Visa Information



Jurisdiction: The Visa Section of the Embassy of Japan in Ethiopia services applicants from Ethiopia. If you reside elsewhere, please apply to the appropriate foreign mission of Japan.
Office Hours: Visa applications may be submitted at the visa window from 08:30 am to 12:00 hrs and from 13:30 to 17:00 hrs, Monday through Friday, except selected holidays. You may normally reach someone in the Visa Section by telephone weekdays from 08:30 hrs to 12:00 hrs and from 13:30 to 17:00 hrs.
Location: The Visa Section is located in the Embassy of Japan, Addis Ababa Ethiopia.
Requirements and processing times for visa applications vary according to nationality, purpose of visit, and length of stay. If you already have a Certificate of Eligibility, please see the Visa Application with Certificate of Eligibility section.
Please contact the Embassy of Japan in Ethiopia on (+251) 11-667-1166 for detailed information.
Detailed Information on the Act
Please click here to download Visa Application Forms


In principle, a Japanese visa will be issued to an applicant when he/she meets all of the following requirements and the issuance is regarded as reasonable:
a) The applicant possesses a valid passport and is entitled for the re-entry to a country of which he/she is a national or citizen or a country of his/her residence.
b) All submitted documents shall be authentic, completed and satisfactory.
c) The activities to be engaged in while in Japan, or the civil status or the 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").
d) The applicant shall not fall under any of the items of Article 5, Paragraph 1 of the Act.
  *the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act (Cabinet Order No.319 of 1951)
  Detailed Information on the Act
Guide to Japanese Visas
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Japan Customs 
Immigration Bureau 

Japan Association of Travel Agents

Foreign National Coexistence Policies

Recommended to take out an overseas travel insurance

Fake Japanese Employment Opportunities Being Advertised

Re-entry of foreign nationals with the status of residence

Living and Work Guidebook for Foreigners


Visa: a recommendation for entry in a foreign country issued by an embassy or consulate of that country; usually stamped into a passport.
Certificate of Eligibility (COE): a document issued by the Ministry of Justice in Japan which certifies that the holder has met the criteria established for a certain status of residence in Japan; a Certificate of Eligibility is obtained from an immigration office by a proxy (e.g., school, employer, relative) in Japan.
Passport: a document issued by the government of a country which identifies the holder as a national of that country.


Persons traveling to Japan may require permission to enter the country in the form of a visa. Requirements for visa application vary according to nationality, purpose of visit, and length of stay.

JAPAN VISA INFORMATION HOTLINE (24 hours/7 days a week, English only) 
TEL: 0800861924

Fees for VISA Issurance
effective from 1 April, 2022
Please make a payment in cash, credit card and bank cheque are not acceptable.
VIsa Type Nationality Cost
General Entry Visa   General 1163Birr
for Indian 322Birr

Multi Entry Visa

general 2326Birr
for Indian 322Birr


General 271birr
for Indian 29Birr