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VISA Section
 
General Information
Criteria for Visa Issuance
Definition
Type of Visa
Fees
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Guide to Japanese Visas
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Japan Customs
Immigration Bureau
Japan Association of Travel Agents

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VISA SECTION GENERAL 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

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CRITERIA FOR VISA ISSUANCE

 
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
 
 
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DEFINITIONS

   
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.
 
 
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TYPES OF VISA

 
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.
 
 
Type
of Visa
 
Length
of Stay
Activites Permitted
Transit
  15 days Sightseeing or resting on the way to a third country
Temporary Visitor
  15 or 90 days Sightseeing, visiting friends or relatives, participating in amateur sporting events, conducting company business, attending academic conferences, visiting sister cities or schools, going on religious pilgrimages, etc. for 90 days or less
Working
Investor/Business Manager 1 or 3 years Activities related to the establishment or management of international trade or business
Intra-company Transferee 1 or 3 years Activities of those transferred to a head or branch office or subsidiary in Japan
Engineer 1 or 3 years Activities which require technical skill and/or knowledge pertinent to the physical or natural sciences, conducted on the basis of a contract with an organization in Japan
Specialist in Humanities /International Services 1 or 3 years Activities which require knowledge pertinent to jurisprudence, economics, sociology, or other human science or experience with foreign culture (such as interpreting/translation, public relations, advertising, design, international business and finance, information processing, etc.) conducted on the basis of a contract with a public or private organization in Japan
Instructor 1 or 3 years Language instruction and other education at primary and secondary schools
Professor 1 or 3 years Research or instruction as a professor or assistant professor at a university or equivalent educational institution
Researcher 1 or 3 years Research conducted on the basis of a contract with a public or private organization in Japan
Religious Activities 1 or 3 years Missionary and other religious activities conducted on behalf of a registered foreign religious organization
Entertainer 3 months, 6 months, or 1 year Activities relating to the performing arts, sports or modeling
Artist 1 or 3 years Artistic activities that provide income, including work by a composer, song writer, painter, sculptor, crafts person, photographer, etc.
Journalist 1 or 3 years Journalistic activities conducted on the basis of a contract with a foreign journalistic organization
Legal/Accounting Services 1 or 3 years Activities of certified attorneys or public accountants
Medical Services 1 or 3 years Medical treatment by licensed physicians, dentists, and those with other medical qualifications
Skilled Labor 1 or 3 years Activities which require special industrial techniques or skills performed on the basis of a contract with an organization in Japan
General
Dependent 3 months, 6 months, 1 year, 2 years, or 3 years Accompanying a spouse or parent who is working in Japan
College Student 1 or 2 years Study as an undergraduate at an accredited college or university
Pre-College Student 6 months or 1 year Academic or artistic activities that do not provide income, including the study of Japanese culture or arts
Cultural Activities 6 months or 1 year Academic or artistic activities that do not provide income, including the study of Japanese culture or arts
Trainee 6 months or 1 year Acquiring technology, skills, or knowledge at a public or private organization in Japan
Special
Spouse or Child of Japanese National 1 or 3 years Activities of a foreign national residing in Japan with a Japanese spouse or parent
Spouse or Child of Permanent Resident 1 or 3 years Activities of a foreign national residing in Japan with a spouse or parent who is a permanent resident of Japan
Long-term Resident 1 or 3 years Activities of those with special circumstances (e.g., second and third-generation Japanese settlers and refugees) authorized by the Ministry of Justice to reside in Japan
Designated Activities 6 months, 1 year, or 3 years Special activities specifically designated by the Ministry of Justice
Diplomatic
duration of mission Activities of foreign diplomats or consular officers hosted by the Government of Japan
Official
duration of mission Activities of those on official business of a foreign government or international organization recognized by the Government of Japan
 
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Fees for VISA Issurance

 
effective from 1 April, 2019
Please make a payment in cash, credit card and bank cheque are not acceptable.


VIsa Type Nationality Cost
General Entry Visa   General 752Birr
for Indian 209Birr

Multi Entry Visa

general 1,504Birr
for Indian 209Birr

Transit  

General 175birr
for Indian 19Birr

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