Visa Requirements for Australians and New Zealanders visiting Japan

Visa Requirements

Visa Requirements

Australian and New Zealand passport holders do not need a visa to enter Japan for a holiday as these countries have Reciprocal Visa Exemption Arrangements.

At immigration, Australian and New Zealand passport holders will be issued with a “Temporary Visitor” entry status stamp, which allows them to stay in Japan for a period of up to 90 days for non-remunerative activities such as sightseeing, participating in amateur sports, visiting relatives, taking inspection tours, participating in lectures or research, attending conferences, making business contacts or other similar activities.

Passports must remain valid for the duration of stay in Japan.

Nationals of countries that do not have “Reciprocal Visa Exemption Arrangements” with Japan must obtain a visa.

Longer stays program

From 23 June 2015, Japan introduced the longer stays program, which allows eligible tourists to stay up to one year in Japan for sightseeing and recreation. Learn more.

Please direct all visa-related enquiries to the Consulate-General of Japan in your nearest city.

Further information

Australia Visa Information
New Zealand Visa Information
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan Home Page
Immigration Bureau of Japan