Visa and Re-entry permission

2023/11/30
Japan Visa Information | Visa Office Hours | Border control measures | Details of application for each purpose of entry into Japan | Exemption of Visa(Short-Term Stay)Re-entry permission | Useful pages for ForeignersCertificate that non-Japanese can apply to the Embassy| Ready to Pickup Passports
 

Japan Visa Information [Toll free, 24 hours a day and 7 days a week]

●+20 (0)150 171 8276 [Toll free, 24 hours a day and 7 days a week (Supported languages:English, Vietnamese, Russian, Ukrainian)]

●Web Real-Time Communication(
Supported languages:English, Vietnamese, Russian, Ukrainian)
https://comm.brdg.site/visa_japan.html

 

Visa Office Hours

Appointment

  • After May 1, 2023, no appointment is required for both application and pickup.
  • The Embassy of Japan in Egypt will make contact with every visa applicants after the examination result is set. 
 

Office Hours

  • Day: Sunday through Thursday (except Embassy holidays)
  • Time: 9:00am-2:00pm(During Ramadan: 9:00am-1:00pm)
    *Please be at the consular section at least 15 minutes before the closing time.
     (Please note that there are registration and security check at the gate)
 

Inquiries

  • 24 hours a day and 7 days a week: +20 (0)150 171 8276 (Toll free, English)
  • 9:00am-4:30pm, Sunday through Thursday (During Ramadan:9:00am-2:00pm) : +20 (0)2 2528 5910
 

Border control measures (Updated on April 28, 2023)

All travelers and returnees will no longer be required to submit either a certificate of negative result of COVID-19 test conducted within 72 hours prior to departure, or a valid COVID-19 vaccination certificate of three doses or equivalent on April 29, 2023
Details of Border Measures
 

Visit Japan Web (Recommendation)

  • "Visit Japan Web" is a web service for smooth arrival procedure at airport.
  • This service is for both international travelers and Japanese citizens and this can be used for immigration, tax Free Purchase and Customs declaration procedures.
  • Anyone entering Japan on or after April 29, 2023 is no longer required to show a valid vaccination certificate or a test certificate obtained before departure.With this change, the "Quarantine procedure (Fast Track)" icon was removed.
  • Please click here and register your information before boarding to Japan.  
 

 

Details of application for each purpose of entry into Japan for applicants who newly enter Japan

Diplomat and official | Short-term for business etc. | Short-term for tourism | Short-term for visiting relatives/acquaintances | Long-term | JICA TraineeEJEP | Mutiple for business | Mutiple for cultural or intellectual figures

○You can apply for a visa at our embassy if you are an Egyptian citizen or a third-country national legally residing in Egypt for a longer period of time. In other words, you cannot apply for a visa at your travel destination; however, If there are unavoidable circumstances, please contact our embassy before applying.

○The Embassy accepts submitting the documents posted below by a proxy. If the proxy is NOT one of the visa applicants, the proxy must bring a power of attorney filled out by the applicant and his/her photo ID.

Visa application of Diplomatic and Official passport holders

Basic documents (1) One filled out and signed visa application form 
(2) 1 recent photo(passport size, white background *Damaged photo will be not accepted)
(3) Valid passport
(4) A diplomatic note (Note verbale from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Egypt (for Egyptian diplomats and officials))
Processing time When the result is ready, the Embassy will make contact with the applicant
Fees Free of charge
       

Visa application for short-term stay for business, etc.

Basic documents (Additional documents may be requested during the visa process)

Provided by visa applicant
(1) One filled out and signed visa application form 
(2) 1 recent photo(passport size, white background *Damaged photo will be not accepted)
(3) Valid passport
(4) Certificate of employment including salary, tenure and position
(5) Proof of sufficient funds to defray all the expenses while in Japan(such as Orders to travel from employer, Letter of temporary assignment, Bank statement, etc.)
(6) Provisional flight schedule (not a ticket)
(7) Hotel reservation confirmation

Provided by inviter in Japan
(8) (*Copy of) Letter of invitation (English | Japanese)
(9) (*Copy of) Detailed travel itinerary (English | Japanese)
(10) (*Copy of) Corporate registration or Details of company/organization (English | Japanese) 

