New Exchange Rate (December 2, 2016):

Effective December 5, 2016, the exchange rate for the application fee will be changed to $1/Y115. New fees are as follows:

  • Non-petition based visa fees such as B, F, J:  $160 = :  Y18,400
  • Petition based fees such as H, L, P:  $190 = Y21,850
  • E visa fee:  $205 = Y23,575
  • K visa fee:  $265 = Y30,475

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

Electronic Visa Update System (November 29, 2016):

As of November 29, 2016, Chinese citizens with 10-year B1, B2 or B1/B2 visas in Peoples’ Republic of China passports are required to update their biographical and other information from their visa application through the Electronic Visa Update System (EVUS) before travelling to the United States. This update must be done every two years, or upon getting a new passport or B1, B2, or B1/B2 visa, whichever occurs first. 
EVUS enrollment is available at There is currently no fee for EVUS enrollment.  Until a fee is implemented, travelers can enroll in EVUS without charge. The Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will keep visa holders informed of new information at‎


Photo Requirement - IMPORTANT NOTICE (September 28, 2016):

Starting November 1, 2016, eye glasses will no longer be allowed in visa photos.  For further details on photo requirements please visit:

Important Notice (May 31, 2016):

If you are a citizen of a Visa Waiver Program partner but unable 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 also request an expedited visa appointment. Please include in your request the date and purpose of your travel, as well as a copy of any U.S. Customs and Border Protection message you may have received regarding your ESTA status.

More information about restrictions to travel under the Visa Waiver Program, including the requirement for an electronic passport, is available at

Document Delivery Notice:

It may cause delay of delivery if the mailing address is incomplete in your profile. 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.