VISA application

JAPAN eVISA (Apply for VISA online)
 From March 27, 2023, all nationals who reside in Saudi Arabia are able to apply for a tourist visa online (Single entry visa for a stay up to 90 days).
 Applicants can submit the visa application through the JAPAN eVISA website (fill in the application form and upload supporting documents) to receive the electronic visa, “Visa Issuance Notice”.
 Applicants are required to log-in to the JAPAN eVISA website and display “Visa Issuance Notice” at the departure airport under the Internet environment. PDF data, screenshot or printout of the page will not be accepted.
If a visa fee is applicable (depending on nationality), applicants (or their representatives) need to visit the Japanese Embassy or Consulate General to pay the fee in cash. Online payment is not available at this time.
Please be sure to submit the application at least 7 days before the scheduled arrival date of Japan. The visas are valid for 3 months from the date of issue.
For further information
Online visa application info (MOFA)
JAPAN eVISA website URL will be available on March 27, 2023.

Notice for visitors to consular section (Appointment is required)
To submit visa application, please book an appointment by phone or email. We highly appreciate your kind understanding and cooperation.
Consular Section
TEL 011-488-1100 / E-mail

Temporary Visa (within 90 days)
 It is for the stay of up to 90 days for the activities such as tourism, business, visiting friends or relatives, etc. but do not include remunerative activities.Your passport should have at least 2 blank visa pages and be valid for several months before expiry date.

Countries or Regions that do not require a visa to enter Japan
Visa Application Procedures, About Visa, Visa Application Documents (download) (Click here)
   Ordinary passport holders with KSA nationality  
   ・Single Entry Visa
   ・Multiple Entry Visa(for Business Purpose and Cultural or Intellectual Figures)  
    (Additional documents)
    Multiple entry visa applicants with business or cultural purpose who have never been to Japan (i.e.,without visa stamp on your passport), need to
   submit invitation letter and itinerary for the stay in Japan (some cases also need a letter of guarantee) from a person/guarantor who is inviting you
   to Japan.
   Ordinary passport holders with Other Nationalites
   (Additional Documents)
   ・A photocopy of re-entry permit into KSA
   ・A photocopy of Iqama
   Visa for Medical Stay
 Diplomatic / Official passport holders with KSA nationality
  (Required documents)
  ・Valid Passport
  ・Application form and 1 photograph
  ・Note verbal from the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs certifying the identity of the person concerned, his or her purposes and traveling schedule 
    to Japan.
 ・Application form: has to be filled out completely by the applicant and signed.
 ・Photograph: has to be taken within the last 6 months, with the size, 45mm x 35mm, with plain background.
 ・Application without original passport is not to be accepted.  However, if an applicant wishes to retain the passport for urgent travel, some cases   
  will be considered upon a written request.
Works and Long-Term Stay
 For Works and Long-Term Stays exceeding 90 days, it is advisable to apply by a proxy in Japan beforehand for Certificate of Eligibility issued by the Ministry of Justice in Japan. (Procedures Chart for Work or Long-Term Stay)
 For details concerning the acquisition of Certificate of Eligibility, please inquire through a proxy at the Imigration Service Agency of Japan.

 To study in Japan 
(Required documents)
 ・Valid Passport 
 ・Application form and 1 photograph
 ・Certificate of Eligibility
 ・If you do not have a Certificate of Eligibility,
   ○Certificate of Admission from University(or any schools)
   ○Letter of Financial Support from Ministry of Education in KSA (for Government scholarship student)
   ○Letter of Financial Support from guarantor(for Non-government scholarship student)
     ○Certificate of Income and Profession in guarantor(for Non-government scholarship student)
 ・Photocopy of Iqama (for other nationalities)
Application Hours
 Application hours : 08:30 -12:30 (excluding Fridays, Saturdays and special holidays).
Passport Pick-up
 Pick-up hours : 13:15-15:15 (excluding Fridays, Saturdays and special holidays).
The date to pick up the passport will be written on the receipt after the submission of application documents. It will usually be ready for pick-up after 5 working days. But in some cases it may take longer.
Visa Fees (Click here)
 Visa fees must be paid by cash only. Personal checks and credit cards are not accepted.
Visa fee will be gratis for Diplomatic and Official passport holder, and nationals from countries that have reciprocal agreements with Japan.
・In some cases, additional documents may be required.
・In case a visa is not granted, we usually explain Criteria of Visa Issuance but cannot disclose the reasons of such refusal to the applicant or persons concerned. We do not accept the  application from the same person for the same purpose of visit within six months from the date of the visa refusal.
Foreign national coexistence policies (Immigration services agency of Japan)