How to Get a Diplomatic Visa for Japan

Japan Diplomatic Visa

Japan Diplomatic Visa

Are you a foreign diplomat interested in traveling to Japan? If so, you are going to need to get a Diplomatic Visa.

As stated at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan website, this type of visa is for constituent members of diplomatic missions or consular offices of foreign governments hosted by the Government of Japan, people involved in activities on the part of those who are provided with similar privileges and/or immunities as are given to diplomatic missions in accordance with treaties or international customary practices, and family members belonging to the same household.

Go to my Japan visa page for information on other types of visas for Japan.

I’ll break everything down for you below about how to go about getting the Japan Diplomatic Visa.

Find your closest consulate
  • If you’re inside the U.S, you can find your “Jurisdiction” (i.e. based on the State you live in) here.
  • If you’re outside of the U.S., find your consulate at this site here.
Gather documentation

Follow the steps at this link here provided by the Japan Ministry of Foreign Affairs for this type of visa.

Submit materials

Submit your required materials from Step 2 to the consulate or embassy you found in Step 1.

Receive your visa

Congratulations!  You now have a Japan visa!

Vaccination information

Don’t get sick!  Check vaccination requirements here.

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