Relaxation of Entry Restrictions for Foreign Nationals
This scheme is currently suspended. This means we are not able to take visa applications which use a screening certificate (Shinsa Zumisho 審査済証).
Following the decision to relax the restrictions on foreign nationals entering Japan, from 8th November 2021, those who have received a screening certificate known as a ShinsaZumisho （審査済証）from the appropriate Ministry or Agency of the Government of Japan will be eligible to submit a visa application.
Eligibility1) Foreign nationals newly entering Japan for a short-term stay (less than 3 months) for business or for work
2) Foreign nationals newly entering Japan for a long term stay
Documents Required1) Copy of the ShinsaZumisho （審査済証） issued by the appropriate Ministry or Agency of the Government of Japan (Note 1) 2) Visa application documents (Note 2)
Note 1: Please contact the inviting organisation in Japan for further information on how to obtain the ShinsaZumisho
Note 2: Please be advised that additional documents other than those listed above may be required in some cases.
Additional important information1) Appointments must be pre-booked here for visa applications and collections at the Embassy of Japan
2) Applicants who fall under the existing ‘exceptional circumstances’ may submit a visa application without a ShinsaZumisho. Please contact the visa section on 020-7465-6565 for further information.