Applications with Certificate of Eligibility (visa for work and/or long term stay)
April 21, 2016
Note: Applicants who entered the United States with B1/B2 visa or who are under U.S. visa exemption status will not be accepted in this office.
For those applying with a Certificate of Eligibility, please submit the following documents:
* Additional documentation may be requested with your application, depending on your particular status or circumstances.
□ Certificate of Eligibility (original)
□ Valid passport: properly signed by the bearer (original passport is required; please be sure your passport has available visa pages)
□ 1 application form: Completely filled out and signed by the applicant; signature must be original
□ 1 photograph: (2 in. x 2 in. front view) of applicant; picture must have a white background and be less than 30 days old
□ Copy of flight itinerary: Confirmed e-ticket, or flight itinerary directly from the airline. We do not accept itineraries from travel agencies or third party websites. It must be from the airline. Please note: we are not responsible for tickets that are unusable due to delay or denial of visa.
* If traveling on a space-available or stand-by (non-revenue) ticket, also provide the followings:
- Applicant’s (or qualifying airline employee’s) employment (or retirement) verification letter from the airline company, explicitly
authorizing the applicant (or employee) to use the ticket
- A copy of valid airline employee ID card (or retiree ID from the airline, if retired) who obtained the non-revenue ticket
□ Copy of proof of Florida residency. Proof of residency must be in the form of a Florida state issued ID card or driver's license if applying by mail. Non Florida driver’s license or ID holders are required to apply in person, with a proof of residential address in Florida (e.g. apartment leases and/or utility bills).
□ Release of Liability form: not required if picking up in person
□ Prepaid, self-addressed envelope: not required if picking up in person. Visa section will not return passports without self-addressed envelope and sufficient postage. WE DO NOT ACCEPT UPS or FEDEX. Please use USPS Express or Priority Mail.
□ Authorization Form: required when documents are submitted and/or picked up by anyone other than the applicant. Signature on form must be original.
If not a U.S. citizen:
□ Proof of U.S. legal immigration status: Copy of U.S. Green card, or resident visa that allows re-entry to the U.S. and I-94. F and J visa holders must also submit a copy of properly endorsed I-20 and DS-2019 forms, respectively.
□ Payment of visa fee: if country of citizenship does not have a visa fee exemption. This fee is payable in exact cash, U.S. money order, or cashier's check, and must be made payable to the Consulate General of Japan.