Short -Term Visit


(Business, news/media related activities)

 Required documents (Each applicant must submit all of the following documents)
Please do NOT staple/clip/tab documents.
1. Valid passport, with at least one and a half blank visa pages for the visa to be stamped.
  • If you submit a PERMIT TO REENTER THE UNITED STATES or a TRAVEL DOCUMENT issued by the U.S. government, it must have a validity date at least six months beyond the date of the visa application. 
2. Copy of the picture page of your passport. 

3. One visa application form (Form 1-C), which must be typed or clearly printed in English and signed. We do not accept Electric signature. Check a sample to how fill the form. Parents or a legal representative of a minor, please see sample application for signature.
  • An applicant with an arrest or criminal record must provide a copy of his/her court and/or arrest record (including cases that ended with an acquittal or pardon), along with an English translation of those documents if they are in any language other than English. Even if the case did not go to trial, please provide a letter that explains in detail the circumstances surrounding the arrest. We would like to know about the charges, time served, fees paid, and probation (if any).
 *Nationals of Russia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Georgia, Turkmenistan, Belarus and Moldova are required to submit 2 copies of their application forms with a passport sized photo attached to it. 

4. One passport sized photograph taken within the last six months.
  • Please attach to visa application with glue. No staples or tape.
  • It has to be a photograph -- no color-copy print-outs.

5. Copy of Immigration document showing your legal status and permitting reentry into the U.S., such as permanent residency card or U.S. visa.
  • F-1visa must present copy of endorsed I-20 form.
  • J-1 visa need to present copy of endorsed DS-2019/IAP-66 form.
  • H1-B visa need to present endorsed copy of I-797 form
  • If you do not intend to return to the U.S. after exiting Japan, a visa to the next destination (if required) must be affixed to your passport before you apply for Japanese visa.
  • B1/B2 is not acceptable.
6. Copy of your immigration documents. (For example, if you have a green card, the front and back should be clearly copied so that the edges do not cut off)

7. Letter from your company in Texas or Oklahoma. (Original)
  •  If your company pays your expenses in Japan, please mention it in this letter.
If your company is requesting a multiple-entry visa, please request it in this letter, and give us the reasons why. (We cannot guarantee that we can issue the multiple-entry visa.)

8. Reason for Invitation letter from a company in Japan. (Original)

9. Confirmed flight itinerary with your name on it. 
  • You may choose not to buy your ticket until your visa is approved. If you choose to do that, you have to go through a travel agency or airline company to make confirmed reservation without purchase.
  • If you are trying to get a confirmed flight itinerary from website, you might have to purchase flights to get a confirmed itinerary.
  • Your complete round-trip flight itinerary, starting and ending in the US (Texas or Oklahoma). This should include all of the countries you are visiting other than Japan, if applicable.
10. Hotel reservations for all nights of your stay.
  • It must have your name on it.
  • If somebody else’s name on it, please submit write who the person is.
11. Daily business schedule or agenda in Japan.

12. Visa fee (Cash only)
 Depending upon the circumstance of the case, there may be additional requirements.