What makes a citizen in Japan?

Embassy of Japan in Germany
在 ド イ ツ 日本国 大使館

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Visa (German / English)


In principle, visas for Japan are issued if the applicant meets the following requirements and the issuance is considered legitimate.

  1. The applicant is in possession of a valid passport and is entitled to re-enter the country of which he is a citizen or citizen or in which he has his permanent residence.
  2. All documents submitted must be authentic, complete and appropriate.
  3. The activity to be performed in Japan, or the civil status or position of the applicant and the length of stay, should meet the requirements for the status and length of stay set out in the Immigration Control and Recognition of Refugees Act (Cabinet Decision No. 319 of 1951, hereinafter referred to as the "Law on Immigration Control") are specified.
  4. The applicant does not fall under the group of persons specified in Section 5 (1) No. 1 to 14 of the Immigration Control Act.



  1. Entry into Japan for a temporary stay and general information / Temporary Visitor Information

  2. Long-stay visas / Information on the Certificate of Eligibility (CoE)


Visa fees

There are no visa fees for German citizens, most EU citizens, Russian citizens and US citizens.

Information about possible visa fees:


Visa fees (as of April 2020)

General visa fee *

24.00 euros

Visa fee for Indian citizens

7.00 euros

* General visa fee applies to citizens from the following countries, for example: China, Brazil, Indonesia, Vietnam, France, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Finland, all African countries if a visa is required and other countries


Duration of the exhibition

A visa can take up to 5 working days to be issued, but in some cases it can take several weeks. Please submit your visa application in good time.
It is generally not possible to issue a visa on the same day. We ask for your understanding.

Please note that we do not accept visa applications by email or post.

You do not need an appointment to apply for a visa. Please come to the consular department during our opening times: Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. and Wednesday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.



If you have any further questions, please contact us by

Email: [email protected]
Telephone: (030) 21094 0