Visa Information


Procedure for Visa application &General Inquiries at the Embassy of Japan in Uganda (Services Available By Appointment Only)

●Currently, visa application is available by appointment only.
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●In order to follow the standard operating procedures (SOPs) especially to keep the social distancing measures, we request your co-operation.
●Please come on time for your appointment. If you are not present at the designated time, you may have to reschedule your appointment at a later time.
●Hours of Operation : Monday to Friday(apart from public holidays)
 9:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m , 2:00 p.m to 4:00 p.m

General Information

●Starting from 1st April 2024,the new Visa fee is 81,000 UGX.
   if applicant applied before end of March, he/she pays 83,000 UGX.
 Payable in cash only at the time of collection.
●The processing period for visa issuance can take 5 working days or more if there are no issues/query with the content of the application.
●The visa is valid for 3 months  i.e;
 If the visa is issued on 1st April, you can enter Japan before 1st June
 Visa applicants are encouraged to apply well in advance of their anticipated travel date.

Visa Application Procedures

●The Embassy of Japan in Uganda does not accept visa application through an agent.
●Visa applicants must submit application documents directly to the Embassy by themselves.

General Information
Application for Japanese Entry Visa

1. Short-Term Stay
(a stay up tp 90 days that does not include remunerative activities)

Documents required for each category of Visa
Business Purpose
Visiting Relatives/Acquaintances

Visa Application Documents (download)
Visa application form
Letter of guarantee
Letter of invitation
List of visa applicants
Overview of company/organization
Travel itinerary

2. Work or Long-term Stay
   (A stay during which the applicant performs remunerative work in Japan or stay of over 90 days in japan, etc.)
   Work or long-term stay

3. For Non Ugandans and those who reside in Uganda
    To apply for the Visa, Non Ugandans who reside in Uganda must submit a work permit or any other document as proof of legal residential status in Uganda.
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.

Consular Services

Consular fees for FY 2023
(from 1 April 2023 to 31 March 2024)