Please submit the following documents if the guarantor covers a part or all of the travel expenses
(11)(*Copy of) Letter of guarantee (English | Japanese)
(* The originals may be requested during the visa process)
Processing time When the result of examination is set, the Embassy will make contact with the applicant
Fees Please pay by cash when you receive the visa
  

Visa application for short-term stay for tourism

Basic documents (Additional documents may be requested during the visa process)

(1) One filled out and signed visa application form
(2) 1 recent photo(passport size, white background *Damaged photo will be not accepted)
(3) Valid passport
(4) Certificate of employment including salary, tenure and position
(5) Original of stamped bank statement for the last 3 months (English)
(6) Detailed travel itinerary (English | Japanese)
(7) Provisional flight schedule (not a ticket)
(8) Hotel reservation confirmation

Please submit the following documents when the applicant needs to apply together with the family members
(9) Documents to clarify the relationship (such as a marriage certificate or birth certificate)
Processing time When the result of examination is set, the Embassy will make contact with the applicant
Fees Please pay by cash when you receive the visa
  

Visa application for short-term stay for visiting relatives / acquaintances

Basic documents (Additional documents may be requested during the visa process)

Provided by visa applicant
(1) One filled out and signed visa application form
(2) 1 recent photo(passport size, white background *Damaged photo will be not accepted)
(3) Valid passport
(4) Certificate of employment including salary, tenure and position
(5) Original of stamped bank statement for the last 3 months (English)
(6) Provisional flight schedule (not a ticket)
(7) Hotel reservation confirmation

Provided by inviter in Japan
(8) (*Copy of) Letter of invitation (English | Japanese)
(9) (*Copy of)  Documents to clarify the relationship
When the inviter is a Japanese:(*Copy of) Family register ”Kosekitohon(戸籍謄本)”
When the inviter is a foreign national:(*Copy of) Birth certificate, Marriage certificate
When the inviter is an acquaintance:(*Copy of) Explanation of acquaintance
(10)(*Copy of) Detailed travel itinerary (English | Japanese)
(11) (When the inviter is a foreign national)Copy of the both sides of the valid residence card
 
Please submit the following documents if the guarantor covers a part or all of the travel expenses
(12)  (*Copy of) Letter of guarantee (English | Japanese)
(13)  (*Copy of) Bank statement for the last 3 months

Please submit the following documents when the applicant needs to apply together with the family members
(14)  (*Copy of) Documents to clarify the relationship (such as a marriage certificate or birth certificate)
(* The originals may be requested during the visa process)
Processing time When the result of examination is set, the Embassy will make contact with the applicant
Fees Please pay by cash when you receive the visa
  

Visa application for long-term stay with the Certificate of eligibility

Important:When a visa application is for long-term stay in Japan for such purposes as employment, residency, student, etc. the applicant must submit the Certificate of Eligibility. Please be reminded that it is not negotiable.
Basic documents (Additional documents may be requested during the visa process)

(1) One filled out and signed visa application form
(2) 1 recent photo(passport size, white background *Damaged photo will be not accepted)
(3) Valid passport
(4) Original or Copy of Certificate of eligibility (If you have an electronic Certificate of Eligibility, please present it at the visa application counter or submit a printed copy)
        (Note:Expiration date is three months from the date of issue)
Processing time When the result of examination is set, the Embassy will make contact with the applicant
Fees Please pay by cash when you receive the visa
  

Visa application for JICA Trainees

Basic documents (Additional documents may be requested during the visa process)

(1) One filled out and signed visa application form
(2) 1 recent photo(passport size, white background *Damaged photo will be not accepted)
(3) Valid passport
(4) Request for issuance of visa from JICA
(5) Copy of acceptance notice from JICA
(6) Letter of reason for entry from JICA
(7) Letter of guarantee from JICA 
Processing time When the result of examination is set, the Embassy will make contact with the applicant
Fees Free of charge
  

