Visa to Japan

※Visa Exemption Arrangements have resumed, and Suspension of Visa Validity has been lifted from 11 October 2022.

Important Notice


New rules on appointment booking will apply with effect from 12 December 2022. Please make sure to read the notice on the appointment system page above before making your appointment.
Please note that walk-ins are not allowed for visa application 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 Information

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

<General Visa Enquiries>
JAPAN VISA INFORMATION HOTLINE:TEL8004922526(24 hours / 7 days a week, English only)
*This hotline is designated for visa applicants residing in Singapore.

2. Visa Exemption Arrangement (Short-term stay)

Japan has Visa Exemption Arrangements with 68 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.

3. Required documents for visa application

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

4. Procedure

It takes at least 5 working days to process a visa application if there are no issues with the documents submitted.
However, 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.

5. Visa Fee

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