About Visa information, please see the page of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, "Guide to Japanese Visas".
After identifying that a visa is needed, we recommend the following guidelines to obtain a visa for entry into Japan:
- Please register for and pay the fee ISEM2017 as soon as possible.
- Please contact us via e-mail to request a letter of invitation and/or any other documents you need from the ISEM2017 secretariat.
- We encourage you to apply for your visa as soon as possible. The visa application process sometimes may take a long time to complete.
You should process your visa application by 30 September 2017.
When you apply the visa, the applicants should present your complete trip itinerary, including travel to any other countries than Japan.
After preparing all documents needed, you should contact the Japanese Embassy Consular Section in your country to determine visa processing time frames.
Please check the posted time frames on the website or call the Consular Section to get the recorded information about visa processing timeframes.
For up-to-date information, access the MOFA website, an official source of information about Japan visa policy and procedures.
Note the following:
A letter of invitation does not guarantee issuance of a visa.
The decision to issue a visa will be made by the sole judgment of the local Japan Embassy or Consulate.
The ISEM2017 secretariat and Japan Explosives Society are unable to assist with actual visa processing.
Japan Explosives Society or any other committees of ISEM2017 will not provide any financial support for travel, registration fees, or local expenses.
For security purposes, letters of invitation can only be sent to individuals who have registered for ISEM2017.