JURISDICTION for Japan: Residents of IA, IL, IN, KS, MN, NE, ND, SD, and WI are processed in Chicago. Please note: There is a Japanese Consulate in Detroit - Michigan residents must apply there.

Visas for Japan

Below you will find the requirements to obtain a visa for Japan. Once you complete gathering the documents, choose your processing time and place your order online or use the paper order form. If you have questions at any point in the process, click the  and you will be directed to a pop-up page with more information; close that once your question is answered and proceed.

Please note: US Passport holders do not need a Visa for Japan for business and tourist visits of less than 90 days.

Jurisdiction: If you reside in the following States you can use the information below: IA, IL, IN, KS, MN, ND, NE, SD or WI. If you reside outside these states, contact us for information.


  • Signed Passport with at least six months validity and blank visa pages

  • Two current passport-type photos

  • One completed and signed application. Click HERE for the application

  • Original Business Letter from company in the U.S. (for Business Visas)

  • Invitation from Company to be visited in Japan (for Business Visas) 

  • Copy of flight itinerary on Travel Agency letterhead or copy of tickets

  • Copy of front and back of Alien Registration Card ("Green Card") or copy of U.S. visa in Passport

  • Authorization Letter to allow American Visa to handle your visa request. We will completed "Authorized Person" name and DOB. Click HERE for the form

  • (For tourism) Copy of current Bank Statement

  • (For tourism) Confirmation of Hotel reservation from hotel in Japan


Processing Times and Fees:

Processing Type: Service Fee:
Regular Processing — 5 or more Business days: $75 (non-US Passports)
Rush Processing less than — 5 Business days: $125 (non-US Passports)

Japan charges: $65 for visas

Place order:

  1. Enter your Departure Date below, then Select a Service below that. When the pop-up window appears, click "OK" to calculate fees. Click "BUY NOW" and follow the instructions on each page. After billing, shipping and credit card info is completed you will receive shipping instructions. If you need more than one Service, either place separate orders online or use option 2 below.
    If you prefer not to place an online order or need multiple Services, use our VISA/PASSPORT ORDER FORM. Complete all information and ship it with all your documents to the address at the top of the form. Your credit card will be charged once the work is complete and we will include a receipt with your returned passport.
Type: Visa
Country: Japan
Departure Date: Click Here to Pick the date  << Click here to select a date
Select a Service:
Weekends and Holidays do not count as processing days.
Regular (4-5 days)-Non-US Passport
Rush (less than 4 days)-Non-US Passport

American Visa Service - 53 West Jackson - Suite 1226 - Chicago, IL 60604  (312) 922-8860 fax (312)922-7578


Note: Visa documents not in our office by 9:30 a.m. (CST) may be submitted the following business day and/or may be charged additional rush fees to meet a date of departure. We suggest you ship documents by UPS Early AM with signature waived as all other options generally arrive too late for submission. All passport documents will be submitted the day after they are received. AVS is not responsible for deliveries to our office. American Visa Service, Inc. is not responsible for passports lost, delayed or damaged by any government office, Consulate or delivery service. American Visa is not responsible for the websites of other offices nor for problems with those sites. Fees and/or requirements may change with little or no advance notice. All cancelled orders will incur a 10% credit card fee to cover the fees AVS is charged by Visa/MC/Amex to process charges and refunds.