Consular Affairs


A. Visa

日本語 (Japanese) / ภาษาไทย (Thai)

Effective Monday, 1 April 2024, the opening hours of Japan Visa Application Center (Bangkok) will change to 8:30am - 5:00pm.

1. General information for Non-Thai nationals

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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.

5. Visa fees

As of 1st April 2023, 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.

6. Visa exemption for Thai nationals

(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
  • Travelers who plan to stay in Japan over 15 days need to apply for a visa in advance.
  • 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.
  (3) Other information

Information from Immigration Services Agency of Japan

"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 (Japanese, English, Thai)
  • 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 (Japanese, English, Thai)
  • E-mail:
  • Opening Hours: Monday - Friday 08:30-18:00
  • Closed: Saturday, Sunday & Embassy's Holidays
  • Regional intake centers 

Visa hotline for foreign visitors


In case of illness or injury in Japan

Follow-up action flow for Foreign Visitors infected or injured in Japan 

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