Visa application / entry requirements: Japan



Berlin, Brandenburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Sachsen, Sachsen-Anhalt, Thuringia and temporarily from Sept 1, 2022 Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria


Bremen, Hamburg, Niedersachsen, Schleswig-Holstein

SERVISUM Frankfurt

Hessen, Rheinland-Pfalz, Saarland

Applicants living in North Rhine-Westphalia cannot be processed via SERVISUM at the moment, as in this case the consulate in Düsseldorf is responsible.

As of 11.10.22 Japan time, Germans and 67 other nationalities are no longer required to have a visa for tourists and business travellers.


  • visa application form
    see on the right side

  • passport
    in original, at least valid for 6 months after journey

  • passport picture
    in original, biometric, photo requirements

  • Certificate for Completion of Registration to the ERFS System
    to be applied for in advance by the company in Japan to the ERFS

  • letter of authorization
    issued to SERVISUM
    in BERLIN use this form: download here
    in FRANKFURT use this form: download here
    in HAMBURG please get in touch with our branch in Hamburg in advance

    non-German applicants:
  • current residence registration (Meldebescheinigung) (if EU citizen) or
  • valid residence permit for Germany (if not EU citizen) 

Please click here for further Information for LONG-TERM STAYS.

minimum 10 working days

Website of the embassy:

Please attach the SERVISUM-Order Form to your assignment for regular visa.

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Application Form

Please save the PDF file on your computer before completing.

Application Form

Please attach this SERVISUM-Order Form to your assignment. Not required for E-Visa.

You can place an order for the pre-check and/or the pick-up of your documents via using the visafinder.