Visiting Japan & Visa

Due to a high volume of application, starting May 9, 2022, the consulate will only accept visa application by either mail or drop off at the consulate office. Please click here for the detail.

Email application will not be available after May 9, 2022.

Currently, We are accepting visa applications under circumstances below. Please click for detailed information including the required documents.
  1. Spouse/Child and Relatives of JAPANESE NATIONALS
  2. Spouse/Child and Relatives of PERMANENT RESIDENT in JAPAN
  3. SPOUSE/CHILD and PARENTS of person who has the Status of Residence in Japan as "定住者"
  4. Former Japanese nationals
  5. Temporary visit for BUSINESS/CONFERENCE
  6. WORK/SYUDY/DEPENDENT with Certificate of Eligibility
1~5 Temporary visit for less than 90 days
6 Long term stay more than 3 month
※For any questions, please contact below:
     Japan Visa Information Hotline: TEL: 1-888-704-4459 (24 hours/7 days a week, English only)
     The Consulate Visa Section: (If you have any questions regarding the availability of a visa for your situation, please contact the above 24-hour English Hotline. We are currently receiving a high volume of inquiries. Please allow several days for a response to email inquiries.)

We are currently getting a multitude of inquiries regarding traveling from the U.S. to Japan and vice versa.
Due to the effects of the Novel Coronavirus outbreak in our area, we are operating with limited resources.
Although we are trying to answer as many inquiries as possible in a timely manner, it may take us longer to respond.
In order for us to provide you with the appropriate information, we have created a list of resources below that may help you in the meantime.
Thank you for your understanding.

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