Visiting Japan & Visa
(as of Wednesday, 8 November 2023)
(last day to collect passport and visa for 2023)
GENERAL VISA INFORMATION (English only, FREE HOTLINE 24/7)
The Visa exemption measures for 68 countries/regions (including Australia) has been re-instated as of 12:00am (JST), 11th October 2022. A visa is no longer required for those staying short-term (up to 90 day), for non-paid activities.
How To Apply For a Visa
Step 1. Determine whether you require a visa or not.
Step 2. Determine whether you are eligible to submit an application to our office.
1. You must reside in Queensland.
However if you reside north of Mackay, please contact the Cairns office.
2. You must hold a long-term visa of Australia (e.g. citizens, permanent residents, work, student etc.).
We cannot accept visa applications if you only hold a tourist visa of Australia.
Step 3. Determine which type of visa you require.
Short-term stay (stays of <90 days) https://www.brisbane.au.emb-japan.go.jp/itpr_en/visa_visa_short.html Long-term stays (stays of >90days) or paid activities in Japan. https://www.brisbane.au.emb-japan.go.jp/itpr_en/visa_visa_long.html
Working Holiday https://www.brisbane.au.emb-japan.go.jp/itpr_en/visa_visa_wh.html