Consular

VISA / Residing in Japan

1.Temporary Visitor Visa
 (A) General Documentation 
 (B) Additional Documentation for Business purposes (Submit together with (A))
 (C) Additional Documentation for visiting relatives or friends (Submit together with (A))
2. Transit Visa
3. Visa for Certificate of Eligibility Holders
4. Other information related to visa submissions
 
 
1. Temporary Visitor Visa
(A) General documentation:
1. A valid passport and photo copy of passport which have face photo page
2. Visa Application form.
3. One passport sized photo on a plain background taken within 6 months of the date of application.
4. Confirmation slip, certificate, or other documents to prove reservation of air boarding ticket.
5. At least 3 months of bank statements or original and a photocopy of a bank account book.
If a third party will guarantee the applicant, the guarantor’s bank statement and letter of guarantee needs to be submitted. Copies of marriage and birth certificates will be required for specific cases.
6. An Itinerary in Japan. This document needs to be filled in with information about accommodation, activities, and contact numbers in Japan.
7. A Certificate of employment, which includes information certifying their identity, period of service in the company and purpose of their journey to Japan on the company’s letterhead and a copy of the company’s registration.
8. Information about the accommodation in Japan, which certifies the name, addresses and telephone number. (e.g. pamphlet, Website, etc.)
9. A copy of re-entry VISA of Maldives for expatriate employee
10. A copy of working ID card for expatriate employee
 
Additional documentation is required for the following purposes
 
 
(B) Business: (Submit together with (A) General Documentation)
1. An invitation letter from the inviting person/guarantor in Japan or documents to explain activities in Japan such as a contract of transactions between companies, meeting materials, materials of trading goods, etc..
2. A program or itinerary in Japan from the inviting person/guarantor in Japan.
3. A letter of guarantee. (If the travel expenses to be borne by guarantor.)
4. A certified copy of the incorporation register or an overview of the company/organization. (If the travel expenses are to be borne by a guarantor in Japan)
 
 
(C) Visiting Relatives or Friends: (Submit together with (A) General Documentation)
1. Documentation to prove kinship.
2. An invitation letter and supporting documentation for invitation (e.g. invitation card for Wedding ceremony in Japan) from the inviting person/guarantor in Japan.
3. An itinerary in Japan from the inviting person/guarantor in Japan.
 *The following documentation should be prepared by the guarantor in Japan if the expenses are to be borne by the guarantor.
4. A letter of Guarantee.
5. More than one of the following documents concerning the guarantor.
  a) The latest certificate of income/taxation or a certificate of tax payment.
  b) A copy of the counterfoil of final tax return with the stamp of receipt of the tax office. (e-Tax: submit receipt notification and final tax return)
  c) Latest bank statement.
6. Certificate of residence ‘Jyuminhyo’ with description of his/her family relationship with all family members. (When the guarantor is Japanese)
7. A copy of both sides of a valid Residence Card. (When the guarantor is a foreign national)
8. A certificate of Residence ‘Jyuminhyo’ with all matters listed except for ‘My Number’ and Resident Record Code. (When the guarantor is a foreign national)
9. A copy of the guarantor’s passport, including the page of status items, records of entry/departure, and permission of residence. (When the guarantor is a foreign national)
 
 
 
2. Transit visa
Documentation to be submitted for Visa Application
1. Valid passport and one photo copy of passport which have face photo page
2. Visa application form.
3. One passport sized photo on a plain background taken within 6 months of the date of application.
4. Flight booking for whole journey.
5. Third country visa.
6. A copy of re-entry VISA of Maldives for expatriate employee
7. A copy of working ID card for expatriate employee
 
 
3. Visa for Certificate of Eligibility holder
Documentation to be submitted for Visa Application
1. Valid passport  and one photo copy of passport which have face photo page
2. Visa application form.
3. One passport sized photo on a plain background taken within 6 months of the date of application.
4. The original document of the Certificate of Eligibility.
5. A copy of re-entry VISA of Maldives for expatriate employee
6. A copy of working ID card for expatriate employee
 
 
 
4. Other information related to visa submission
A) NOTES
 (a) Please DO NOT STAPLE any documentation or photographs.
 (b) Applicants may be requested to submit additional documentation besides those mentioned above.
 
B) Visa Applications and Collection:
 Submission and collection of visas must be done personally by the applicant.
 Because of unavoidable circumstances, When a third party has to collect a VISA on behalf of the applicant, a collection slip and an authorization letter are required.
 All applicants must visit the Visa counter at least once, either during submission or collection to certify him/her and to satisfy the Embassy regulations.
 
C) Processing Period:
 Most applications are processed within 5 working days, but in certain cases it may take longer. Applicants are advised to apply for a visa well in advance of a trip. For foreigners working in the Maldives, please apply at least 3 weeks prior to departure.
 
D) Visa fees ( from April 1st 2019 to March 31st 2020 )
1. Single-entry VISA: MVR410, (MVR120 for Indian citizen)
2. Multiple-entry VISA: MVR830 (MVR120 for Indian citizen)
3. Transit VISA: MVR100 (MVR10 for Indian citizen)
 Some countries have visa fee exemptions and for some additional fees may apply. Contact the Visa Section for further information. 
 
E) Visa Section Operating Hours:
 Sunday to Thursday except Embassy Holidays
 10:00-12:00, (12:00-14:00 closed), 14:00-16:00. We need to be on time.

F) Insurance

 Dear travelers to Japan: it is recommended to take out an overseas travel insurance.
○ An overseas travel insurance makes you feel secure, even in emergencies and you can enjoy your trip.
○ Medical expenses can be very high in Japan. If the travel issurance your purchased offers sufficient  coverage of treatment costs, you can receive treatment without concern.
○ It is recommended to have an overseas travel insurance with travel support for hospital referrals, medical  interpretation and cashless medical service. 
 
Question?
Embassy of Japan in Maldives, Consular section
Tel:+960-330-0087
Email: ryoujimale@mo.mofa.go.jp

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