🇯🇵 🇯🇵 Q&A regarding visa restrictions (last updated: June 29, 2020) 🇯🇵 🇯🇵

🇯🇵 🇯🇵 Q&A regarding visa restrictions (last updated: June 29, 2020) 🇯🇵 🇯🇵


[1. Application]

Q : Is it currently possible to apply for a visa to Japan?

A: On April 1st, the Japanese government additionally designated Vietnam as a landing refusal country (effective from April 3rd at midnight). We cannot accept visa applications while being designated as a target country.

If you have special circumstances, such as holding a diplomatic or public passport, or being a spouse of a Japanese person, please contact the Consular Section of the museum.

 <Areas subject to landing refusal>

Note: Areas subject to landing refusal based on the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act (* indicates 18 countries added/changed this time, 129 countries/regions in total)

 Asia: India, Indonesia, South Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan, China (including Hong Kong and Macau), Pakistan, Bangladesh, Philippines, Brunei, Vietnam, Malaysia, Maldives

Ocean: Australia, New Zealand

North America: Canada, USA

Latin America: Argentina, Antigua/Barbuda, Uruguay, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guyana*, Cuba*, Guatemala*, Grenada*, Costa Rica*, Colombia, Jamaica*, Saint Christopher Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines*, Dominican Republic, Dominican Republic , Chile, Nicaragua*, Haiti*, Panama, Bahamas, Barbados, Honduras, Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, Mexico

Europe: Iceland, Ireland, Azerbaijan, Albania, Armenia, Andorra, Italy, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Estonia, Austria, Netherlands, Kazakhstan, North Macedonia, Cyprus, Greece, Kyrgyz, Croatia, Kosovo, San Marino, Georgia*, Switzerland, Sweden, Spain, Slovakia, Slovenia, Serbia, Tajikistan, Czech, Denmark, Germany, Norway, Vatican, Hungary, Finland, France, Bulgaria, Belarus, Belgium, Poland, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Portugal, Malta, Monaco, Moldova, Montenegro, Latvia, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Romania, Russia

Middle East: Afghanistan, United Arab Emirates, Israel, Iraq*, Iran, Egypt, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Bahrain, Lebanon*

Africa: Algeria*, Eswatini*, Cape Verde, Ghana, Gabon, Cameroon*, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Sao Tome and Principe, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Senegal*, Central Africa*, South Africa, Mauritius*, Moritco*, Morocco

[2. Visa issuance]

Q : I am applying for a visa to Japan, when will I know the result?

A: Due to the current situation of new coronavirus infectious diseases, it is necessary for us to carefully examine the situation, and it will take longer than usual, even for cases already applied for. We do not give a specific result date.

Q : An emergency (such as sudden illness or accident, death, etc.) happened to my family while I was in Japan. I want to go to Japan immediately. Is it possible to issue a visa?

A: Please contact us by telephone (024-3846-3000) for visa.

[3. About withdrawal during application]

Q : Currently, I am applying for a visa to Japan and I am waiting for the examination results, but I suddenly decided to go to a foreign country other than Japan, so I would like to withdraw my visa application and return my passport.

A: Please request the withdrawal from the designated travel agency or sending organization that applied for the visa. The passport will be returned to the designated travel agency as soon as the procedure at the hotel is completed.

[4. About extension of visa]

Q : I canceled the originally planned visit to Japan. Can I extend the validity period of the visa I received?

A: The validity period of the visa cannot be extended.

[5. About visa fees]

Q : I have stopped traveling to Japan. Since the visa already issued is unused, can you refund the visa fee?

A: We cannot refund the visa fee (single 630,000 VND, multi-use V1.25 Million) that we have already received for the issued visa.

[6. Regarding the suspension of validity of issued visas (implemented from March 28)]

Visas (primary, multiple) issued by the Consulate General or the Consulate General before March 28 will be suspended from March 28 until the end of July (the suspension period may be renewed. There is). Therefore, even if you have a visa that you do not have, you cannot travel to Japan while this measure is being applied.

Q : Is this measure applicable to all short-term and long-term visas?

A: All visas are covered, including diplomatic and public visas.

Q : I have a status of residence in Japan and have returned to Vietnam on the basis of a re-entry permit. Is this subject to this measure?

A: Those who have “Permanent Resident”, “Japanese Spouse, etc.”, “Permanent Resident’s Spouse, etc.” In principle, if you re-enter from the landing refusal area with permission, you will be admitted as if there are special circumstances.

 However, this does not apply to those who depart from Japan on or after April 3. Note that “special permanent residents” are not subject to entry refusal.

 [Reference] Regarding specific cases in which re-entry may be permitted due to special circumstances depending on individual circumstances (Ministry of Justice HP)

Q : My visa expires at the end of April .. I am planning to go to Japan after this procedure is completed. Can the visa expiration date be extended? Do I need to apply for a new visa? If I need a new application, do I need to submit the application materials again? Do I need a visa fee?

A: The expiration date of your visa cannot be extended. If this visa expires when you go to Japan after this procedure is completed, you will need to apply for a new visa. At that time, you will need to submit the application materials again and pay the visa fee when the visa is issued.

Q : Can I still use the visa I have already obtained after this measure is completed?

A: You can use it if your visa is valid at the end of this measure (or at the end of the extension period if it is extended).

*If you arrived in Japan from Vietnam after March 28th, please contact the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare for specific questions regarding the target location, location, etc., as it is necessary to wait for 14 days at the designated location. ..

Help desk +81-3-3595-2176

Response time 9:00~21:00 (Japan time, Saturday and Sunday included)

[7. Regarding extension of validity period of residence certificate]

Q : Is it possible to apply for a visa by presenting the Certificate of Eligibility for Residence 3 months or more after creation?

A: The Immigration Bureau of the Ministry of Justice, in view of the circumstances associated with the effects of the new coronavirus infectious disease, has issued a special rule regarding the Certificate of Eligibility, which is normally valid for “3 months,” from October 1, 2019. For the Certificate of Eligibility issued by January 29, 2021, either 6 months from the date the immigration control measures for the applicant’s country of stay were lifted or until April 30, 2021 treated as valid until the earlier date , ” it is that.

In addition, when applying for a visa after the immigration control measures are removed, if a certificate of eligibility for residence 3 months or more has been used, it will be created by the accepting institution (university, etc.) in addition to the usual visa application documents. It is still necessary to submit a document (optional form) stating that “Acceptance of Certificate of Eligibility” can be accepted as per the activity details at the time of application.

—UNC Collected—

Source: https://www.vn.emb-japan.go.jp/itpr_ja/corona27032020_2.html

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