- The Temporary Visitor Visa is for activities not exceeding 90 days as follows:
- sightseeing, visiting relatives or friends, recreation, convalescence, attending a conference, participation in unpaid lectures, meetings, amateur athletic meetings or other contests, short business trips (e.g. market surveys, business talks, after sales service for machinery imported into Japan)
This category excludes profit-making operations and paid activities.
UK and Irish passport holders are NOT required to obtain a visa if they wish to enter Japan for a purpose of visit described above, for a period of 6 months or less. (Note 1, 2)
Please note that the visa exemption agreement does not apply to holders of British Overseas Citizen, British Subject, British Protected Person or British Dependent / Overseas Territories Citizen passports.
Please note that holders of Convention Travel Documents, emergency passports and temporary passports are advised to contact the Embassy in advance of making an application.
A multiple entry visa may be issued to frequent travellers who intend to visit Japan for multiple short-term stays for purposes such as business activities and cultural activities, subject to certain conditions. Multiple entry visas can be used as many times as needed within the period of validity. Please contact the visa officer for further information.