The Embassy of Japan in India is
pleased to announce the opening of their Japan Visa Application Centre operated
by VFS Global in New Delhi with effect from 2 April 2012. The site provides
information on procedures applicable to visa applicants who wish to apply for a
Visa to Japan.
VFS Global provides applicant residing in following states which come under the
jurisdiction of Embassy of Japan, New Delhi with option to lodge Japan Visa
Applications at nine locations
including Visa Application Centre
in New Delhi, Drop-off offices in Chandigarh & Jalandhar and Collection
Centre at Agra, Amritsar, Dehradun, Ludhiana, Jaipur and Guwahati.
Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Chandigarh, Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Lakshadweep, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tripura, Uttaranchal, Uttar Pradesh
The Embassy of Japan will continue to accept applications from Diplomatic and
Official passport holders.
Visa waiver Arrangement:
Japan has a visa waiver arrangement with some countries and regions. Nationals
of these countries and regions may not require a visa to enter Japan if the
purpose of their visit is for business, conference, tourism, visiting relatives
or friends, etc. However, if Nationals of these countries or regions engage in
paid services in Japan or the period of stay exceeds the period stipulated in
the arrangement, visa must be obtained before traveling to Japan. Please
to learn more about the visa waiver arrangement.
For Prospective Applicants
Applicants who wish to apply for a visa are requested to kindly read the
information on this site carefully. The guidelines listed on this site are to
help you prepare your documents as accurately as possible. This will reduce the
risks of your application being incomplete or take a longer time to being
Under normal circumstances, the visa applications will take a minimum of 3 working days to process including the date of submission at Japan Visa Application Centre. This may vary for certain applications and it is at the sole discretion of the Embassy of Japan, New Delhi.
Visa Application received at VFS Japan Visa Application Centre, New Delhi by 13:30 Hrs. (Monday to Friday except holidays) will be submitted on the same day at Embassy of Japan, New Delhi.
Visa Application received at VFS Japan Visa Application Centre, New Delhi after 13:30 Hrs.(Monday to Friday except holidays) will be submitted on the next working day at Embassy of Japan, New Delhi. Please note that Visa Application received at VFS Japan Visa Application Centre, New Delhi on Saturday will be submitted on the next working day at Embassy of Japan, New Delhi