Japan Visa Requirements for Vietnamese Citizens

All travelers from Vietnam planning to visit Japan for a holiday will require a Japanese tourist visa for Vietnamese citizens to enter the country.

Previously, it was necessary to apply for this visa from the nearest Japanese embassy or consulate in Vietnam, but this will change with the upcoming introduction of the eVisa for Japan for a number of foreign citizens, including Vietnamese passport holders.

This online visa application is being implemented by the Japanese government not only in order to reduce embassies workloads, but also to facilitate the visa application process for all travelers to Japan, as well as to strengthen the country’s borders.

In order to apply for an eVisa for Japan from Vietnam and successfully receive travel authorization, it will be necessary to meet a few requirements, which are detailed below.

What Is a Japan eVisa for Vietnam Nationals and What Does it Do?

A single-entry online visa for Japan will soon be available for Vietnamese passport holders planning to visit for short tourism and leisure stays.

Once it is implemented, Vietnamese citizens will be able to apply online for a Japanese eVisa from Vietnam before departure for Japan. Once approved, this will be electronically linked to the same passport used to apply, eliminating the compulsory requirement of a paper travel document.

All Vietnamese nationals traveling to Japan require a visa to stay in the country. There are different types of visa depending on the purposes of your visit.

If you are looking to visit Japan from Vietnam for longer periods of time than that permitted with an eVisa, it is likely that you will need to apply for a different type of visa from a Japanese embassy or consulate. An embassy visa for Japan can be issued for a variety of purposes, including for purposes of business, to work or study, or for residency, among other options.

How Long Will the eVisa Allow Vietnamese Citizens to Stay in Japan?

The electronic visa will allow Vietnamese citizens a single entry into Japan for tourist purposes including sightseeing and visiting friends. The length of time they can stay is yet to be confirmed.

Once it is made available by the government of Japan, this information will be updated on the Japan visa policy page.

How Can I Apply for a Japan eVisa from Vietnam?

A Japan electronic visa application will involve filling out a simple online form. The process is expected to be straightforward and only take a few minutes to complete and submit for approval. It takes place entirely online.

It is recommended applicants double check all the information is correctly entered and there are no mistakes or missing information before submitting the Japanese online visa form, as this is expected to result in delays in achieving the approved visa.

Japan eVisa Application for Vietnam Nationals

If you are planning to apply for a eVisa for Japan for Vietnamese citizens, you will be required to have certain documents and information on hand while filling out the form..

It is expected that all applicants will be required to have an up-to-date Vietnamese passport valid for at least 6 months from the date of intended arrival in Japan. If this is not the case, the applicant should renew their passport before applying for a Japan eVisa.

As part of the application process, it is also expected that you will be required to answer questions regarding travel plans, including travel dates and inbound and return flight information, as well as basic biographical and passport details.

You may also be asked to answer a few security-related questions, and pay the Japanese eVisa processing fee using a valid credit or debit card, before submitting,

Once you have submitted the application, any updates on the status of your visa, as well as a copy of the final eVisa once approved, will likely be sent to the email address you provided on the application.

How Will Vietnamese Nationals Receive Their Japan eVisa?

Once you have submitted your application, it is checked by officials and processed within a few days. However, it’s advisable to ensure you apply in good time before traveling to Japan in the rare case of any delays during the application procedure.

It is expected that an approved Japan eVisa will be electronically linked to the applicant’s passport. A copy will also most likely be emailed to the email address used on the application.

It is worth printing out a copy of the eVisa, or storing a copy on your phone, to take with you on your trip to Japan in case immigration officials ask to inspect a paper document on arrival at the border.

Travelers from Vietnam are advised to check the Japan Visa Policy information page periodically to keep up to date with the latest information regarding the Japan eVisa and the latest details regarding how long the visa is valid for.

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