Japan visa requirements for Pakistanis

Travel and visa requirements

Basic Travel Requirements for Pakistanis visiting Japan

Travelers are required to fulfill the following requirements in order to apply for a Japanese Visa.


  • The Pakistan passport must have at least 6 months validity.
  • The standard immigration practice is to reject passports with validity shorter than 6 months. In cases like these, you will not be allowed to exit Pakistan or enter Japan.
  • The passport must have at least 2 blank pages to attach the visa sticker.
  • The applicant's passport must be in good condition. Broken and unreadable passports are not accepted.
  • A duly accomplished visa application form is required by the applicant. 
  • 4.5cm x 4.5 cm passport photograph taken against a white background is required.
  • The passport photograph must be taken within the past 6 months.
  • The passport photograph should be pasted on the designated area on the application form.
  • Applicants are required to provide a copy of their daily itinerary in Japan. 
  • Applicants are required to submit a copy of their Income tax return (ITR).
  • Bank certificate which has been issued within the past 3 months showing proof of sufficient funds for the whole duration of stay in Japan is required.
  • Receipt showing that the applicant has fully paid the visa application fee is required.
  • An invitation letter from the host in Japan is required. 
  • Photocopy of the Income Tax Return (ITR ) of the host is required.

Japan Visa for Pakistanis

Facts about Japan


Japan is an island nation which features dense cities, imperial palaces, mountainous national parks and a plethora of shrines and temples. Tokyo, which is the capital is a popular destination for skyscrapers, shopping, and pop culture. Other popular tourist sites in the country are Onsen – a hot spring resort which features mineral baths, ski resorts such as Niseko in Hokkaido, Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto and Himeji Castle. Shops in Japan are famous for having the latest fashion trends, kimono gowns, and electronics. Sumo-wrestling, Kabuki theater productions, and karaoke bars are the forms of entertainment which tourists can pass time with. Child tourists in the country look forward to visiting Tokyo Tower which is considered Tokyo Disneyland.
 
The 21 World Heritage Sites make Japan one of the most visited countries in the world. Since 2011, the number of foreigners visiting the country has steadily been on the rise, a total number of 28.69 million foreigners visited Japan in 2017. The Japanese government hopes to receive 40 million foreign tourists every year by 2020.
 
Foreigners should desist from engaging in drug-related crimes as there are sophisticated methods of detecting drugs in Japan. Huge fines and lengthy sentences are handed out to anyone caught in the act.

Types of Japan Visa


Types of Visa Processing Time Duration of Stay
Tourist visa 10 business days 90 days
Business visa 10 business days 90 days

General Requirements for Japan Visa


  • The Pakistan passport must have at least 6 months validity.
  • The standard immigration practice is to reject passports with validity shorter than 6 months. In cases like these, you will not be allowed to exit Pakistan or enter Japan.
  • The passport must have at least 2 blank pages to attach the visa sticker.
  • The applicant's passport must be in good condition. Broken and unreadable passports are not accepted.
  • A duly accomplished visa application form is required by the applicant. 
  • 4.5cm x 4.5 cm passport photograph taken against a white background is required.
  • The passport photograph must be taken within the past 6 months.
  • The passport photograph should be pasted on the designated area on the application form.
  • Applicants are required to provide a copy of their daily itinerary in Japan. 
  • Applicants are required to submit a copy of their Income tax return (ITR).
  • Bank certificate which has been issued within the past 3 months showing proof of sufficient funds for the whole duration of stay in Japan is required.
  • Receipt showing that the applicant has fully paid the visa application fee is required.
  • An invitation letter from the host in Japan is required. 
  • Photocopy of the Income Tax Return (ITR ) of the host is required.

Japan Visa Fees


Visa Type

Sub Types

Visa Fees

Tourist visa

3000.00 (JPY)

Business visa

3000.00 (JPY)

Japan Visa Application Centres & Embassies in Pakistan


Location

Address

Islamabad

Plot No.53-70, Ramna 5/4 Diplomatic Enclave 1 P.O. Box 1119 Islamabad Pakistan

www.pk.emb-japan.go.jp

culture@ib.mofa.go.jp

(+92) (51) 907 2500

Frequently Asked Questions


How long does it take to process my Japanese visa?

The processing period for visa issuance is approximately 10 working days from the day after the date of the acceptance of the application as long as there are no particular problems with the content of the application.


Is Japan expensive to visit?

Yes as staying in a hostel, buying a rail pass, eating relatively cheap food, and visiting a few attractions will cost around $100 USD per day.


What is the largest religion group in Japan?

Shinto is the largest religion in Japan, practiced by nearly 80% of the population, yet only a small percentage of these identify themselves as Shintoists.