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Visa Requirements for US Passport Holders – Japan

US citizens must have a passport when traveling to Japan. The passport must be valid for the duration of the whole trip or 6 months beyond that intended travel period. A visa is not required for those traveling either for tourism or business for up to 90 days. A return or onward, confirmed ticket must be presented upon arrival.

As a rule, all foreign nationals who enter Japan are required to be photographed and have a fingerprint scan at the port of entry. Exempted from this requirement are foreign nationals who are under 16 years old, special permanent residents, holders of official or diplomatic visas or those invited by the head of the national administrative organization.

Please be reminded that you cannot change your visa status while in Japan. You must first exit and re-enter with the proper visa.

US citizens who are intending to stay for more than the permitted 90 days “visa-free stay” must secure a visa prior to traveling.

General Requirements

Tourist Visa/Business Visa

  • Valid passport with at least 1 blank visa page available
  • Proof of roundtrip airline ticket
  • Japanese visa application form

Those intending to pursue studies in Japan must consult with the Japanese Embassy for the proper visa requirements.

For more information on Japan’s visa requirements, please consult:

Embassy of Japan, Consular Section
2520 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC
20008
USA
Telephone: (202) 238-6800
Fax: (202) 328-2187
Website: http://www.us.emb-japan.go.jp

Consulates General

Anchorage
3601 C St., Suite 1300
Anchorage, AK
99503
USA
Telephone: (907) 562-8424

Los Angeles
350 S. Grand Ave., Suite 1700,
Los Angeles, CA
90071
USA
Telephone: (213) 617-6700
Fax: (213) 617-6727

San Francisco
50 Fremont St., Suite 2300
San Francisco, CA
94105
USA
Telephone: (415) 777-3533

Denver
1225 17th St., Suite 3000,
Denver, CO
80202
USA
Telephone: (303) 534-1151
Fax: (303) 534-3393

Miami
Brickwell Bay View Tower
80 S.W. 8th St., Suite 3200
Miami, FL
33130
USA
Telephone: (305) 530-9090

Atlanta
100 Colony Sq. Bldg.,
1175 Peachtree St., N.E., Suite 2000
Atlanta, GA
30361
USA
Telephone: (404) 892-2700

Agana
Guam Int’l Trade Center Bldg.
590 S. Marine Dr., Suite 604
Tamuning, Guam
96911

Honolulu
1742 Nuuanu Ave.,
Honolulu, Hawaii
96817
USA
Telephone: (808) 536-2226

Chicago
737 N. Michigan Ave.
Suite 1100
Chicago, IL
60611
USA
Telephone: (312) 280-0400

New Orleans
639 Loyola Ave., Suite 2050,
New Orleans
70113
USA
Telephone: (504) 529-2101

Boston
Federal Reserve Plaza
600 Atlantic Ave., 14th Floor
Boston, MA
02210
USA
Telephone: (617) 973-9772

Detroit
400 Renaissance Center, Suite 1600,
Detroit, MI
48243
USA
Telephone: (313) 567-0120
Fax: (313) 567-0274

Kansas City
Commerce Tower, 911 Main St.
Room 1800
Kansas City, MO
64105
USA
Telephone: (816) 471-0111

New York
299 Park Av., 18 & 19 Floor,
New York, NY
10171
USA
Telephone: (212) 371-8222

Portland
Wells Fargo Center
1300 SW 5th Ave., Suite 2700,
Portland, OR
97201
USA
Telephone: (503) 221-1811

Houston
Wells Fargo Plaza,
1000 Louisiana St., Suite 2300,
Houston, TX
77002
USA
Telephone: (713) 652-2977

Seattle
601 Union St., Suite 500,
Seattle, WA
98101
USA
Telephone: (206) 682-9107

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