time to apply for my Japan visa?
The best time to apply for your Japan visa is 1-2 months before your travel date. However, if you are running short on time, we may be able to process your visa on a faster service at the Embassy’s discretion.

Do I have to send you my passport to get a Japan visa? Is it safe to send a passport?
Yes. You will need to send your actual passport, not a copy of it. The Japan visa is stamped on your passport and will become one of your passport pages. Visa request cannot be processed without your original passport. Because of the importance of your passport, we strongly suggest that you send your application by a secure method, such as a guaranteed postal service or courier.

Sample of the Business Travel Requirements for an Japan Visa for UK Citizens

  1. Passport

    The applicant's actual signed passport. The passport must:

    • Have at least one blank visa page
    • Be valid for six months beyond entry date

  2. Photograph(s)

    You must provide one colour, passport type photograph that meets the following criteria:

    • Be taken within the last three months and printed on high quality photo paper
    • Be taken against an all white background
    • Be 35 mm by 45mm in size
    • Provide the full frontal view of your head with your face centered in the middle and displaying a neutral (non-smiling) expression
    • You may wear neither spectacles nor headwear except for religious purposes
    • Your photo should not be affixed to your application and it may not display evidence of adhesive or staples

  3. Business Introduction Letter

    You must provide an original Business Introduction Letter from the applicant's UK employer. All letters must be printed on company letterhead that displays a UK postal address. Use the sample Business Introduction Letter provided at http://cibtvisas.co.uk/forms?formname=Business%20Introduction%20Letter%20Sample.pdf to complete your letter.

    Note that most consulates require the Business Cover Letter to be dated within one month of application submission.

  4. Letter of Invitation

    An original letter of invitation from the company the applicant is visiting. This letter must:

    • Be addressed to the Consulate.  See directory of Embassies & Consulates for full details
    • Be on company letterhead paper
    • Include the name of the applicant
    • State the purpose of journey
    • Match the Business Introduction Letter with regards to the requested number of entries and the length of visa required where a Business Introduction Letter is requested
    • Bear the stamp of the inviting company
    • Bear the signature of the inviting party

  5. Visa Application Form

    One fully completed and signed application form. This form must:

    • Be completed and signed in blue/black ink only
    • Be signed in the original with the signature matching applicants passport
    • Provide answers to all questions using N/A for questions that do not apply.

  6. Supplementary Form

    One fully completed "schedule of stay" supplementary form. One fully completed, dated and signed "Questionnaires" form included in this kit

  7. CIBTvisas Order Confirmation

    Provide the CIBTvisas Order Form included in this kit.

    Please note that all card payments will only be made upon completion of the visa application process. 

Sample of the Tourist Travel Requirements for an Japan Visa for UK Citizens

  1. Passport

    The applicant's actual signed passport. The passport must:

    • Have at least one blank visa page
    • Be valid for six months beyond entry date

  2. Photograph(s)

    You must provide one colour, passport type photograph that meets the following criteria:

    • Be taken within the last three months and printed on high quality photo paper
    • Be taken against an all white background
    • Be 35 mm by 45mm in size
    • Provide the full frontal view of your head with your face centered in the middle and displaying a neutral (non-smiling) expression
    • You may wear neither spectacles nor headwear except for religious purposes
    • Your photo should not be affixed to your application and it may not display evidence of adhesive or staples

  3. Proof of Employment

    An original letter of introduction from the applicant's UK employer. Students must submit a letter with similar content from their college/university. This letter must:

    • Be addressed to the Consulate.  See directory of Embassies & Consulates for full details
    • Be on company letterhead paper
    • Include the name of the applicant
    • Include the start date and position held in the company
    • Confirm that the applicant is an employee of the company
    • Specify the purpose of journey
    • State the applicant's expected date of leave and return to work date
    • Include the company registration number
    • Be signed by the applicant's supervisor or the company's HR department
    • Be written within one month of visa application submission

  4. Proof of Financial Means

    This must be provided as the applicant's latest bank statement showing sufficient funds for the entire stay

  5. Proof of Travel Arrangements

    Details of travel arrangements. These must be provided as:

    • A copy of the flight confirmation showing flights in and out of the UK
    • A copy of the hotel confirmation
    • An itinerary specifying the applicant's exact location for every day of their trip. If this cannot be provided by the tour operator/travel company, then this must be provided as a personal statement.

  6. Visa Application Form

    One fully completed and signed application form. This form must:

    • Be completed and signed in blue/black ink only
    • Be signed in the original with the signature matching applicants passport
    • Provide answers to all questions using N/A for questions that do not apply.

  7. Supplementary Form

    One fully completed, dated and signed "Questionnaires" form included in this kit

  8. CIBTvisas Order Confirmation

    Provide the CIBTvisas Order Form included in this kit.

    Please note that all card payments will only be made upon completion of the visa application process.