Thanks to the Global Partnership Between Japan & India, Japan Tourist Visa Costs Just ₹ 550!!


Japan is a fascinating nation with genuinely wonderful people. It is a lot more than just a tourist destination; in fact it is almost like a pilgrimage. More and more people are planning a trip to Japan to explore everything from its ancient sacred shrines to its fantastic shopping avenues, natural marvels to the developed city culture to deeply ingrained social traditions, temples, beautiful gardens, gorgeous mountains, geishas and the famous tea ceremonies. Of course, your plan to travel is incomplete unless you have a Japan visa.

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Do Indians need a visa to Japan? Well yes, they do. If you don’t know much about visa requirements and how to get one for yourself or the family look no further. The Japan visa requirements for Indians have become pretty straightforward, with typically a processing period of 4 working days.

For other nationals applying for a Japan Visa, the visa fee is JPY 3000 (INR 1750) for a single entry and JPY 6000 (INR 3510) for multiple entries visa. Thanks to Global Partnership between Japan and India, visa cost for Indians is just INR 550 for both single and multiple entries. Isn't it cool?

Photo of Thanks to the Global Partnership Between Japan & India, Japan Tourist Visa Costs Just ₹ 550!! by Shraddha Bansode

Where to Apply?

There are 5 embassies of Japan in India where you can apply for visa with respective of regions. Check the addresses and the timings of theses embassies here -

Embassies in India

What You Need?

Visa Application Form

Sample Form

2 Photographs

- 45mm&45mm (2 inches & 2 inches) (Larger than usual)

- White background

- Not older than 6 months

- 80% face coverage

- Matt finish

Cover Letter

You need to include your travel dates for Japan and why you’re going to the country. Highlight your trip itinerary clearly. Also included names of major countries you hold visas to, or have in the past, including the US, Canada, Australia and Europe. This always strengthens your visa application, especially as an Indian passport holder.

Confirmed Flight and Hotel Bookings

- Return or onwards Journey Flight Tickets

- Hotel bookings with exact location and date of the visit is required

Financial Document

As with most other visa applications for Indian passport holders, you need to show your recent 6-month bank statements, last year’s income tax return and any other supporting financial documents.

If your bank balance is low, you can include any fixed deposit summary. For an expensive country like Japan, you should aim to show a balance of 2-3 lakhs rupees in bank account. You will need last 3 years of income tax returns to be eligible for a multiple-entry visa!

Vaccine Certificate

An International Covid-19 Vaccination Certificate of 3 doses is required.

QR Code for Custom and Immigration

Fill the form on Visit Japan Web and generate QA Codes for Custom and Immigration

Visa Fees for Indian Nationals

Single or Multiple Entry Visa: Rs.550 /-

Transit visa: Rs.50 /-

Photo of Thanks to the Global Partnership Between Japan & India, Japan Tourist Visa Costs Just ₹ 550!! by Shraddha Bansode

How to Reach Japan?

Japan is easily accessible through direct flights to Tokyo from Delhi. Other flights from metro cities like Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Kochi stopover at Vietnam before departing for Japan. You may also want to consider taking the sea route if you like long luxurious holidays that most cruises offer. Once in Japan you can make use of its efficient transport system to move around the city.

Immigration at Japanese Airport

Entering Japan with my single-entry tourist visa was a breeze! I was asked no questions by the immigration officer before being stamped in. The process of scanning Custom and Immigration QR codes generated from 'Visit Japan Web' was hustle free too. However, during check-in, my airline did ask for my return flight ticket. I didn't have a confirmed return ticket, so I used a dummy air ticket. It’s a good idea to keep that and your first hotel booking handy.

If you have specific questions about the Japan visa process for Indians, you can contact VFS Japan or Japan Embassy by phone or email.

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