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Visa Type
Business / Tourist

3 months

1 Week

A visa is NOT required for British Citizens entering Japan for a period of 30 days or less for business or tourism provided they hold a passport valid for 6 months, confirmed onward/return tickets and proof of funds.

Performers, however, must apply for a visa and supply the following documents:

  • A passport valid for at least 6 months
  • 1 visa application form completed and signed
  • 1 passport size photo ( taken within 6 months)
  • Signed contract of employment
  • Certificate of eligibility
  • Letter of invitation from Japan
  • Letter of guarantee from the promoter or agent in Japan
  • Documents regarding the business operation of the promoter or agent in Japan
  • Schedule of performances in Japan
  • A list of all visa applicants
  • Documents certifying the applicants’ career or qualifications
  • Written pledge must be filled out by inviting company. Available for download at bottom of page.

  • IMPORTANT - The Japanese Embassy now require ALL visa applicants complete a health questionnaire regarding recent travel to areas with cases of coronavirus. Please find questionnaire available for download at bottom of page.

Visa documents

Birch Visas fee

(excl. VAT)

Public & Travel Agents
£120.00 + VAT
£120.00 + VAT
Delivery (If required)
£12.50 plus VAT Special Delivery

Consular fee

(excl. VAT)