Get In Touch With The Japanese Consulate In Atlanta

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Get in Touch With the Japanese Consulate in Atlanta

The Consulate General of Japan in Atlanta serves 4 American states:

  1. Alabama
  2. Georgia
  3. North Carolina
  4. South Carolina

If you do not live within any of these states, other consulates may better serve your needs.

Services Offered by the Japanese Consulate General in Atlanta

The Japanese Consulate offers a variety of services including:

  • Issuing visas
  • Providing authentication and other certifications
  • Issuing Apostilles for public documents
  • Providing information about Japan
  • Providing information on the Hague Convention
  • Serving Judicial Documents and taking evidence in Japan
  • Residing in Japan
  • Providing Japanese passports

Obtaining and Using Japanese Visas

In most instances, U.S. citizens are exempt from obtaining visas and can pass through Japan without one. 

  • Foreign nationals who wish to enter Japan must obtain a visa
  • Any foreigner who wants to enter or land in Japan must also have a valid passport and a visa obtained from an embassy or consulate

Short Term Stay Visas

Short-term stay visas are valid for up to 90 days for tourism, business, visiting friends, or relatives. To obtain this visa, you must:

  1. Make a plan to travel to Japan
  2. Prepare required documents, including:
    • Your passport
    • Your visa application form
    • Your photograph
    • Any other necessary documents
  3. Apply at the Japanese Consulate within your jurisdiction
  4. Wait, while your application is examined: you may be contacted and asked to conduct an interview or submit any additional documents
  5. If your visa is issued, you must enter Japan within the next three months
  6. If your visa is not issued, you are welcome to reapply

Long Term Stay Visas

Long-term stay visas are valid when an applicant performs remunerative work in Japan for over 90 days. To obtain a long-term stay, you must:

  1. Prepare to travel to Japan
  2. Submit required documents, which differ depending on the nationality, travel purpose, and reasoning behind applying
  3. Most include the following:
    • Passport
    • Visa application form
    • Photograph
    • Supporting documents
  4. Apply at the Japanese Consulate within your jurisdiction
  5. Your application will be examined by the relevant authorities
  6. If your application is successful, your visa will be issued and you must enter within three months

Obtaining a Visa for a Spouse or Child of a Japanese National

To obtain a visa for a spouse or child of a Japanese national with a certification of eligibility,  you will need:

  1. An applicant’s valid passport, signed by the bearer
  2. A completed and signed visa application form
  3. A photo
  4. The certificate of eligibility that has been issued by the Japanese immigration office
  5. A visa fee

To obtain a visa for a spouse or child without a certification of eligibility, you will need:

  1. An applicant’s valid passport, signed by the bearer
  2. A completed and signed visa application form
  3. A photo
  4. A certified copy of the Family Register of your Japanese spouse (or parents)
  5. A letter of invitation from your Japanese spouse
  6. A letter of guarantee from your Japanese spouse
  7. Documents stating the financial capability of your Japanese spouse or relatives
  8. A visa fee

Phased Measures for Resuming Cross-Border Travel

  • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all foreign nationals who are willing to enter Japan need a visa newly issued by embassies or consulates of Japan
  • With these new regulations, only single-entry visas will be issued
  • All foreign nationals will be subject to a 14-day quarantine
  • Business Track (long-stay) entries will no longer be permitted
  • Due to this, all nationals from all countries will need to apply for a visa, as Japan is no longer handling visa exemptions
  • Under these restrictions, applicants are eligible to enter for short term business stays and mid-to-long term stays

How to Contact the Japanese Consulate General in Atlanta?

Address Phipps Tower

3438 Peachtree Rd. Suite 850

Atlanta, GA 30326

Phone 404-240-4300
Fax 404-240-4311
Office Hours Monday to Friday

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Email consulate@aa.mofa.go.jp
Directions/Landmarks The Consulate General of Japan in Atlanta is located in Buckhead, just off of T. Harvey Mathis Parkway.

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