Welcome to the Visa Information page.
The Visa Section of the Consular Office of Japan at Portland takes care of the issuance of visas to foreign nationals who wish to visit Japan. Whether you need to obtain a visa in order to enter Japan depends upon the purpose of visit, length of your stay, your nationality, etc. So please read the following instructions carefully to determine if you need a visa.
IMPORTANT: If you have any questions regarding visas, the following information must be provided:
1. Your nationality
2. Your visa status in the United States
3. Purpose of your trip to Japan
4. Your intended length of stay in Japan
5. Your occupation
6. Your telephone number
Please contact us at: 503-221-1811 or ryojiportland(at) se.mofa.go.jpThe processing period for visa issuance is approximately 5 working days from the day after the date of the acceptance of application as long as there are no particular problems with the content of the application. It may take less time than it depending on the Embassy/Consulate General and the purpose of visit. For details, please visit: http://www.mofa.go.jp/j_info/visit/visa/procedure/day.html
Criteria of Visa Issuance
In principle, Japanese visa will be issued to an applicant, when he/she fills 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 period of stay stipulated in the Immigration Control and 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.
Visa applications should be made at the Japanese embassy or consulate with jurisdiction over applicant's place of permanent residence. You may apply for a visa at this office if you live, work, and are currently within the area covered by this office. That area consists of Oregon and Southern Idaho. If you are not located within the area covered by this office, please contact the Japanese Consulate or Embassy that handles visas for your area. We may decline visa applications from areas outside our jurisdiction.