Introduction


The Visa Section of the Embassy of Japan in Trinidad and Tobago processes and issues the requisite

visas to nationals of Trinidad and Tobago, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, St. Lucia, Suriname, St. Kitts and Nevis, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines residing in and outside of Trinidad and Tobago, as well as for foreign nationals residing in Trinidad and Tobago with valid permission for long term stay.

The requirements for visa application will differ depending on the purpose of visit, length of stay, nationality of applicant, as well as other factors.

It is recommended therefore that the following instructions be read carefully in order to determine the type of visa to be applied for or whether a visa would be required.

 

Applicants can also be advised via the Consular Section at the Embassy.

Phone:  1-868-628-5991 Ext. 214
Email :  consular@po.mofa.go.jp

 


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General Information

 

Jurisdiction


Visa applications should be made at the Japanese Embassy or consulate with jurisdiction over the applicant’s place of permanent residence. You may apply at this Embassy if you live, work and are currently residing within the area accredited to this Embassy. The Visa Section of the Embassy of Japan in Trinidad is accredited to serve applicants from Trinidad and Tobago, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Grenada, Commonwealth of Dominica, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, and Guyana.

 

In the case of Barbados and Suriname applicants a Japanese visa is not required if the purpose of visit is tourism, commerce, a conference, visit to relatives/acquaintances etc, with the length of stay not exceeding 90 days for Barbados and 3 months for Suriname. In the case of Barbados Nationals holding Non-Machine Readable Passports (Hand Written Passports) it is recommended that a Machine Readable Entry Visa is acquired prior to travelling to Japan.

 

For Chinese and Russian nationals seeking to apply at this Embassy, it is important to take note of the specific visa requirements for their country category.

 

China: Click Here

Russia: Click Here

 

If you are not located within the area covered by this Embassy, please contact the Japanese Consulate or Embassy that processes visas for your area. We may decline visa applications from areas outside our jurisdiction.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Criteria for Visa Issuance

 

In principle, a Japanese visa will be issued to an applicant when he or she meets all of the following requirements and the issuance is regarded as reasonable:

  • The applicant possesses a valid passport and is entitled for re-entry to the country of which he or she is a national, citizen or resident.
  • All submitted documentation shall be authentic, completed and satisfactory.
  • The activities to be engaged in while in Japan, or the civil status or position of the applicant, and the period of stay shall meet the requirements for the status of residence and the period of stay stipulated in the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act (cabinet Order No.319 of 1951, hereinafter referred to as “the Act”.
  • The applicant shall not fall under any of the items of Article 5, Paragraph 1 of the Act.

If all requirements are met, most visas will normally be processed within 5 business days. However, for some visa categories, or in certain cases where additional information is required, the processing time will be longer.


Please Note that visa applications sent by mail will not be accepted. All visa applications must be submitted in person by the applicant or by use of a proxy with written authorization.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Visa Applicants Notice

 

Persons travelling to Japan may require permission to enter the country in the form of a visa.

  • Temporary Visitor’s Visa
  • Transit Visa
  • Visas for Work and Long Term Stay

Visa Applicants Notice:

  • Submission of requirements does not guarantee the issuance of a visa.
  • Applicants who have provided false information, forged or altered documents will immediately be disqualified.
  • Additional documents may be required for submission.
  • A visa does not guarantee entry into Japan.
  • Consular Officer has final decision in categorizing the purpose of travel.
  • Consular Officer cannot answer the reason of denial of issuance.

 

PLEASE NOTE:

 

1. ALL Applicants MUST either call ( 1- 868- 628 - 5991) or email ( consular@po.mofa.go.jp)  the Visa Section to make AN APPOINTMENT at least 1 week in advance between 8am-4:30pm.

 

2 . Visa applications sent by mail will not be accepted. All visa applications must be submitted in person by the applicant or by use of a proxy with written authorization.

