Visas for Non-Japanese Citizens


Please note that ONLY short-term visitor visa (tourism purpose only, less than 90 days, single-entry) may be applied online through eVISA.

The following purposes are
NOT eligible to apply online through eVISA:

  • Transiting through Japan to third countries or to Canada ×
  • Visiting relatives or friends ×
  • Double- or multiple-entry visas ×
  • Business trips ×
  • School trips ×
  • Those who have already departed to another country* ×
  • Those convicted of a crime or offense, deported, etc. ×
  • Visiting Japan by ship ×
​*During the application process, applicants may be asked for an in-person interview at the Consulate office. Therefore, applicants must be physically present at the place of residence when applying.

Online visa application
Please beware of fraud websites looking alike the JAPAN eVISA website.
If your application is incomplete, we will cancel it without processing. Once cancelled, you should make a new application and submit it again. Entering incorrect information and/or uploading the required documents inadequately could lead to a delay of examination or cancellation of your eVISA application, which may affect your travel plans.
Online Payments of the Visa Fee

From July 10th, the online payments of the visa fees for online applications is available.
In person payment is required if the application was made before July 10th, 2023.



  • Japan Visa Information Hotline(24hours/7 days a week, English only)

       TEL 1-587-883-9002 

This hotline is designated for visa applicants residing in Canada.
If you are calling from Canada, you will be charged a domestic call fee for your call.
This Hotline will only provide general information regarding Japanese visas.
The Hotline will not connect you to the Cosulate-General's Visa section. If you need to contact the Cosulate-General of Japan in Calgary in regards to a pending visa application,
please contact us Directly at (403)294-0782 between 11am to 12pm or 3pm to 4pm.

Please contact the following, using the information below for inquiries regarding status of residence and re-entry permission as a result of refusal of landing measures as a countermeasure for the new coronavirus (COVID-19) infection:

*All applicants must call our office to arrange an appointment to apply for a visa and submit all documents in person at the Consulate-General of Japan in Calgary. Please contact us at least 1 month prior to your departure date.

Visa pick up Applicant is required a government issued photo ID and the fee(Cash only).

  • Visa phone line is available between 11am to 12pm and 3pm to 4pm.
  • Visa application appointments can only be arranged by telephone at (403)294-0782 between 11am to 12pm or 3pm to 4pm.
  • If you are a Canadian citizen holding a Canadian passport you are exempt from acquiring a Temporary Visitor Visa as long as your visit to Japan complies with the Temporary Visitor Visa criteria below. For other than Canadian citizen, please see the link if you qualify for a Temporary visitor's visa exemption.
Frequently Asked Questions