Visa to Japan


Important Notice

  • Only Single-entry TOURISM short-term visa not exceeding 90 days length of stay
  • All other applications(e.g. Multiple-entry, business, domestic helper, long-term stay or spouse of Japanese visas) have to be submitted physically at the Embassy
  • 4-8 weeks processing time is to be expected due to an extremely high volume of eVISA applications. Please submit your application at least 2 months in advance!
  • Prepare documents according to this checklist before submitting the online application below:


※In the case of insufficient documents, your application may be cancelled without processing.
※Please beware of fraud websites looking alike the JAPAN eVISA website.

Walk-ins are not allowed for visa application physical submission. 
If you no longer need the appointment, please cancel your booking using the link provided at the bottom of your appointment confirmation email. Your kind cooperation is greatly appreciated.  
ATTENTION ALL VISITORS: For security reasons, visitors are required to produce ORIGINAL personal identification document with facial photo, e.g. Passport, NRIC or Identity Card to enter Embassy’s premises. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding.

1. Visa Exemption Arrangement (Short-term stay)

Japan has Visa Exemption Arrangements with 70 countries and regions. Singapore is one of the visa exemption countries for 90 days temporary visit. Please click here for the list of Visa Exemption countries.

2. Required documents for visa application

Documents required for visa application differ according to travel purpose.
Please click here for more details.

Sightseeing / Business / Domestic Helper/ Domestic Helper(日本語)

3. Procedure

Please only apply for a visa within 3 months of your planned travel date.
It takes at least 5 working days to process a visa application submitted at the Embassy if there are no issues with the documents submitted.
For JAPAN eVISA application, a notification will be sent to you by email once the visa is approved. The processing period may take a longer time depending on the volume of applications received.
※Please note that the Embassy will not respond to any inquiries about the eVISA processing period as the notification will be sent to you directly from JAPAN eVISA system.

Depending on the travel purpose or individual circumstances, applicants may be requested to submit additional supporting documents and referral to our HQ, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan(MOFA) may be required. For such cases, more time may be required for visa approval to be granted. The Embassy does not accept requests for same-day issuance nor expedite cases due to personal reasons.

4. Visa Fee

Please click here to check your visa fee.

For applications submitted at the Embassy, payment must be made upon collection of visa, in CASH only. (Personal checks, credit/debit cards and electronic payment are NOT accepted.)

For JAPAN eVISA, payment can be done either by CREDIT CARD or CASH
Visa Issuance Notice will be sent to you within 2-3 working days by email after payment is complete.
For payment by credit card, you shall register the credit card information through JAPAN eVISA system.
For payment by cash, you are required to come to the Embassy to make payment after you receive the payment notice by email.
Counter hours for eVISA cash payment at the Embassy: 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM (Please make sure to check our Embassy holidays)
*Appointment is NOT required.
*Please bring a printed copy of the eVISA Registration information form to make payment at the Embassy.
*Original personal identification document with facial photo (e.g. Passport, NRIC or Identity Card) is required to enter Embassy’s premises.

5. Visa Information

General information about VISA can be found on MOFA website (VISA).

Visa Enquiries(General / JAPAN eVISA)
JAPAN VISA INFORMATION HOTLINE:TEL(65)31251895(24 hours / 7 days a week, English only)
*This hotline is designated for visa applicants residing in Singapore.

JAPAN eVISA Enquiries*Please check FAQs on JAPAN eVISA site before making an inquiry. 
(1)JAPAN eVISA Help Desk (Questions about technical issues with JAPAN eVISA site)
 Please contact via inquiry form on JAPAN eVISA site. (English or Japanese)
(2)Hotline: (English only) *Please mention your nationality or citizenship and country of residence in your email.