Apply for Japan Visit visa from Saudi Arabia

Saudi Iqama holders can apply for a Japan visit visa online to stay in the country for 90 days. Here is the complete process;

Do you need a Japan Visa?

Japan offers visa-free entry to 71 countries. Therefore, if you are a citizen of one of these countries, there is no need to apply for a visa.

Requirement for Japan Visit Visa

Here is the list of requirements to apply for a Japan Visa for  Iqama holders of Saudi Arabia;

  • Filled out the Visa Application form online.
  • Passport copy with a minimum 6 months validity.
  • Salary Certificate stamped by the Chamber of Commerce.
  • Photo taken within 6 months.
  • Copy of Digital Saudi Iqama. 
  • Confirmed Airline Ticket.
  • Hotel Booking.
  • Schedule of stay.
  • 3 months bank statement.
  • Visa Fee: SR 80/applicant.
  • Visa processing Time: 5 days.

Step 1: Create an account for Japan Visa

In order to apply for a Japan Visa as a Saudi Iqama holder, you need to create an account on their website. In order to do it;

  • Open the Japan e-Visa website.
  • Click on the ‘Register Email Adress’ button.
  • Enter the following details such as email address, language, nationality, and place of residence.
  • Click the ‘Check’ button at the bottom of the page.
  • Click the ‘Register’ button.
  • Activate your account by clicking on the link sent in the email.
  • Create a password for your account.
  • Enter the (OTP) received on your email address.
  • Log in to your recently created account through this link.

Apply for Japan Visit visa from Saudi Arabia

Step 2: Fill out basic information

As you are applying for a Japan Visa as a Saudi Iqama holder, the website will inform you that either Riyadh Embassy or Jeddah consulate will process your visa.

  • Click on the “New Registration“.
  • Select “Yes, I agree to the Above“.
  • Upload the passport copy.
  • Enter your personal and passport details.
  • The national ID number is Saudi Iqama Number.
  • Enter all other details and click “Next“.

japan visa for saudi iqama holders

Step 3: Travel Information

On the next page, you need to enter your tentative travel information such as;

  • Entry and departure date for Japan.
  • Flight details.
  • Port of Arrival in Japan.
  • Hotel or accommodation details.
  • Total stay in Japan in terms of number of days.

Step 4: Employment Details

The next step in applying for a Japan visa as an Iqama holder requires you to enter your employment details in Saudi Arabia;

  • Your residential address in Saudi Arabia.
  • Your contact information.
  • Name of the employer/company.
  • Address and contact details of the employer.

Step 5: Submit the visa application

After this stage, you would fill out some other formalities and submit the visa application;

  • Questionnaire: you will either have to answer ‘yes’ or ‘no’.
  • Upload some additionally required documents as per your nationality.
  • Review the filled visa application.
  • After that, submit the visa application.

Step 6: Check the visa status

After successfully submitting Japan visit visa application as a Saudi Iqama holder, you can check the visa status this way;

  • Log in to your account through this link.
  • Click on ‘Visa Application List’.
  • Here you would be able to check the visa status.

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Step 7: Pay the visa fee

In case your application passes the examination stage, they will send you an email detailing the amount of fee you need to pay for the Japan visa.

  • Japan Visa Fee: SR 80.
  • Japan Visa Fee for Indians: SR 20.
  • Japan Visa Fee for Pakistanis: FREE.
  • 62 Countries are exempt from paying the visa fee.
  • You need to visit Japan Embassy in Riyadh or Japan Consulate in Jeddah to pay the visa fee. Online payments are not yet acceptable.

Step 7: Receive the e-visa

After successfully paying the visa fee, you will receive an email that your visa has been granted. Now, you can print or download the visa by;

  • Log in to your account through this link.
  • Click on ‘Visa Application List’.
  • Click on ‘Visa Issuance Notice’.

The visa issuance notice is your Japan Visit Visa.

Japan Visa Validity

The validity of a Japan Visit Visa for Saudi Iqama holders is;

  • A single entry visa.
  • Validity: 90 days. It means that you can enter Japan within 90 days of the visa issuance.
  • Duration of stay: 90 days.

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