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Transit Visa to Japan

One-stop Visa Application Service in Singapore

Transit Visa to Japan

transit visa to Japan is granted to applicants who are travelling to the 3rd country through Japan. Transit visa can have a single- or double-entry, where each entry cannot exceed 15 days.

Applicants travelling through Japan with an immediate flight connection do not have to apply for a transit visa if they are not going through the immigration clearance.

Required documents for Transit Visa to Japan :

Main documents:

  1. Completed Japanese visa application form. Refer to the Japanese visa application guide on how to complete the form in accordance with requirements of the Embassy of Japan. The form must be signed by hand (wet signature in blue ink)
  2. 1 recent passport-size colour photograph on a white background – can be arranged by us. (For Russian and CIS passport holders, 2 completed application forms and 2 photographs)
  3. Original passport with at least 6 months’ validity beyond the validity of the visa and with two empty pages for stamping the visa
  4. Copy of a Residence permit for EP, PR, DP and S-Pass holders or a copy of a landing card for short-term visitors (less than 90 days) to Singapore or Re-entry Permit for PR holders. For a new employment pass with a QR code instead of an expiry date, you must provide a printout of the validity and expiry status which can be obtained with a free SGWorkPass app (available on App Store and Google Play)
  5. A company/school letter
  6. For applicants travelling to Japan for non-official purposes (tourism), a bank statement showing the transactions for the last month. The minimum amount required for a visa application is 3,000 SGD
  7. Copy of an inbound and outbound tickets to/from Japan (that include the the airline 6-letter booking reference) showing that the applicant is departing from and terminating in Singapore. If you are applying for a double-entry visa, you will need to submit a copy of the flight itinerary showing 2 round trips to Japan within the next 6 months – can be arranged by us
  8. Visa confirmation to the 3rd country of to the final destination
  9. Authorisation letter

Supporting documents:

If an applicant has a financial sponsor who is responsible for their stay in Japan, the following documents have to be submitted:

  • Letter of sponsorship
  • Proof of relationship (marriage/birth certificate)
  • Other requirements of sponsor (a sponsor should submit a copy of the last month’s bank statement, copy of their passport and a residence card)

Please note:

Fees for Transit Visa to Japan :

Nationality Price (SGD)
Others $120
India $110
BNO (British National Overseas)
Costa Rica
Czech Republic
El Salvador
Hong Kong S.A.R
Macau S.A.R
New Zealand
Philippines (only for Temporary Visitor visa and Entertainer visa)
Romania (only for Temporary Visitor visa)
San Marino

Processing time for Transit Visa to Japan :

Normally, visa processing takes 5 working days after lodgement of the documents to the Consulate, provided that there is no particular problem with the content of application. Meanwhile, it may take longer than usual if a large number of visa applications converge at a short-time period. Therefore, we advise you to start planning your trip in advance.

If there is any problem with the content of the application, the Embassy/Consulate General transmits the application to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tokyo for further examination. In such cases issuance of a visa may take more than a month. Visa applicants are reminded to apply early for their visa, well in advance of the anticipated travel date.

Urgent or express service is not available with the Consulate of Japan.

Collection of your passport:

We will call you when your passport is ready to collect from our office. 

If you don’t have time to collect your passport, we can also arrange delivery to your home or office.
Please enquire at the time of submission or over the phone.


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FAQs about Visa to Japan

Who Needs a Visa for Japan?

Whether you have to apply for a visa before you travel to Japan, depends on two things:

  • Your nationality: Citizens of several countries are exempt from holding a visa when they travel to Japan for short-stay purposes (tourism, social visits, business, etc). The policy allows them a visa-free stay of up to 90 days.
  • The length and purpose of your stay: Even citizens of visa-exempt countries have to apply for a Japanese Visa if they want to enter the country for employment, studying, marriage, or any other long-term purpose, or a purpose which requires them to work.

How Long Does it Take to Process a Japan Visa?

Normally, a Japan Visa is processed within five working days, starting from the time that the Embassy or Consulate receives your completed application. However, if they need further documentation from you, it will take longer. If they have to refer your visa for further examination to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tokyo, then the processing time for your Japan Visa could be extended to over a month.

As such, make sure to start the application well in advance of the time you intend to travel.

I want to postpone my travel. Until when is my visa valid?

The period of validity of a single-entry visa (that becomes invalid as soon as once you enter Japan) is basically three months. Enter Japan within three months of the issuance of the visa. If you wish to postpone your travel for longer than three months, you will be required to make another visa application.

Why was my visa application not accepted?

If any of the following cases apply to you, your application may not be accepted.

  • (1) Applications from persons holding Japanese nationality
  • (2) The application is made to the Japanese Embassy / Consulate General outside your country (region) of birth or country (region) of residence
  • (3) You currently hold a valid visa or re-entry permit
  • (4) Your previous visa application to visit Japan for a specific purpose was rejected and you reapply to visit Japan for the same purpose within six months from the rejection
  • (5) The visa application is already being processed at a different Japanese Embassy / Consulate General
  • (6) There are some errors or omissions in the submitted documents
  • (7) The period of validity or the visa attachment space of your passport is insufficient
  • (8) The application is made by a person who does not have the qualifications to make a proxy application
  • (9) An application for issuance of a Certificate of Eligibility is still pending
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