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Citizens of certain countries are exempt from visa for a 90 days maximum stay in Japan. A simple passport is sufficient... 

If you’re coming from one of the 50 countries that have signed bilateral agreements with Japan on visa exemptions for tourists, a simple passport is necessary for a stay up to 90 days.

If you’re coming from Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein, Great-Britain, Switzerland or Mexico, an extension can be granted by the Japanese immigration services for a stay of up to 6 months. Ask the immigration service directly in Japan.

Citizens from other countries have to apply for a temporary visa. Contact the Japanese embassy of your country of residence to find out more about visa procedures.

When entering Japan, you have now to submit your fingerprint and have your picture numerized by the Japanese immigration services. Upon refusal, you will not be allowed to enter Japan.

To find out more about tourist visas in Japan, please contact the Japanese embassy of your home country or check the Japanese immigration service’s website.

  Good to know:

A temporary visa (tourist visa) does not allow you to work or get involved in any paid activity. Once in Japan, it is highly recommended to always keep your passport in your pocket! 

 Useful link:

Japanese Immigration Service www.immi-moj.go.jp

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