Visit Japan

  • General information
  • Visa for short-term stay
  • General information

    Visa office working hours

    Monday - Friday (except for Embassy Holidays)
    Morning only: 8:30-12:30

    TEL; +255-22-2115827
    FAX; +255-22-2115830
    e-mail; keibi_ryoji@dr.mofa.go.jp

    For the location of the Embassy, please check
    the top page of "About Us".

    For Tanzanian visitors to Japan

    As a citizen of Tanzania, you are required to hold a valid visa to enter Japan. There are three categories of visa for which you can apply;

    1. VISA for SHORT-TERM STAY

    2. If you will stay in Japan less than 90 days for the purposes of tourism, business, visiting friends or relatives and so on, that do not include paid activities, please apply for "SHORT TERM VISA". In most cases the visa you need falls into this category and simplified procedures are applicable.

      Please refer to the page on "VISA for SHORT-TERM STAY" for the details of application procedures.

    3. VISA for MEDICAL STAY

    4. If you are going to stay in Japan for medical purposes (including full medical check-ups) or treatment, you and your accompanying person(s) can apply for "VISA for MEDICAL STAY".

      The validity of this visa can be as long as three years and multiple visa can be issued depending on varioous conditions.

    5. VISA for VARIOUS PURPOSES

    6. If you want to work in Japan or stay longer than 90 days, or the purpose of your visit cannot fall into the preceding categories, for which simplified procedures are foreseen, please apply for the VISA according to the nature of your visit.

    The service charges should be paid at the reception of the Embassy. Only Tanzanian Shilling are accepted.

    ※Attention
    Dear travelers to Japan: It is recommended to take out an overseas travel insurance.
    〇 An overseas travel insurance makes you feel secure, even in emergencies, and you can enjoy your trip.
    〇 Medical expenses can be very high in Japan. If the travel insurance you purchased offers sufficient coverage of treatment costs, you can receive treatment without concern.
    〇 It is recommended to have an overseas travel insurance with travel support for hospital referrals, medical interpretation, and cashless medical service. (We recommend that you check your insurance details before travelling. For example, perinatal medical care is not covered by travel insurance and can be expensive.)


    You can get more general and detailed information on the web-site of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Japan.