Important notices:

- Visitors to Miyagi, Fukushima and Iwate Prefectures

- Japan Travel Updates after the 3.11 Earthquake

- New landing procedures for entering Japan (pdf)

- Information for foreign nationals



Visa Information:


(1)  A Guide to Japanese Visas

(2)  Visa Information

(3) Visa Application Form (Sample)

(4) Criteria for Visa Issuance

(5) Frequently asked questions


For specific questions, please direct your inquiries to the office nearest to your residence.

  • The Government of Japan has appointed four honourary consul generals who can provide certain services (not including the issuing of VISAs, certificates, etc.), assistance and information in the cities of Halifax (Nova Scotia), St. John's (Newfoundland and Labrador), Winnipeg (Manitoba) and Regina (Saskatchewan).


Guide to Living in Japan:


Guide (PDF format):

(1) English

(2) Japanese


Leaflets (PDF format):

(1) English

(2) Japanese




(1) General Information

(2)  Accommodation in Japan

Registration procedure at lodging facilities in Japan changed as of April 1, 2005.
Important Notice regarding Registration Procedures at lodging facilities in Japan effective April 1, 2005

(3)  Transportation

(4)  The Universal Currency Converter