Visa Processing Time

When all requirements are met, most visas are normally issued in 4 business days (for example, if you drop off your documents on Monday, your tentative pick up date will be Friday). However, please note that there are cases in which referrals are required to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tokyo. In these cases, it may take more than a month for visas to be issued.  Therefore, we highly recommend applying for a visa several weeks in advance of your intended departure.

Visa applications are processed in the order that they were received. Expedited services are not available.