Visa Information

Participants who are not eligible for visa exempt entry MUST apply for visitors visa in advance. Please be noted that BMI-2018 is not authorized to assist with the visa application process beyond providing the official invitation letter. Should your application be denied, BMI-2018 cannot change the decision of the Japan Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), nor will BMI-2018 engage in discussion or correspondence with the MOFA or the Embassy of Japan on behalf of the applicant.


Please check the list of the countries that have the visa exemption agreement with Japan. If your country is included in the list, you usually do not need to apply for an entry visa to Japan at the embassy of Japan in your country.


Read carefully the Japanese visa guide provided by the ministry of foreign affairs of Japan. Please note that it is the embassy of Japan in your country that makes a decision on issuing a visa. Since usually the procedure takes considerably long, please start the visa application procedure as soon as possible.