COVID-19 Related Information

NEW Modification of Border Measures

Revision of the restrictions on the acceptance of overseas tourists (JTA)

General Information Related to COVID-19
Immigrtion Service Agency of Japan
Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare


Consular Office Hours (by appointment)

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (except holidays)
The Embassy Consular Reception Desk is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., excluding national holidays. Please be sure to make an appointment in advance of your visit. For inquiries regarding various applications, please contact us by e-mail or phone during the reception hours.
・Phone : (501) 822-1202
​・E-mail : 
Consular Fees (April 1, 2023 - March 31, 2024) 


General Information on Visa Applications (MOFA)

For the procedures and conditions to apply for various types of Visas, please refer to the website of Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA). Application forms can also be downloaded from the website.

*In principal, it takes approximately 5 business days to obtain a visa after all documents have been submited at the Embassy.

*It is highly recommended that you purchase travel insurance when traveling to Japan.

Consular Services
Sales tax exemption system

Foreign national coexistence policies


Police Certificate

Please see this page

Certificate of Translation

Certificate of Translation verifies the accuracy of the translated document submitted by the applicant and that it corresponds with the original Japanese document. The Embassy of Japan does NOT provide translation of documents.

Required Documents for Application:
  1. Application form (available at the Embassy)
  2. Original Japanese document
  3. Translated document

Other Certificates

The Embassy also issues certificates listed below as well as other types of certificates. Please verify with Consular Section for further information.
  • Certificate concerning personal matters (birth, marriage, divorce, etc.)
  • Certificate of seal on official documents