Welcome to the Visa Information page. The Visa Section of the Consulate General of Japan in New York takes care of the issuance of visas to foreign nationals who wish to enter Japan. Whether you need to obtain a visa in order to enter Japan differs according to the purpose of visit, length of your stay, your nationality, etc. So please read the following instructions carefully to determine if you need a visa.
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM Monday - Friday (except holidays).
Visa fees will be required for pick up time only, except for those citizens of the countries are exempt from visa fees.
Group Visa Applications:
Applications must be brought in mornings between the hours of 9:30 and 12:30 for those submitting 5 or more entertainer visa applications. Tour mangers are encouraged to bring in one photocopy of the face page from each passport.
Copies of documents:
The Consulate General of Japan will not make copies. A good rule of thumb: If you want the document back, bring the original AND a photocopy.
If all requirements are met, most visas can normally be issued within 4-7 business days.
Applying by Mail:
Those residing outside of the 5 boroughs of New York City are welcome to apply by mail. Please refer to the following link for instructions: