Attention (January 22, 2016):

If you are a citizen of a Visa Waiver Program partner but have received notice that you are no longer eligible to travel to the United States under that program, you should apply for a nonimmigrant visa at least three months in advance of your desired travel. If you do not have imminent travel plans, you should pay the nonimmigrant visa application fee, fill out the DS-160 nonimmigrant visa application form at, and schedule a visa appointment.  If your travel is imminent, you may request an expedited visa appointment. Please include in your request the date and purpose of your travel, as well as a copy of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection message you received regarding your ESTA status. 

New Exchange Rate (January 15, 2016):

Effective January 17, 2016, the exchange rate for the application fee will be changed to $1/Y120.  New fees are as follows:

  • Non-petition based visa fees such as B, F, J:  $160 = :  Y19,200
  • Petition based fees such as H, L, P:  $190 = Y22,800
  • E visa fee:  $205 = Y24,600
  • K visa fee:  $265 = Y31,800

Note: The amount of difference balance between old and new exchange rate WILL NOT be refundable.

Document Delivery Notice: It may cause delay of delivery if the profile details do not match with your passport. Please review the Track and Retrieve My Passport page in order to ensure your passport is delivered in a timely manner. 

Fee Payment Notice: Visa fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. Please read Important Payment Information to avoid duplicate payments. If you have encountered any problems during the payment process, please contact our call center (Japan: 050-5533-2737 ; U.S.: +1-703-520-2233) . DO NOT start the payment process again as your first payment may have already been successfully completed.

Note: In order to schedule an appointment, you must log into your profile again to valididate your payment.

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Welcome to the U.S. Visa Information Service for Japan. On this website you can find information about U.S. immigrant and nonimmigrant visas and the requirements to apply for each. You can also learn how to pay the required visa application fee, and book an interview appointment at the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo and the Consulates General in Fukuoka, Naha, Osaka and Sapporo.

This is the official visa information website of the U.S. Mission in Japan.