Visiting Japan (VISA)


VISA Introduction

The Visa Section of the Embassy of Japan in the Federated States of Micronesia takes care of the issuance of visas to enter Japan.Whether you need to obtain a visa in order to enter Japan differs according to the purpose of visit, length of your stay, your nationality, etc. So please read the following instructions carefully to determine if you need a visa.

Window Hours

  • Our Office hours are Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 16:30 p.m. (Visa window is closed Holidays)

Visa Fees

Copies of Documents

  • Embassy does not make copies. Please make copies if you want to keep same documents.

Processing Time

  • If all requirements are met, most visas can normally be issued within 4-7 business days.
  • However, there are certain cases that require referral to the Ministry in Japan. These cases may take 1-2 months.

Who can apply for a visa?

  1. The visa applicant may apply in person.
  2. A proxy may apply on the applicant's behalf with a "Letter of Proxy/ Power of Attorney".
  3. Visa applications should be submited to the Japanese embassy with jurisdiction over applicant's place of permanent residence. You may apply for a visa at this Embassy if you live, work.
  • If you are not located in the FSM, please contact the Japanese Embassy or Consulate that handles visas for your area. We may decline visa applications from areas outside our jurisdiction.
  • When a visa applicant is filed by proxy, the applicant must be physically in FSM, as the visa applicant may be requested to appear in person for an interview. Please note that applications will no be accepted if the documents are inadequate.
  • If you have any questions, please feel free to call the Visa Section at 320-5465. You may also click "here" to send a request for visa information by email.