Be aware of fraudulent website, social media, emails in an attempt to extract payments from visa applicants

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs Japan has received reports of fraud websites, social media and emails, falsely stating that they are issued by the Government and/or Embassy of Japan, in an attempt to extract payments from visa applicants.

Please be aware that these scams are NOT related to the Government of Japan.

All visa applications must be submitted to the Embassies of Japan, Consulate-Generals, or Consular Offices of Japan directly or through the accredited agencies.

Please contact your nearest Japanese diplomatic missions for visa application procedure and the list of the accredited agencies.