US Visa from Japan

US Visa for Japanese Citizens

Apply for US Visa from Japan

US Visa Online for Japanese citizens

US VISA Eligibility

  • Japanese citizens can apply for America Visa Online
  • Japan was a launch member of the US Visa Online program
  • Japanese citizens enjoy fast entry using the US Visa Online program

Other US Visa Requirements

  • Japanese citizens can apply for America Visa Online
  • America Visa Online is valid for arrival by land, air or sea
  • America Visa Online is for short tourist, business, transit visits

US Visa from Japan

Japanese citizens are required to apply for a US visa to enter United States for visits upto 90 days for tourism, business, or transit purposes. US Visa from Japan is not optional, but a mandatory requirement for all Japanese citizens traveling to the country for short stays. Before travelling to United States, a traveller needs to ensure that the validity of the passport is at least three months past the expected departure date.

The ESTA US Visa is being implemented in order to improve border security. The ESTA US Visa program was approved soon after September 11 2001 attacks and went live in January 2009. The ESTA US Visa program was introduced to screen travelers arriving from overseas as a response to the global increase in terrorist activities.

How can I apply for US Visa from Japan?

The US Visa for Japanese citizens comprises an online application form that can be completed in as little as five (5) minutes. It is necessary for applicants to enter information on their passport page, personal details, their contact details, like email and address, and employment details. Applicant must be in good health and should not have a criminal history.

US Visa for Japanese citizens can be applied online on this website and can receive the US Visa Online by Email. The process is extremely simplified for the Japanese citizens. The only requirement is to have an Email Id, a Credit / Debit card in 1 of the 133 currencies or Paypal.

After you have paid the fees, the US Visa Application processing commences. US Visa Online is delivered via email. US Visa for Japanese citizens will be sent via email, after they have completed the online application form with the necessary information and once the online credit card payment has been verified. In very rare circumstance, if additional documentation is required, the the applicant will be contact prior to approval of US Visa.

Complete your application with confidence by following US Visa Online Application Process guide.

Requirements of US Visa for Japanese citizens

To enter USA, Japanese citizens will require a valid travel document or passport in order to apply for ESTA US Visa. Japanese citizens who have a passport of an additional nationality need to make sure they apply with the same passport that they will travel with, as the ESTA US Visa will be associated directly and electronically with the passport that was mentioned at the time of application. There is no need to print or present any documents at the airport, as the ESTA is stored electronically against the passport in the U.S. Immigration system.

Applicants will also require a valid credit or debit card or PayPal account to pay for the ESTA US Visa. Japanese citizens are also required to provide a valid email address, to receive the ESTA US Visa in their inbox. It will be your responsibility to carefully double-check all the data entered so there are no issues with the US Electronic Sytem for Travel Authorization (ESTA), otherwise you may have to apply for another ESTA USA Visa.

Read about full US Visa Online Requirements

How long can Japanese citizen stay on US Visa Online?

Japanese citizen's departure date must be within 90 days of arrival. Japanese passport holders are required to obtain a United States Electronic Travel Authority (US ESTA) even for a short duration of 1 day up to 90 days. If the Japanese citizens intend to stay for a longer duration, then they should apply for a relevant Visa depending on their circumstances. US Visa Online is valid for 2 consecutive years. Japanese citizens can enter multiple times during the two (2) year validity of the US Visa Online.

Frequently Asked Questions about American Visa Online

Things to do and places of interest for Japanese Citizens

  • Los Angeles, Santa Monica, and Pasadena, California
  • T-Mobile Park and Lumen Field, Seattle
  • Rockefeller Center and Top of the Rock Observation Deck, New York
  • Chinatown-International District, Seattle
  • Gold Country in the Sierra Nevada Foothills, California
  • Historic Site at The Alamo, Texas
  • Big Sur and Hearst Castle, California
  • The Texas State Capitol in Austin, Texas
  • Grand Central Terminal, New York
  • Take a Stroll along Atlantic City's Famous Boardwalk, New Jersey
  • Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, New Jersey

Embassy of Japan in the USA


2520 Massachusetts Avenue N.W. Washington DC 20008 USA





Please apply for a USA Visa 72 hours in advance of your flight.