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Visa & Police Certificates

Important Notice of Visa Applications

Due to the recent increase in the numbers of visa applications, application periods have been introduced for all the short term stay visas, depending on the departure dates from Sydney. These restrictions are not applicable to Working Holiday visa applicants and visa applicants with a “Certificate of Eligibility”

Application Periods

All the short term stay visa applicants who depart from Sydney between the 16th January and 31st January 2016 must apply from 4th January to 15th January 2016.

Please check the other dates below.


*Applications made outside the application periods will not be accepted. Please double check the application periods.

*For security reasons, the visa counter may be closed earlier if there are large numbers of visa applicants.

*For security reasons, numbered tickets may be distributed to applicants before office hours. In that case, a notice will be put on our website, so please check it beforehand.

*The application periods above are not applicable to Working Holiday visa applicants, and visa applicants with a “Certificate of Eligibility”.

Please click the link below if you intend to apply for a "Short Term Stay" visa.

Short Term Stay Visa

Important Consular Announcements


Who Can Apply

Visa Exemptions

Short Term Stay

Working Holiday Visa

Certificate of Eligibility

Employment/Working Visa

General Visas

Specific Visas

Visa Fees

FAQ (Frequent Asked Questions)

Forms (Application Form, Letter of Guarantee/Invitation & Schedule of Stay)

Regional Immigration Bureaus in Japan

Important Notices of Visa Application after Acceptance

Visa Application Check List

Police Certificate

Application Procedure for Police Certificate