Visa Information


The Consulate-General of Japan in Denver processes visa applications for foreign citizens who need a visa to enter Japan.

Visa Application Form

General Information and Hotline

About Our Office – Business Hours, Address, Contact Information


Before you apply for a visa, please read this website carefully. By applying, you recognize that you have fully understood and acknowledged the information on this website.


You may apply for a visa at the Consulate-General of Japan in Denver only if you are currently residing in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, or Wyoming. If you are not residing in these states, please check the location of the Embassy/Consulate that handles visas for your area here.

Visa Exemption Countries and Regions (Short-Term Stay)

U.S. passport holders are exempt from obtaining a visa only if the purpose of your visit is tourism, sightseeing, visiting family/friends, a short-term business trip (no monetary reward from Japan side), or attending a conference (no monetary reward from Japan side). The period of stay must be 90 days or less.

Please see the list of visa exemption countries and regions. The visa waiver program applies based on your nationality, NOT on your U.S. residence status (including green card).

Long-Term Stay

For a long-term stay, you must obtain a visa before you enter Japan.

Processing Time

Most visas will be issued in five business days/one week (not including mailing time) after all required documents are submitted. In case of JAPAN eVISA application, acceptance will be the next business day (except Saturday, Sunday and our office’s holidays) after the application is submitted.

We DO NOT have expedited service, so please apply leaving ample time for your application to be processed.

Status Check

After we accept your visa application, we will review and examine your application. If any error is noticed or we request additional documents/interview, you will receive an email or a telephone call. Otherwise, please be patient and wait until your visa is issued. Minimum processing time is five business days/one week, and it may increase due to the need for additional documents and/or an interview.

If you wish to know the status of your visa application, you must come in person to our office with a valid photo I.D. (an appointment is required).

Window Hours

The visa window is open Monday through Friday, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm. Please see our holiday schedule here.

If you wish to apply in person at our office, you MUST make an appointment before your arrival. Please call our Visa Section at 303-534-1151 (press #2 after the message).

You do not need to make an appointment for picking up your visa and paying the visa fee.

Required Documents

Please find the purpose of your visit below and prepare ALL the necessary documents before you visit our office or mail your documents. Incomplete applications will be rejected.

For all other purposes, please call our Visa Section at 303-534-1151 (press #2 after the message) or inquire about your case via email.

How to Apply for Visa

You can apply for a visa in one of two ways:

Consulate General of Japan in Denver
Attn: Visa Section
1225 17th Street, Suite 3000
Denver, CO 80202

You are responsible for properly addressing your envelope and postage. We strongly recommend you use a tracking service such as FedEx.

How to Receive Visa

You can pick up your visa in one of two ways:

If you need to pay the fee, you MUST pick up your visa at our office. DO NOT send the fee by mail. (This does not apply to those who apply for a JAPAN eVISA.)


We only accept CASH. We do not accept credit cards or personal checks. (This does not apply to those who apply for a JAPAN eVISA.)

<< Fee from April 1, 2024 – March 31, 2025>>
Single Entry Visa $22
Double and Multiple Entry Visa $43
Transit Visa (including Double-Entry Transit Visa) $5
Indian Passport Holder (Single, Double Entry) $6
Indian Passport Holder (Multiple Entry) $6
Indian Passport Holder (Transit Visa) $1

NOTE: Depending on the purpose of your visit and your nationality, fees may not be required or may be a different amount.

Japan eVISA

As long as you are physically living/staying legally in our jurisdiction – Colorado, New Mexico, Utah or Wyoming – and the purpose of your visit to Japan is for tourism (a single entry, short-term stay), you can apply for a temporary visit visa online (JAPAN eVISA) with the Denver Consulate. During the application process, you may be asked for an in-person interview at our office. Therefore, you must be physically present at your place of residence when applying. Citizens of USA and some other countries do not need to have a visa to enter Japan for tourism. (Frequently Asked Questions)

In case of JAPAN eVISA application, acceptance will be the next business day (except Saturday, Sunday and our office’s holidays) after the application is submitted.
The visa process takes at least five business days/one week in the Consulate after all required documents are submitted. Please leave ample time before your flight schedule. In some cases additional/supplemental documents are requested. These documents should be submitted by email, instead of the aforementioned site (JAPAN eVISA).

Visa fees can be paid only by credit card online.

For Chinese applicants, please do not forget to enter Chinese characters/Hanzi for your full name.

If you have any questions, please call the Visa Section at 303-534-1151.

Please beware of fraudulent websites posing as the JAPAN eVISA website.

Re-Entry Permit Extension

The Consulate also processes applications for re-entry permit extensions for persons who currently reside outside Japan and hold a valid re-entry permit. The following documents are required: