News coverage and other journalistic activities conducted on the basis of a contract with a FOREIGN BASED media organization, such as a newspaper company, news agency, broadcasting station, documentary movie company, etc. (Specifically, activities carried out by newspaper journalists, magazine journalists, reporters, editorial chiefs, editors, media photographers, television and radio announcers, etc., including freelancers).
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APPLICATION FILED WITH CERTIFICATE OF ELIGIBILITY
APPLICATION FILED WITHOUT CERTIFICATE OF ELIGIBILITY
The Embassy of Japan reserves the right to request additional documents if deemed necessary.
The Embassy of Japan will not make copies, if you need original documents, please bring the original and one copy.
(1) Journalists seeking visas to cover the G8 Hokkaido Toyako Summit: Please allow around four business days to have your application reviewed.
(2) Other cases (e.g. correspondents to be stationed in Japan): Please allow at least four business days to have your application reviewed. (Cases without the Certificate of Eligibility may take a few months.)