Visiting Japan & Visa

Opening Hours for VISA related matters
9:00am - 11:00am and 1:30pm - 3:00pm weekdays 
Appointment Required for Visa Applications
(as of Wednesday, 8 November 2023)

For other general visa questions please read our FAQ's here


(last day to collect passport and visa for 2023)


(+61) 08 7130 3370

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.

Exemption of (Short-Term Stay) Nationals of some countries and regions are not required to obtain visas to enter Japan for short term stay for tourism, commerce, conferences, visiting relatives/ acquaintances, etc up to 90 days for non-paid activities.
Please access the link below to determine whether your nationality is included in the short-term stay visa exemption measure or not.


Step 2. Determine whether you are eligible to submit an application to our office.

In order to accept your application,

           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.




Step 4. Check our FAQ page.

Check our FAQ page prior to visiting our office or if you have any questions.

Step 5. Obtain all required documents and visit the Consulate-General office in person to submit your application.

Obtain all required documents and make an appointment to visit the Consulate-General office in person to submit your application.
There is no online application process.


Step 6. The visa fee.

The visa fee (if incurred), how to pay the fee, the collection process etc. will be explained to you in person once you submit your application.