Visiting Japan


Visa Information

Those who currently stay/live physically in the juridiction of the Consulate-General of Japan in Denver in — Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Wyoming — can apply for a visa with the Consulate in Denver. If/when you are out side of the jurisdiction of the Consulate-General of Japan in Denver, please contact the Japan Embassy/Consulate that covers your area.


Please click here for further information/instructions.

Medical Related Matters in Japan

Foreign National Coexistence Policies

Changes to the Basic Resident Registration Law in Japan

With the soaring number of foreign nationals entering and residing in Japan each year, the establishment of a legal system by which municipalities can provide basic public services to both foreign and Japanese residents has become an urgent concern.


In order to address this concern, the law for partial amendments to the Basic Resident Registration Law was enacted in 2009. This makes the Basic Resident Registration Law applicable to foreign residents, helps improve convenience, and streamlines municipalities' operations. This amendment has been in effect since July 9, 2012.

For more information, please click on the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications links below.