Visa

2024/4/16

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To apply for sticker visa through our consular section check here.

Information

Consular Section

Tel: +966-(0)12-667-0676
email: cgjapan@je.mofa.go.jp


Visa Validity
1. Single-entry visas are valid for three months and double-entry visas are for six months.
2. Multiple-entry visas are valid for 12 months or 3 years from the date of issue.
3. In case a visa is valid for three months, the holder can use it to enter Japan any time within three months from the date of issue.
4. When a visa is not used within three months, it will be automatically invalid. The holder has to apply for a visa again with the required documents.


Office Closed Days

       Consulate-General of Japan is closed on weekends (Fridays & Saturdays) and Official Holidays.
 

Official Holidays in 2024
 

Visa Application Procedure

Applicant must prepare all the requirements, then send all documents to our e-mail for pre-checking, the reply will be sent to the applicant within 7 working days, if the documents are complete an appointment will be made to apply with the original documents. 


( Please make sure to apply more than a month before your trip specially during high seasons in Japan Spring, summer, and christmas, and Holidays in Saudi arabia ).


* For applicants who applied for the Tourist E-visa and their application status in under examination please wait 5 - 7 working days until you receive result or if your application been cancelled.


1. Fill in a Visa Application Form (Download Formand prepare other required documents.

2. Send all documents in PDF format only to our e-mail for pre-checking (documents size must not exceed 10 MB).

3. The time required for visa issuance is 5 - 7 working days in some cases it may take longer.

 

 - In order to ensure accuracy, we generally do not accept consultations regarding visa requirements via phone call, please read through our website or contact us by e-mail, and our staff will reply to individual questions as needed.


We do not request paid flight tickets. And we are not responsible if you cannot use the purchased flight due to delay or denial of visa.

For more information about the visa system, please inquire us by email.


[NOTES]
(1) The introduction letter from workplace should mention the salary of the applicant and must be addressed to the consulate.
(2) We may require additional documents by visa officer's assessment.
(3) The passport of the applicant should contain at least 2 empty pages. In case empty pages are less than 2, the passport should be renewed in advance.
(4) The picture of the applicant should be taken in full-face (without hiding any part of the face, especially forehead, or eyebrow), without a cap, hat, or hair accessory.  Ghutrah (Shemagh), Hijab are acceptable based on the above conditions.
(5) The picture should be
 - taken within thr last 6 months.
 - in color & white background.
 - pasted with glue only (please do not staple or tape) on the application form.
(6) Applicant is required to come to the visa counter of the consulate when he/she applies and receives unless unaffordable circumstances make him/her unable to come.
(7)Applying by mail is not accepted to avoid the loss of the passport.
(8)We do not have urgent visa issuance service.
(9)The single entry visa cannot be extended.
(10) Application should be submitted well in advance, preferably at least a month before the departure date from KSA ( Excluding Formal Holidays ).  
(11) Submitted documents cannot be returned whether the application is granted or not.
(12) We can't accept your request, such as making a copy of your passport in our office. Therefore kindly prepare all visa forms properly before submitting.

Frequently Asked Questions about VISA

Visa Fee

1. Visa fees can be paid only in cash. Please bring the exact amount. Personal checks and credit cards are not accepted.
- Visa Fees for Japanese Fiscal Year 2024.
(Fees might change with effect from 1st of April each year.)

2. Visa fee will be gratis for Diplomatic, Official VISAs and nationals of countries that have reciprocal arrangements with Japan (please check with the visa section of the Consulate).
 

Documents to be Submitted with Visa Application Forms

Common Forms:
Letter of Reason for Invitation (in English)
Letter of Guarantee (in English)
- Travel Itinerary (in English)
A letter of introduction and guarantee from the local sponsor in the Kingdom (in English)
Reason for Single Invitation (in Japanese) / Reason for Multiple Invitation (in Japanese)
Letter of Guarantee (in Japanese)
Travel Itinerary (in Japanese)

For Diplomatic/Official Passport Holders or For Official Visit Sponsored by Saudi Government
1. Valid passport and copy of it.
2. 1 application form duly filled in and signed by applicant.
3. Note verbal from the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs or the concerned Ministry of Saudi Government certifying the identity of the person concerned, his or her purposes and traveling schedule to Japan (Translated to English).
Note : Additional documents may be required(such as flight information(round-trip),accomodation booking,etc)

