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:

New Exchange Rate (August 9, 2016):

Effective August 10, 2016, the exchange rate for the application fee will be changed to $1/Y105. New fees are as follows:

  • Non-petition based visa fees such as B, F, J:  $160 = :  Y16,800
  • Petition based fees such as H, L, P:  $190 = Y19,950
  • E visa fee:  $205 = Y21,525
  • K visa fee:  $265 = Y27,825

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

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

Announcement (March 14, 2016):

In accordance with the agreement signed between the United States and China to extend visa validity, beginning in November 2016, Chinese citizens with 10-year B1, B2 or B1/B2 visas in Peoples’ Republic of China passports will be required to update their biographical and other information from their visa application via a website every two years, or upon getting a new passport, whichever occurs first.  This mechanism will be called EVUS - Electronic Visa Update System.

根据美中双方签署的延长签证有效期的协议,自2016年11月起,凡持有10 年 B1,B2 或 B1/B2签证的中华人民共和国护照持有人需要每两年或在获取新护照时(无论哪种情况先发生),通过网站更新他们签证申请上的个人资料及其他信息。这个机制我们称之为EVUS –签证更新电子系统。

You do not need to take any action until the EVUS online update system becomes available in November 2016.   The Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will keep visa holders informed of new information throughout the year. For further information, please visit


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.