The Embassy of Japan in Thailand is pleased to announce the opening of their Japan Visa Application Centre (JVAC) operated by VFS (Thailand) Limited in Bangkok. The site provides information on procedures applicable to visa applicants who wish to apply for a Japan Visa.
With effect from 4th
August 2010, Japan Visa Application Centre in Bangkok will accept and deliver visa applications for Japan visa from general applicants. For the convenience of applicants in Thailand, JVAC will collect applications, applicable fees and provide delivery service for all general applicants through selected Thailand Post Intake Centres in 6 provinces across the country. The Intake Centres will start accepting applications from 23rd
September 2010 in Phuket and Sri Racha, 27th
September 2010 in Ayutthaya and Rayong and 29th
September 2010 in Nakhon Ratchasima and Phitsanulok . Additionally, we have opened 5 more centers this year. The new intake centres are located in central post office of Khon Kaen, Ubonratchathani, Petchaburi, Surat Thani and Hadyai.
The Embassy of Japan will continue to accept applications from Diplomatic and Official passport holders and applicants traveling on humanitarian emergency to Japan or visa transfer of issued visa to new passport. Applicants residing in the 9 Northern Provinces (Chiang Mai, Phayao, Mae Hong Son, Lampang, Lamphun, Phrae, Chiang Rai, Nan and Uttaradit), must continue applying at the Consulate-General of Japan in Chiang Mai only.
Visa waiver Arrangement:
Japan has a visa waiver arrangement with some countries and regions. Nationals of these countries and regions may not require a visa to enter Japan if the purpose of their visit is for business, conference, tourism, visiting relatives or friends, etc. However, if Nationals of these countries or regions engage in paid services in Japan or the period of stay exceeds the period stipulated in the arrangement, visa must be obtained before traveling to Japan. Please click here to learn more about the visa waiver arrangement.
For Prospective Applicants
For those who wish to apply for a visa are requested to kindly read the information on this site carefully. The guidelines listed on this site are to help you prepare your documents as accurately as possible. This will reduce the risks of your application being incomplete or take a longer time to being processed.
Under normal circumstances, the visa applications will take a minimum of 5 working days to process including the date of submission at Japan Visa Application Centre and 7 to 8 working days to process including the date of submission at an Intake Centre. This may vary for certain applications and it is at the sole discretion of the Embassy of Japan, Thailand
If you have already submitted an application for a Visa at the Japan Visa Application Centre in Bangkok or an Intake Centre you can track your application here.
You can track your application by entering your Acknowledgement Number or Inward EMS Barcode Number provided at the time of submission of your application
and Applicant’s Date of Birth.
Please click here
to track your application.