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Japan

Responsible Office

Responsible Office

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


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

Entry (COVID19)

Entry (COVID19)

The current entry requirements for Japan can be found at the following link:

https://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/covid-19/bordercontrol.html

Determination visa type

Determination visa type

Currently, all citizens need a visa for Japan. Depending on your nationality you need different application documents. Citizens who are on the following list need the documents according to the list Business/Tourist A. For these nationalities we can complete the entire visa process. All other nationalities need the documents according to the Business/Tourist B list. For these nationalities we can start the visa process, but the applicant must pick up the visa in person at the Embassy.

List

PDF

Business

Business

Business A (see list)

1 Application form
Completely filled out and original signature (download)

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

1 passport photo
Biometric and in color (see photo criteria)

Registration in ERFS (Entrants, Returnees Follow-up System).
The sponsor based in Japan must apply for this registration online.

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

Authorization
In order for AVS to be authorized to obtain the visa, we need authorization from the traveler - Letter of Proxy (see template)

Business B (all other nationalities)

1 Application form
Completely filled out and original signature (download)

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

1 passport photo
Biometric and in color(see photo criteria)

Prepared by the sponsor/inviter in Japan

  • Certificate of completion of registration to ERFS system
  • Invitation letter (download)
  • Itinerary during stay in Japan (download)

If the sponsor in Japan will guarantee all expenses for the trip, including travel to and from Japan

  • Letter of Guarantee (download)
  • A certified copy of the incorporat ion register or An overview of Company/ Organization

Original Letter of introduction
From the Swiss employer on company paper, with stamp and signature. The letter must contain, among other things, the following:

  • The nature o f the business in Japan
  • The name and address of the business contact in Japan
  • An itinerary for the proposed trip
  • That the company will guarantee all expenses for the trip, including travel to and from Japan (If the company in Japan covers the cost, it i s not necessary)
  • That the company guarantees the applicant will abide by Japanese law and Japanese immigration regulations

Confirmation of employment
From Swiss employer on company paper, with stamp and signature.

Travel confirmation
Copy of flight confirmation for entry and departure

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

Authorization
In order for AVS to be authorized to obtain the visa, we need authorization from the traveler - Letter of Proxy (see template)

Tourist

Tourist

Tourist A (see list)

1 Application form
Completely filled out and original signature (download)

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

1 passport photo
Biometric and in color (see photo criteria)

Registration in ERFS (Entrants, Returnees Follow-up System).
The sponsor based in Japan must apply for this registration online.

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

Authorization
In order for AVS to be authorized to obtain the visa, we need authorization from the traveler - Letter of Proxy (see template)

Tourist B (all other nationalities)

1 Application form
Completely filled out and original signature (download)

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

1 passport photo
Biometric and in color (see photo criteria)

Registration in ERFS (Entrants, Returnees Follow-up System).
The sponsor based in Japan must apply for this registration online.

Proof of liquidity, one of the following:

  • Bank statements for the last 3 months
  • Salary statement of the last 3 months

Travel confirmation
Copy of flight confirmation for entry and departure

Schedule of the stay
Completely filled from entry to departure (download)

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

Authorization
In order for AVS to be authorized to obtain the visa, we need authorization from the traveler - Letter of Proxy (see template)

Processing time

Processing time

7 - 15 working days

Information

Information

Currently, all citizens require a visa for Japan.
Only visas for 3 months and single entry are issued.

Documents

Documents

Application form

PDF

Order form

PDF

Pricelist

PDF

Our locations

(Please do not use as delivery address for registered mail)

Office Zurich >

AVS allvisumservice GmbH
Gartenstrasse 15
CH - 8302 Kloten

Office Bern >

AVS allvisumservice GmbH
Eigerstrasse 66
CH - 3007 Bern

Office Geneva >

AVS allvisumservice GmbH
Rue des Falaises 10
CH - 1205 Geneva