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Japan

Responsible Office

Responsible Office

If the applicant is resident in Geneva, Ticino, Vaud and Valais please send the documents to our office in: Geneva

Applicants from all the other cantons, please send the documents to our office in: Bern

Entry (COVID19)

Entry (COVID19)

All travelers to Japan must be in quarantine for 2 weeks. A COVID-19 test is required for entry.

Further and detailed information can be found at:

https://www.ch.emb-japan.go.jp/itpr_de/coronavirus_de.html


Business

Business

1 Application form
Completely filled out and originaly signed (download)

Original passport
Validity of more than 6 months beyond the return date

2 passport photos
Biometric and color (siehe Fotokriterien)

Invitation letter
Completed template from the company in Japan with seal or signature - see remark on the template (download)

Residence Track
Filled Template From Company In Japan (download)

Letter of guarantee
Completed template from the company in Switzerland with seal or signature - see remark on the template (download)

Letter of assignment / certificate of employment
from the applicant's employer in Switzerland, stamped and signed. The letter must specify:

  • Data from the traveling person
  • Details of the employment relationship
  • Travel dates
  • Reason for the trip
  • Confirmation to cover the travel expenses

Travel Confirmations:

  • Copy of flight confirmation for entry and departure
  • Copy of the hotel confirmation

Residence permit
If necessary, a copy of the applicant´s residence permit valid for Switzerland or Liechtenstein

Power of attorney
In order for AVS to be authorized to obtain the visa, we need authorization from the traveler (see template)

Processing time

Processing time

10 working days

Information

Information

Collection in Bern:
Each applicant must pick up the visa personally in Bern. You can send us all the documents, we check the documents for you and apply for the visa at the consulate. We will inform you when you can pick up your passport with visa at the consulate.

Collection in Geneva:
No personal appearance required.

Documents

Documents

Application form

PDF

Order form

PDF

Pricelist

PDF