Long Term Japan Visa for Indians

It is required for citizens of India to acquire a visa to go to Japan, whether for travel, study or work. Find out more about the long term visa that is offered and the process to get one, including about the new visa processing system offered in India. 

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction 
  2. Categories of Visa 
  3. Long term Visa
  4. General Information about fees, processing time, etc.
  5. Introduction of New System of Visa Processing
  6. In Conclusion


India and Japan have had a very good friendship for a long time. According to the Embassy of India in Tokyo, the two countries “established diplomatic relations on 28 April 1952” after which many high-level visits and exchanges took place. India hosts 5 embassies and consulates-generals of Japan in India. Currently, Mr. Sanjay Kumar Verma is the Ambassador of India in Japan.

※Embassy of India in Tokyo, “India-Japan Bilateral Relations

Categories of Visa 

Depending on your requirement, you need to apply for the correct category of visa. Different visas under which Indian are granted visas are mentioned below.

  1. Short Term Visa: It’s a visa for up to 90 days. It can be a single entry (tourism, business, visiting friends/relatives etc) and multiple entries (business purpose).

  2. Long Term Visa: It’s a visa for more than 90 days for paid work (job, study, training etc)

  3. Medical Visa: For medical check-up and treatments; the visa is given to both the patient and accompanying person.

  4. Transit Visa: For short duration up to 15 days on the way to or back from a different country. 

  5. Highly Skilled Professionals: A special point-based system visa for highly skilled professionals.

Long term visa 

As our site offers support for people who intend to stay in Japan for a longer period, we will discuss the long term visa more in depth. Under this visa, a person can stay in Japan for more than 90 days. It's also called a work visa. This visa is for employment or residency purposes in Japan. For this visa, an applicant must obtain the “Certificate of Eligibility” (COE) and submit the original copy of the Certificate of Eligibility to the embassy or consulate.

Required Documents to get the Visa

1. Certificate of Eligibility (original)

2. Valid passport: with minimum 6 months validity

3. Completely filled application form with applicant's signature. 

4. Recently taken photograph with white background.

5. Visa fee: The visa fee is payable in cash, money order or cashier's check payable to the Consulate General of Japan. Personal checks and credit cards are not accepted.

To get a Certificate of Eligibility, the applicant’s representative in Japan should apply at the nearest Regional Immigration Bureau of the Ministry of Justice. Once they have received the COE, they can then send it to the applicant who will use it to obtain the visa. 

General Information about fees, processing time, etc.

Visa fee for citizens of India are as follows

Single Entry Visa

Approx Rs. 584

Multiple Entry Visa (when possible)

Approx Rs. 584

Transit Visa

Approx Rs. 73

Processing Time

To complete the visa process, it takes a minimum of 4 working days.

You can apply at the Embassy & Consulates in India. There is 1 embassy and 4 Consulate-Generals of Japan in India at Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru and Mumbai.

Address of Embassy of Japan located in New Delhi

Plot No.4&5, 50-G Shantipath,
Chanakyapuri, New Delhi-110021

Tel: 91-11-2687-6581, 2687-6564, 4610-4610

Fax: 91-11-2467-8081

Email: jpemb-visa@nd.mofa.go.jp

Website: www.in.emb-japan.go.jp

Introduction of New System of Visa Processing

The Embassy of Japan has introduced a new system of visa processing through visa processing agencies which promises to process applications faster and at convenient locations. 

These agencies are:

  1. VFS Global Services Pvt. Ltd.

Website: http://www.vfsglobal.com/japan/india


Shivaji Stadium Metro Station, Mezzanine Level, Baba Kharak Singh Marg, Connaught Place, New Delhi-110001

Tel: 022-6786-6016 

Email: info.jpin@vfshelpline.com

  1. CKGS Japan Visa Application and Information Center

Website: http://www.jp.ckgs.in/


Indra Palace Building Ground Floor- ‘H’ Block (Opposite H&M) Connaught Place (Middle Circle) New Delhi -110001 

Phone number: 011-2373-8812

In Conclusion

Indian citizens who are looking forward to travel or move to Japan will need to plan their visa accordingly. You may find this article useful while applying for the visa. Just make sure that all certificates and letters are original and a physical signature is required as they do not accept digital or scanned signatures. All the Best!

For more information please visit the website of the Embassy of Japan in India.

You don't have to worry alone anymore A Q&A community about Japan

Related articles

Living the nightlife!: Host and Hostess Clubs in Japan

Entertaining customers through conversation and hospitality in restaurants and bars has always been one of the cultural and historical occupations for Japanese people. These types of establishments ar...

Work visa rules/regulations

Think Innovatively: How to Apply for the Technical Intern Training Program in Japan for Filipinos

Japan is considered a forerunner in technology and innovation as it holds the biggest companies that produce advanced technology in the world. This is the one of the reasons why Japan’s technica...


Top IT Companies in Japan

Japan is one of the largest economies in the world. Its more recent shifting from analog to digital is creating job opportunities for the foreign IT engineers. To give a brief understanding of the IT ...


Keiei-Kanri: What You Need to Know About Japan’s Business Manager Visa

Engaging with and participating in business activities in Japan isn’t limited to the Japanese after all. Foreigners who intend to pursue business in one of the strongest economies in Asia are no...

Work Work Visa visa

Japanese styles of Leadership and Famous Presidents, CEOs and Business Leaders of Japan

A leader is anyone leading a team or group towards a common goal. There have been many leaders in Japan over the course of its history, not just in politics, but in economics and in society. Here are ...

Work history industry company

Our website uses Cookies with the goal of improving our accessibility and quality. Please click "Agree" if you agree to our usage of Cookies. To see more details about how our company uses Cookies, please take a look here.

Cookie Policy