Under Japan’s Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act, it is stipulated that any foreigner wishing to enter or land in Japan must possess a valid passport and a Visa obtained from an Embassy or Consulate. Nationals of those countries that have Visa Exemption Arrangements with Japan may be eligible to visit Japan without a Visa. However, those with only Jamaican Nationality must obtain a Visa.

Major Types of Visas

  • Temporary Visitor’s Visa: Vacation, Visiting Relatives/ Friends, Business (meeting, purchasing products, signing contracts, etc), Attending Conferences, etc.
  • Working Visa:  Entertainment, Job
  • Specified Visa: Spouse/ Child of Japanese Nationals
  • Transit Visa

How Do I Apply For A Visa?

Requirements for Visa application for all major categories.
Basic Requirements for all Visa categories:
  • A valid passport with at least 2 (two) facing blank pages which will remain valid for the duration of stay in Japan.
  • A passport size photograph taken within the last 6 (six) months.
  • A completed application form. 
  • A full itinerary of the journey issued by airline/ travel agency.
Additional Requirements for:

How Much Does It Cost?

Temporary Visitor’s Visa
Working Visa
Specified Visa
Transit Visa 
For further information, please contact the Visa Section by telephone, or visit the Visa Window.
Embassy of Japan in Jamaica
NCB Towers, North Tower, 6 th Floor,
2 Oxford Road, Kingston 5 Jamaica, W. I.
Phone: +1-876-929-3338/ 9
Fax: +1-876-968-1373
Opening Days & Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00-12:00/ 13:00-16:00