Temporary Visitor’s Visa

 

Who can use a Temporary Visitor Visa


A Temporary Visitor Visa is for those applicants who intend to stay in Japan for 90 days or less for such purposes as follows:
Sightseeing; sports; visiting relatives, friends, or acquaintances; visiting a sick person; attending a wedding or funeral ceremony; participating in athletic tournaments; contests etc. as an amateur; business purposes (such as market research, business liaison, business consultation, signing a contract, or providing after-sale service for imported machinery); inspecting or visiting plants, trade fairs etc.; attending lectures, explanatory meetings etc.; academic surveys or research presentations; religious pilgrimages or visits; friendship visits to sister cities, sister schools etc.; or other similar activities during a short period of stay in Japan.
Persons planning to travel to Japan for a different purpose, such as students, workers, journalists, entertainers, attorneys (taking depositions), etc., must apply for a different type of visa in the appropriate category.


Business Activities

 

All individuals or companies intending to conduct business with Japanese nationals or companies please remember that it is your responsibility and in your best interest to fully investigate the validity of the persons or companies before commencing business transactions.
The Embassy of Japan regrettably is unable to take any action over private business matters or disputes by reason of absence of legislative authority over private business issues. In matters concerning private business disputes the embassy advises that a report be made to your local police authority and Interpol police.

 

Visa Exemption


Barbados, Suriname and citizens of other countries which have a reciprocal visa exemption arrangement with Japan may be eligible to visit Japan without a visa for a short-term stay for the activities allowed to Temporary Visitors. For more information about reciprocal visa exemption arrangements, please click here.

  • Applicants who are non-nationals of their country of residence must provide verification of their residency status.
  • Minors traveling with adults: Proof of legal guardianship/relationship must be presented.
  • Minors traveling alone: Consent/Authorization and proof of legal guardianship must be presented.

Documentation


Please be aware that we will decline applications that have incomplete documents.
The following documents must be submitted when applying for a Temporary Visa:

  • For the purpose of Sightseeing / Vacation
    1. A valid passport with at least 2 facing blank pages
    2. One passport size photograph taken within the last 6 months on a white background
    3. A completed and signed visa application form. Blank forms are available on this website, or you may download it here Visa Application Form.
    4. A copy of identification card (eg. driver’s license, elector registration card, student id card, work id card etc.)
    5. Applicant’s original job letter (stating position, purpose of visit and intended length of stay including arrival and departure dates)
      or original and a copy of company business registration certificate if applicant owns his/her business
      or an original letter from an educational institution if applicant is a student.
    6. Travel schedule or flight itinerary reservation.* Please Note: We are not responsible for tickets which are unusable due to delay or denial of visa.
    7. A recent bank statement showing sufficient funds for expenses in Japan
    8. Hotel confirmation
    9. A completed Schedule of Stay /Activities- http://www.mofa.go.jp/j_info/visit/visa/pdfs/application7.pdf .
      This form must be filled out in detail. (eg. Date of Arrival in Japan, Check- in to Hotel, change of hotels, airports etc.,  as well as a comprehensive list of daily activities for the duration of the applicant's stay in Japan. Writing 'sightseeing' alone will not suffice.)

 

  • Required documents for Visiting Relatives / Friends

Documents to be provided by visa applicant

    1. A valid passport with at least 2 facing blank pages
    2. One passport size photograph taken within the last 6 months on a white background
    3. A completed and signed visa application form. Blank forms are available on this website or you may use the downloadable Visa Application Form.
    4. A copy of identification card (eg. driver’s license, elector registration card, student id card, work id card etc.)
    5. Applicant’s original job letter (stating position, purpose of visit and intended length of stay including arrival and departure dates)
      or original and a copy of company business registration certificate if applicant owns his/her business
      or an original letter from an educational institution if applicant is a student.
    6. Travel schedule or flight itinerary reservation.* Please Note: We are not responsible for tickets which are unusable due to delay or denial of visa.
    7. An original recent bank statement showing sufficient funds for expenses in Japan – to be submitted by applicant or guarantor(s) if guarantor is bearing the applicant’s expenses.
    8. Proof of kinship if visiting relatives (ex. birth certificate, marriage certificate, an original copy of the family register (KOSEKI-TOHON/SHOHON) issued within the last 3 months)
    9. Proof of acquaintance if visiting friends (eg. photos, letters, copy of e-mail)

