Dipak Chavan
Last Updated 19 Jan 2024
Japan Tourist Visa Requirements for Indian Citizens: Your Step-by-Step Guide

Planning a holiday in Japan and going through the Japan tourist visa application process can be a stressful task for Indian citizens. Thankfully, StampThePassport, India’s first and only hybrid (online and offline) visa application platform, simplifies the process for you. This comprehensive guide will walk you through the essential Japan visa requirements, ensuring a smooth and hassle-free application experience.

Eligibility Criteria for Japan Tourist Visa for Indians:

Japan caters to a variety of purposes for travellers from India, and understanding the specific eligibility criteria for your visit is crucial. Here's a breakdown of the different purposes for which you might be travelling:

A Holiday in JapanIf you're planning a leisurely holiday to explore the breathtaking landscapes and cultural wonders of Japan, ensure that your visa application reflects your intent for tourism. Provide details about your travel itinerary, including flight bookings and hotel reservations.

Visiting Friends or Family: Traveling to Japan to reunite with friends or family? Clearly state your purpose in the visa application and include an invitation letter from your host in Japan, along with their resident details and a promise of financial support if applicable.

Visiting for Medical Treatment: For those seeking medical treatment in Japan, provide detailed documentation of your medical condition, a letter from the medical institution in Japan confirming your appointment, and proof of financial capability to cover medical expenses.

Participating in Unpaid Events or Contests: If your visit is for participating in events or contests without any financial remuneration, be clear about the nature of your participation. Include any invitations or confirmations you have received from the event organizers.

Enrolling in Non-credit Short Study Courses: Planning to enhance your skills with a short study course in Japan? Clearly outline your course details, duration, and the institution you'll be attending. Provide the necessary acceptance letters and proof of your financial capacity to cover tuition and living expenses.

Understanding the purpose of your visit is crucial, as it helps the Japanese authorities process your visa application smoothly. Whether it's a holiday, family reunion, medical treatment, participation in events, or short study courses, ensuring that your intent aligns with the visa category is the key to a successful application. Our visa experts is here to guide you through every step, making your travel dreams to Japan a reality.

Types of Japan Tourist Visa:

Japan Single Entry Tourist Visa

Entry TypeSingle
Processing TimeUpto 7 Days
Stay DurationUpto 30 Days
Visa ValidityUpto 5 Years

₹ 1150

+ 1849 (Visa fees+ fees + courier + tax)

Japan Multiple Entry Tourist Visa

Entry TypeMultiple
Processing TimeUpto 7 Days
Stay DurationUpto 30 Days
Visa ValidityUpto 5 Years

₹ 1150

+ 1849 (Visa fees+ fees + courier + tax)

Japan Tourist Visa Application Process:

Apply For Your Japan Tourist Visa Online in 3 Easy Steps:

Step 1: Select the Right Visa for Your Trip:

Before diving into the application process, it's essential to choose the correct visa category that aligns with the purpose of your visit. Whether it's a holiday, family visit, medical treatment, event participation, or a short study course, understanding the nature of your trip ensures you select the most suitable visa. StampThePassport provides a clear and concise guide to help you make the right choice.

Step 2: Complete Our Easy Online Application:

StampThePassport takes the complexity out of the application process with our user-friendly online platform. Navigate through the application form effortlessly, providing accurate and up-to-date information. The intuitive design ensures a seamless experience, allowing you to upload necessary documents with ease. Our goal is to simplify the process, making it accessible to all travellers.

Steps 3: Our Expert Will Review Your Application Before Submitting:

Once you've completed your online application, rest assured that our team of experts will meticulously review every detail before submission. This extra layer of scrutiny ensures that your application is error-free, minimizing the risk of delays or complications. StampThePassport is committed to providing personalized assistance, combining the convenience of online processes with the assurance of expert oversight.

Document Requirment for Japan Tourist Visa:


  • Your passport should be valid for at least 6 months beyond your travel date
  • Your passport should have a minimum of 2 blank pages
  • Previously issued passports, if you have any
  • Your passport should have been issued within the last 10 years
  • Indian passports with any observations or corrections will not be accepted


  • Two recent coloured passport-size photographs
  • Size of the photos: 45mm x 45mm without any border
  • Ensure your photos have a white background with 80% face coverage

Financial Documents

  • Personal bank statement (last 3 months) with seal and signature of the bank
  • Income Tax returns (last 3 years)
  • Salary slips (last 3 months)
  • Financial documents of sponsor and sponsorship letter (if sponsored)
  • GST registration certificate (If self-employed)

Invitation Letter - format provided by StampThePassport

  • If you're visiting friends or family, you'll need a signed invitation letter from them, along with a copy of their passport and visa

No Objection Certificate - format provided by StampThePassport

  • Minors travelling without a parent or guardian, require a NOC or No Objection Certificate from their parent
  • If employed, you require a Leave Sanction Certificate from your employer

Travel Documents - provided by StampThePassport

  • Flight Tickets
  • Hotel Booking
  • Day wise Itinerary

Supporting Documents - provided by StampThePassport

  • A duly filled Japan visa application form
  • Cover letter (on a business letterhead for Self-Employed applicants or an original cover letter with a signature for Employed applicants)

If Guarantor from Japan

  • Documents from the Inviter / Guarantor in Japan
  • Original Invitation Letter with Schedule of Stay
  • Original Letter of Guarantee if the Inviter is bearing the expenses
  • Certificate of Income/bank deposit/copy of final tax return/certificate of tax payment of the Guarantor
  • Copy of Passport (First and Last page)
  • Proof of Relationship with Guarantor
  • Additional documents, in case the Inviter / Guarantor is Foreign National
  • Copy of latest and valid Japan Visa
  • Copy of passport pages with status items; entry/departure and permission of residence
  • Copy of the certificate of alien registration (Both front & back)

Other Documents

  • Marriage certificate (if your spouse's name is not in your passport)
  • Wedding/engagement photos and your wedding card or invitation (for newly married couples)
  • Asset documents such as fixed deposits, stocks owned and property papers
  • School/College Identity card incase the applicant is a student
  • Bonafide certificate from the school/college if the applicant is a student
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Conclusion: さようなら (Sayonara) - Until We Meet Again!

As we bid you farewell, or rather, sayonara, we hope this journey through the intricacies of Japan's tourist visa requirements has been insightful and helpful. Planning a trip to the Land of the Rising Sun is an exciting venture, and with StampThePassport by your side, the visa application process becomes not just a task but a step towards the adventure of a lifetime.

Whether you're saying こんにちは (Konnichiwa) to friends and family, exploring the vibrant culture and landscapes, or engaging in unique experiences, the key to a successful journey starts with proper documentation. Our user-friendly platform ensures that every step, from selecting the right visa to submitting the necessary documents, is as smooth as a sakura breeze.

So, as you embark on your Japan-bound adventure, remember that at StampThePassport, we're not just about paperwork; we're about turning your travel dreams into reality. And don't forget, さようなら is not goodbye; it's a hopeful farewell until we meet again on your next exciting escapade.

さようなら and safe travels! 🌸✈️