Japan introduces e-visa for Indian tourists; here’s how to apply and more | India News

New Delhi: Japan has officially rolled out its e-Visa program through Japan Visa Application centers managed by VFS Global for several countries, including India. This single-entry visa allows a stay of up to 90 days in Japan, tailored for air travelers with ordinary passports starting April 1.

Eligible countries

Eligible countries and regions for the eVisa include Australia, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and the USA.Indian citizens and foreign nationals residing in India are also eligible,
All the people residing in these countries/regions, except those who are exempt from short-term visa, can apply
Procedure to apply
Verification of required visa and documents
Enter the necessary information for the online visa application
Receive the visa application results via email
Pay the visa fees (from 1 April 2024 to 31 March 2025)
Single or Multiple visa: 500 INR
Transit visa: 50 INR
VFS Service Fee will be also charged.
Receive the e-Visa after payment.
The new eVisa system requires travelers to show a digital “visa issuance notice” on their mobile phones upon arrival at the airport, with internet access being essential for this step. All other formats, such as PDFs, photos, screenshots, or printed copies, will not be accepted.
Important Notes

  • (1) JAPAN eVISA is available only to those who travel to Japan by plane.
  • (2) During the application process, the applicant may be requested to appear in person at the Japanese overseas establishment with jurisdiction over the place of the applicant’s residence for an interview.
  • (3) Only ordinary passport holder is eligible to apply through JAPAN eVISA website.

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