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.
|Visa Application Form||Original|
with at least 1.5 blank pages left
|One 2”x 2” Photo
Use GLUE ONLY to attach the photo to the application, please do not staple or tape.
|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 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 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.