VISA

2022/4/20

1 Visa Information

For VISA inquiries please call:
JAPAN VISA INFORMATION HOTLINE  (24 hours / 7 days a week)
Language: English/ΑΓΓΛΙΚΑ
Tel: (+30) 215-7779826

 
Refer also to the following link:
MOFA Website: https://www.mofa.go.jp/j_info/visit/visa/index.html
 
Note:
All applicants are kindly asked to prepare the necessary documents stated on our websites and then contact the Consular Section to arrange appointments for visits in person (application and delivery of visas). 

 

2 Phased Measures toward Resuming Cross-Border Travel

3 Visa Application 

Currently, visa exemption have been suspended for the time being, as a border measures against novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and only the following persons can apply for a Japanese visa.
 
(A) Persons who hold a “Certificate for completion of ERFS registration" (foreign nationals newly entering Japan for a short-term stay (less than 90 days) for purposes including business or for a long term stay (Except from tourists)
 
Note:
Tourists are NOT accepted for new entries.
・Organizations based in Japan are required to apply for the “Certificate for completion of registration" on the website of "Entrants, Returnees Follow-up System (ERFS)" in advance prior to a visa application.
 
(B) Persons in special exceptional circumstances
Please check the website of Immigration Services Agency for information on details of special exceptional circumstances cases.                           
 

Visa application with a ERFS Certificate
 
Required documents for application:
 
(1) Short-term Stay for Business (travelers staying less than 90 days in Japan)
(a) Nationals from countries or regions listed on the Visa Exemption List , are kindly asked to prepare the required documents listed below (e.g.: Greek nationals)    
 
1. Visa application form (filled through) 
2. One photo (45mm×35mm)
3. Valid Passport
4. A print-out of the ERFS Certificate (受付済証)
5. Resident permit issued by the Greek Government (※Non-Greek nationals only)
 
(b) Nationals from countries or regions which are NOT listed on the Visa Exemption List, are kindly asked to contact the JAPAN VISA INFORMATION HOTLINE (Tel:(+30) 215-7779826)

(2) Long-term Staywith a Certificate of Eligibility (travelers staying more than 90 days in Japan)
1. Visa application form (filled through)
2. One photo  (45mm×35mm)
3. Valid Passport
4. Certificate of Eligibility (COE)
5. A print-out of the ERFS Certificate(受付済証)
6. Resident permit issued by the Greek Government (※Non-Greek nationals only)
 

Application for special exceptional circumstances e.g. Spouse of Japanese national etc…
For special exceptional circumstances, please read below.
https://www.moj.go.jp/isa/content/001361129.pdf
 
Spouse of Japanese national
Required documents for application:
  1. Short-term Stay (Travelers staying less than 90 days in Japan)
  2. Long-term Stay(Travelers staying more than 90 days in Japan)  
  If any other special circumstances applies, please contact the JAPAN VISA INFORMATION HOTLINE (Tel: (+30)215-777 9826)
 

■ Remarks:
・Citizens of Russia and NIS countries are required to submit TWO(2) visa application forms and TWO(2) photos.
・Multiple-entry Visas have been temporarily suspended. The Embassy is only accepting applications for Single-entry Visas.
・Depending on the purpose of travel or individual situations, applicants may be requested to submit additional supporting documents.

4 Visa Fees

Visa fees vary depending on the applicant's nationality and the type of visa (See the Visa Fees list). 
 
Note:
Fees must be paid in cash. (Cheques or credit/debit cards are NOT acceptable.)

5 Other Information

(1) Japanese Border Measures
https://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/covid-19/bordercontrol.html
 
(2) A Daily Life Support Portal For Foreign Nationals
https://www.moj.go.jp/isa/support/portal/index.html
 


Consular Section
Embassy of Japan in Greece
Ethnikis Antistaseos 46, 152 31 Halandri
Tel: 210 670 9910 /11
Monday-Friday, 09.00-16.00, except holidays
consular@at.mofa.go.jp