Visiting Japan (VISA)

2023/8/1

Quarantine measures

From 0:00 am (JST) on 29th April, 2023, about all travelers and returnees

All travelers and returnees have been no longer required to submit either a certificate of negative result of COVID-19 test conducted within 72 hours prior to departure, or a valid COVID-19 vaccination certificate of three doses or equivalent.
 

VISIT JAPAN WEB

Visit Japan Web is a web service for smooth arrival procedure at airport. This service is for both international travelers and Japanese citizens and this can be used for Immigration and Customs declaration procedures.

VISA EXEMPTION

Bahraini Diplomatic and Official/Special passport holders are exempted from visas as long as their purpose of visit is either "Diplomat", "Official" or “Short-term Stay(up to 90 days)”.
For more details, please contact the Embassy.
Visa Exemptions for Diplomatic and Official Passport Holders

For all Ordinary Bahraini Passport holders, visa is required.
For countries/regions applicable to the visa exemption arrangements, please visit the link below:
 

OPENING HOURS

8:00-13:30 (8:30-13:00 in Ramadan) FOR VISA APPLICATION / AUTHENTICATION
8:00-14:00 (8:30-13:30 in Ramadan) FOR THE RECEIPT OF VISA
 

Required Documents For Obtaining A Visa

For ALL APPLICANTS 

1.APPLICATION FORM filled properly with ONE PHOTO attached (please do not use staples)Download available from here
2. ORIGINAL PASSPORT and its COPY.
3. (Only for NON-BAHRAINI applicants) Copies of RESIDENCE PERMIT and CPR.
4. ORIGINAL GUARANTEE LETTER from the employer in Bahrain, signed and sealed, stating the below;
(1) Name
(2) Position
(3) Salary
(4) Contract Period
(5) That the applicant will return to Bahrain after visiting Japan.
(6) That the applicant will fully observe the Japanese laws while staying in Japan.
*In case of Self- Employee, a COMMERCIAL REGISTRATION is ALSO required.
*In case Retired, a CERTIFICATE FROM SOCIAL INSURANCE ORGANIZATION is required.
*In case of Student , following documents are required:
(1) Copy of a student card or a certificate from school which shows that you are attending the school
(2) Guarantee letter from a parent or a guardian who is working. Download available from herehttps://www.bh.emb-japan.go.jp/files/000062251.gif
(3) Passport copy of the parent or a guardian
(4) Employment Certificate of the parent or a guardian
*In case of unemployed, following documents are required:
(1) Guarantee letter from a parent or a guardian who is working. Download available from herehttps://www.bh.emb-japan.go.jp/files/000062251.gif
(2) Passport copy of the parent or a guardian
(3) Employment Certificate of the parent or a guardian

IN ADDITION TO THE ABOVE

For BUSINESS;

(1) ORIGINAL GUARANTEE & INVITATION LETTER  (attached separately: written pledgefrom Japan. 
    (including company brochure, CR, full contact details, meeting schedule, etc.)
(2) Hotel Booking (reservation details, address, telephone number)
(3) Flight Booking

For TOURISM;

(1) Hotel Booking (reservation details, address, telephone number)
(2) Flight Booking
(3) Travel Plan (dates and places of visit) Download available from herehttps://www.bh.emb-japan.go.jp/files/000062251.gif
(4) 6 Months Bank Statement (until  the application date)*

For VISITING RELATIVES;

(1) Flight Booking
(2) Travel Plan (dates and places of visit) Download available from herehttps://www.bh.emb-japan.go.jp/files/000062251.gif
(3) 6 Months Bank Statement (until the application date)*
(4) Documents to prove kinship
-Visiting relatives---Birth certificate, Marriage certificate, Certified copy of the family register, etc.
-Visiting Aquaintances/friends---Photos, Letters, E-mails. Bills for international phone calls, etc.
(5) FROM JAPAN; ( from the person staying in Japan)
(A) ORIGINAL GUARANTEE LETTER
(B) ORIGINAL INVITATION LETTER (attached separately: written pledge)
(C) Tax Certificate**
(D) Copy of Passport
(E) Residence Certificate ("Jyuminhyo" in Japanese)
(F) Work Certificate
(G) Residence card (both sides)
* Alternatively, a certificate of income issued by a public agency or certificate of deposit balance is also acceptable.
** Alternatively, a certificate of income or a certificate of deposit balance is also acceptable.

For Medical Stay;

All Visa application documents format is here. (Japanese format is here.)

Dear travelers to Japan: It is recommended to take out an overseas travel insurance
〇 An overseas travel insurance makes you feel secure, even in emergencies, and you can enjoy your trip.
〇 Medical expenses can be very high in Japan. If the travel insurance you purchased offers sufficient coverage of treatment costs, you can receive treatment without concern.
〇 It is recommended to have an overseas travel insurance with travel support for hospital referrals, medical interpretation, and cashless medical service. (We recommend that you check your insurance details before travelling. For example, perinatal medical care is not covered by travel insurance and can be expensive.)

PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR VISA FEES

IMPORTANT NOTICES TO ALL VISA APPLICANTS:

(1) In addition to the above documents you might be requested to submit extra documents when it is necessary, although this does not guarantee the grant of your visa.
(2) It takes at least 3 to 5 working days to process the visa (in certain cases, a week or more) after submitting the application. Please note that for Chinese nationals, the process can take up to 1 month.
(3) For nationals of Russia, CIS, and Georgia, visa application documents are different. Please contact us for more details.
(4) The acceptance of application does not automatically mean the grant of your visa.
(5) The possession of visa does not entitle the bearer to enter Japan on arrival at port, if he/she is inadmissible.

FOR INQUIRIES


PLEASE  email HERE or call at +97317711313

VISA INFORMATION HOTLINE: 80080462 (ENGLISH ONLY 24 hours/7 days a week) If you have any questions about Visa, you can contact the Hotline for 24 hours. 


You may find general information about Japanese visas on the following sites;

Frequently Asked Questions - Visa and Entering Japan

A Guide to Japanese Visas

 

Basic Resident Registration Law

Changes to the Basic Resident Registration Law (July 2012)
- Foreign residents will be subject to the Basic Resident Registration Law -