Foreigners who wishes to visit Japan must have a passport and it cannot expire during the period of stay. 🙂
Nationals of many countries are able to enter Japan without a visa unless the purpose of the visit is to reside in Japan, to obtain employment or to otherwise engage in remunerative activities. The following is a list of nationals of countries that have “reciprocal visa exemption arrangements with Japan.”
For a period of 90 days or less
Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Estonia, Finlanf, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lesotho, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore Slovakia, Slovnia, Spain, Surinam, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tunisia, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States and Uruguay
For a period of 15 days or less
Thailand and Brunel
For nationals of Malaysia (since July 1, 2013), visas are not required only for holders of ePassport in compliance with ICAO standards .Those who do not hold such ePassport are advised to obtain a visa in advance. Otherwise will be strictly examined and may be refused entry to Japan.
For nationals of Thailand (since july 1, 2013) and Serbia (since May 1, 2013), visas are not required only for holders of ePassport in compliance with ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) standards.
For citizens of Hong Kong, visas are no required only for holders of Special Administrative Region (SAR) passport issued by the Hong Kong SAR of the People’s Republic of China or British National Overseas (BNO) passports who have the right of residence in Hong Kong.
For citizens of Macao, visas are not required only for holders of SAR passport issued by the Macao SAR of the People’s Republic of China
For citizens of Taiwan, visas are not required only for holders of Taiwan passport.
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