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.
The Visa Section of the Consulate General of Japan in Nashville takes care of the issuance of visas to foreign nationals who wish to enter Japan. Whether you need to obtain a visa in order to enter Japan differs according to the purpose of visit, length of your stay, your nationality, etc. So please read the following instructions carefully to determine if you need a visa.
Dear travelers to Japan: It is recommended to take out an overseas travel insurance
- An overseas travel insurance makes you feel secure, even in emergencies, and you can enjoy your trip.
- Medical expenses can be very high in Japan. If the travel insurance you purchased offers sufficient coverage of treatment costs, you can receive treatment without concern.
- It is recommended to have an overseas travel insurance with travel support for hospital referrals, medical interpretation, and cashless medical service.
Be aware of traffic rules in Japan (please click) http://www.iatss.or.jp/movie/
If you will be traveling to Japan for less than 90 days, you may not need a visa. Click here to see if you qualify to enter Japan under a visa exemption agreement.
If you are planning to work, study, or otherwise reside in Japan for more than 90 days, a visa is necessary. Click here for a Certificate of Eligibility.