Japan Tourist Visa FAQs

by | Mar 19, 2024

I want to apply for a Japan tourist visa, what are the requirements?
  • International passport (Must be valid for at least 6months from proposed travel date)

  • 45mm long x 35mm width white background passport photograph

  • 3 months bank statement, issued within 1 month •

-If visa applicant’s employer pays for all the travel expenses, employer’s bank statement is required. •

-If visa applicant pays for all the travel expenses, visa applicant’s bank statement is required.

  • Work Details: • If employed: Employment letter, introduction letter, company id card • If Self-employed: a copy of form of registration of a business name (e.g. CAC), memorandum and articles of association and a self-introduction letter.
  • Both original and photocopies are required.
  • In case of student, an introduction letter from school is required Marriage certificate (if applicable) Child birth certificate (If accompanying)
How much does Japan visa application & processing fee cost?
  • Visa Fee (NGN12,500-single entry) visa fee is paid upon visa issuance

  • Processing fee per Adult: NGN109,400

  • Processing fee per Child: NGN54,700

What is the difference between visa application fee and visa processing fee?
  • Visa Application fee is the fee you pay to the embassy for applying for a visa
  • Visa Processing fee is the fee you pay to TATAgency for visa services rendered to you
What does Visa Processing fee cover?

1. You are assigned a visa expert
2. Advisory services based on our experience & expertise
3. Guiding you through the entire visa process
4. Creating your profile & filling your application
5. Document review & recommendations
6. Assistance with booking of biometrics & or insurance
7. Cover letter for your visa application
8. Confirmed hotel & flight reservation
9. Submission centre appointment confirmation
10. Uploading supporting documents
11. Assistance with visa fee payment
12. Printing of documents prepared by us
13. Free ride to submission centre from our office (if submitting on the Island)
14. Pre interview (if required)
15. Assistance with medical appointment and uploading of result
16. Introduction letter, sponsorship letter format
17. ⁠FREE reapplication if visa is refused
18. Further assistance

What if I am not working and I do not have a business, can I still apply?
Yes you can, provided you have a sponsor
Who is a Sponsor?
A sponsor is anyone who will be responsible for providing the funds for your trip
Will I go for interview?

Maybe, but you will be going for documents submission and further clarification is required regarding your documents, the embassy might summon you.

How is the visa application submitted to the embassy?

Submission is done only in Abuja and it can only be done by the applicant

How long is the visa processing time with the embassy?

2-3 weeks.

What is the duration of the Visa?

The visa is valid for 1-3months. Please note that visa validity is also at the discretion of the consular

What is the number of entries on the visa?

Single entry

Is it sticker visa or e-visa

Sticker visa 

I was just refused visa. Can I apply, if yes, when is the best time to reapply?
Yes you can reapply immediately
How much should I have in my account?
Enough to cover your trip, further guidance will be given to you during the process
Is your visa guaranteed?
We do not guarantee visa. Visa issuance is at the discretion of the consular. We will
guide you for a better chance based on our vast knowledge and experience on visa application
If I am not physically in Lagos or Abuja, can I still apply with TATAgency?
Yes you can. We will be in constant guidance and contact with you
What if I am refused a visa, will there be a refund?
No, but you can reapply without paying TATAgency processing fee
Can I travel immediately my visa is out?

Your visa start date will be showing on your visa signet

How do I trust TATAgency?
  • We are registered with CAC
  • We are IATA Accredited 
  • We are reggistered with NCAA
  • We have our office in Lagos and Canada
  • You can visit our website: www.tatagency.com
After getting my visa, can TATAgency assist with flight and accommodation?
Yes we can. We offer further discount for client who processed their visa with us
Do I need to have a travel history before applying?
No, you do not need to have travel history. It is only an added advantage