Visa Information

2023/12/5

Visa Waiver Passport Registration for Nationals of Qatar

 ・For Visa Waiver Application made in person/at the Embassy, please see here
 ・For Visa Waiver Online Application (JAVES), please check the links below.
      English:  https://www.qa.emb-japan.go.jp/files/100542064.pdf 
      Arabic:   https://www.qa.emb-japan.go.jp/files/100542066.pdf


IMPORTANT!
  • Please check “Processing Time for JAVES” from HERE.
  • If a third party (proxy) has applied for your Visa Exemption Registration on your behalf, please obtain the PDF data or paper copy of your Visa Exemption Registration Notice with QR code from them, 1) scan the QR code with your device, 2) enter your passport number and date of birth, 3) then you can display your Visa Exemption Registration Notice on your device. The time displayed at the top right of the screen should count down. This confirms that the Visa Exemption Registration Notice displayed is authentic. Screenshots are not accepted.

Single Entry Visa

Please check the List of Basic Requirements for Single Entry Visa from below.
*Kindly note you may be requested for additional documents.
*Please do not staple any documents.
 
(1) TOURISM (Short-Term Stay)
  1-1) Qatari Nationals for Tourism (Regardless of Purpose/Accomodation)
  1-2) Foreign Residents for Tourism (Staying at Hotel)
  1-3) Foreign Residents for Tourism (Staying with Relatives within Third Degree of Kinship)
  1-4) Foreign Residents for Tourism (Staying with Friends)
                                        
(2) BUSINESS Affairs (Short-Term Stay)
   2-1) Qatari Nationals for Business
   2-2) Foreign Residents for Business
 
(3) WORK (Long-Term Stay / Eligibility Certificate Holder)
   3-1) Qatari Nationals for Work with Eligibility Certificate
   3-2) Foreign Residents for Work with Eligibility Certificate
 
(4) STUDY (Long-Term Stay / Eligibility Certificate Holder)
   4-1) Qatari Nationals for Study with Eligibility Certificate
   4-2) Foreign Residents for Study with Eligibility Certificate
 
(5) STUDY (Short-Term Stay)
   5-1) Qatari Nationals for Study
   5-2) Foreign Residents for Study

Note

  • 2 Application Forms and 2 Photos are required if you are a national of the following countries: Russia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and Georgia.
  • Please contact us at eojqatar@dh.mofa.go.jp or 4440-9000 for more information on visa applications.
  • A Single Entry Visa is valid for three months. 

Multiple Entry Visa for Nationals of Qatar, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam and Saudi Arabia

Please check the List of Basic Requirements for Multiple Entry Visa from below.
*Kindly note you may be requested for additional documents.
*Please do not staple any documents.

【For Nationals of Qatar】
  
TOURISM (Short-Term Stay)     
  BUSINESS (Short-Term Stay) 
- For more information for Multiple Entry Visa for Nationals of Qatar, please see Here

【For Nationals of India】
  Please check your eligibility from below to confirm whether you are eligible to apply for a Multiple Entry Visa.
*MRP (Machine Readable Passport)/e-Passport is required for a Multiple Entry Visa Application.

  1. Individual who has two or more travel records as a temporary visitor to Japan in the last three years
  2. Individual who has a travel record as a temporary visitor to Japan in the last three years and has financial capacity to pay the travel expense
  3. Individual who has a travel record as a temporary visitor to Japan and two or more travel records as a temporary visitor to G7 countries (except Japan) in the last three years
  4. Individual with sufficient financial capacity
  5. Spouse or children of (4)

 - If you are applicable to one of the five categories above, please check the requirements from HERE.
 - For more information for Multiple Entry Visa for Nationals of India, please see HERE.

【For Nationals of Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam】
  Please check your eligibility from below to confirm whether you are eligible to apply for a Multiple Entry Visa.
*MRP (Machine Readable Passport)/e-Passport is required for a Multiple Entry Visa Application.

