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Japan Introduces eVisas for Indian Tourists

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Japan has recently launched an innovative system, issuing eVisas to Indian tourists, eliminating the need for physical visa stickers in passports. This streamlined process offers convenience and efficiency to travelers, enabling them to apply for visas electronically through designated Japan Visa Application Centers operated by VFS Global.

Under this program, Indian citizens and foreign nationals residing in India can apply for a single-entry short-term visa specifically for tourism purposes, allowing a stay of up to 90 days in the island nation.

Japan Introduces eVisas for Indian Tourists

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to initiate the application process for a tourist evisas to Japan:

Visit the Official Website: Begin by visiting the official website of the Japan Visa Application Centre, managed by VFS Global, at

Select Visa Option: Choose the ‘Temporary Visitor Visa’ option and download the visa application form. Ensure to complete the form accurately, printing it out with all mandatory fields filled.

Schedule Appointment: Schedule an appointment to submit your application form at the Visa Application Centre. Upon booking, you’ll receive an appointment confirmation email along with the letter of appointment.

Submit Application Form: Attend your appointment at the Visa Application Centre and submit your completed application form. Await an email notification regarding the status of your visa application. You can also track the application status online using the reference number from the invoice or receipt provided by the center.

Upon approval, travelers will receive a ‘visa issuance notice’ from the travel agency, containing a two-dimensional barcode. At the airport during check-in, present this notice on your device, scan the barcode, and enter the necessary details to access the electronic visa issuance notice.

It’s important to note that during the application process, applicants may be required to appear in person at the Japanese overseas establishment with jurisdiction over their place of residence for an interview.

With Japan’s introduction of eVisas for Indian tourists, traveling to this culturally rich and technologically advanced nation has become more accessible and convenient than ever before. Explore the wonders of Japan with ease, thanks to this innovative visa application process.

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