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CHINA – Consular Posts in Japan Resume Issuing Visas

January 30, 2023

Effective immediately, Chinese consular posts in Japan have resumed issuing Chinese ordinary visas to Japanese citizens.

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CHINA: Restrictions on Travelers from Japan, South Korea

January 12, 2023

Due to concern over rising COVID rates in China, the government of South Korea stopped issuing tourist visas to Chinese citizens. In return, Chinese consular posts in Japan and South Korea have suspended issuing Chinese visas of various kinds to Japanese and South Korean citizens.

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JAPAN: On Arrival COVID-19 Test for Travelers from China to Japan

December 28, 2022

Effective 30 December 2022, an on-arrival COVID-19 test is mandated for travelers from China to Japan.

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JAPAN: Ports Reopening For Cruise Ships

December 14, 2022

Japan announced on 15 November 2022 the country will start re-opening ports for international cruise ships. Cruise operations are expected to slowly resume.

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JAPAN: Certificate of Eligibility (COE) Concessions To Be Discontinued

October 28, 2022

The Immigration Services Agency of Japan has indicated special provisions taken during the Covid outbreak to extend the validity of the Certificate of Eligibility (COE) may not be extended indefinitely. The ISA provides details on current COE extensions.

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JAPAN: Easing of Border Restrictions

September 29, 2022

The Japanese government has announced the easing of the country's border restrictions from 11 October 2022.

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Japan Reopens to Foreign Travelers, with Conditions

July 27, 2022

As the pandemic gripped the world, Japan shut its doors to outside visitors. The good news for travelers is that Japan is beginning to reopen. But that process comes with conditions.

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JAPAN: Relaxation of Visa Requirements for Indian and Ukrainian Nationals

November 15, 2017

Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced that several measures to relax the visa requirements for nationals of India and Ukraine will take effect on 1st January 2018. Nationals of India Applicants will be able to apply for a multiple-entry visa with only their passport, and documents to prove either their financial means (for tourism) […]

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JAPAN: One-Year Permanent Residency for Highly-Qualified Foreign Residents

August 15, 2017

With immediate effect, the Japanese immigration authorities have implemented new guidelines for permanent residency applications for foreign nationals, including shorter qualifying residence periods for certain applicants. Who Qualifies? A part of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Strategy for Revitalization, applicants for permanent residence who score over 80 points on the Immigration Bureau of Japan’s (IBJ) points-based […]

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JAPAN: Relaxation of Visa Requirements for Nationals of Five Central Asian Countries

May 11, 2017

On 1st May 2017, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that several measures to relax the visa requirements for nationals of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan will take effect on 5th June 2017. What are the key changes? The scope of applicants eligible for multiple entry visas for short-term stay with business purposes will […]

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