About the Visa/Consular Section
Opening hours: 9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. – 15:45 p.m.
Embassy of Japan
Tel: +47 22 55 10 11
Fax: +47 22 44 92 30
Unfortunately, the Visa & Consular Section is not able to respond to e-mail enquiries.
Please note that all information given here is of a general nature. Application procedures vary according to nationality and purpose of journey to Japan. It may be that when an applicant applies for a visa, he or she is asked to provide documents, which have not been mentioned here. To avoid confusion, please contact the consular section directly to confirm the application procedure.
In principle, foreigners wishing to enter Japan (with the exception of shipping and airline crews) are required to apply at an overseas Japanese diplomatic establishment (embassy or consulate) for a visa to be stamped in or attached to their passport valid for travel to Japan.
Under Japan’s Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act, it is stipulated that any foreigner wishing to enter or land in Japan must possess a valid passport and a visa obtained from an embassy or consulate.
Accordingly, if a foreigner does not possess the necessary visa, in principle he or she is not granted permission to enter Japan.
A visa, however, does not guarantee landing (status of residence) permission. Instead it is one condition for application for landing at an airport or seaport with the immigration authorities.
Visa applicants living in Norway should apply to the Embassy of Japan in Oslo. Please contact us directly to confirm the application procedure.