Visa  & Travel

 Consular Section - Embassy of Japan


Japan Visa Information Hotline (Toll Free)

Tel: 08000009858

24 hours a day and 7 days a week (English language only)



81 Corniche El Nil Street, Maadi, Cairo, Egypt

P.O.Box 500, Maadi

Tel: +20 (0)2 2528 5910
Fax:+20 (0)2 2528 5907

(Any visa document sending by fax or mail without our consent is NOT acceptable)

Opening Hours

Visa application and pick up at the 1st and 2nd window
9:00 am - 2:00 pm (Sunday through Thursday)
Closed : Fridays, Saturdays and Embassy Holidays  

Processing time

- It should be noted that the Embassy does NOT provide visa expediting service.
- The time to process an application for visa depends on the applicant's circumstances.
- In most cases, it takes four business days to a week (including the date of application), if the documentation is in order.
- The Embassy may make inquiries to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tokyo. In such cases, over a few weeks or more are needed to process an application.


- The visa fees changes every fiscal year (The Japanese fiscal year starts on 1 April).
- Please click here to see the present fees.
- Payment must be made by cash (Egyptian Pound) when you receive a visa.


The visa system for Egyptian passport holders

- The Egyptian passport holders (including diplomatic and official passports) need a visa to enter Japan before arrival in Japan.
- A visa label (sticker) will be put into the applicant's passport.
- Neccessary documents for visa application are diffrent according to the purpose of visit.
- To know visa and entering Japan, please click here

The following is general information on most typical application cases at the Embassy of Japan in Egypt.


If you plan to visit Japan for for 90 days or less
(This category excludes profit-making operations and paid activities.)

If you are a recipient of scholarship provided by the Egyptian Government

If an Egyptian scholarship student in Japan plans to live with his/her family

If you are Non-Egyptian Nationals

Be aware of fraudulent website, social media, emails in an attempt to extract payments from visa applicants (July 5, 2017)

Dear travelers to Japan: It is recommended to take out an overseas travel insurance


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