Visa application of the EJEP grantees with the Certificate of eligibility

Basic documents (Additional documents may be requested during the visa process)

(1) One filled out and signed visa application form
(2) 1 recent photo(passport size, white background *Damaged photo will be not accepted)
(3) Valid passport
(4) Original or Copy of Certificate of eligibility(If you have an electronic Certificate of Eligibility, please present it at the visa application counter or submit a printed copy)
         (Note:Expiration date is three months from the date of issue)
(5) Original of “Financial Support Letter” issued by Central Department of Mission(CDM), Ministry of Higher Education in Egypt
Processing time When the result of examination is set, the Embassy will make contact with the applicant
Fees The visa application fee can be waived only when you present the original of "Financial Support Letter" issued by CDM at the time of application at the Embassy, otherwise you must pay by cash when you receive the visa. (We do not accept sending it by email in any later step of visa procedures)
  

Application for Multiple visa for Business purpose for Egyptian nationals

Eligibility for applicant Applicant who belongs to one of the following company with status of “Director” or higher status, or for more than one year as a full-time employee
  • A public (governmental) enterprise
  • A private company which is listed on the stock market
  • A Japanese-affiliated company which is a member of Japanese Businessmen Association in Cairo and has a management base in Japan(including representative office)
  • A venture company, subsidiary company or branch office of a company which is listed on the stock exchange in Japan
  • A Private company with constant business transactions with a Japanese company which is listed on the stock exchange in Japan
Basic documents (Additional documents may be requested during the visa process)

(1) One filled out and signed visa application form
(2) 1 recent photo(passport size, white background *Damaged photo will be not accepted)
(3) Valid passport
(4) Certificate of employment including salary, tenure and position
(5) Documents to prove the company which the applicant works is qualify for one of the categories mentioned at “Eligibility for applicant”
(6) Letter of explanation stating the reason of applying for the multiple visa
(7) (For spouse or children)Documents to clarify the relationship
Processing time When the result of examination is set, the Embassy will make contact with the applicant
Fees Please pay by cash when you receive the visa
  

Application for Multiple visa for Cultural or Intellectual figures for Egyptian nationals

Eligibility for applicant Applicant who is applicable to one of the following categories and his/her spouse or children
  • An artist(Fine Art, Literary Art, Music, Stage Play, Dance, etc.), a specialist in humanities(Literature, Law, Economics, etc.), or a scientist(Technology,  Medicine, etc.) who has relevant accomplishments
  • An amateur athlete who has relevant accomplishments
  • A professor, assistant professor, or lecturer of a university or a college(full-time only)
  • A director or higher status of a national or public research institution or a museum
Basic documents (Additional documents may be requested during the visa process)

(1) One filled out and signed visa application form
(2) 1 recent photo(passport size, white background *Damaged photo will be not accepted) 
(3) Valid passport
(4) Documents to prove the applicant is qualify for one of the categories mentioned at “Eligibility for applicant”
(5) Letter of explanation stating the reason of applying for the multiple visa
(6) (For spouse or children)Documents to clarify the relationship
Processing time When the result of examination is set, the Embassy will make contact with the applicant
Fees Please pay by cash when you receive the visa
  

Re-entry permission

You have departed Japan with "re-entry permission" and it will expire.

You are eligible to apply for extension of the re-entry permission to the Embassy along with the following documentation within its expiration date.
IMPORTANT:We can NOT extend the validity of "special re-entry permission" stamped on the Embarkation card.
Necessary documentation - Valid passport and its copy (picture page, page(s) with the seal of valid re-entry permission and latest exit stamp of Japan)
- One filled out and signed extension of re-entry permission application (designated form)
- Valid Resident card of Japan and its copy
- A letter to explain why you can't re-enter into Japan before expiration date of re-entry permission
Fees Please pay by cash when you receive the visa

○If your "re-entry permission" or "special re-entry permission" already expired and you need to re-enter Japan, please do not hesite to email us (ryoji@ca.mofa.go.jp).
 

Useful pages for foreign nationals

          TEL:0120-565-653 (English)
        From 9:00 am to 21:00 pm, everyday including weekend and holidays)