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Visa Application Requirement
From 1st July 2013, the Government of Japan has decided to abolish the requirement of short-term visa for Malaysian Nationals who hold ordinary biometric passports with embedded microchip that is compliant with ICAO standards(issued since February 2010) who wish to enter Japan for short-term stay.

However, this visa exemption only apply to Malaysian Nationals holding ordinary biometric passport with embedded microchip that is compliant with ICAO standards. Malaysian Nationals who do not hold ordinary biometric passport with embedded microchip that is compliant with ICAO standards remain advised to obtain a visa to enter into Japan.

The visa exemption arrangement between Japan and Malaysia, which had been existed since before 1993, provides that Malaysian nationals who meet the relevant conditions could enter Japan without obtaining a visa for a period of not exceeding three consecutive months (short-term stay). However, in 1993, the Government of Japan after taking into consideration the situation at the time and in consultation with the Government of Malaysia, began to advise Malaysian nationals to obtain a visa in advance to enter Japan.
Notice at entry point in Japan

1. In accordance with the above visa exemption, the duration of stay in Japan to be given to Malaysian Nationals at that time of entry inspection will be for maximum 90 days. (Those who plan to stay for more than 90 days or work in Japan, remain required to obtain a visa as before.)

For information on visa application.

2. When you enter into Japan, your entry permit will be issued at the entry point by the Japan immigration (This is the same for those who enter into Japan with a valid travel visa). Please take note that you might be asked about your purpose of visiting Japan or requested to submit necessary documents (For example: Return flight tickets & etc.).

Please be aware that you might be denied entry if you are entering Japan for short-term stay but the total duration of your stay in Japan in a year exceeds 180 days.


3. Any foreign national who falls under any of the following conditions among others are not allowed to enter Japan ever after the implementation of visa exemption for Malaysian Nationals which started from July 2013.
(1) A person who has been deported from Japan for overstaying and the stipulated period of denial of landing has not elapsed from the date of deportation,
(2) A person who has been convicted of violation of any law or regulation of Japan or of any other countries, and has been sentenced to imprisonment with or without work for 1 year or more or to equivalent penalty,
(3) A person who possesses any narcotics or psychotropic substances illegally.

The grounds for denial of landing on foreign nationals are stipulated in Article 5 of Japan Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act.

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If you need to enter Japan due to exceptional circumstances such as humanitarian grounds, you are advised to contact the Embassy well in advance.

OFFICE HOUR at EMBASSY of JAPAN in MALAYSIA, KUALA LUMPUR
Monday - Friday (Except Embassy's holidays. Holidays 2013)
08:30 - 12:00 / 14:00 - 16:00

【Note】 The road side of Persiaran Stonor is prohibited for parking. Since there is no parking place in the Embassy compound, we hope you will take advantage of the public transportation and taxi or park your car at a proper car parking area nearby.

Please check your nearest office. Application has to be submitted to the office which covers your current residential area
(Not a passport issued area)


Embassy of Japan in Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur)
Cover Area: Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Negeri Sembilan, Malacca, Pahang

Consulate-General of Japan (Penang)
Cover Area: Penang, Kedah, Perlis, Perak, Kelantan, Trengganu

Consular Office of Japan (Kota Kinabalu)

Cover Area: Sabah, Sarawak, Labuan

Consular Office of Japan (Johor Bahru)
Cover Area: Johor


CHARGE
All types of visas for Malaysians are issued FREE OF CHARGE.
For non Malaysian citizens, the visa application fees are listed here.


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS
Documents required for visa application from Malaysian nationals who do not hold an ordinary biometric passport with an embedded microchip that is compliant with ICAO standards.

【SHORT-TERM STAY(LESS THAN 90DAYS)】
 IN principle, multiple-entry visa with maximum validity of one year will be issued to the applicants of short-term stay.
 Malaysian nationals living in Malaysia who want the Multiple Entry Visa that is valid for a maximum of 3 years.

1. Original passport    
2. One(1) visa application form (
downloadable)
NOTES
・Please complete this form and do not leave any blanks.
・If the space provided is not sufficient, please attach information in a separate sheet(A4 paper),
3. One(1) photo (4.5 x 4.5cm) with white background which is taken within 6 months from the visa application and must be pasted on the application form


NOTES
1. Collection of passport will be in principle two (2) working days for Malaysians until the afternoon of the next day of application.
However if collection day falls on a public holiday, it will be deferred to next working day.
2. THE EMBASSY OF JAPAN HAS THE RIGHT TO REQUEST FOR ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS OR CALL THE APPLICANT FOR AN INTERVIEW

EMBASSY OF JAPAN
CONSULAR SECTION
11, PERSIARAN STONOR
OFF JALAN TUN RAZAK
50450 KUALA LUMPUR  
http://www.my.emb-japan.go.jp/
OFFICE HOURS
MONDAY - FRIDAY
8.30 a.m. - 12.00 noon
2.00 p.m. – 4.00 p.m. 
TEL: 603-2177 2600
FAX: 603-2143 1739
EMAIL: ryo@kl.mofa.go.jp

【Certificate of Eligibility Holder】
1. Original passport    
2. One(1) visa application form (
downloadable)
NOTES
・Please complete this form and do not leave any blanks.
・If the space provided is not sufficient, please attach information in a separate sheet(A4 paper),
3. One(1) photo (4.5 x 4.5cm) with white background which is taken within 6 months from the visa application and must be pasted on the application form
4. Original and photocopy of Certificate of Eligibility (COE)

NOTES
1. Please be aware that it is necessary for Certificate of Eligibility holder to apply a visa, even if you hold ordinary biometric passport with embedded microchip that is compliant with ICAO standards.
2. Collection of passport will be in principle two (2) working days for Malaysians until the afternoon of the next day of application.
However if collection day falls on a public holiday, it will be deferred to next working day.
3.THE EMBASSY OF JAPAN HAS THE RIGHT TO REQUEST FOR ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS OR CALL THE APPLICANT FOR AN INTERVIEW


EMBASSY OF JAPAN
CONSULAR SECTION
11, PERSIARAN STONOR
OFF JALAN TUN RAZAK
50450 KUALA LUMPUR  
http://www.my.emb-japan.go.jp/
OFFICE HOURS
MONDAY - FRIDAY
8.30 a.m. - 12.00 noon
2.00 p.m. – 4.00 p.m. 
TEL: 603-2177 2600
FAX: 603-2143 1739
EMAIL: ryo@kl.mofa.go.jp

Remarks
1. The Embassy of Japan may ask applicants to submit additional documents or an interview with the applicant during the examination process. That may cause the visa processing takes longer, please apply visa well in advance.

2. Please do not send any document or material directly to the Embassy unless you are asked to do so.

3. Please refer to the website of The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan for the sample and the format of the required documents and for the important reminder (in Japanese language only).

4. Please take note that tourist/business travelers who hold a short stay visa are required to show return ticket at the entry point.

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No.11 Persiaran Stonor, Off Jalan Tun Razak,
50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: 03-2177-2600