On December 4, the U.S. Supreme Court granted the Government’s motions for emergency stays of preliminary injunctions issued by the U.S. District Courts for the Districts of Hawaii and Maryland, which prohibited the enforcement of certain sections of Presidential Proclamation 9645 (P.P). Nationals of Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, and Venezuela are subject to the restrictions and limitations. More information is available at this link.


The Non-Immigrant Visa Section of the U.S. Consulate General Osaka-Kobe will be closed from June 24 to June 28, 2019 due to the G20 Osaka Summit held in Osaka. Thank you for your understanding.


New Exchange Rate (July 25, 2018):

Effective July 25, 2018, the exchange rate for the application fee will be changed to $1/Y115. New fees are as follows:

  • Non-petition based visa fees such as B, F, J:  $160 = :  Y18,400
  • Petition based fees such as H, L, P:  $190 = Y21,850
  • E visa fee:  $205 = Y23,575
  • K visa fee:  $265 = Y30,475

Note: The amount of difference balance between old and new exchange rate WILL NOT be refundable.


As of November 29, 2016, Chinese citizens with 10-year B1, B2 or B1/B2 visas in Peoples’ Republic of China passports are required to update their biographical and other information from their visa application through the Electronic Visa Update System (EVUS) before travelling to the United States. This update must be done every two years, or upon getting a new passport or B1, B2, or B1/B2 visa, whichever occurs first.

EVUS enrollment is available at There is currently no fee for EVUS enrollment.  Until a fee is implemented, travelers can enroll in EVUS without charge. The Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will keep visa holders informed of new information at




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Welcome to the U.S. Visa Information Service for Japan. On this website you can find information about U.S. immigrant and nonimmigrant visas and the requirements to apply for each. You can also learn how to pay the required visa application fee, and book an interview appointment at the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo and the Consulates General in Fukuoka, Naha, Osaka and Sapporo.

This is the official visa information website of the U.S. Mission in Japan.