Visa Fee Exemptions
Citizens of the following countries are exempt from paying visa fees:
- North America
U.S.A. and Canada
Bangladesh, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines*, British Nationals Overseas, Hong Kong S.A.R.***, Macao S.A.R.***
- Central and South America
Bahamas, Barbados, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, Suriname
Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyztan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania **, Russia, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan
- Middle East
Jordan and Israel
Australia and New Zealand
*only for Temporary Visitor and Entertainer Visa
**only for Temporary Visitor and Transit Visa
***only for SAR passport holders
****If visiting Okinawa, the visa fee may be waived.
*****The visa fee may be waived, if visiting, living, working or studying in Miyagi, Fukushima or Iwate prefecture.
Visa fee must be paid when you pick up your visa.
Visa fee must be paid by cash, Money Order or cashier’s check payable to “Consulate General of Japan”