Japan eVisa Requirements for Indonesians

Citizens from around 180 countries require a Japanese visa to enter the coutnry, no matter the length of the intended stay or travel purpose. If you are an Indonesian passport holder, you will require a visa to enter Japan regardless of the motive of your trip.

At the moment, it is necessary for Indonesian citizens to apply for a visa for Japan from the nearest Japanese embassy or consulate in their country of residence. However, this will soon change with the introduction of an electronic visa for Japan (eVisa), expected to be implemented in the near future.

Once introduced, the Japan eVisa will eliminate the need for Indonesian nationals to travel to a Japanese diplomatic mission in person.

The process will take place exclusively online and can be completed in minutes, making the online application quick and straightforward to submit.

What is a Japan eVisa for Indonesian Citizens?

The Japan eVisa, or electronic visa, is a single-entry visa issued online. An approved eVisa will grant Indonesian passport holders entry to Japan for one single short stay.

Once implemented, the eVisa for Indonesians is expected to benefit travelers and the Japanese government alike, as it will simplify the visa application procedure and reduce workloads at embassies, as well as strengthen the borders of Japan. .

If an Indonesian citizen wishes to visit Japan for longer stays or purposes that will not be permitted with an eVisa, they must visit their local Japanese embassy or consulate. Once there, they can find out more about other visas on offer.

How Long Can an Indonesian National Stay in Japan with an eVisa?

The amount of time a single-entry Japan electronic visa permits the holder to stay in Japan, as well as length of validity of the eVisa, has yet to be announced.

The details of how long it entitles the holder to stay will be published on the Japan Visa Policy page when it is announced. However, the Japan tourist visa currently issued to Indonesian nationals usually allows the holder a stay of up to 30 days in one trip, and is valid for 90 days from the date of issue.

If Japan eVisa holder wishes to stay longer than that permitted, they will be required to contact the nearest Japanese embassy or consulate for further information.

Japan eVisa Application for Indonesians

The process of applying for a Japan eVisa for Indonesian citizens is easy and does not require a visit to an embassy. This means it can be approved in a significantly quicker timeframe than with the previous application system.

It takes place entirely online and can be completed in minutes by filling in an online application form with basic personal, passport, and travel data, which may include the dates of travel and flight details into and out of Japan.

It is recommended that the Indonesian passport holder has the correct documentation with them when filling in the application, to ensure the form is completed correctly. This is to ensure that there are no mistakes in the submitted application which could hold up the process and delay the approval of the Japan eVisa.

The documentation that is  required to apply for a Japan electronic visa is expected to include:

  • An Indonesian passport with at least 6 months’ validity from the dates of travel. You will need information from the passport, such as the passport number and date of issue to input into the form. If the passport does not have six months validity you will need to renew it before continuing your eVisa application.
  • A credit or debit card with which to pay the eVisa processing fee.

The applicant will also be required to answer a number of security-related questions in order to complete the application.

How Will I Receive My Japan Visa from Indonesia?

Once approved, it is expected that a copy of the electronic visa for Japan will be sent directly to the email address specified during the application. It will be important to check the account regularly to find out if there has been a delay in processing your visa or if the approved visa has been sent.

It is expected that the Japanese eVisa application will be processed within 1-2 days of being submitted, but this is yet to be confirmed. Applicants will nevertheless be advised to submit the application to allow plenty of time for processing before their dates of travel.

Once approved, it is expected that a Japan eVisa will be electronically linked to the Indonesian applicant’s passport and a copy will be sent to the relevant email address. Applicants will most likely be asked to print out a copy or save a digital copy on their phone to take with them on their visit to Japan to present to border officials on arrival.

If the Indonesian traveler’s passport gets lost or stolen before the trip, they will need to reapply for a Japanese eVisa with the details from their replacement passport.

Application Steps

STEP 1
Complete online application
STEP 2
Confirm Payment
STEP 3
Receive approved Visa

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