Green Card Holders Can Now Travel to Japan!

Starting October 1st, 2019, green card holders will be allowed to enter Japan visa-free for short-term stays! This is great news for anyone who has been wanting to visit the Land of the Rising Sun. Read on for more information about this new policy.

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Introduction

As of October 1st, 2019, holders of Permanent Residency status in Japan (commonly referred to as “Green Card holders”) are now eligible to apply for multiple-entry visas with a maximum validity of five years.

This is great news for those of us who frequently travel to and from Japan! No longer do we need to apply for a new visa every time we want to leave the country – now we can simply reapply for entry at the airport using our Residence Card.

Applying for a Japanese visa

Green card holders can now travel to Japan without a visa for stays of up to 90 days, the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced.

To be eligible, applicants must have a valid green card and a passport from the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand or one of the Schengen countries. They will also need to prove that they have enough money to support themselves during their stay in Japan and that they have a return ticket.

Those who want to stay for longer than 90 days or who want to work or study in Japan will still need to apply for a visa. The process can take several weeks, so it’s important to start planning your trip well in advance.

What type of visa do I need?

U.S. permanent residents are now able to travel to Japan for business or pleasure without a visa, for stays of up to 90 days. Green card holders can apply for the new status at any Japanese airport, provided they have a valid U.S. passport and a return ticket to the United States.

This is great news for green card holders who want to visitJapan, as the process for obtaining a visa can be time-consuming and expensive. However, it’s important to note that this new status does not allow green card holders to work in Japan. If you’re planning to travel to Japan, be sure to check with the Japanese embassy or consulate in your country of residence for more information on the requirements for your trip.

What are the requirements for a Japanese visa?

U.S. Green Card holders can now travel to Japan for business or pleasure without a visa, for stays of up to 90 days. This is thanks to a new reciprocal agreement between the U.S. and Japan.

However, there are still some requirements that Green Card holders must meet in order to be eligible for this visa-free travel opportunity. Firstly, you must have a valid Green Card and passport. Secondly, you must have proof of sufficient funds to cover your stay in Japan (for example, bank statements or credit card statements). Finally, you must have a return ticket or onward ticket to another destination outside of Japan.

If you meet all of these requirements, then you can enjoy visa-free travel to Japan for business or pleasure!

How to apply for a Japanese visa

As of July 1, 2019, holders of a United States Green Card are now eligible to apply for a Japanese Tourist Visa! This change comes as part of a new visa waiver program between Japan and the United States, which offers reciprocal visa-free travel for short-term visits.

To apply for a Japanese Tourist Visa, you will need to submit the following documents:

-A completed visa application form
-A passport-style photograph
-Your valid Green Card
-A letter of invitation from a Japanese citizen or resident (if applicable)
-Proof of onward travel out of Japan (e.g. return ticket)
-Evidence of financial means (e.g. bank statement)

For more information on the requirements and application process, please see the Japanese Embassy website:
https://www.us.emb-japan.go.jp/j_info/visit/visa/shortterm_en.html

How long is a Japanese visa valid for?

green card holders can now travel to Japan for business or pleasure without having to apply for a visa in advance! The visa is valid for 90 days from the date of issue, and can be extended for another 90 days once you are in Japan.

What are the fees for a Japanese visa?

As of July 1st, 2018, holders of a US Green Card are now eligible to apply for a visa to enter Japan for short-term stays of up to 90 days! Japanese visas are typically valid for 3 months from the date of issue, so be sure to apply well in advance of your planned trip.

If you are planning to stay in Japan for longer than 90 days, or if you intend to work or study while in the country, you will need to apply for a different type of visa. Please note that visa requirements and fees are subject to change, so it is always best to check with the Japanese consulate or embassy in your home country before making travel plans.

The following is a list of the current fees for Japanese visas:

-Single entry visa: $60
-Multiple entry visa: $120
-Business visa: $160
-Transit visa: $30

What is the process for renewing a Japanese visa?

As of October 1st, 2019, holders of permanent resident visas (“green cards”) will be able to enter Japan without a visa for short-term stays! This is great news for those of us who frequently travel to Japan for business or pleasure.

However, there is one catch: green card holders will still need to apply for and receive a landing permission stamp in their passports upon arrival in Japan. This stamp, which is issued by the Ministry of Justice, allows green card holders to stay in Japan for up to 90 days.

So, what is the process for renewing a Japanese visa? First, you will need to fill out an application form and submit it, along with your passport and two passport-sized photos, to the Japanese embassy or consulate nearest you. Then, you will need to attend an interview with a consular officer, during which they will ask you questions about your travel plans and reason for wanting to extend your stay in Japan. Once approved, you will be issued a new visa that allows you to stay in Japan for up to one year.

Green card holders who wish to stay in Japan for longer than one year will need to apply for an Extension of Stay (EOS) permit from the Japanese Immigration Bureau. The process for applying for an EOS permit is similar to the process for applying for a new visa – you will need to fill out an application form and submit it, along with your passport and two passport-sized photos, to the Japanese embassy or consulate nearest you. You will also need to attend an interview with a consular officer and provide proof of your ties to your home country (such as a job offer letter or proof of property ownership). If approved, you will be issued an EOS permit that allows you to stay in Japan for up top three years.

What are the benefits of having a Japanese visa?

There are many benefits of having a Japanese visa, including the ability to travel to Japan for business or pleasure. With a Japanese visa, you will be able to enter the country and stay for up to 90 days. You will also be able to work in Japan, and visit any of the country’s 47 prefectures.

FAQ’s

Q: Do I need a visa to travel to Japan?
A: No, if you are a green card holder, you do not need a visa to travel to Japan.

Q: How long can I stay in Japan?
A: You can stay in Japan for up to 90 days.

Q: What do I need to do before I travel to Japan?
A: Before you travel, you should check with the Japanese consulate or embassy in your country to make sure that your green card is still valid. You will also need to have a valid passport.

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