    10. Hotel confirmation
    11. A completed Schedule of Stay /Activities- http://www.mofa.go.jp/j_info/visit/visa/pdfs/application7.pdf .
      This form must be filled out in detail. (eg. Date of Arrival in Japan, Check- in to Hotel, change of hotels, airports etc.,  as well as a comprehensive list of daily activities for the duration of the applicant's stay in Japan. Writing 'sightseeing' alone will not suffice.)


Documents to be provided from Japan

    12. An original invitation letter or “letter of reason for invitation” completed by guarantor

    13. An original letter of guarantee completed by guarantor

    14.An original schedule of stay form completed by guarantor

    15.One of the following documents concerning the guarantor if the guarantor is bearing applicants expenses.

    • An original recent bank statement
    • An original copy of the certificate of income
    • An original copy of the certificate of tax payment
    • A copy of the counterfoil of final tax return
    • An original certificate of tax payment

    16. An original certificate of residence (JUMINHYO) of guarantor

[If the guarantor is a non-Japanese national, please submit item 16 & 17]

    17. A copy of both sides of the valid Residence Card (the Alien Registration Card)

    18. A copy of the guarantor’s passport (including the page of status items, the record of entry/departure, and mission of residence)

 

  • Required documents for Business


Documents to be provided by visa applicant

    1. A valid passport with at least 2 facing blank pages
    2. One passport size photograph taken within the last 6 months on a white background
    3. A completed and signed visa application form. Blank forms are available on this website or you may use the downloadable Visa Application Form.
    4. A copy of identification card (eg. driver’s license, elector registration card, student id card, work id card etc.)
    5. Applicant’s original job letter (stating position, purpose of visit and intended length of stay including arrival and departure dates) If company is covering expenses, the job letter must also state this
    6. Original and a copy of company business registration certificate
    7. Travel schedule or flight itinerary reservation.* Please Note: We are not responsible for tickets which are unusable due to delay or denial of visa.
    8. A completed Schedule of Stay /Activities- http://www.mofa.go.jp/j_info/visit/visa/pdfs/application7.pdf .
      This form must be filled out in detail. (eg. Date of Arrival in Japan, Check- in to Hotel, change of hotels, airports etc.,  as well as a comprehensive list of daily activities for the duration of the applicant's stay in Japan. Writing 'sightseeing' alone will not suffice.)


Documents to be provided from Japan

    1. An original invitation letter or “letter of reason for invitation” completed by guarantor
    2. An original letter of guarantee completed by guarantor
    3. An original schedule of stay form completed by guarantor
    4. One of the following documents regarding the Inviting Organization:
      • An original certified copy of the incorporation register (HOJIN-TOHKIBO-TOHON) issued within the last 3 months
      • A copy of the latest edition of a quarterly corporate report (KAISHA-SHIKIHO) if the company is listed on the stock exchange in Japan
      • An original Overview of the Company/Organization if an organization has not been registered as yet as an incorporated entity
      • An original Certificate of employment if the inviter is a university professor or individuals
  • Required documents for Attending Conference


