1. Fast.  VisaCentral specialises in securing Japan visas and can help you secure a Japan visa.
  2. Easy.  VisaCentral 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.

Important Information

Appointment System
The Embassy of Japan operates an appointment system for the submission of visa applications. VisaCentral will book the appointment at the Embassy on your behalf. The processing time quoted is the time taken for the visa to be received after the scheduled appointment. The current waiting time for an appointment is approximately 6 to 8 weeks.

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. Letter of Authorisation

    This must be provided as a copy of the Certificate of Completion of Registration to the ERFS system. This must be completed by your sponsor in Japan at https://entry.hco.mhlw.go.jp.

  4. 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.

  5. VisaCentral Order Confirmation

    Provide the VisaCentral Order Form included in this kit.

Important Information

Appointment System
The Embassy of Japan operates an appointment system for the submission of visa applications. VisaCentral will book the appointment at the Embassy on your behalf. The processing time quoted is the time taken for the visa to be received after the scheduled appointment. The current waiting time for an appointment is approximately 6 to 8 weeks.

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. Letter of Authorisation

    This must be provided as a copy of the Certificate of Completion of Registration to the ERFS system. This must be completed by your tour operator in Japan at https://entry.hco.mhlw.go.jp.

  4. 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.

  5. VisaCentral Order Confirmation

    Provide the VisaCentral Order Form included in this kit.