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* Visa Application Periods


Application periods have been
introduced for all the short term
stay visas (excluding Working
Holiday & Long term stay visas
with "Certificate of Eligibility")
depending on the departure dates
from Sydney.

* Issuance of Multiple Entry Visas
for Short-term Stay for Nationals
of India


Consulate-General of Japan in Sydney
Level 12, 1 O'Connell Street,
Sydney NSW 2000

*Visa Application Hours
9:30-12:00, 14:00-16:00

*Visa Collection Hours

*Phone Enquiry Hours
10:00-12:00, 15:00-17:00

Phone Number: 02-9250-1000

Fax: 02-9252-6555

Email: visaextradoc@sy.mofa.go.jp
(Only for additional document submission.
Not for visa enquiry by email.)

Visa Application

All the visa applicants need to come and apply in person except those who reside in distant locations - north of Newcastle, west of Katoomba, or south of Wollongong in New South Wales and anywhere in the Northern Territory. The applicants in distant places may apply by post.
The required visa documents differ depending on the travel purpose and the nationality.
Please refer to the relevant section of this website.

* Visa Type
(Who needs a visa?)

* Who Can Apply?

* Visa Exemption
(Who does NOT need a visa?)

* Criteria of Visa Issuance


* Application Form

* Required Documents

* Visa Check List
(Please make sure you have all the documents before applying.)

* Apply by Post
(Live in distant locations in NSW or NT?)

* Additional Documents

* Collection of Passport

* Cancellation

* Visa Fees

This is a slide show style visa requirement check tool (MS PowerPoint required).
Please click the icon above and save the slide show file to your PC first(or run slide show),
then the slide show will begin immediately when it is opened.
Alternatively please visit "Visa Check List" page.

visa To criteria To collection

■ Visa Processing Time

The minimum assessment time is 2-3 weeks for a Working Holiday visa and 5 working days for other visas. It generally takes longer if additional documents are required for further assessment.
In some cases, applications need to be referred to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, and it can take between 2 weeks and 2 months or more to complete the process.

There is NO priority processing service.

Visas are valid for 3 months from the date of issue except for a Working Holiday Visa which is valid for 1 year.

■ Frequently Asked Questions

* FAQ ( Frequently Asked Questions )

Police Certificate

* Application Procedure for Police Certificate