Visa Requirements

Japanese law stipulates that any foreigner wishing to enter or land in Japan must possess a valid passport. In addition, those from certain countries or regions must possess a visa issued at an overseas Japanese diplomatic establishment (embassy or consulate) to be stamped in or attached to their passport. The visa process can take over a month.

For more information, please see the official website of Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs at http://www.mofa.go.jp/j_info/visit/visa/index.html


Alternatively, click here to find a list of countries that do not need visas to enter Japan.


For those attendees of events who registered and paid for ISEE-ISES AC2016 and need visa application documents: please prepare five items listed below after applying for participation using this form, and send them to the Secretariat for ISEE-ISES AC2016 as soon as possible by mail or e-mail:


Address: Center for Environmental and Health Sciences, Kita 12, Nishi 7, Kita-ku, Sapporo, 060-0812

                 TEL: +81-(0)11-706-4747, FAX: +81-(0)11-706-4725


Email: VISA-ISEE-AC2016@cehs.hokudai.ac.jp


(1) A letter of recommendation by the head of the organization you belong to (with signature; in PDF format if sent by e-mail)

(2) A certificate of employment/enrollment at the organization you belong to (with the signature of the organization's head; in PDF format if sent by e-mail)

(3) [Form 1] Personal information (word) ( pdf )

(4) [Form 2] Schedule of stay in Japan (word) ( pdf )        **[Form 2] Sample : pdf

(5) Scan of your passport


The Secretariat assists attendees of ISEE-ISES AC2016 with the issuance of these documents, but cannot guarantee that a visa will be granted. We would like you to understand that these documents are required to make sure that your purpose of visit is to attend ISEE-ISES AC2016, which you are highly interested in.


After checking your documents and confirming your registration and payment, we will send you "invitation letter" and "letter of reason for invitation".