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Japan Visa in Nigeria ~ Apply, Fees & Requirement 2020

What many do not know is that getting a Japan visa right here in Nigeria is not as expensive and stressful like those of other Asian nations.

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The reason for this is because Japan welcomes foreigners with open arms.

As of today, people from about 67 nations are allowed to enter the country with just their International Passport. Nothing else!

This strong relationship with foreigners, has made other nations to also return the favour to Japan.

Presently, a Japanese is free to travel to 189 countries without getting a visa first. That is incredible! Only Singapore has been able to achieve this feat also.

Japan is a very interesting nation to visit.

Though it may not be among the countries visited the most by Nigerians, but with the Olympics around the corner, we all know that will soon change.

Are Nigerians Allowed to Travel to Japan Without Visa?

No. Nigerian nationals are only allowed to enter Japan with a visa.

However, the application process for the document has been made easier compared to how it used to be.

Presently you can apply and get the entry permit without too much hassle.

Does that mean you can just walk to the Japanese embassy and have the document handed over to you as a Nigerian?

Not at all. There are a list of requirements that you must meet before that can ever happen.

But once you meet those requirements and have the money to shoulder your travel expenses, you can be sure of getting the entry permit.

Does Japan Allow Nigerians To Live, Work And Study?

I have come across this question several times on Google Search Console and in many popular forums.

If you are one of those asking such questions online, the answer is Yes. Japan allows Nigerian nationals to live, work and study in the country.

People have this believe that Japan only opens her borders to tourists, visitors and businesspersons. But that’s not true.

You can live and work in the country. You can also study there as an international student if you want.

The only thing there is that before you are allowed to come over for “work” or “study” purposes, you need to prove to the embassy that you have already been given a job or an admission by a recognized institution in the country.

The government won’t allow you to come into the country to stay if you have none of those.

Unless you are coming for tourism or business purposes. Those visiting a friend or family member are also welcomed.

The reason for the tight policy is because the government is serious about protecting its citizens and country from people with ulterior motives.

How Much is Japanese Visa Fees In Nigeria 2020?

  • Single Entry Visa – 3000 Yen {10,750 Naira}
  • Multi Entry Visa – 6000 Yen {21,500 Naira}
  • Transit Visa – 700 Yen {2,500 Naira}

There are different types of visas offered by the Japanese embassy in Nigeria. Each with its own benefits and cost.

You will find their details below, alongside their cost:

1.) Single Entry Visa – 3000 Yen

The single entry visa allows you stay in Japan for up to 90 days.

If you are not going to exceed three months in the country, this is the type of visa you need.

Tourists, businessmen and visitors who are likely not to stay beyond that period in the country are advised to apply for this type of visa.

According to the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the single entry visa costs about 3000 Yen.

As at the time of this writing, that is approximately N10,750.

If you are visiting the country for the upcoming Olympics, expect to pay around this amount for your visa.

2.) Multi Entry Visa – 6000 Yen

The multi entry permit allows you to stay in the country for more than 90 days.

If your purpose of travelling to the country will warrant that you stay beyond that period, this is the kind of entry permit you should apply for.

The multi-entry permit is also called double entry visa. It costs about 6000 Japanese Yen. That is approximately 21,500 Nigerian Naira as at the time of this writing.

This is the kind of permit workers, students and anyone that is hoping to stay in Japan for more than 3 months is expected to have.

You can learn more about this from the Japanese embassy in Nigeria.

3.) Transit Visa – 700 Yen

The Japanese visa is for persons travelling through Japan to other destinations.

It allows you to make a stop first in Japan, spend a few hours (or days) in the country before leaving.

Before you are granted this entry permit, you must provide proofs of your travel arrangements from Japan.

That is your best of way of convincing the embassy you will not overstay the period given to you.

Presently, the Japanese Transit Visa costs about 700 Yen, according their Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

When converted to Nigerian currency, this amount is approximately N2500 as at the time of this writing.

These visa fees posted here are all gotten from the website (https://www.mofa.go.jp/j_info/visit/visa/procedure/fee.html) of the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Please feel free to confirm this figures from their embassies right here in Nigeria as they are subject to change at any time.

Requirements For Nigerians Applying For Japanese Visa

Do you want to apply for a Japanese visa as a Nigerian?

The following are some of the requirements you are expected to meet.

Please read this section carefully and if you have any question, feel free to leave them in the comment section below.

  • Applicants are expected to have a duly completed visa application form
  • You must have a valid Nigerian International Passport. It must been issued not less than 6 months before your visa application. It must also have at least two blank pages in it before you apply for the permit.
  • 2 recent passport photographs in which your face is clearly shown.
  • Letter of invitation (not for all visa types)
  • Your flight and hotel reservations
  • Statement of your bank account showing a balance of 800,000 to 1,000,000 Nigerian Naira, as at the time of this writing.
  • Copies of your academic qualifications.
  • Letter of guarantee showing that you are free to return to Nigeria once you are done with your mission in Japan.
  • Depending on the type of visa you are applying for, you may also be required to present your employment letter, your admission letter plus other documents.

How to Apply for Japan Visa In Nigeria

Are you searching for how to apply for Japanese visa as a Nigerian? Follow these steps below.

  • Applicants are expected to visit the official website of the Embassy of Japan in Nigeria
  • On the website, select and download the right type of visa for you based on your purpose of travelling to Japan.
  • Fill the forms you just downloaded. Ensure that you do not do this in a hurry to avoid making mistakes. Be sure that whatever detail you are entering on the forms is correct and legal.
  • Enter your signature on all the spaces provided for that.
  • Visit the Japanese embassy in Nigeria and submit the visa application forms alongside your relevant documents (International Passport, Flight & Hotel Bookings, Academic Qualifications, Bank Statement, Employment Letter, Admission Letter, 2 Recent Passport Photographs etc)
  • Wait for the visa to be processed (usually from 1 week up)
  • Collect your visa, kiss your family and friends goodbye and embark on your journey.

How Long Does it Take for The Document to Be Out?

There is no fixed amount of time for your visa to be out. Normally, you should expect to get it within 3 months of your application.

However, if you want it to be processed very fast, there is an option to pay for that.

There are actually multiple options for that. Each of those “fast processing” options have their own specific fee. You can get more info on that from the embassy.

Where To Submit Your Japanese Visa Application In Nigeria

Bear in mind that you can only download the application form online. You can’t fill or submit the forms on the website.

You can only do that by visiting the physical address of the embassy in Nigeria.

The good news here is that you don’t need an appointment to visit the office.

You can go there at any time you are ready to make inquiries or submit the application.

To do that, visit the any of the locations below:

1.) Japanese Embassy in Abuja

  • Embassy of Japan, No.9 Bobo Street, Off Gana St, Maitama, Abuja.
  • Phone Number: +2349060009099, +2349060009019
  • Office Hours: 8am to 5:30pm, Monday to Friday

2.) Japanese Embassy, Lagos

  • Embassy of Japan, No. 24/25 Apese Street, Victoria Island, Lagos.
  • Phone Number: +23412613797, +23412615984
  • Office Hours: 8am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday

Final Note

This write up reveals everything you need to know when applying for Japan visa and how much they cost in Nigeria.

Here you will find the entry permit types, their fees, requirements and procedure for a successful application.

Are you planning on travelling to Japan soon? Let’s Know why and if you find this piece very useful.

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