Guidance for VISA

2022/8/8

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IMPORTANT NOTICE
●Currently, all foreign nationals who wish to newly enter Japan need to apply for a visa except for those with re-entry permit. 
 
●Only those with “special exceptional circumstances” are allowed for new entry into Japan in principle, if the receiving organizations located in Japan complete prescribed applications in the Entrants, Returnees Follow-up System (ERFS).
 
●For the cases regarded as “special exceptional circumstances”, please refer to “2. Entry of foreign nationals with special exceptional circumstance” on the website of Ministry of Foreign Affairs and “2. Regarding special exceptional circumstances” on the website of Immigration Services Agency as below;
   

 

Kindly refer to【Visa Categories】below for requirements of visa application.

    ●Phased measures for Resuming Cross-Border Travel (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) 
    ●Border enforcement measures to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) (Ministry of Foreign Affairs)   
    ●Covid-19: Current Japanese Border Measures (Ministry of Health and Labour and Welfare)
    ●Mask Use(Ministry of Health and Labour and Welfare)
    ●Fast Track (*With this app, you can complete some quarantine procedures before you enter Japan)
    ●Visit Japan (*This is the web site that the visitors can use for quarantine, immigration and custom procedures in order to enter Japan)

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General Information



Visa Categories
1. Temporary Visit Visa
 (Note) The regulations below are generally applicable to Jordanian, Syrian and Yemeni nationals.
            For the requirements for visa application for other nationals, please inquire at Consular Section of the Embassy of Japan in Jordan
.

 (1)For Business/ Conference/ Training/Cultural Exchange/ Sports Exchange etc.
      Requirements


 (2)For Visiting Relatives / Acquaintances
     Requirements
     (Note 1) For Visiting Relatives, the visa applicants should be a relative of those who reside in Japan.
                  
For Visiting Acquaintances, the visa applicants should have a relationship to the acquaintance equivalent to a relative,
                   or his/her necessity to visit Japan should be recognized. 
 (a foreign national who has relationship with a person residing in Japan equivalent to a relative: (e.g.) betrothed, common-law marriage. A foreign national could be recognized his/her necessity to visit Japan: (e.g.) a person who attend to wedding or funeral, a person who visits a sick acquaintance.) 

     (Note 2) Checking the box for agreement to comply the "Pledge" on the “Letter of Invitation “ will not be required if the applicant is
                a spouse/dependent of a Japanese national, a Permanent Resident and a Long-Term Resident.



 (3)For Tourism
     Visa application for tourism will be accepted from 10 June, 2022.
     Kindly be reminded that it will be limited to the cases in which travel agencies among others organizing the trips serve as receiving organizations of the entrants.
    (Independent tours without receiving organizations are not included.)
    Requirements
         

2. Work or Long-term Stay Visa(for Holders of Certificate of Eligibility)
​ (1) Required documents 
 (2) Valid period of Certificates of Eligibility
     For the valid period of the Certificates of Eligibility issued after 1 Jan. 2020, please see https://www.moj.go.jp/isa/content/930005851.pdf 
     (Immigration of Services Agency)


 
【Visa Application Documents】
For the forms in English, click here. For the forms in Japanese, click here.
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Fees
Visa Fees (Gratis for Jordanian and 20JD for Syrian and Yemeni.)



【Working hours】
Visa application 9:00 to 11:00
Sunday to Thursday except for Embassy's holidays
Receiving visa 14:00 to 15:30
Sunday to Thursday except for Embassy's holidays

 

【For Inquiries】
For inquiries (in Jordan)
Consular Section of Embassy of Japan in Jordan
   Tel: (+962)-6-593-2005 ext:115 (Arabic & English)
                                             124 or 110 (Japanese & English)
   *8:00 to 16:00, Sunday to Thursday except for Embassy's holidays
   Email: consular@am.mofa.go.jp
Visa Hotline (English)
   Tel: (+962)-6-429-6193
   *24 hours
   *Visa Hotline for Foreigners
 

For inquiries (in Japan)                
Foreign Residents Support Center (FRESC) MOFA Visa Information (Japan)
   Tel: (+81)-3-5363-3013 (for some IP phones and calls from overseas)
   Tel: 0570-011000 (for domestic calls in Japan)
   *9:00 to 17:00, Monday to Friday (Japan time)