About Processing a Japan Visa
Can I apply for a Japan visa in San Francisco if I have a valid Japan visa in my passport? Do I need to provide additional documentation?
Yes. However, the Consulate will cancel the current visa when you make your application. You cannot have two valid Japan visas in your passport at the same time. Applicants will also need to provide…
Can I mail my documents to the Japan Consulate in San Francisco?
No. All applications must be submitted by hand, either by Peninsula Visa or the applicant.
Can I wear glasses in my photograph for Japan
The Japan Consulate in San Francisco requires you to provide a 2 by 2 inches photo with a white background and without glasses. The photo must be taken within the last 6 months
Can Peninsula Visa just pick up or just drop off my documents at the Japan Consulate in San Francisco?
Yes. When the application is submitted, the Consulate provides a receipt. If the applicant wants Peninsula Visa to pick up the passport, they must authorize Peninsula Visa on the receipt and provide…
Can a China passport holder with an expired F1 visa, and an H1B approval, (I 797) apply for a Japan visa in San Francisco?
Yes. The Japan Consulate in San Francisco will consider an application if the USA Immigration status is expired, as long as you submit the original and a copy of your I 797 approval. You should also…
Do I have to submit my actual green card when applying for a Japan visa?
The Japan Consulate in San Francisco requires that you must submit the original and a copy of your USA immigration status.
Do I need to provide an invitation letter with my business visa application for Japan?
The Consulate of Japan in Los Angeles requires an invitation letter on the letterhead of the Japan company as a mandatory document. The Consulate of Japan in San Francisco does not require an invitat…
Does the passport have to be signed when applying for the Japan visa?
Yes. The applicants passport must be signed when applying for the Japan visa. The signature on the application must match the signature on the passport.
How do I apply for my Japan Certificate of Eligibility?
The application for a Certificate of Eligibility is made by your sponsor in Japan at the nearest regional Immigration authority to his/her place of residence. Employers or schools as well as relative…
I am going to visit my company’s office in Japan for more than 90 days. Can I apply for a business visa at the Consulate in San Francisco?
No. You must apply for a work visa and submit your Certificate of Eligibility.
I am visiting Japan to attend a Conference. Do I apply for a business visa?
No. You must apply for a Conference visa. The letter format required is different. Please visit https://www.peninsulavisa.com to access the most current requirements.
I am visiting Miyagi, Fukushima, or Iwate prefecture. How much is the Consulate fee?
There is no Consulate fee until April 1, 2021.
I have an F1 USA student visa. Can I apply for a Japan business visa at the Consulate in San Francisco?
Yes, if you have an OPT or CPT endorsement on your current I 20 and your travel endorsement is dated within the last twelve months.
I live in San Luis Obispo, CA. Can I submit my application to the Japan Consulate in San Francisco?
No. The Consulate will only accept applications from residents within their jurisdiction. http://www.sf.us.emb-japan.go.jp/itpr_en/e_m01_02_01.html
I want to apply for a visa for Japan. I also need a visa for China. Which visa should I apply for first?
At the Japan Consulate in Los Angeles, if your itinerary shows multiple countries, you must apply for your visas in the reverse order of travel. For example, if you hold an India passport and need a…
Is The Japan Consulate jurisdictional?
Yes. The Consulate of Japan requires you to make your application in the jurisdiction where you live. https://www.sf.us.emb-japan.go.jp/itpr_en/e_m01_07.html
What is a Japan Certificate of Eligibility?
A Certificate of Eligibility is a document that verifies the activity in which the foreigner wishes to engage in Japan for a long term visit.
What is a schedule of stay document for a Japan visa?
A schedule of stay is a document where the Consulate of Japan requires the applicant to account for his/her specific activity on a daily basis, during his/her visit. The applicant is also required to…
What is the word Chome referring to on a Japan address?
The word Chome means the floor in a multiple story building. If a street address shows 2-70-5 Chome, this can also be written as 5-2-70. The five represents the fifth floor It can also refer to the c…