Visa (To Attend Deposition Taking by U.S. Consul)


This page is for person(s) attending a deposition taken by the U.S. Consul.

  • A Deposition visa is for attorneys and other relevant personnel, including translators and court reporters, to go to Japan for the purpose of attending a deposition.
  • All applications must be referred to our headquarter for approval. This may take anywhere from two to four weeks. *Please keep in mind that it may take up to a few months depending on the case.


  • The Embassy of Japan reserves the right to request additional documents if deemed necessary.
  • The Embassy of Japan will not make copies.
  • Please do NOT staple or fold any document. 
application form Visa Application Form

Signed by the applicant (Form / Sample) *a digital signature is invalid

passport Valid Passport

with at least 1.5 blank pages left

Photo One 2”x 2” Photo
  • Must be taken in front of a plain background and within the past 6 months
  • Do NOT use filters
  • Passport type photo only (We do not accept photos on regular printer paper) 

Use GLUE ONLY to attach the photo to the application, please do not staple or tape.

Proof of Residency Proof of Residency

e.g., Driver’s license card, State ID card, or Utility Bill

Original & 1 Copy
A Letter from the Applicant's Law Firm A Letter from the Applicant's Law Firm stating a brief outline of the case, the name of the applicant, the period of stay in Japan, and a statement of guarantee for the applicant's travel expenses. Original
A Filed Court Order or Commission A Filed Court Order or Commission issued by a U.S. Court and addressed to the U.S. Consul stationed in Japan.
*According to Article 17 (1) (e) of the CONSULAR CONVENTION BETWEEN JAPAN AND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, a deposition can only be taken by a U.S. Consul. Therefore, a commission/court order must be addressed to a U.S. Consul. The commission/court order issued by a U.S. court must be sent directly to the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo or the appropriate U.S. Consulate in order to schedule for a deposition to be taken.
1 Copy
Flight ltinerary Flight Itinerary
  • Must include the entire trip (both departing from DMV area and returning to DMV area)
  • We do not require the purchase of tickets.
*The Embassy is NOT responsible for tickets which may be unusable due to the delay or denial of a visa.
1 Copy


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