Consulate General of Japan at Honolulu

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VISA Information

Welcome to the Visa Information page. The Visa Section of the Consulate General of Japan in Honolulu handles applications for visas to enter Japan.

Visa Section Service Hours:
This section is open from 8:00 - 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 - 3:00 p.m., Monday-Friday (except holidays).
Appointments are not necessary. However, please call in advance to verify that you have all the necessary documents to apply for your visa.

Visa Jurisdictions:
The Consulate General of Japan at Honolulu has a jurisdiction covering the State of Hawaii and American Samoa. If visa applicants reside outside State of Hawaii or American Samoa, please contact the Japanese Consulate or Embassy that handles visas for your area.

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Visa Requirements:
The requirements for visas vary depending upon nationality (citizenship), purpose of trip, and length of stay.
As a rule, applications must be submitted in person to the Consulate. 

Visas are processed in the order that the application is received. No exceptions are made for any personal reasons. Normally, a visa can be issued in minimum of four working days if all the requirements are met. Early planning for your trip to Japan is recommended, since visas can be obtained up to three months prior to departure for Japan.


If you have any questions, please feel free to call the Visa Section at 808-543-3111 or visit Visa Window during business hours.      

(c) Consulate General of Japan in Honolulu
1742 Nuuanu Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96817 USA
Tel: 808-543-3111