Visiting Japan & Visa

2022/10/11
Opening Hours for VISA related matters
9:00am - 11:00pm and 1:30pm - 3:00pm weekdays 

We do not take appointments for visas so please read our FAQ's here



GENERAL VISA INFORMATION (ENGLISH, FREE HOTLINE 24/7) 
1800 930 979


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. 
https://www.mofa.go.jp/j_info/visit/visa/short/novisa.html


 

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 visit the Consulate-General office in person to submit your application.
There is no online application process.

We do not take appointments. Please walk-in anytime during our open hours however please be sure to check our office holidays here before visiting our office.
 

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.