Japan: Suspension of Visa Validity for Certain Foreign Nationals 

December 21, 2021

Key Points  

  • The visa validity for single and multiple-entry visa holders is suspended until 31 Dec. 2021 for certain foreign nationals  


On 2 Dec. 2021, the government of Japan suspended visa validity for single and multiple entry visas for certain foreign nationals until 31 Dec. 2021. For a complete list of those affected by the suspension click here. The following individuals are unaffected by the suspension: 

  • Those with residence status as a spouse or child of a Japanese national; and  
  • A spouse or child of a permanent resident or diplomat  

What are the Changes? 

With the goal to prevent the transmission of the omicron variant, the government of Japan has suspended visa validity for single and multiple entry visas for most foreign nationals until 31 Dec. 2021. 

Looking Ahead  

Continue to check the government Japan’s website and Envoy’s website for additional information and updates.  

Content in this publication is for informational purposes only and not intended as legal advice, nor should it be relied on as such. For additional information on the issues discussed, consult an attorney at one of the two U.S. Law Firms working with the Envoy Platform or another qualified professional. On non-U.S. immigration issues, consult an Envoy global immigration service provider or another qualified representative.  

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