Visa applications can only be made in person at the Consular Section.(No application by post)

Visits to Consular Section by Appointment Only
Tel: +41-31-300 22 22

Please call the consular section to make an appointment.

Japan Visa Hotline : 0800-225-182   (Daily 24H)

If you live in canton Geneva, Vaud, Valais or Ticino, please apply for a visa at the Consulate of Japan in Geneva.

Aktuelle Information zur Einreise in Japan / Current Information on entry into Japan

Latest Visa Information

  • As of 11. October 2022, the Japanese government relaxes its border control measures, and the people who are from the countries or regions on the visa exemption list no longer need a visa for a short-term stay in Japan. 
  • Multiple entry visas are valid again until the expiration date.
  • If you are from a country or region NOT listed on the Visa Exemption List below or your stay is long term, or your stay is profit-making operations and paid activities, please apply for a visa to enter Japan.


Please contact Visa Hotline or Embassy of Japan for inquiry.
Japan Visa Hotline : 0800-225-182   (Daily 24H)
Embassy of Japan in Switzerland : 031-300-2222   (Mon.-Fri. 09:00 – 12:30 and 13:45 – 17:15)

Please refer to the general VISA information (日本語はこちら)