VISA and Travel Information
- The final day to apply for and receive a visa in 2023 is the 19th of December. Please plan accordingly and note our closing days. Visas applied for after this date will be issued in 2024.
- We can only accept visa applications from residents of Canberra and Canberra's immediate surrounds (Queanbeyan, Jindabyne etc.) If you live elsewhere, please attend the diplomatic mission for your area or email us if you believe you have a humanitarian reason to apply in Canberra.
COVID-19 Travel Information and Restrictions
After registering, you can use the QR codes from the service instead of paper forms when you enter Japan. This service is for both international travelers and Japanese citizens.
We recommend all travelers to use Visit Japan Web to pre-register your travel details.
Visit Japan Web is a web service to help your arrival at the airport in Japan. You can register details for Immigration and Customs procedures ahead of time, including the disembarkation card for visa exemption, or your visa details.
For any problems using Visit Japan Web, see the instruction manual or make an inquiry directly.
- Visit Japan Web (Information Flyer)
- For safe travel in Japan (Medical and COVID-19 info from Japan National Tourism Organization)
- Border enforcement measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (Ministry of Foreign Affairs link)
- COVID-19 related information from the Immigration Services Agency of Japan (CoE, re-entry permit, etc.)
- Important notes regarding Animal and Plant Quarantine for those entering Japan
GENERAL VISA INFORMATION (ENGLISH, FREE HOTLINE 24/7)