Visiting Japan

【IMPORTANT NOTICE】Border enforcement measures to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19)(UPDATE September 16, 2021)
New measures for border enforcement(UPDATE March 5, 2021)

Phased Measures for Resuming Cross-Border Travel(UPDATE June 28, 2021)

Covid-19 Testing Information and Template (UPDATE August 25, 2021)
For inquiries, please contact  Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare consultation desk directly at +81-3-3595-2176 (available  in Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean)

・For details, please refer to the following link.
Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare website

Ministry of Justice website

Immigration Services Agency of Japan website (English) (Japanese)

Immigration Information Center
TEL: 0570-013904 (IP,PHS,Overseas:03-5796-7112)

With the recently worsening situation regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19), we request your co-operation as we introduce new preventative safety measures:
 1. Starting from, Consular service is available by appointment only.
    Please call 416-271-7592 for appointment.
        (Appointment is not accepted by email)
         Hours of Operation : Monday to Friday
                                              9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. , 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  
 2. We are now implementing a temperature screening and inquiry about your travel history at the entrance.
 3. We kindly ask you to stay home if you are not well, or if you have entered Canada within the past 14 days.

 4.   Please make sure you bring a non-medical mask or face covering when you visit.
         Requiring wear a non-medical mask or face covering before entering and while riding in an elevator.  


Please note that visa process takes 5 - 6 business days on average. Some cases take longer. Please refer to our holiday closures on our About Us page.

Dear travelers to Japan:

It is recommended that you purchase overseas travel insurance

  • Overseas travel insurance can give you a feeling of security, even in emergencies, so you can better enjoy your trip.
  • Medical expenses can be very high in Japan. If you have purchashed travel insurance which offers sufficient coverage of the costs, you can receive treatments without concern.
  • It is recommended that you purchase overseas travel insurance with travel support for hospital referrals, medical interpretation, and cashless medical service. (We recommend that you check your insurance details before traveling.  For example, perinatal medical care is not covered by travel insurance and can be expensive.)