Visa Enquiries

2022/9/7

Visa Application

Currently, all foreign nationals who wish to newly enter Japan need to apply for a visa except for those with re-entry permit. Please note that due to the impact caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the visa approval procedure may take longer than usual. Your understanding and cooperation are greatly appreciated.
 

Information related to the Covid-19 pandemic

Border Measures

Additional Important Notice on Visa Restrictions for Strengthening Border Security Measures related to the spread Novel Coronavirus
Border enforcement measures to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) (updated!)
Application for Visa for foreign nationals eligible for Phased Measures toward Resuming Cross-Border Travel (updated!)
 

Information for those who enter Japan

[Notice] Visit Japan Web service that allows you to enter information at the time of entry online in advance.
COVID-19 information on the website of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

COVID-19 Mask Use in Community Settings when you visiting Japan
It's important to wear a mask as a basic prevention measure against COVID-19. Please practice the correct way for mask use as the poster below.
COVID-19 Mask Use in Community Settings
COVID-19 Mask Use for Children


NB! Please make a reservation via e-mail (ryouji@ti.mofa.go.jp) or phone 6310531 before you visit the Embassy! Please wear a mask when you visit!
 

Visa Conditions and Required Documents

NB! Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, border enforcement measures have been imposed. Please see the links above for current visa conditions and requirements.
 
Foreign nationals, except for those for tourism purpose, are allowed for new entry into Japan under the responsibilities of receiving organizations from March 1 2022. Foreign nationals, who enter Japan for tourism purpose, are allowed for new entry into Japan under the responsibilities of receiving organizations from September 7 2022.
New entry of foreign nationals from all countries and regions is in principle suspended except for those with “special exceptional circumstances”. Meanwhile, foreign nationals who apply for new entry into Japan based on either of the following category (i) to (ⅲ) below are regarded as those with “special exceptional circumstances” and are allowed for new entry into Japan in principle, if the receiving organizations located in Japan completes prescribed application in the Entrants, Returnees Follow-up System (ERFS).

(i) Foreign nationals newly entering Japan for a short-term stay (less than three months) for purposes including business and employment
Foreign nationals who plan to arrive in Japan after midnight on 7 September 2022 (Japan Standard Time) for purposes such as business and employment and wish to apply for a multiple visa, please submit this format.
(ii) New entry for a short-term stay for sightseeing to visit Japan after June 10, 2022 (only when a travel agency, etc. is in charge of acceptance)
(ⅲ) Foreign nationals newly entering Japan for a long-term stay
 
Every Foreign passport holders need a visa to enter Japan due to Covid-19.
In case the purpose of travel as above, documents to be submitted with visa applications:
Passport
35 mm x 45 mm passport-type photos taken within the previous six months
Official visa application form  (available at the Embassy and on the website)
・The copy of ERFS. *In case foreign nationals who plan to enter Japan for purposes such as business and employment wish to apply for a multiple visa, the ERFS must include that information.
・*Request for a multiple-entry visa (if applicable)

Some document in addition to the above may be requested for identification purpose.

Reviewed border measures from September 7 2022
Based on the New Border Measures (31) released on August 25 2022, the measures for cross-border travelers from certain countries/regions, such as exemption of on-arrival COVID-19 tests are changed from September 7 2022.

Review on the requirements of on-arrival COVID-19 tests and home quarantine period after entry into Japan
Based on scientific knowledge on the Omicron variant, infection situations in other countries/regions, risk assessments on inflow of the variant into Japan, efficacy of vaccines etc, taking into full account of risks of inflow of the variant from other countries/regions, following measures will be implemented in accordance with separate designations under this Measures.

Estonia belongs to the blue category.

Classification

Vaccination certificates (with three doses)

PCR test (72 hours prior to departure) *Not required if the third vaccination has been completed

PCR test (arrival at airports)

Quarantine period and other measures after entry into Japan

Countries/regions classified as Red

No

Required

Required

3-day quarantine at a specific facility designated by the chief of the quarantine station(+negative test result (PCR test) at the facility)

Yes

Not required 

3-day home quarantine+ negative result of a voluntary test/ 5-day home quarantine without a test

Countries/regions classified as Yellow

No

Required

Yes

Not required 

Not required

Home quarantine and other measures are not required

Countries/regions classified as Blue

No

Required

Yes

Not required 


When entering Japan, it is necessary (1) to submit a vaccination certificate or a certificate of negative COVID-19 test result conducted within 72 hours before leaving the country and (2) to submit a completed questionnaire via pre-registration system. Please follow the link below to Fast Track for details.
A. Those who have been vaccinated with minimum of three doses: You will be exempted from submitting a certificate of negative COVID-19 test result conducted within 72 hours before leaving the country. Please follow the link below to Fast Track.
B. Those who have not been vaccinated with three doses: You need to submit a certificate of negative COVID-19 test result conducted within 72 hours before leaving the country. Please follow the link below to Fast Track.


COVID-19 PCR Negative Certificate Test Valid for Entry into Japan from Abroad

※If you have contracted COVID-19 before you enter Japan

For those who apply for a visa as a technical intern trainee or a student

Entry of foreign nationals with other special exceptional circumstances
About “special exceptional circumstances” you can find information here
 

About Working Holiday Visa please you can find information here.
Certificate for Completion of Registration to the ERFS System is required for application for Working Holiday Visa.

Fast Track

Japan’s government highly recommend the registration for MySOS Web or MySOS mobile app before entering Japan. Follow the procedures and complete the major part of your quarantine before travel.
Please visit the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare website for details. You can find information here.

Visa Fee

Foreigners who obtain a visa for Japan must pay a visa fee (23.00 EUR for a single entry visa as of 01.04.2022). In the case of applicants from countries with reciprocal agreements with Japan, fees are reduced or exempted. For example, Estonian and Russian nationals and nationals of CIS countries do not have to pay a visa fee under reciprocal agreements, Alien's passport holders must pay the fee.

Contact Information

Consular Section of the Embassy of Japan in Tallinn

TEL: (+372) 6 310 531
E-mail: info@ti.mofa.go.jp.
Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 9:30-12:30 and 13:30-16:30

JAPAN VISA INFORMATION HOTLINE :  + 372 (60) 26509 (available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Calls will be answered in English.)