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Age limit:

You must be aged 18 to 30 inclusive in order to apply for this visa. The upper age limit may be extended beyond 30 on agreement with the authorities of the Government of Japan

Visa duration:

Your visa will be valid for a period of twelve months from the date of issue. When you enter Japan, you will normally be granted with permission to remain for up to one year


  • You must be an Irish citizen and you must be resident in the Republic of Ireland
  • You must be able to show evidence of a return/onward ticket and €1,600 in clear funds, or evidence that you possess at least €3,200 in clear funds. In the case of married couples the minimum amount for the couple is €2,300.
  • You must be in good health and have no criminal record
  • You must have health and travel insurance
  • You must not be accompanied by dependants
  • Your main reason for travelling to Japan must not be to work
  • Your visa is valid for a single entry only. You must obtain a re-entry permit before leaving Japan if you plan to return

Number of visas available:

There are up to 800 visas available to Irish citizens per year

Application fee:

Free of charge

Processing time:

It will normally take five working days to process your visa application

How to apply:

Contact the Embassy of Japan in Dublin

Further information:

Embassy of Japan in Ireland
Nutley Building
Merrion Centre
Nutley Lane
Dublin 4

Tel: 01 202 8300



Page last updated on 12 September, 2023

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