Japan To Relax Visa Norms For Indians From Jan 1

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Tokyo: Japan will simplify its visa rules from January 1, 2018 for Indians applying for multiple-entry visa for short-term stay, a move which is expected to benefit tourists and business persons as well as repeat visitors, the Japanese embassy said on Tuesday.

The relaxed visa regime will not only have simplification of visa application documents but also expansion of scope of eligible applicants, it said.
Under the simplification of visa application documents, the applicant’s employment certificate and explanation letter stating the reason will be exempted in cases of applying for multiple-entry visa.

“In principle, applicants will be able to apply for multiple-entry visa with only three documents — passport visa application form (with photo) and papers to prove the financial capability (for tourism purpose)/documents to prove the applicants affiliation to certain enterprises (for business purpose),” said the Japanese foreign ministry release, which was issued by the embassy in New Delhi.