  1. Individual who has a travel record as a temporary visitor to Japan in the last three years and who has ability to pay the travel expense
  2. Individual who has a travel record as a temporary visitor to Japan and two or more travel records as a temporary visitor to G7 countries (except Japan) in the last three years
  3. Individual with sufficient financial capacity
  4. Spouse or children of (3)

- If you are applicable to one of the four categories above, please check the requirements from HERE.
- For more information for Multiple Entry Visa for Nationals of Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam, please see HERE.

【For Nationals of Saudi Arabia】
From 4th December 2023, nationals of Saudi Arabia with considerable financial capacity are eligible for Multiple-entry visas for short-term stay for the purpose of tourism, business, visiting relatives or friends etc. (Period of stay for each visit: 90 days, Validity: 3 years)
  *MRP (Machine Readable Passport)/e-Passport is required for a Multiple Entry Visa Application.
 
Please check your eligibility from below to confirm whether you are eligible to apply for a Multiple Entry Visa.
1. Individual with considerable financial capacity
2. Family member of an individual mentioned in (1):
    spouse, immediate family within the second degree of kinship and siblings living in the same household (blood relatives and relatives by marriage).
 
- If you are applicable to one of the two categories above, please check the requirements from HERE
- For more information for Multiple Entry Visa for Nationals of Saudi Arabia, please see HERE.
 

Forms

1) VISA Application Form   
2) VISA Application Form Sample   
3) VISA Waiver Passport Registration Application Form for Qatari Nationals  
4) Letter of Invitation  
5) Letter of Guarantee  
6) Schedule of Stay/Travel Itinerary  
7) <Family Entry Request Form 1>Minor/Dependant Travelling with Guarantor  
8) <Family Entry Request Form 3>Minor/Dependant Travelling without Guarantor  

Working Hours

07:30 - 15:00 Sunday to Thursday
Visa Application  7:30am - 12:00pm (During Ramadan 8:30am – 12:00pm)
Passport collection 10:00am - 15:00pm (During Ramadan 10:00am – 13:30pm)

 

Location of Consular Section

The Consular Section is located in the Embassy within the New Diplomatic Area on Al Shabab Street, Onaiza, Doha.
The visitor’s gate is located near Maryam Bint Saroor Mosque.

 

Visa Fees

Visa fees vary depending on the applicant's nationality and the type of visa.
Please check here for the details.
The fees are to be paid in CASH at the time of passport collection.
Please note that only cash is accepted and Credit/Debit Cards are NOT accepted. Please prepare the Exact Amount of the visa fees.

How to Apply

  • Applicants or his/her proxies must visit the embassy in person with all the required documents between Sunday to Thursday from 7:30 to 12:00. (No appointment is required.)
  • Required documents and application process differ depending on applicant’s nationality and purpose of travel.
  • Only residents in Qatar are eligible for the visa application at the Embassy of Japan in Qatar.
  • All applicants, including GCC nationals, must submit Qatar ID.
 

Exemption of Visas

Japan has taken measures on the visa exemption arrangements for 70* countries/regions as shown in the link below. 
*The Visa Waiver arrangements for short-term stay for nationals of Brazil will commence from 30th September 2023.
MOFA link: https://www.mofa.go.jp/j_info/visit/visa/short/novisa.html
 
Nationals and citizens of 70 countries and regions listed above are not required to obtain visas to enter Japan when the purpose of their visits are tourism, commerce, conferences, visiting relatives/acquaintances etc. However, when foreign nationals engage in paid activities in Japan or their periods of stay exceed those stipulated in each country’s arrangement of short-term stay, visas will be required to enter Japan.

General Information About Japanese VISA

Please refer to the MOFA link below for general information.
https://www.mofa.go.jp/j_info/visit/visa/index.html 
 
Due to the complex nature of visa requirements, please contact the consular section at Japanese Embassy in Qatar for more information and advice.
 

Inquiries about Visa and JAVES Applications

For questions regarding Japanese visas and JAVES.
Japan Visa Information Hotline: 00800-100-929 (English: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.)