Documents to be provided by visa applicant

    1. A valid passport with at least 2 facing blank pages
    2. One passport size photograph taken within the last 6 months on a white background
    3. A completed and signed visa application form. Blank forms are available on this website or you may use the downloadable Visa Application Form.
    4. A copy of identification card (eg. driver’s license, elector registration card, student id card, work id card etc.)
    5. Applicant’s original job letter (stating position, purpose of visit and intended length of stay including arrival and departure dates)
      or original and a copy of company business registration certificate if applicant owns his/her business
      or an original letter from an educational institution if applicant is a student.
    6. Travel schedule or flight itinerary reservation.* Please Note: We are not responsible for tickets which are unusable due to delay or denial of visa.
    7. An original recent bank statement showing sufficient funds for expenses in Japan – to be submitted if applicant is bearing the cost of their own travel expenses.
    8. A brochure of the conference
    9. A completed Schedule of Stay /Activities- http://www.mofa.go.jp/j_info/visit/visa/pdfs/application7.pdf .
      This form must be filled out in detail. (eg. Date of Arrival in Japan, Check- in to Hotel, change of hotels, airports etc.,  as well as a comprehensive list of daily activities for the duration of the applicant's stay in Japan. Writing 'sightseeing' alone will not suffice.)


[if the applicant is traveling of their own, please submit item 9 & 10]

    10. A copy of attendance / participation confirmation

    11. Hotel confirmation


Documents to be provided from Japan
[if the applicant is invited and/or is staying with a person(s) or organization(s) based in Japan, please submit item 12 & 13 instead of item 10 & 11.]

    12. An original invitation letter or “letter of reason for invitation” completed by guarantor

    13. An original letter of guarantee completed by guarantor

    14. One of the following documents regarding the Inviting Organization:

        • An original certified copy of the incorporation register (HOJIN-TOHKIBO-TOHON) issued within the last 3 months
        • A copy of the latest edition of a quarterly corporate report (KAISHA-SHIKIHO) if the company is listed on the stock exchange in Japan
        • An original Overview of the Company/Organization if an organization has not been registered as yet as an incorporated entity
        • An original Certificate of employment if the inviter is a university professor or individuals

         

    • Required documents for Attending Conference


    Documents to be provided by visa applicant

    1. A valid passport with at least 2 facing blank pages

    2. One passport size photograph taken within the last 6 months on a white background

    3. A completed and signed visa application form. Blank forms are available on this website or you may use the downloadable Visa Application Form.

    4. A copy of identification card (eg. driver’s license, elector registration card, student id card, work id card etc.)

    5. Applicant’s original job letter (stating position, purpose of visit and intended length of stay including arrival and departure dates)
    or original and a copy of company business registration certificate if applicant owns his/her business
    or an original letter from an educational institution if applicant is a student.

    6. Travel schedule or flight itinerary reservation.* Please Note: We are not responsible for tickets which are unusable due to delay or denial of visa.

    7. An original recent bank statement showing sufficient funds for expenses in Japan – to be submitted if applicant is bearing the cost of their own travel expenses.

    8. A brochure of the conference


    [if the applicant is traveling of their own, please submit item 9 & 10]

    9. A copy of attendance / participation confirmation

    10.Hotel confirmation


    Documents to be provided from Japan
    [if the applicant is invited and/or is staying with a person(s) or organization(s) based in Japan, please submit item 11 & 12 instead of item 9 & 10.]

    11. An original invitation letter or “letter of reason for invitation” completed by guarantor

    12. An original letter of guarantee completed by guarantor

     

     

     

     

     

     

 

 

 

Transit Visa

 

Requirements for Transit Visa

 

When in transit for 72 hours or less through Japan no visa is necessary but individuals will be confined to the transit area within the airport.
Individuals wishing to leave the airport during their transit period for sightseeing/relaxation purposes only must apply for a transit visa.
A Transit Visa is issued for persons who stop over in Japan en-route to another destination, with the period of stay not exceeding 15 days.


