Consular Affairs


A. Visa

日本語 (Japanese) / ภาษาไทย (Thai)


Entry of foreign nationals into Japan(Measures on and after October 11, 2022)

1. The visa exemption measures was resumed from 0:00 am. (JST) on October 11, 2022.


2. Visa application

(1) Please see "3. Documents required for each category of visa" below in case foreign nationals who need to apply for a visa because of purpose of visit.

(2) Japan Visa Application Center (JVAC) accepts visa applications.

(3) Notes  

3. Entry procedures

(1) In order to enter Japan from Thailand, regardless of nationality, regardless of nationality, you will need to do the following. Please check the website of Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare for more details.
 ・ Presentation of "Vaccination certificate" (Required to inculcate three doses of vaccines on the Emergency Use List of World Health Organization (WHO)) or "Certificate of Testing for COVID-19"
(A certificate of negative test result of pre-entry COVID-19 test conducted within 72 hours prior to departing from the origin country/region. (Valid Format: English / Thai)

(2)  Visit Japan Web is a web service for smooth arrival procedure at airport. This can be used for quarantine, Immigration and Customs declaration procedures.
      * The “Fast Track” service for quarantine procedure on MySOS app/web has been integrated into “Visit Japan Web”.
    (Call Center of Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare)
    (From Japan) 0120-248-668
        (From abroad) +81-50-1751-2158, +81-50-1741-8558
        Operation hours: 9:00am – 9:00pm (JST)(Everyday)


1. General information for Non-Thai nationals

2. Visa application documents

  1. Visa application Form 
  2. Questionnaire
  3. Letter of Guarantee / List of Visa Applicants
  4. Invitaton Letter / List of Visa Applicants
  5. Itinerary in Japan 
  6. A certified copy of the incorporation register or Details of Company/Organization 
  7. Authorization Letter
  8. Temporary Passport Borowing Form
  9. Visa Application Withdrawral Form
  10. Application for Transfer of Visa

3. Documents required for each category of visa

  1. Temporary visitor visa for sightseeing and visiting friends
  2. Temporary visitor visa for visiting relatives
  3. Temporary visitor visa for business purpose
  4. Multiple entry visa for a short-term stay on business (for nationals of the Asia-Pacific region)
  5. Multiple entry visa for distinguished persons (for nationals of the Asia-Pacific region)
  6. Transit visa
  7. Long term stay or working visa with Certificate of Eligibility (COE)
  8. Multiple Entry Visa for Visiting Spouse or Parent who has a Working Visa in Japan

4. Visa fees

As of 1st April 2021, visa fees were changed as attached.
* Courier fee of 440 THB is additionally charged when submitting application at Intake Center (Post office) effective as from 21 June, 2021.

5. Accepting visa application by Japan Visa Application Center (JVAC)

  • JVAC accepts applications for all visa categories except for diplomatic and official visa. For the convenience of applications outside Bangkok, JVAC also provides services through regional intake centers. There are 11 regional intake centers throughout the country (Location of JVAC and regional intake centers).
  • The counters of intake centers is located inside the post offices and the applicants can apply through only 11 regional intake centers. In case the applicants send the documents by mail directly to the Embassy of Japan, please note that we will not be able to accept those applications and the applicants must be responsible for picking up those documents at the Embassy.
  • JVAC and the intake centers are in charge of accepting visa applications only. The Visa examination is at the Embassy’s responsibility.
  • Applicants who reside in the 9 northern provinces (Chiangmai, Chiangrai,Lamphun, Lampang, Mae Hong Son, Phayao, Prae, Nan, and Uttaradit) must apply for visa at the Consulate-General of Japan in Chiang Mai.

6. Visa exemption for Thai nationals

* The visa exemption measures will be resumed from 0:00 am. (JST) on October 11, 2022.
(1) Visa exemption is adapted to Thai nationals who are listed below since July 1, 2013.
  •  IC passport holder
  • Temporary visitor within 15 days
(2) Notes
  •  When entering Japan visitors have to be permitted to enter Japan by Immigration Inspector. At that time visitors may be required to answer to some questions or show explanation material.
  • Please note that those who were deported from Japan in the past, are in the period of denial of landing or have a record of violating the laws of Japan or other countries and being sentenced to more than one year in prison in the past will not be permitted to enter Japan. However, those who have a special necessity to travel to Japan, such as humanitarian reasons, should consult with the Embassy.
  • The length of stay with this visa exemption measure is not more than 15 days. Travelers who plan to stay in Japan over 15 days need to apply for a visa in advance.
  • In case it turns out that you have to stay more than 15 days due to inevitable reasons after entering Japan, please contact Immigration Services Agency in Japan.
  • If a traveler exceeds the 15 days of lading permission without the due procedures, the person will be in the state of illegal stay. In this case, the person may be deported and shall not be permitted to enter Japan for 5 years or 10 years. Moreover, a person who violates any law or regulation of Japan and has been sentenced to imprisonment for 1 year or more shall not be permitted to enter Japan for an indefinite period.

7. Specified Skilled Worker

"Blossom! in Japan"

”14 in demand occupations ”

”Support system ”

”Skills, Experience & Wages ”

”Machine parts & tooling industries ”

”Accommodation industry ”

”Agriculture industry ”

”You Stay, Your Way, in Japan”

For more information, please contact:

Visa section, Consular Division, The Embassy of Japan in Thailand

  • Address: 177 Witthayu Road, Lumphini, Pathum Wan, Bangkok
  • Tel: 02-207-8503 / 02-696-3003
  • e-mail :
  • Opening Hours: Monday - Friday 08:30-12:00 / 13:30-16:00
  • Closed: Saturday, Sunday & Embassy's Holidays 

Japan Visa Application Center (JVAC)

  • Address: One PACIFIC PLACE 9th FL Unit # 910, 140 Sukhumvit Rd, Khlong Toei, Khlong Toei, Bangkok
  • Tel: 02-251-5197 / 02-251-5198
  • E-mail:
  • Opening Hours: Monday - Friday 08:30-18:00
  • Closed: Saturday, Sunday & Embassy's Holidays

Visa hotline for foreign visitors

  • Tel: 1800-018-023
  • Language: English
  • Business hours: 24 hours/365 days

B. The Hague Convention

The Hague Convention

C. Methods for a Court of a Foreign State to Request Japan to Serve Judicial or Extrajudicial Documents and Take Evidence

Methods for a Court of a Foreign State to Request Japan to Serve Judicial or Extrajudicial Documents and Take Evidence