How to Get a Medical Stay Visa for Japan

Japan Medical Stay Visa

Japan Medical Stay Visa

As stated here, the Visa for Medical Stay is issued to foreign patients wishing to visit Japan for medical purposes (including full medical check-ups). This visa can also be issued to people who will be accompanying you for your medical treatment on an as-needed basis.

This kind of visa allows for stays of up to a maximum of 6 months. The period of stay is determined based on the clinical condition of the foreign patient and other factors.

Fortunately, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan has made it really easy for us and has outlined the steps perfectly. Great job guys! I wish there were more consulates and embassies that were this organized.

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 Medical Stay 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.

Visa fee

Go to the website of your consulate or embassy that you found in Step 1 in order to get the latest visa fees.

Submit materials

Submit your required materials from Step 2 and the visa fee from Step 3 to the consulate or embassy you found in Step 1.

Receive your visa

Congratulations!  You now have a Japan visa!

Vaccination information

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