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The details of the documents required are mentioned under the specific category below. However, please note the following points :-
  1. All documents (including bank statements) should only be printed on A4 size sheet.
  2. The Documents should only be printed on one side. Documents printed on both side are not acceptable.
  3. Please do not staple any sheets.
  4. Timeframe -

    The Embassy of Japan in New Delhi - Please note the visa application submitted by you to the CKGS New Delhi branch will be submitted to The Embassy of Japan on the next working day. W.E.F 01May 2019, The Embassy of Japan in New Delhi will take a minimum of 4 working days from the time they receive the application of Indian Passport holders for assessment.

    The Consulate of Japan in Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai will take a minimum of 3 working days from the time they receive the application of Indian Passport holders for assessment.

    Kindly note that the processing time may increase in some cases especially if the Embassy/consulate requires additional documents/ interview etc.

    However, if there is an urgent travel requirement before the timeframe stipulated above, the applications can only be accepted at the CKGS Visa application centre with a duly signed letter submitted acknowledging the acceptance of minimum processing time condition. CKGS Japan Visa Application centre requires this Letter of acknowledgment from the Applicant/Company Representative/Authorized signatory of the company before the applications are submitted, reasoning out on the urgency. The letter should also mention that CKGS has informed the applicant about the minimum timeframe applicable in their case and that the applicant is aware that the Embassy/Consulate may take longer time. There is no guarantee that they will get their visa before their travel.

    Please note that the submission of this letter nowhere guarantees early release of the visa. It is at the sole discretion of the Embassy and CKGS has no role to play in the decision making process.

    Applicants holding passports of other nationalities may please check with the CKGS staff for the processing time of their application.

Short Term Visa

A stay of up to 90 days for tourism, business, attending conference, visiting friends/acquaintance, etc., that does not include paid activities

Long Term Visa - With Certificate of Eligibility

A stay of over 90 days for performing paid work (professor, journalist, researcher, engineer, etc.), to study, for training, etc.

Family members of the Indians with Japanese Employment Visa


Medical Visa

For medical check-ups and treatment, and related services. The visa is issued not only to patients but also their accompanying person(s) if necessary.

Transit Visa

Activities are limited to sightseeing, leisure, and rest. Applicants must be traveling to foreign country from another foreign country via Japan who wish to stay in Japan for a short period (up to 15 days).