Visa & Travel

2021/3/16

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. 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.

In order to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Consular Section has modified several operations and services. We are anticipating longer than usual wait times at the consular office. If your application is not urgent, then we ask you to please consider rescheduling your visit. Longer wait times are also expected when contacting us by phone or email.

 

Japan Visa Information Hotline

TEL: 1-202-773-9557 (From U.S.A.)
24 hours /7days a week, English only 
*This Hotline is designated for visa applicants residing in Hawaii,USA. If you call from Hawaii, USA, you will be charged a domestic call fee for your call.
*This Hotline will only provide general information regarding Japanese visas and will not connect you to the Consulate-General's Visa Section.
*If you need to contact the Consulate-General in regards to a pending visa application,please contact the Consulate-General directly during office hours.
 

Visa Section Service Hours

*Temporary change of Visa Application window hours: from Monday to Friday, 9:00AM-11AM and 1:00PM-3:00PM,
 (We will be closed holidays)
 

Visa Jurisdictions

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

List of Japanese Embassies and Consulates
 

 

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. 
 
 
Temporary Visitor Visa for Business  SUSPENDED
Spouse of Japanese Visa with C.O.E
Mid to Long Term Visa with C.O.E
(other than Spouse of Japanese Visa)
SUSPENDED
 
  
 

Download Files

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. 

 
Visa Application Form Visa Application Form (Handwriting)
Visa Application Form (Sample) Schedule of Stay 
Letter for Invitation (English) 招へい理由書 (Japanese)
Letter of Guarantee (English) 身元保証書 (Japanese)
PCR Test Form Letter of Authorization

Testing locations for COVID-19

 

Criteria of Visa Issuance

A Japanese visa will be issued to an applicant, when he/she meets all of the following requirements and if the issuance is considered to be appropriate.

  1. The applicant possesses a valid passport and is entitled to re-entry to a country of his/her nationality or a country of his/her residence.
  2. All submitted documents are authentic, completed and satisfactory.
  3. The activities to be engaged in Japan/the civil status or the position of the applicant/the period of stay meet the requirements for the status of residence and the period of stay stipulated in the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act. (Cabinet Order No.319 of 1951. hereinafter referred to as the "Immigration Control Act")
  4. The applicant does not fall under any of the items of Article 5, Paragraph 1 of the Immigration Control Act.