Japan Visa Requirements for Russian Nationals

Contact your nearest embassy or consulate of Japan for more information.

Russian passport holders traveling to Japan will require a visa no matter the length of your expected stay or the purpose of the visit.

The process of obtaining a visa for Japan from Russia currently involves going to a Japanese embassy or consulate in the Russian Federation and submitting an application in person. However, this will soon change when the Japanese eVisa for Russian citizens is introduced.

The government of Japan is implementing this electronic visa system in order to strengthen Japanese border control as well as to simplify the visa application process for both foreign visitors and embassy staff alike.

There are only expected to be a few basic requirements that Russian nationals must meet when applying for a Japan eVisa, to receive an approved travel authorization sent via email.

Japan eVisa Benefits for Russian Nationals

A Japanese eVisa is a single-entry electronic visa that grants the holder entry to Japan for a short stay. It is expected to be primarily available for tourism travel but other permitted purposes, such as business or study visits, may be announced closer to the launch date.

The eVisa for Japan application will greatly benefit travelers from Russia, as it will eliminate the need to travel to a Japanese diplomatic mission in person to submit an application. Instead, the process can take place exclusively online from the comfort of the Russian applicant’s own home.

The processing time is also expected to be greatly reduced from the embassy application procedure, as the majority of eVisa applications are expected to be processed within 2-4 business days.

How Long Does the eVisa Permit Russian Nationals to Stay in Japan?

The Japan eVisa will permit Russian travelers to enjoy a short single-entry stay in the country.

The exact length of stay permitted and visa validity are yet to be confirmed. These details, as well as if it will be possible to extend an eVisa once it expires, will be announced on the Japan visa policy page once they are made available by the Japanese government.

What Types of Visas for Japan Are Available to Russian Nationals?

The Japanese eVisa is an electronic visa for Russian nationals that grants permission to visit Japan for a short stay. It’s a single-entry visa, meaning if you leave the country and wish to return to the country after your visit, you must apply for another visa.

Russian passport holders can apply for this visa by filling in an online application form. This means that you do not need to visit your nearest Japanese embassy or consulate to undertake time-consuming meetings and interviews.

If you plan to visit Japan from Russia for longer periods than the eVisa allows, or other permitted purposes of travel than those permitted on this visa type, then you must contact your nearest Japanese consulate or embassy for further visa information.

Japan eVisa Application for Russians

A Japan electronic visa is easy to apply for and takes minutes to complete a straightforward online application form.

Certain documents are required in order to complete the application successfully. You should ensure you have everything to hand before starting the application in order to speed up the process and avoid delays due to mistakes or missing information.

Documents Required for Russian Nationals Applying for a Japan eVisa

Russian passport holders applying for a Japan eVisa will require certain documents and information in order to fill in an online application form.

You will require a valid and up-to-date Russian passport. You should check that it has at least 6 months’ validity from your dates of travel. If it is not up-to-date, you will need to renew your passport before securing your Japanese eVisa.

To complete the eVisa application from Russia you will be required to supply information from your passport such as the date of issue, date of expiry, and the passport number. You will also be asked to answer a few security-related questions and input some basic biographical information.

Additionally, it is also necessary to provide details about the travel arrangements for your trip, such as details regarding your flights and dates of travel. You will also require a valid credit or debit card with which to pay the Japan visa processing fee before submitting the form.

How Will Russians Receive Their Japan eVisa?

Once it is approved, a copy of the Russian citizen’s eVisa for Japan will be sent to the email address of the Russian traveler, as provided on the application.

It is also expected that it will automatically be electronically linked to the traveler’s Russian passport, which can then be presented to Japanese immigration officers upon arrival in the country.

Nevertheless, the holder will still be advised to print out a copy of the eVisa or to save a copy to their phone in case immigration officials ask to inspect it at the border

Application Steps

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Confirm Payment
Receive approved Visa

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