Temporary Visits - Tourism

A short-term visa for travelers who are visiting Japan for sightseeing. Please find the list of the required documents below.

All submitted documents must be originals (copies will not be accepted unless stated otherwise below); these documents should not be more than 3 months old.

All documents written in a language other than English, French or Japanese must be accompanied by a translation in one of these languages.

WARNING: Be aware of fraudulent websites, social media, emails attempting to extract payments from visa applicants

Frequently Asked Questions

Requirements (online applications)

X The following travelers are NOT ELIGIBLE for an online eVISA:
  • Transiting through Japan to third countries or to Canada
  • Visiting relatives or friends
  • Business trips (including academic conferences)
  • Double- or multiple-entry visas
  • Those who have already departed to another country*
  • "Travel document"-holders

* During the application process, you may be requested to appear in person for an interview at the Japanese diplomatic mission with jurisdiction over your place of residence.

From June 1, 2024, the payment method for an eVISA will be limited to online payment. Applicants who wish to pay in cash must submit their application in person, at the Consulate's counter.

For online eVISA applications: Instructions / Submission portal

※ Please beware of fraudulent websites that look like the JAPAN eVISA website.

Requirements (in-person applications)

  1. Application Form
  2. One photo (45mm × 35mm; Canadian passport size is also acceptable)
  3. A passport and a photocopy of this passport (with your personal information and picture)
  4. Proof of your status in Canada (the original of your Permanent Resident Card, Work Visa, Student's Visa, etc.) and a photocopy (both sides) of the same document
  5. Confirmation of your airline tickets' reservations or flight itinerary
  6. Valid entry visa for the country of destination after leaving Japan (INCLUDING layovers)
  7. Confirmation of your hotel's reservation
  8. Your most recent bank statement(s) (to prove your financial stability)
  9. Schedule of Stay (English / Japanese) (Sample)
  10. If the applicant is a minor (under 18 years of age), a letter of consent signed by both parents or legal guardians. Please include the photocopy of each parent or guardian's proof of ID with photo and signature (passport, driver's licence, etc.)

Important notes