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Visa Required Document Details for NIS

Short Term Stay for NIS Nationals

Required documents for nationals of :Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Moldova, and Ukraine
with Australian temporary resident visas (student / bridging) who are applying for the following visas to Japan.

Visa requirements may differ according to applicant's visa status in Australia. Please refer to the Visa Section, if you have further questions.

Temporary Visitor for sightseeing/visiting friends, a business meeting, an academic conference (Up to 90 days)
or Transit (Up to 15 days)

The following must be submitted with the application for the visa:

1. A valid passport with at least 2 spread blank visa pages
2. A valid Australian visa (Please access the VEVO site to check and print out your long term resident visa information.)
3. Two completed visa application forms (Sample)
4. Two passport sized photos (4.5cm x 3.5cm or 2in. x 2in. (taken within 6 months))
5. Student ID / Certificate of Employment (If applicable)
6. Bank account details of your savings or investment covering the most recent 3 months of transaction records up to the day of your application, including the current balance, current address and your full name.
* The current balance must show sufficient funds for the trip to Japan.
* Transactions printed out from online are acceptable.
7. Flight booking confirmations of all the destination flights from Sydney to Sydney (return) (full flight details from an accredited travel agent or airline)
* If you will not come back to Sydney or if you will not fly from one airport to another, please provide a typed explanation letter on how you are going to travel.
* We do not require the purchase of tickets or payment of any booking fee, but we do require a confirmed reservation. We are not responsible for tickets which may become unusable due to the delay or denial of a visa.
8. The documents listed below must be provided by your guarantor in Japan.

A) An original letter of guarantee / invitation from your relative or friend living in Japan.
B) An itinerary for your stay
C) ① If your guarantor is a Japanese national

- A current Residential Certificate (Jyu-min hyo)

- Family Register (Koseki tohon)

- An Employment Certificate (Zaishoku shomei) issued by the company, if the guarantor is a company employee.

or

- A company's Registration issued by the Legal Affairs Bureau, if the guarantor is a company director.

or

- A copy of Business Permission Certificate (Eigyo kyoka sho), if the guarantor is self-employed.


② If your guarantor is NOT a Japanese national

- A copy of the front and back of the guarantor's Resident Card

- A copy of guarantor's passport

- An Employment Certificate (Zaishoku shomei) issued by the company, if the guarantor is a company employee

or

- A company's Registration issued by the Legal Affairs Bureau, if the guarantor is a company director.

or

- A copy of Business Permission Certificate (Eigyo kyoka sho), if the guarantor is self-employed.

 

D) Guarantor's Tax Certificate showing annual income issued by the Mayor's office, the head of the Ward's office, or the taxation office in Japan. “Gensen cho shu sho” is NOT accepted.


*Transit visa applicants are NOT required the documents "6." and "8." above initially.

☆ Additional documents may be required if necessary.

☆ All the documents above must be original. Scans or photo copies are acceptable.


 

☆ Visa applications must be referred to Japan. It can take between 2 weeks and 2 months or more to complete the process.

☆ Visas are valid for 3 months from the date of issue.

☆Telephone assistance is available if you need further information on 02-9250-1000 Monday-Friday, 10:00am-12:00pm or 3:00pm-5:00pm.

☆ NO inquiries can be made by email.

☆ Documents submitted with the application will NOT be returned.

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