Landing Permission at the Airport
Although a visa is one condition that allows you to land at an airport or seaport, you should note that a visa does not guarantee landing permission. You must obtain landing permission during immigration procedures.
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.
Window: Monday to Friday, 9:30a.m. to 4:30p.m., closed from noon to 1:00p.m.
*Please arrive no less than 30 minutes before noon to submit visa applications during our AM hours.
Due to the high volume of applicants during our AM hours, you may be required to return after 1:00p.m., to submit visa applications during our PM hours.
Toll-Free & 24 Hour Hotline for Visa-related inquiries – 1-888-671-4583
Phone number and Address
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Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco
275 Battery Street, Suite 2100
San Francisco, CA 94111
Tel: (415)780-6000 FAX: (415)767-4200
Tel hours: Monday to Friday, except certain U.S. and Japanese holidays;
9:00a.m. to 5:00p.m., closed from noon to 1:00p.m.
* Due to the high volume of applicants during certain peak seasons, we may not be able to answer your call during our business hours.
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