For Business Visa Applicants
1. Valid passport and copy of it.
2. 1 application form duly filled in and signed by applicant.
3. Photocopy of iqama and exit/re-entry visa (for non-Saudi only).
4. Flight reservation information ( round trip ) in English only.
5. Documents from the applicant's company certifying the purpose of the visit and financial support. (certified by Chamber of Commerce & Industry for non-Saudis). For example: original letter signed by an authorized executive officer, on company letterhead, stating the following:
(a) applicant's position in the company.
(b) duration of employment.
(c) nature/purpose of visit in detail.
(d) dates/duration of stay intended.
(e) contact person, company name in Japan.
6. Letter of Reason for invitation,Letter of Guarantee ( Must be addressed to the consulate in Jeddah ), Company Details/Profile and itinerary from Japan (Japanese or English acceptable).
Note: Additional documents may be required.

For Applicants of Multiple Entry Visa (for Individual with considerable financial capacity)

For Saudi nationals who will visit Japan a few times, and wishes for multiple-entry visas to be issued, a formal request should be made in writing with reasons (plesae note that some case will not be approved).

Please visit Visa site of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan.


For Tourist Visa Applicants
1. Valid passport and copy of it.
2. 1 application form duly filled in and signed by applicant.
3. Photocopy of iqama and exit/re-entry visa (for non-Saudi only).
4. Flight reservation information (a full round trip including departure & return to ksa) in English only. 
5. Accommodation booking covering the full stay.
6. Trip Plan / Travel itinerary, must match flight reservation.
7. Documents certifying that the person concerned can defray all expenses incurred during the stay in Japan. For example: Employment & Salary certificate (certified by Chamber of Commerce & Industry for non-Saudis)
8. For family members,provide a copy of family register translated into English.
Note: in some cases, additional documents may be required (such as bank statement for the last 3 months, etc).
         
For Those Visiting Relatives, Friends or Acquaintances
1. Valid passport and copy of it.
2. 1 application form duly filled in and signed by applicant.
3. Photocopy of iqama and exit/re-entry visa (for non-Saudi only).
4. Flight reservation information (a full round trip including departure & return to ksa) in English only. 
5. Trip Plan / Travel itinerary, must match flight reservation.
6. Documents certifying that the person concerned can defray all expenses incurred during the stay in Japan.
For example: Employment & Salary certificate (certified by Chamber of Commerce & Industry for non-Saudis)
7. Letter of Guarantee and invitation from Japan (Japanese or English acceptable).
8. Certificate of residence (with description of relationship among all family members) of relatives, friends living in Japan.
Note: When the guarantor is a foreign national, submit a photocopy of the both sides of the valid Residence card (the Alien Registration), a certificate of residence without omission of matters listed, and a photocopy of his/her passport (including the pages of status items, the record of entry/departure, and permission of residence)

For Those Studying in Japan, and Those Accompanying Students as Maharam
1. Valid passport and copy of it.
2. 1 application form duly filled in and signed by applicant.
3. Photocopy of iqama and exit/re-entry visa (for non-Saudi only).
4. Certificate of Eligibility and copy of it.
In case a Certificate of Eligibility is not obtained in Japan,
(a) Admission of College in Japan and copy of it.
(b) Financial Support letter (in English) from Saudi Government (for Government Scholarship).
(c) Financial Support letter (in English) from Saudi Government mentioning Mahram's name and passport number.
(d) Financial Support letter from guarantor (for Private Scholarship).
(e) Documents certifying guarantor income (for Private Scholarship).

Note: As for Maharam Visa, please submit the application at least 3 weeks prior to the departure to Japan.

※ According to the August 2019 Royal Decree, Mahram is not required for women above 21 years old she can travel alone, however Mahram is required for women under 20 years old ( scholarships, and married women are exempted), for a Mahram to accompany under 20 woman to study abroad, please consult with your host institution when apply for COE.
        

For Transit Visa Applicants
1. Valid passport and copy of it.
2. 1 application form duly filled in and signed by applicant.
3. Photocopy of iqama and exit/re-entry visa (for non-Saudi only).
4. Flight information (round trip).
5. Visa of the country of next destination from Japan.


Certificate of Eligibility Visa (COE)

Exemption of Visa (Short-Term Stay)