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Welcome to the website for Japan visa from Sri Lanka. VFS Global manages visa application centres for Japan visa in Sri Lanka where you can submit your completed Visa applications. Applicants who wish to apply for a Visa are requested to kindly read the information on this site carefully before applying.

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  • IMPORTANT NOTICE

    • Effective from 12th May 2021, below COE Categories only will be accepted

      • As Spouse,Child of Japanese
      • As Spouse of Permanent resident
      • As Long-term resident (Please check with status of the COE)
      • As Professor/ As Instructor/On Medical Services

      Please see the status to find out your COE category

    • In case of emergency (critical illness which is proved with medical reports by a medical practitioner in Japan, death etc) applicants should contact the Embassy of Japan for prior approval to submit the documents to apply visa.
    • Due to prevailing COVID 19 situation in Sri Lanka, Please refer below details for Validity period of Certificate of Eligibility (COE)

      COE issued from 1st October to 31st December 2019 will be valid till 30th April 2021(already expired and no more extensions)

      COE issued from 1st January 2020 to 31st July 2021 will be valid till 31st January 2022.

      COE issued from 1st August 2021 to 31st of January 2022 will be valid for a period of six months from the date of issuance.

    • Note: A letter of Acceptance is required from the sponsor in Japan, when the COE expired for more than 3 months from the date of issuance.
  • All applicants are requested to install the following Mobile applications before visiting Visa application center

    1. MySOS (video call app)

    2. Location Information apps (Setting Google Maps on smartphone)

    3. Contact-Confirming Application (COCOA)

    How to install Mobile applications -Click here for more details

    Applicant must submit a copy of the “Written Pledge” to the airport quarantine office while applying for the visa & Entering Japan - click here to download

    Also fill Border enforcement measures checklist – Please click here to download measures”

All Long-term applicants are required to submit Individual Number Card Application along with the visa application.

Click here to download form

VAC operational hours: Only on Mondays & Wednesdays from 8:00hrs to 13:00hrs.

Please click here to book an appointment to submit your application at VFS Japan Visa Application Centre.

  • Beware of fraudulent job offers. For more details – click here
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