Visa:General Information


Visa applications should be made at the Japanese Embassy or consulate with jurisdiction over the applicant’s place of permanent residence. You may apply at this Embassy if you live, work and are currently residing within the area accredited to this Embassy. The Visa Section of the Embassy of Japan in Jamaica is accredited to serve applicants from Jamaica, the Commonwealth of the Bahamas and Belize.
In the case of Bahamian applicants, a Japanese visa is not required if the purpose of visit is tourism, commerce, a conference, visit to relatives/acquaintances etc., with the length of stay not exceeding 90 days. However, if the Bahamian applicant intends to engage in paid activities in Japan, a visa will be required for entry to Japan.
In the case of Belizean applicants, it is recommended that such applications be made to the nearest Consulate or Embassy to their current location. However, applicants are advised to make contact with the Embassy before applying.

For Chinese and Russian nationals seeking to apply at this Embassy, it is important to take note of the specific visa requirements for their country category.

China: Click Here
Russia: Click Here

If you are not located within the area covered by this Embassy, please contact the Japanese Consulate or Embassy that processes visas for your area. We may decline visa applications from areas outside our jurisdiction.

Visa Window hours:

Visa applications may be submitted to the Visa Window from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon and from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Mondays through to Wednesdays, except for national and public holidays. No appointment is necessary for visa applications. Queries concerning visa applications may also be made during these times.
Visas are granted on Fridays only during Visa Window hours, and may be picked up only during those times. Failure on the part of applicants to pick up their visas on a Friday during Visa Window hours will result in pick-up being deferred to the following Friday.