Visitors to Miyagi, Fukushima and Iwate Prefectures

Consulate General of Japan in Edinburgh
22 March 2016

As one of the measures to support reconstruction after the Great East Japan Earthquake, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan is taking measures to waive visa fees for foreign nationals who will be visiting Miyagi, Fukushima, or Iwate prefecture and meeting the following requirements.

For further information, please contact us.

Tel: 0131 225 4777 (Please follow the English guidance and select option 1)



Requirements for visa fee waiver

(1) Eligibility

     a) Residing, working or studying in the designated area if short-term-stay visa is not applicable.

     b) Visiting the designated area if short-term-stay visa is applicable.

     Note: “Designated area” refers to Miyagi, Fukushima, and Iwate prefectures.
(2) Type of visa

     All types of visa applied for between 1 April 2016 and 31 March 2021

Required documents

     In addition to the documents required for the normal visa application, the following documents should be submitted:
(1)  Applying for a visa other than a short-term-stay visa

     Documents proving that where you will be living, working, or studying is located in the designated area

(2)  Applying for a short-term-stay visa
     ・  Itinerary for your stay in Japan
     ・  One of the following documents proving that you will be visiting the designated area: airline ticket reservation, boat ticket reservation, train ticket reservation, tour reservation for the designated area, accommodation reservation, ticket or reservation for an event to be held in the designated area, an invitation to an event such as conference to be held in the designated area, etc.

Note: If proof is not submitted and it is not possible to confirm the visit to the designated area, the visa fee will not be waived.