No business activity is allowed. Neither a change of visa status nor extension of stay is permitted.
The following documents must be submitted when applying for a Transit Visa:

  1. A valid passport with at least 2 facing blank pages
  2. One passport size photograph taken within the last 6 months
  3. A completed and signed visa application form. Blank forms are available on this website or you may use the downloadable Visa Application Form.
  4. A copy of identification card (ex. driver’s license, elector registration card, student id card, work id card etc.)
  5. Travel schedule or flight itinerary reservation.* Please Note: We are not responsible for tickets which are unusable due to delay or denial of visa.
  6. A valid visa to the country of final destination (if applicable)
  7. Hotel confirmation (if staying overnight)

Visa for Work & Long Term Stay

 

Visa for Work & Long Term Stay (Applications with a Certificate of Eligibility)


Documentation
Please be aware that we will decline applications that have incomplete documentation.
Each applicant must submit the following documents:

  • A valid passport with at least 2 facing blank pages
  • One passport size photograph taken within the last 6 months on a white background
  • A completed and signed visa application form. Blank forms are available on this website or you may use the downloadable Visa Application Form.
  • A copy of identification card (ex. driver’s license, elector registration card, student id card, work id card etc.)
  • An original Certificate of Eligibility
  • Performance schedule and hotel confirmation for “Entertainer status”
  • Travel schedule or flight itinerary reservation.* Please Note: We are not responsible for tickets which are unusable due to delay or denial of visa.

Certificate of Eligibility


For information about the Certificate of Eligibility, please see the Immigration Procedures Guidebook. Questions about how to obtain a Certificate of Eligibility can be submitted through the local Immigration office.


Processing Time


Normal processing times of 5 working days applies to applicants with COEs.

 

Visa for Long-term stay (Spouse and Child of Japanese Nationals)


Documentation
Please be aware that we will decline applications that have incomplete documentation.
Each applicant must submit the following documents:
[Applications WITH a Certificate of Eligibility]

  • A valid passport with at least 2 facing blank pages
  • One passport size photograph taken within the last 6 months on a white background
  • A completed and signed visa application form. Blank forms are available on this website or you may use the downloadable Visa Application Form.
  • A copy of identification card (ex. driver’s license, elector registration card, student id card, work id card etc.)
  • An original Certificate of Eligibility
  • Travel schedule or flight itinerary reservation.* Please Note: We are not responsible for tickets which are unusable due to delay or denial of visa.

[What is a Certificate of Eligibility?]


A Certificate of Eligibility is issued before a visa application by a regional immigration authority under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Justice as evidence that the foreign national meets the conditions for landing in Japan, including the requirements that the activity in which the foreign national wishes to engage in Japan at the time of the landing examination is not fraudulent and is an activity that comes under a status of residence (excluding Temporary Visitor Status) stipulated in the Immigration Control Act. (Application by a proxy in Japan is allowed. For details go to the Ministry of Justice, Immigration Bureau. ) A foreign national in possession of a Certificate of Eligibility can get a visa issued more easily at an embassy or consulate within the standard processing period (five working days). (However, issuance of the visa is not guaranteed.) Furthermore, there is the advantage that if the certificate is shown to the immigration officer at the time of the landing application the foreign national can more easily demonstrate that their status of residence conforms to the conditions for landing in Japan such as control, etc.

Cruise Travellers

 

Following the amendment of the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act (Article 14.2) in June 2014, which came into force on January 1, 2015, foreign passengers of a cruise ship may apply for “landing permission for cruise ship tourists” at ports of call in Japan through a captain or a carrier of the ship without obtaining a visa, provided the following criteria are met:

  1. The cruise ship has obtained the designation for this scheme from the Minister of Justice of Japan in advance*
  2. The tourist intends to enter and stay in the territory of Japan for a period not exceeding thirty days**
  3. The tourist’s stay in Japan is for the sole purpose of sightseeing
  4. For every port the ship calls the tourist returns to the ship before the ship departs from the port the tourist disembarked

 

*    List of ships which have obtained the designation for this scheme from the Minister of Justice of Japan are:

 

Arcadia                                                         Artania


Chinese Taishan                                        Costa Atlantica


Superstar Aquarius                                  Superstar Virgo


Ovation of the Seas                                   Costa Serena


Costa Victoria                                             Celebrity Millenium


Mariner of the Seas                                  L'Austral


MSC Lirica                                                   Skysea Golden Era


Sapphire Princess                                    Sun Princess


Costa Neoromantica                               Costa Fortuna


Legend of the Seas                                   Insignia


Diamond Princess                                   Glory Sea

 

Superstar Libra                                        Azamara Quest

 

Quantum of the Seas                              Aurora

 

Silver Discoverer                                     Silver Shadow

 

Queen Elizabeth                                      Queen Mary 2

 

Le Soleal                                                    World Odyssey

                                                            

 

** The tourist may not stay in Japan in excess of seven days when the ship calls at only one port in Japan.

 

It is kindly advised that an inquiry for confirmation be made to the carrier of the ship as to whether the cruise ship has obtained the designation under this new scheme.

