As part of the far-reaching measures the Government of Japan has put in place to strengthen the border following the spread of the Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19), until further notice ALL visa applications, will be subject to enhanced screening, without exception.

The Embassy of Japan in the UK will continue to accept visa applications during this time, however please be aware that applications of all types will take longer to process than under normal circumstances.

Applications that were submitted before 21st March will also be subject to the enhanced screening process. Therefore, applicants who have previously been given a collection date should not come to collect until they have been contacted by a visa officer and informed that they can collect their passport.

Thank you in advance for your understanding.