Visa to Japan


Visa Application Procedures (During COVID-19 Period)

Important Notice

Temporary Change in Consular Operations
(Revision of Operational Hours and Processing Times / Appointment needed for Consular Services)

Starting from 25 February 2020, the following temporary changes have been implemented to Consular Section’s operations. Starting from 15 April, the Consular Service will be available by appointment only due to the situation surrounding COVID-19 until further notice. Please click here for more details.
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 Information

You can find the about general VISA information at MOFA website (VISA).

JAPAN VISA INFORMATION HOTLINE is ready to take up your questions related to visa. Please call for general inquiries.
JAPAN VISA INFORMATION HOTLINE (24 hours / 7 days a week, English only):TEL8004922526
*This hotline is designated for visa applicants residing in Singapore.

2. Visa Exemption Arrangement (Short-term stay)

Japan has taken measures concerning the Visa Exemption Arrangements with 68 countries and regions. Singapore is one of the visa exemption country for 90 days temporary visit. Please click here to check your country.

*Note: Currently, visa exemption measures have been suspended for the time being, as a border measures against novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

3. Required documents for visa application

The required documents are different depending on the purpose of visit.
Please click here to find more details.

4. Procedure

Normally, it takes 5 working days for the procedure, however depending on the purpose of visit or the individual situation, the applicants may be requested to submit additional supporting documents and may require to refer the case to MOFA, Japan. In these occasions, the visa approval procedure may take more time. We do not accept requests for same-day issuance nor expedite cases due to the personal reasons.

5. Visa Fee

Payment must be made at collection time and only in CASH. (Personal checks, credit/debit cards and electronic payment are NOT accepted.)
Please click here to check your visa fee.