Overseas Applicants (Including individuals who reside in Tobago)

 

To facilitate efficient and smooth interviews overseas applicants must forward copies of all required documents including their passport’s bio-data page for pre-evaluation at least 5 working days before their appointment date to the embassy.

After forwarding documents on the following business day contact the Embassy to confirm its receipt of the documents.

  • Email: scan documents and email to consular@po.mofa.go.jp with the subject Consular Section.
  • Fax: number each page and fax to (868)-628-6515 attention Consular Section.
Visa Fees

Visa fees will be required at pick up times only, except for special cases and for citizens or nationals of countries that are exempt from visa fees. Visa fees are revised on April 1st each year and waived for certain nationalities. Visa fees must be paid in EXACT (TT) cash amount. If a visa is not issued then no fees are required. The Visa Fees for the period April 1, 2018-March 31st, 2019 is:


Single Entry Visa - TT$175 Exact Cash Only

Double Entry Visa – TT$355 Exact Cash Only
Transit Visa – TT$40 Exact Cash Only
Visa Fee Exemption

Citizens of the countries listed below are exempt from visa fees.
Click To See Exempt Countries

Obtain More Information

 

There are two methods for obtaining visa information:

  1. Call the Visa Section during our office hours at 1-868-628-5991-(6), ext. 214. Fax: 1-868-628-6515
  2. If the visa applicant needs more information than can be obtained from the home page or over the phone, and lives and works within the area handled by this Embassy, he or she may request visa information by e-mail. The basic information listed below must be included with your request. If you do not receive a reply within three days, please resend your request or use one of the other methods to obtain information
  3. E-mail:consular@po.mofa.go.jp

    1. Your Nationality / citizenship

     

    2. Your visa status in Trinidad and Tobago

     

    3. Detailed purpose of your trip to Japan

     

    4. Your intended date of travel

     

    5. Your intended length of stay in Japan

     

    6. Your occupation

     

    7. Your current place of residence

     

    8. Your contact information


ATTENTION: Due to the volume of inquiries by email, we may not be able to respond within 24 hours. If you do not hear from us, please call to obtain information. Thank You.


Please note that any visa information given is for information purposes only. Specific visa requirements can only be determined after we see your documents.

Frequently asked questions on visas and general entry to Japan:

FAQ List


1. How do I obtain a visa application form?

Visa application forms may be obtained from our website ONLY.

 

2. Do I need to make an appointment to submit my visa application?

Yes. ALL Applicants MUST either call ( 1- 868- 628 - 5991) or email ( consular@po.mofa.go.jp)  the Visa Section to make AN APPOINTMENT at least 1 week in advance between 8am-4:30pm.


3. Do I still need to produce all of the documents listed above even though I have applied for a Japanese visa before?
Yes, even though you may have made an application for a Japanese visa in the past, you would still need to produce the documents that are outlined above at the time of your new application.

 

4. (a) What is the processing time? How long does it take to obtain a Japanese visa?
The normal processing time is approximately 5 to 6 working days, but it might be longer up to 21 working days or more depending on the case. Full documentation must be submitted in order to be granted a visa within this time frame.

(b) How far in advance can I apply for the visa?
Japanese visas are only valid for a period of three months from the date of issue. Therefore, ideally a visa application should be lodged at least two weeks before the intended travel date. For example; if the intended travel date to Japan is in January, the visa application should be lodged in December. If the visa application is lodged before November and a visa is issued at that time for a travel date in January, the visa would expire before departure to Japan.

