To add to this list, here’s my experience from the Netherlands. It was much faster compared to some other countries.
23rd August: I sent the filled questionnaire to JTB
29th August: Received documents from JTB
5th September: submitted documents at the embassy in the Hague. No appointments needed, and a 3 person long line at the embassy. One of my documents was incorrect, was asked to email them the correct version.
6th September: emailed correct document to the embassy, received confirmation in an hour. Was asked to pick up my visa on the 12th.
Maybe for some of you, it could be easier/faster to travel to the Hague and apply from here, if you are allowed to do so. I’ve heard about people in Belgium having to wait a long time for an appointment at the Japanese Embassy in Brussels.
Good news for all those still waiting for a visa! The Prime Minister of Japan has just said that restrictions on individual tourists and the need for a business visa will be removed from the 11th of October. However it is not yet known which countries will get the visa waiver programme; it might not be the same list as it was pre-pandemic. Check with your local Japanese embassy!
Japanese consulate in is asking me for the inviter company paper that shows it is registered in Japan .Also ,it asked for inviter resident card,or they won’t give me the Visa.
However, I contacted with **JTB ,**they are not going to provide me these documents .
Did you face such a problem like this?
This is a good summary of the Japanese visa application process. In that description steps 1, 2 and 3 are offered to ROSCon attendees as a service by JTB. This part is applying for and getting each applicant a personalized ERFS from the Japanese MOFA which is required for your visa application. Because this requires applying for and receiving the ERFS it takes at least 5 business days. Unfortunately the Japanese MOFA and JTB are both quite busy these days and there’s no ability to accelerate the process.
The paperwork that JTB provides will include all of the required supporting documents necessary to apply for your visa, including documentation of the inviting organization, the letter of invitation, a letter of guarantee, and a written pledge, with your ERFS and schedule of travel. All of which are personalized for your visa application.
A request for the resident card sounds like you might be applying for a personal visit instead of a business visit. If you’re still having trouble please continue your thread with Kate.
I sent all requested information to JTB company for VISA and their reply is
Dear Dr. Jitka Hodna,
Thank you very much for your royal patronage.
This is the JTB VISA support desk of ROSCon2022.
Thank you for sending questionnaire and copy of passport.
Currently, the visa exemption measures for ordinary passport holders of 68 countries/regions are temporarily suspended, as border measures against novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
Meanwhile, the abovementioned visa exemption measures will be resumed from 0:00 am (JST) on October 11, 2022.
Please see more detailed information on the following website.
I don’t know what is the job of JTB,
These are some of the missing documents that the Japanese consulate in TURKIYE asked me for them.One week I am emailing JTB, but no answer, no comment, and even no suggestions. Shot of the consulate email is below.
Good question. I tried that myself (adding workshops) after having purchased the conference pass and it didn’t seem to work for me. I guess the option left is to buy workshop passes on-site, if I end up joining workshops. I’d be interested if anyone manages to get around this.