When you apply for a Japan Visa, you need several documents to support your application. The Japan Visa requirements change depending on the reason you are travelling as well as the duration of your stay. However, there is a list of requirements all applicants need to have.
Japan Visa Requirements for all applicants
The standard set of documents you need when you apply for a Japan visa is:
- Japan Visa Application Form
- Your passport
- Passport-size picture
- Flight itinerary
- Daily itinerary
- Proof of accommodation
- Proof of financial solvency
- Letter of invitation
- Proof of travel purpose
- Certificate of Eligibility (COE), if applicable
Japan Visa Application Form
The Visa Application Form has to be completed and signed. You can download a copy from the website of the Japan Ministry of Foreign Affairs (here) where you can fill it in electronically and then print it out. You can also get it on arrival at the Japanese Embassy/Consulate when you go there to apply
You have to enter your personal information (name, passport number nationality, employment information, etc.), your itinerary (date and location of arrival/departure, intended stay, where you will stay), information about the person/company inviting you to Japan or your guarantor, etc.
Complete all the fields. If they do not apply to you just write “N/A” (Non-Applicable).