Visa Information


General Visa Inquiries
JAPAN VISA INFORMATION HOTLINE (24 hours/7 days a week, English only)
*If you are calling from Uganda, you will be charged a domestic call fee for your call.

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

COVID-19 Visa Information

General Information

Visa Fee: 83,000 Uganda Shillings, Payable in cash only at the time of collection.

The processing period for visa issuance is 5 working days or more if there are no problems with the content of the application.

*The visa is valid for 3 months  e.g;

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

〇The Embassy of Japan in Uganda does not accept visa application through an agent.
〇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 of up to 90 days for tourism, business, visiting friends or relatives, etc. that does not include remunerative activities)
Outline of Application procedures
Visa Application Documents (Download)

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 resides in Uganda must submit 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
〇 An overseas travel insurance makes you feel secure, even in emergencies, and you can enjoy your trip.
〇 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.
〇 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)