VISA application

From December 4, 2023, Saudi nationals who meet certain financial requirements are eligible for Multiple-entry visas for short-term stay for the purpose of tourism, business, visiting relatives or friends etc. (Period of stay for each visit: 90 days, Validity: 3 years).
For more information, please see “Temporary visitor visa”.
*The Applicants are required to visit Japanese Embassy to submit the application. For a single-entry visa for tourism, you can choose Japan eVISA.

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.
Visa fee online payment (from July 10, 2023)
If a visa fee is applicable (depending on nationality), you can pay online by a Credit/Debit card.
Accepted Credit card brands: Visa / Mastercard / American Express / Diners Club / JCB
Accepted Debit card brands: Visa / Mastercard
Cash payment is also available, in that case applicants (or their representatives) need to visit the Japanese Embassy or Consulate General to pay the fee (Appointment is not required).

1  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.
2  Entering incorrect information and/or uploading the required documents inadequately could lead to a delay of examination or cancellation of your eVISA application.
For further information
The JAPAN eVISA system (electronic visa) (MOFA)
Online Payments of the Consular Fees (MOFA) 
Please beware of fraud websites looking alike the JAPAN eVISA website.

How to apply for visa on the JAPAN eVISA website(Online payment)
How to apply for visa on the JAPAN eVISA website(Cash payment)

JAPAN eVISA Information Hotline (24hours / English only)
Tel: (+966)-8008500697
 (Available in English, Vietnamese, Russian and Ukrainian)
*Please mention your nationality or citizenship and place of your residence in your email


<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

<Visa Application Procedures, Application Documents download (Click here)>
Application form has to be filled out completely by the applicant and signed.
・Photo has to be taken within the last 6 months, size of 45mm x 35mm, plain background.
・Passport should have at least 2 blank visa pages and be valid when you enter Japan
・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.
・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 person 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.

Temporary visitor visa (within 90 days)

Countries or Regions that do not require a visa to enter Japan

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.

Ordinary passport holders of KSA nationality  
Single Entry Visa
Multiple Entry Visa(for Business Purpose and Cultural or Intellectual Figures)  
Multiple Entry Visa(for Individual with considerable financial capacity)  (see page 3)
Ordinary passport holders of Other Nationalites
(Additional Documents)
・copy of re-entry permit into KSA
・copy of Iqama
Visa for Medical Stay
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 how to get the Certificate of Eligibility, please ask your proxy in Japan to consult with the nearest Regional Immigration Services Bureau.
>Work or Long Term Stay

Diplomatic / Official passport holders of KSA nationality
(Required documents)
・Valid Passport
Application form and 1 photo
・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 hours : 08:30 -12:00 (excluding Fridays, Saturdays and special holidays).
Pick-up hours : 13:15-15:15 (excluding Fridays, Saturdays and special holidays).
The standard processing period is five working days from the next day after the date of the application. But in some cases it may take longer.

Visa Fees (Click here)
For JAPAN eVISA only, payment can be done either by online (Credit/Debit card) or in Cash at the Embassy.
The visa fee must be paid in cash in the case of visas that are submitted at the Consular Section of the Embassy, 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.

Information from Immigration Services Agency of Japan
Foreign national coexistence policies (Immigration services agency of Japan)
Special Highly-Skilled Professionals (J-Skip)
Future Creation Individual Visa (J-Find)