New Zealand passport holders do not require a visa to enter Japan for up to 90 days for any of the purposes listed above. For more information about which other countries have visa exemption arrangements with Japan, please see here.
In some cases, it may be possible for nationals of India, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam and China to apply for a multiple-entry visa for any of purposes listed above. Please click on the name of the country for the relevant information.
Applicants must hold a valid long-term New Zealand visa (e.g. resident, work, student etc.) and must be residing in the top half of the North Island (Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty Regions and Ruapehu District of Manawatu-Wanganui Region ONLY) to be eligible to apply at the Consulate-General of Japan. If you live in Canterbury, please contact the Consular Office in Christchurch. If you live elsewhere in the country, please consult the website of the Embassy of Japan in Wellington for required documentation and information on how to apply as it may differ.
Please find below lists of the documentation required to support your visa application. For information on how to submit the application, please see our 'How To Apply' section.