How to Enter Japan on the Residence Track Visa

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We respectfully ask that you contact your country’s Japan embassy or consulate for more information about your situation.

Summary of the Latest Information Regarding the Residence Track Visa

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  • Due to the spread of COVID-19, as of January 14th, 2021, the government has temporarily suspended the entry of foreigners who are using the Residence Track and the Business Track to come to Japan.
  • As of March 5th, 2021, this measure was to be removed after the state of emergency in Japan.
  • On March 21st, 2021, the state of emergency was officially lifted. However, there has not been any official statement announcing when the Residence Track and Business Track will be resumed.
  • If you are coming to Japan soon, we recommend that you contact and check the latest travel information with the Japanese embassy/consulate in your country.
  • For more details, please check the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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