Have you been fantasizing about witnessing the cherry blossoms of Japan? You’re now nearer to that reverie than ever before! Commencing on January 1, 2018, the Japanese embassy has initiated the issuance of visas that allow multiple entries for a briefer period to tourists from India as well as business voyagers.
According to an official statement issued by the Japanese embassy earlier this year, travelers who apply for a multiple-entry visa no longer need to endure the inconveniences of presenting an employment certificate and a letter of explanation that states the purpose of their journey before the visa authorities. The entire visa procedure will now necessitate only three documents:
- The traveler’s passport
- The application form for the visa (with a photograph)
- The documents that substantiate the traveler’s financial capability (if traveling for tourism) or those that demonstrate their affiliation with the aforementioned companies (if traveling for business)
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But wait, there’s more! It will be even simpler for applicants who have visited Japan two times or more within the past year to obtain a multiple-entry Japan visa. All they have to do is submit their passport and visa application form, and they will be granted a visa that remains valid for up to 5 years and allows a maximum stay of 90 days.
Japan had announced relaxed regulations for visas earlier in 2017, primarily with the intention of benefiting students. Under these new rules, students from India and graduates of Indian universities who require a single-entry visa for a short-term stay only need to provide their student status or graduation certificates instead of a document that verifies their financial capability. Considerate and convenient, don’t you agree?
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Now that traveling to Japan is significantly more effortless than ever before, when do you plan on booking your tickets?
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