Japanese Citizens Looking For Indian Visa? Here Are The Types Of Visas And How To Apply

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Japanese Citizens Looking For Indian Visa? Here Are The Types Of Visas And How To Apply

Japan and India have shared a friendship that goes back to the advent of Buddhism. The countries share a fascination for each other to date. India’s vivid culture and hues attract the Japanese immensely. If you are one of them and willing to visit India then you will need Indian Visa. In this article, you will find out how to go about it.

How To Avail e-Visa For Japanese Citizens

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To enter India as a Japanese citizen, you will require India e-Visa. The Government of India has made available the Indian Visa application form (e-Visa) for Japanese citizens online. The process can be accessed on Indian Visa Online website which is officially supported by the Government under the eVisa India regime.

Indian Visa Online can be filled in voluntarily by following very simple steps of filling in particulars in the online form and submitting it. All the information is recorded in the central computer system of the Government of India. Immigration Officers access this information from any Airport of the world. Your name and passport number and Japanese Nationality will be recorded in the computer system.

Documents Required For e-Visa Application

  • Recent digital photo
  • Your passport must have a minimum of 6-month validity on it
  • Complete passport scan of information page

A nominal fees of Rs 550 is required to be paid by the applicants using Japanese Yen or any of the 135 currencies including Debit/Credit/Paypal for procuring e-Visa.

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Types of e-Visa for Japanese Citizens

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There are 3 sub-categories of Indian Visa for Japanese Citizens. They are: Tourist e-Visa, Business e-Visa, and Medical e-Visa.

Tourist e-Visa: This Visa allows a Japanese to stay in India for 30 days from the date of arrival. Tourist e-Visas are single-entry Visas and cannot be exchanged or converted.

E-Business Visa: If you want to travel to India for business, you will need this Visa. Its valid for 365 days from the date of issue, and if you have this, you can visit India as many times as you like. Only each stay must not exceed 180 days.

Medical and Physician Assistant e-Visas: This e-Visa allows you to enter India for medical treatment or health services. Besides this, assistants accompanying e-Medical Visa holders may be issued a Medical Assistant Visa. If you have this e-Visa, you can enter the country three times. A total duration of stay for 60 days from the date of your first arrival can be availed with this.

In case of medical emergency, you can procure e-Visa in 3-4 business days of application. In other cases, it could take up to 7 business days depending on the correctness of the data or public holidays.

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Advantages Of Indian e-Visa For Japanese Citizens

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If a Japanese Citizen has Indian e-Visa then they can have the following advantages:

  • Based on the type, they are eligible to obtain an India Visa Online valid for up to 5 years.
  • Japanese Citizens can use e-Visa to enter India multiple times.
  • It can be used for 90 days continuous and uninterrupted entry into India.
  • India Visa Online is valid at 29 airports and 5 seaports.
  • It permits passage in all States and Union Territories of India.

You will need to keep a soft copy of the email received on your Phone/Computer/Tablet or carry a printed copy of the same to the airport. No stamp is required on the passport for Japanese citizens who have the electronic Indian Visa Online (eVisa India) that is sent in via email.

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