 

5. How much is the visa fee?
Single Entry Visa - TT $175 Exact Cash Only
Double Entry Visa – TT$355 Exact Cash Only
Transit Visa – TT$40 Exact Cash Only

 

6. For what period is a visa issued?
Single entry visas are normally issued for 15, 30 or 90 days, and issuance is based on your travel dates

 

7. What size photographs are acceptable for the visa application form?
Original and passport photos sized 2in x 2in are acceptable. Applicants should not wear any glasses or hats; ears must be visible in the photo. Photos must NOT be taken at an angle or in profile; the applicant must face forward. Photos should ideally be taken on the day of the application or taken at least within the last 6 months.

 

8. Can I be issued a visa on spot or within a day?
Emergency situations do occur and the Embassy of Japan attempts to make every effort to respond to these emergencies. It is advised however, to call and enquire beforehand whether your visa application may be lodged under your extenuating circumstance

 

9. Are appointments necessary for visa applications?
Yes, Visa appointments are necessary, applications will not be accepted without an appointment. Appointments can be made by calling the Embassy at 628-5991, ext. 214

 

10. Can a Japanese visa be issued at the airport on arrival?
Japanese visas are not issued at the airport. Therefore, a visa must be obtained before arrival in Japan

 

11. Can a courier service or third party be used to lodge an application for a visa?
We don't accept visa application by courier. But we accept third party proxies with a letter of authorization. Please write clearly in the authorization letter the reason, the relationship and the signature of applicant(s).

 

12. I’m living outside of Trinidad. Can I apply at Embassy of Japan in Trinidad?
Where an applicant is normally resident outside of Trinidad in a territory accredited to the Embassy of Japan in Trinidad, the applicant may they may fax or e-mail their completed application form and supporting documents for pre- approval after which they must present the original documentation in person or via a proxy at the Embassy for the processing of their visa at the scheduled date and time given by the Consular Officer.

 

13. Is a Japanese visa required if I will be visiting Japan by cruise ship?
Yes.

 

14. Are Transit visas required even if the national does not leave the airport?
If you don’t leave the airport, a transit visa is not required. It is recommended however, that for applicants who will transit to their destination as well as on their return trip to apply for a transit visa due to the possibility of missing connection flights or flight cancellations which could leave no other option than to seek accommodation in Japan.

 

15. If I am a permanent resident of the US or Canada, what documents do I need to apply for a visa?

 

Visas are issued based on nationality (i.e. the passport that you hold will be used for entry to Japan); therefore, a Japanese visa is required to enter Japan, even if the applicant has a green card or PR card from the US or Canada. If your nationality is not listed below, as requiring a visa, you would need to make a visa application to the Embassy of Japan

 

16. Which nationals do not require visas to visit Japan?

 

The List of Countries and Regions That Have Visa Exemption Arrangements with Japan.

 

 

 

Certificate Information

 

The Embassy of Japan issues some types of certificates. If you need to apply for a certificate please contact the Consular Section for information before making an application.

Police Certificate

Police certificate is certified by Japanese National Police Agency as to whether the applicant has a criminal record in Japan or not.

Required Documents for application:
  1. Application form (available at Japanese embassy office)
  2. Valid passport
  3. Fingerprint sheet (available at Japanese embassy office)
  4. Document which states applicant’s present address such as driver license (if possible)
  5. Old passport which has immigration stamps or Japanese visa (if possible)

Fee: Free of cost
Processing Time: approximately 2-3 months

 
Certificate of Translation

The Certificate of translation certifies that the translated document submitted by the applicant is correct and corresponds with the original document in Japanese. The Embassy of Japan does NOT translate documents.

Required Documents for application:
  1. Application form (available at Japanese embassy office)
  2. Japanese original document
  3. Translated document

Fee: TT $230
Processing Time: 1-2 days

Other certificates

We have other types of certificates. If you need more information, please contact the consular section.