Visa Guide

Japan Visa Guide

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How to get Japan Visa on Pakistani Passport?

Japan Tourist visa also known as Holiday visa can be obtained from Embassy of Japan in Islamabad or Consulate General of Japan in Karachi. You must visit Embassy or Consulate General of Japan in-person to apply for a Japan visa.

Required Documents

  • Covering Letter – (optional)
    Visa request letter.
  • Visa Application Form
    Visa application forms typed or filled in capital letters. Download Form | Form Filling Instructions
  • One Recent Photograph
    One color photograph (2 x 2 inch) of the applicant.
  • Original Passport & Copies
    Current and previous (if any) all original Passports along with photocopies. Passport must be valid for at least for six months.
  • Letter from Employer – (optional)
    Reference Letter from the applicant’s present employer/office, describing applicant’s job duration of service, income etc.
  • Bank Statement
    Personal 3 months bank statement (if the applicant is student and wishes to provide parents’ bank statement instead, an additional letter from parents’ will be required.)
  • Flight Reservation
    Flight reservation or booking from any local travel agent. You don’t need confirmed air-ticket for visa processing.
  • Hotel Reservation
    Hotel reservation only. You don’t need paid hotel booking for visa processing.
  • CNIC Copy
    Photocopy of CNIC on A4 paper size.
  • Travel Plan
    Itinerary with information on places you plan to visit and stay. Download Form
  • Student Card – (optional)
    Copy of Student Card(if the applicant is the student of registered college or university)
  • MRC or FRC – (optional)
    Marriage registration certificate or Family registration certificate is required if you are applying with your wife. MRC & FRC can be obtained from Nadra.
  • Child Birth Certificate – (optional)
    Birth Certificate of each child is required if you are traveling with your child(ren).
  • Checklist Form
    You should download this checklist and tick the documents you have arranged for Holiday category, Holiday category is for Tourist Japan visa, then attach with your visa application. Download Checklist

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Visa Fees

Holiday/Tourist Visa (Single Entry): Yen 3,000
Holiday/Tourist Visa (Double Entry): Yen: 6,000
Holiday/Tourist Visa (Multiple Entry): Yen: 6,000

Transit Visa (Single Entry): Yen: 700

Note: Visa fee can be changed at any time and you have to pay visa fee in Pakistani rupees as per current exchange rate.

Processing Time

Five to Seven working days.

For Tourist / Holiday Japan visa, you don’t need to purchase confirmed air-tickets or confirmed hotel booking, they only need reservations to know the travel dates and travel plan.

There are many websites they offer cheap hotel and flight reservations. Once visa is issued then you can buy your air-tickets and hotel vouchers.You can use booking.com to make your hotel reservations, some hotels offer reservation without credit cards.

Japan Embassy in Islamabad

Phone: (051) 9072500 / Fax: (051) 9072354
E-mail: ryoji@ib.mofa.go.jp
Visa Submission: 9:00am – 11:00am (Mon-Fri)
Visa Delivery: 02:30pm – 03:30pm (Mon-Fri)
Address: 53-70, Ramna 5/4, Diplomatic Enclave I
Website: www.pk.emb-japan.go.jp

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Japan Consulate in Karachi

Phone: (021) 35220800 / Fax: (021) 35220815
E-mail: ryoji@ib.mofa.go.jp
Visa Submission: 9:00am – 11:00am (Mon-Fri)
Visa Delivery: 02:30pm – 03:30pm (Mon-Fri)
Address: 6/2 Civil Lines, Abdullah Haroon Rd, KHI
Website: www.kr.pk.emb-japan.go.jp

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Short Intro of Japan

Japan is an island country in East Asia, Japan is located in the northwest Pacific Ocean. It is bordered on the west by the Sea of Japan and extends from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north toward the East China Sea and Taiwan in the south.

Part of the Ring of Fire, Japan spans an archipelago of 6852 islands covering 377,975 square kilometers (145,937 sq mi), the five main islands are Kyushu, Hokkaido, Okinawa, Shikoku, and Honshu.

Capital: Tokyo
Dialing code: +81
Currency: Japanese Yen
Cities of interest: Tokyo, Yokohama, Osaka, Nagoya, Sapporo, Fukuoka, Kobe, and Kyoto and more
Official language: Japanese

Tourism in Japan

Japan has 21 World Heritage Sites including Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto, Himeji Castle and Nara. Popular foreigner attractions include Tokyo, Hiroshima, Mount Fuji, Ski Resorts such as Niseko in Hokkaido, Okinawa, riding the shinkansen and taking advantage of Japan’s hotel and hotspring network.

Places to See in Japan

  • Tokyo
  • Hiroshima
  • Osaka
  • Sapporo
  • Kyoto
  • Yokohama
  • Nagoya
  • Fukuoka
  • Kyoto

Areas to Stay in Japan

  • Tokyo
    The best areas to stay in the city of Tokyo for tourists purpose are Shinjuku and Ginza. There are also some other good places to stay in Tokyo city which are Tokyo Station, Shibuya and Asakusa. It will be best for you to stay near JR Yamanote train line or any subway line for easy access to Tokyo tourist places.
  • Hiroshima
    If you are visting Hiroshima, the best area to stay is in the Hiroshima is Downtown area, which covers the area from the train station to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park.
  • Osaka
    The best tourists places to stay in Osaka city are Namba and Umeda. There are also some other good places to stay in Osaka are hotels near the Midosuji Subway Line, Osaka Castle or Universal Studios. Namba and Umeda are major transport hubs in Osaka with lots of shops and restaurants. You should stay in Namba if you love food and nightlife.

If you have short time then I recommend you above in bold text.


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