Visiting Japan

2021/4/1
 
General Information on Japan

  There are many websites which give you useful information on Japan.The following web sites are the popular ones written in English and Arabic in which you can get comprehensive, timely and useful information.
 
 
Recommendation for Taking Overseas Travel Insurance

Dear travelers to Japan: It is recommended to take out an overseas travel insurance

An overseas travel insurance makes you feel secure, even in emergencies, and you can enjoy your trip.
Medical expenses can be very high in Japan. If the travel insurance you purchased offers sufficient coverage of treatment costs, you can receive treatment without concern. It is recommended to have an overseas travel insurance with travel support for hospital referrals, medical interpretation, and cashless medical service.

(We recommend that you check your insurance details before travelling. For example, perinatal medical care is not covered by travel insurance and can be expensive.)

 

 
How to Get Japanese Visas

  You may find general information on Japanese visas in the following sites:
  1. Visa procedures for "Omani" tourist (For tourism only)
     Click to download Visa Application Formnew window (All Nationalities)
Days required 2 to 3 working days
Visa fee R.O. 10.500 (Acceptance from 1st April, 2021)
Documents required (1) The original passport
(2) One picture with back ground size 45mm×45mm or 2in×2in
(3) One filled visa application form (Available at the visa section)
(4) A round trip air ticket with confirmed reservation
(5) A guarantee letter from the work place
(6) A bank statement for last six months
(7) Hotel Booking or Invitation letter from Japan (Address and telephone Number of Accommodation in Japan)
    The procedures are subject to change without notice.
    Please call the Embassy for further inquiries.
  1. Visa procedures for "Omani" business traveler
     Click to download Visa Application Formnew window (All Nationalities)
Days required 2 to 3 working days
Visa fee R.O. 10.500 (Acceptance from 1st April, 2021)
Documents required (1) The original passport
(2) One picture with back ground size 45mm×45mm or 2in×2in
(3) One filled visa application form (Available at the visa section)
(4) A round trip air ticket with confirmed reservation
(5) A guarantee letter from the work place stating the following:
   a. Name & position of the applicant
   b. Type of business
   c. Name & address of a company that the applicant intends to meet in Japan
   d. The company in Oman will bear the cost of journey in Japan (Such as air ticket, stay in Japan) * In case the Japanese company will bear the cost, a guarantee letter from the company is required
   e. An invitation letter from the company in Japan that the applicant intends to deal with
    The procedures are subject to change without notice.
    Please call the Embassy for further inquiries.
  1. Multiple Visa for Omani nationals
     For Omani nationals who wish multiple-entry visa to be issued, a formal request should be submitted in writing either by employing department or inviting person in Japan           with reasons.

    Note: details to be referred to the Embassy, in some cases will not be granted.
  1. Visa procedures for Non-Omani nationals
     Please call the Embassy for required procedures
  1. For a list of Visa application fees, please click herenew window.
  2. Visa for Medical Stay
    For those who would like to apply for the Visa for Medical Stay
    https://www.mofa.go.jp/j_info/visit/visa/medical_Stay1.htmlnew window
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See the Sights of Japan

  Japan has rich nature, culture and history which charm tourists from abroad. The number of them continued increasing year by year, and reached 7,300,000 in 2006.
  The following web site gives you useful information on the sightseeing of Japan.
 
Study in Japan
  1. "Japanese Government Scholarship"

      Japanese government (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology) offers scholarships for non-Japanese students. In 2009, three Omanis (2 Reserch students, 1 Teacher training student) were selected for the Japanese Government Scholarship. If you are interested in the scholarship, please check the web site below or call the Embassy for further inquiries.

      Japan welcomes students who want to study and spend precious academic life in Japan. The following web sites provide you with general information on studying in Japan.

  2. Study in Japan
  3. Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO)
 
The Basic Registration System For Foreign Residents
  1. "To foreign nationals who newly enter Japan after July 9, 2012"

      In accordance with the enforcement of the "Law for Partial Amendment of the Basic Residents Registration Act"(Act No.77 of 2009), foreign residents (see Note below) will also be subject to the Basic Resident Registration System from July 9, 2012 (the date of enforcement). "Resident record" will also be prepared for foreign residents at your municipality (city/ward/town/village).
    "Medium-to-long term residents" who enter Japan after the date of enforcement and will reside in Japan for the medium-to-long term with a status of residence covered in the revised Immigration Control Act (The people who are to be granted residence cards. People who stay in Japan with the status of residence of "temporary visitor" and people who have permission to stay for less than "3 months" are exempted.) must bring their residence card(bring your passport if you were not issued a residence card at the airport etc.) to your municipality and notify the office of their move in within fourteen (14) days from the date when they have settled in a residence at a new address in the municipality.

    (Note)
      "Foreign residents" means "medium-to-long term residents" residing in Japan for the medium-to-long term with a status of residence covered in the revised Immigration Control Act, "special permanent residents", etc., whom have their own addresses in a specific municipality.

    << Please take note of the following! To those who live with their family in Japan>>
      Suppose that your householder is also a foreign resident. If your householder notifies his/her move in to the relevant municipality, you need documents which certify your relationship to the householder (documents issued by public agencies in your home country, including your birth certificate and marriage certificate, etc.).
      Furthermore, documents which certify your relationship to the householder must be translated into Japanese.
      The Basic Resident Registration is a database containing everyone’s resident record, which list data including your full name, date of birth, sex, address and relationship to the householder. It also serves as a basis for providing various administrative services to residents. Using the Basic Resident Registration, copies of resident record are issued to certify matters pertaining to residents. It is also used for clerical work in connection with residents.
    * For further information on the Basic Resident Registration System, please see this leaflet "A New Resident Registration System for Foreign Residents Will Begin July 2012!" .
  2. The Basic Resident Registration System For Foreign Residents
  3. Poster and Leaflet about Changing to the Basic Resident Registration System for Foreign Residents