Please visit this page to check if you need visa to enter Japan for short term stay up to (90 days):

Exemption of Visa


If your country is not listed in the visa exempted countries list you will need to have a visa before entering Japan.


Before applying for visa:


The Embassy of Japan in Abu Dhabi is authorized to issue visas to UAE nationals and expatriate residents who live in Abu Dhabi and Al-Ain. Those who live in Dubai and other Emirates would apply for visa at (the Consulate General of Japan in Dubai).


In principle, personal appearance is required for an applicant to apply for visa. (No prior appointment is necessary).The Embassy of Japan at Abu Dhabi will examine the application approximately within a week after the submission of the application, though examination may vary depending on the contents of the application. The applicant may be requested to submit additional documents that are deemed necessary for the examination. Furthermore, the documents may be forwarded to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for further examination in Japan, (Example of additional documents: Birth Certificate, Previous passport, ID, Company’s seal registration Certificate, Photos, Letters) Documents submitted as visa application are not to be returned to applicants.


Visa application form


Visa procedure for employment or long term stay (over 90 days in Japan)


1. For Chinese Nationals

2. For Other Nationals


Visa Fees (General):

Single entry visa:          100 Dirham
Multiple Entry visa:          200 Dirham


Working hours:

Sunday – Thursday
From 08:30 – 13:30


For more details on Japanese visas please follow this link:

Guide to Japanese Visas