The Consulate-General of Japan in Nashville is accepting applications for visas from those persons who need a visa to enter Japan from our jurisdiction, which includes Arkansas, Louisiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Tennessee. We strongly suggest that you send your application by an overnight carrier such as FedEx, UPS, or Express Mail.




  1. Introduction
  2. Visa Overview
  3. Guide to Japanese Visas
  4. Type of Visas/Requirements
  5. Visa Exemptions
  6. Visa Application with Certificate of Eligibility
  7. Dependents of U.S. Military Personnel
  8. Visa Fees
  9. Application Forms



INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLYING FOR A VISA WITH Certificate of Eligibility (for US citizen)

You may apply in person at our office with no appointment, or by mail. Please submit:

  1. Valid original passport (must have at least one visa page left)
  2. Visa Application Form to Enter Japan
  3. One passport size photograph for the application form (glued or leave loose)
  4. Original Certificate of Eligibility
  5. Release of Liability Form
  6. A self-addressed return envelope with a prepaid overnight air bill, or Express Mail stamp


If you are applying for a visa, picking up your passport in person, you do not need to submit #5 and #6 in the instructions.

For mor information about Certificate of Eligibility, please click here.


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When you are contemplating a visit to Japan, you need to make sure whether you need a visa. Whether you need to obtain a visa in order to enter Japan differs according to the purpose of your visit, length of your stay and your nationality, etc. If, after reading the following information, you have questions or determine that you need a visa, please feel free to contact:


Consulate-General of Japan in Nashville

Attn: Visa Section

1801 West End Avenue, Suite 900

Nashville , TN 37203

(615) 340-4300,