Multiple-Entry Visa Requirement for National of Russia

The following is an outline for application procedures for nationals of Russia who wish to apply for a multiple-entry visa as a temporary visitor. The visa is for the purpose of tourism and visits  relatives/acquaintances, so you are not permitted to perform activities to undertake revenue generating business operations or activities to receive remuneration.

Conditions/Eligibility:

(1) The applicant's passport must be an Ordinary Machine-Readable Passport (MRP) or ePassport in compliance with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standard.
(2) At least one applicant per family is employed full time.
(3) The applicant has appropriate reasons to visit to Japan for multiple times.
(4) The applicant has visited Japan at least once during the last three (3) years.
(5) Length of stay will be up to 30 days each visit.

Requirements for Visiting/Meeting your friends or relatives:

(1) A valid Russia Passport with at least one completely blank visa page. (ePassport or Machine Readable Passport only)
(2) Two Visa Application Forms (Fillable) (Non-Fillable) http://www.sf.us.emb-japan.go.jp/files/000062251.gif
(3) Two identical photos taken within the past six months. (2” X 2”, Front shot, white background)
(4) A Valid Alien Registration Card (Green Card) plus a copy or a Valid U.S. working visa plus a copy.
(5) A flight itinerary or flight reservation covering the entire trip starting from the U.S.
(6) Day to day schedule. (Schedule of stay)
(7) Most recent U.S. Bank Statement showing sufficient funds.
(8) Certificate of employment with most recent pay slip.
(9) Document/letter explaining the reason as to why the applicant is applying for a multiple-entry visa
(10) For spouse and children applicants, Marriage Certificate / Birth Certificate (in English) must be submitted.
(11) Previous Japanese Temporary Visitor Visa and Landing permission record on your passport(s) from the last three (3) years.
(12) Letter of Reasons for Invitation (English) (Japanese) from Friends/relatives in Japan.
(13) Visa Fee: None

Requirements for Sightseeing only:

(1) A valid Russian Passport with at least one completely blank visa page. (ePassport or Machine Readable Passport only)
(2) Two Visa Application Forms (Fillable) (Non-Fillable)http://www.sf.us.emb-japan.go.jp/files/000062251.gif
(3) Two identical photos taken within the past six months. (2” X 2”, Front shot, white background)
(4) A Valid Alien Registration Card (Green Card) or a Valid U.S. working visa.
(5) A flight itinerary or flight reservation covering the entire trip starting from the U.S.
(6) Day to day schedule. (Schedule of stay)
(7) Most recent U.S. Bank Statement showing sufficient funds.
(8) Certificate of employment with most recent pay slip.
(9) Document/letter explaining the reason as to why the applicant is applying for a multiple-entry visa
(10) For spouse and children applicants, Marriage Certificate / Birth Certificate (in English) must be submitted.
(11) Previous Japanese Temporary Visitor Visa and Landing permission record on your passport(s) from the last three (3) years.
(12) Hotel confirmation or reservations
(13) Visa Fee: None
  * Please bring proof of residence such as your California/Nevada Driver’s license/ID card, utility bill, etc.
  * If necessary, additional documents may be required other than the documents mentioned above.
  * Please note that we may issue a single-entry visa after visa application examination.

Note

All visa inquiries should be addressed to the Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco if you reside in Northern and Central California, and the State of Nevada

An applicant with a criminal record must provide a copy of his/her court conviction or sentence, along with an English translation of those documents if they are in any language other than English. We would like to know about the charges, time served, fees paid, and probation (if any). If you have such a record, please call our office in advance.

Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco
Visa Section
275 Battery Street, Suite 2100
San Francisco, CA 94111
Tel: (415)780-6000 FAX: (415)767-4200
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