As of July 2017, Japan has taken measures concerning the Visa Exemption Arrangements with 68 countries and regions. Nationals and citizens of those countries and regions that do NOT require a visa to enter Japan when their visits are tourism, commerce, conferences, visiting relatives/ acquaintances, etc. can be reviewed here.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan provides detailed information about which countries or regions that DO require a visa to enter Japan and on how to proceed. Find these information here.

Letter of invitation

SOLAS has prepared a generic invitation letter that can be used for the visa application. The letter can be downloaded here.

If you need a personalised invitation letter for your visa application, please contact the SOLAS IPO. Please
check if you need any special wording or content. Note that we can NOT issue an invitation letter if your registration fee is not paid yet.

 last modified: May 2018