Issuance of Multiple Entry Visas for Short-term Stay for Nationals of Pacific Islands Countries

The Government of Japan has decidedThe Government of Japan has decided to begin issuance of multiple entry visas for short-term stay to nationals of Pacific Islands Countries including the FSM (ordinary passport holders) from August 1st, 2018.

This decision was announced at the 8th Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting (PALM8) on May 18th to19th of this year in Fukushima, Japan. Dialogue shall come into effect for applications submitted on or after August 1st.

The multiple entry visas will be issued at all the Japanese Embassies and Consulate Generals.

It is expected that this will help increase the number of each countries tourists to Japan and improve convenience in business activities, thus further developing bilateral exchanges between Japan and Pacific Islands Countries.

Multiple entry visas for short-term stay for nationals of Pacific Islands Countries (ordinary passport holders)

Recipient: Those who have fulfilled certain conditions and who have anordinary Machine-Readable passport(MRP) in compliance with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)standards

Period of stay: 30days 

Terms of validity: Up to three years

Where to apply: Any Embassy / ConsulateGeneral / Consulate of Japan in any country.

Note: The details including the specificapplication documents will be informedon the Japanese Embassy’s website.