People from many countries around the world can enter Japan without a visa. When Japanese people go abroad, it is possible to enter most countries without a visa. When foreigners from such countries enter Japan, they can stay for 90 days without a visa if they are not for income. Here, I will talk about such a visa.
Do they need visa to come to Japan?
How many days you can stay in Japan without VISA?
As of July 2017, people from 68 countries and regions around the world can enter Japan without a visa. If they enter Japan for sightseeing or visiting relatives, they do not need to obtain a visa. However, if you come to Japan for income or if you exceed the permitted length of stay, you will need to obtain a visa.
Basically most can stay in Japan for 90 days without a visa. However, there are some exceptions, with Indonesia, Thailand and Brunei only allowed to stay for 15 days and the United Arab Emirates for only 30 days. In addition, we have taken measures against Peru and Colombia that “it is better to get a visa as much as possible”. Also, for example, if a Japanese goes to mainland China, they can only stay for 15 days without a visa.
Definition of regions
People from Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau can enter Japan without a visa, but people living in mainland China cannot enter Japan without a visa. The difference is whether you have a passport for the area.
For example, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau are certainly treated as part of the People’s Republic of China, but they have passports for that area. Airplanes from China to Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau are treated as international flights. For example, in the case of Hong Kong, people in Hong Kong do not have a passport for the People’s Republic of China, but a Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Passport and a British Overseas Citizen’s Passport. Having that passport is an important factor in whether or not you should get a visa.
Even if you have lived in Taiwan for many years with a passport from mainland China, which is the People’s Republic of China, you cannot enter Japan without a visa.
VISA in the world
If you have a record visiting the countries considered being dangerous
Obtaining a Japanese visa is not that difficult, but there are some things you need to be aware of when getting a visa overseas.
For example, if you have an entry record for a specific country such as Iran, Iraq, or Syria, you cannot enter the United States, which everyone knows well, without obtaining a visa. Japanese can stay in the United States for three months without a visa if they are not for income. However, even if you are such a Japanese person, if you have a travel record to Syria, for example, you will have to obtain a tourist visa even if you go to the United States for a week.
You might be required to show visas you were staying and you will be staying
Some people travel abroad while traveling to various countries. Some say that in order to obtain a visa for that country, you need a visa for the country you are staying in before you enter the country, or you need a visa for the country you enter after you leave the country. in some cases.
For example, Turkmenistan in the former Soviet Union is said to be particularly difficult to obtain a visa, and you cannot apply without a visa from a country before or after immigration.
Whether they have family members or not
Japanese people need a visa to go to India. However, you do not have to go to India after getting a visa, and only Japanese can get it at the airport in India.
When getting a visa in India, the question is “Do you have a family in Pakistan?” India and Pakistan are friends of dogs and monkeys, so if you have a family in Pakistan, you may not be admitted to the country.
Also, for example, if you get an Azerbaijan visa, if you have a family in Armenia who is not close to Azerbaijan, or if you have a travel record to Armenia, it is said that getting a visa for Azerbaijan may be affected. ..
Help foreigners who need VISA
It’s difficult to get information
So, if a foreigner is trying to get a visa to come to Japan, I would love to hear from you.
In the case of Japan, it is true that you can easily understand the process of obtaining a visa by looking at the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, but you may not know it when a foreigner reads it. If there is such a person, I would like you to help me, for example, by calling instead.
Don’t do anything illegal
In some countries, even if you enter a country that requires a visa without a visa, that is, if you enter the country illegally, you may only have to pay a fine. However, in the case of Japan, if you enter without a visa, you may not be able to enter Japan again.
In this regard, it does not mean that “it’s okay if it doesn’t come out”. If you come to Japan from a country that requires a visa, be sure to complete all the procedures before entering Japan.
You should have your ID all the time
Whether a Japanese person goes abroad or a foreigner stays in Japan, you should always carry your passport with you. If you have permanent residence, for example, a local driver’s license, the story is different, but as long as you do not have an ID card recognized in that country, your passport will be the only ID card.
Since the image of a passport is that it must be lost, some people may think that it is best to put it in a suitcase and carry a copy of the passport with you. However, when you are abroad, your passport is the only ID card. Be sure to carry your passport with you.