Visa and Travel Information


The Consular Section of the Embassy of Japan in Lithuania accepts pre-registered visitors. 
We kindly ask for your understanding. For further information on registration please visit

Contact Information 

Japan Visa Information Hotline                                   +370 700 44973 (English only, 24 hours/7 days a week) (English, Vietnamese, Russian, Ukrainian)
*This hotline is designated for visa applicants residing in Lithuania. 
*If you are calling from Lithuania, you will be charged a domestic call fee for your call.
*This Hotline will only provide general information regarding Japanese visas.
*The Hotline will not connect you to the Embassy's Visa Section. If you need to contact the Embassy in regards to visa application, please contact the Embassy directly at (+370) 5-231-0462.
Embassy of Japan in Lithuania 

Tel: +370 5 231 0462

Mon-Fri 9:00 – 12:30, 13:30 – 17:00 (except Embassy closing dates)


General Rules for Visa Application 

  • Applications from non-residents in Lithuania (e.g. short-term visitor) cannot be accepted.
  • It takes at least 5 working days to have your visa issued. 
  • Applicants need to visit the Embassy in person. An appointment must be booked in advance ( Embassy does NOT accept mail or online applications.  
  • Single Entry Visa is only valid for 3 months. You must enter Japan within this time frame. Therefore, the Embassy does NOT accept any visa applications more than 3 months before your departure date.  
  • The Embassy keeps passports while processing visa applications. 
  • The Visa Waiver Program applies based on your nationality, NOT on your Lithuanian residence status (including Temporary Residence Permit, Permanent Residence Permit, EU blue card etc.).

Exemptions of Visa 

Foreign nationals who meet ALL of the criteria below are not required to obtain a visa.  * Please note: Nationals of countries and regions with visa exemption must still apply for a visa, including Certificate of Eligibility in the following cases:
- stays in Japan longer than 90 days
- paid activities*, even if the stay is shorter than 90 days
  (*paid activities: Activities for which applicants receive money from the Japanese side for the activity carried out in Japan. )

 * The Visa Waiver Program applies based on your nationality, NOT on your Lithuanian residence status (including permanent residence permit, EU blue card). 

 * For further information: Website of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan    

Visa Application

Short-Term Stay 
*A stay of up to 90 days for tourism, business, visiting friends or relatives, etc. that does NOT include remunerative activities
  • Visa Application Procedures, including required documents list 
  • Requirements and necessary documents vary depending on your nationality. Please check the above link.
  • If applicant is not a Lithuanian national, he / she should  submit Residence Permit of Lithuania as well.
  • Forms of visa applicatoin documents can be downloaded here. (Sample of Visa Application Form)
  • The Visa Waiver Program applies based on your nationality, NOT on your Lithuanian residence status (including permanent residence permit, EU blue card).
"Certificate of Eligibility (CoE)" Holders 1. Passport 

2. Visa Application Form (Form) (Sample)
    * Nationals of Russia, CIS countries and Georgia should submit 2 copies.

3. One passport type photo (45mm x 35mm) 
    * Must be taken in front of a plain background and within the past 6 months.  
    * Use GLUE ONLY to attach the photo to the application form. Please do not staple or tape. 
    * Nationals of Russia, CIS countries and Georgia should submit 2 photos.

4. Certificate of Eligibility 
     * If you have a digital CoE sent by email, you only need to submit a printed copy of your digital CoE. 

5. Lithuanian Residence Permit, if the applicant is not a Lithuanian national. 

*The applicant may be required to submit additional documents which are deemed necessary for the examination.


(Note) What is a Certificate of Eligibility?

A Certificate of Eligibility, which is issued by a regional immigration authority under the jurisdiction of the Immigration Services Agency of Japan, certifies that the foreign national conforms to the conditions for landing in Japan (which means the activity stated in the application is not false and it is one of the activities (except Temporary Visitor) stipulated in the Immigration Control Act). For details, check the website of the Immigration Services Agency of JAPANOpen a New Window. (A proxy in Japan can make an application of COE)

By presenting COE, the visa application at the Embassy or Consulate-General and the landing examination at the passport control will be processed smoothly. However, please note that a COE does not guarantee the issuance of a visa.

A visa application for this type of visa could be made without COE. However, the applicant will be required to submit a large amount of verification documents and it could take a long time (several months) to process.


Lithuanian nationals and nationals of some other countries and regions are exempt from visa fees.
We accept CASH only. 
Visa Fees EUR From 1st April, 2024 (EUR)
Single Entry Visa 21 20
Multiple Entry Visa 43 40
Transit Visa 5 5
Visa Fees for Indian Nationals EUR From 1st April, 2024 (EUR)
Single Entry Visa 6 6
Multiple Entry Visa 6 6
Transit Visa 1 1

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.)

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