As for Japanese citizens, to make your Vietnam travel smoother, you need to know all the information about the Japanese Embassy in Vietnam, from addresses and phone numbers to different services. And all of them can be found in this article. Read it till the end and make your plan work!
1. Where is the Japanese Embassy in Vietnam?
There are three diplomatic representative offices of Japan in Vietnam, located in three major cities: Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, and Da Nang. This makes the process of citizen support much faster and more convenient.
1.1. Embassy of Japan in Hanoi
- Address: No. 27 Lieu Giai Street, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi City
- Japanese Embassy phone number: 84-24-3846-3000
- Fax: 84-24-3846-3043/ 84-24-3846-3046
- Embassy of Japan opening hours: 8:30 AM - 5:15 PM, from Monday to Friday
1.2. Consulate General of Japan in Ho Chi Minh City
- Address: No. 261 Dien Bien Phu Street, Ward 7, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City
- Phone number: 028-39333-510
- Fax: 028-39333-520
- Opening hours: 8:30 AM - 5:15 PM, from Monday to Friday
1.3. Consulate General of Japan in Da Nang
- Address: 4th-5th Floor, Block A17-18-19, 2/9 Street, Binh Thuan Ward, Hai Chau District, Da Nang City
- Phone number: 84-(0)236-3555-535
- Email address: [email protected]/ [email protected]
- Opening hours: 8:30 AM - 5:15 PM, from Monday to Friday
2. Introduction to the Japanese Ambassador to Vietnam
The head of the Japanese Embassy in Vietnam is His Excellency Yamada Takio. He was born in September 1959 and started working at the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1983, holding various important positions such as Director-General for Southeast Asia and the Pacific, Ambassador of Japan to ASEAN, and Ambassador of Japan to UNESCO. Since May 2020, he has been appointed as the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Vietnam.
During his over 3-year tenure in Vietnam, Ambassador Yamada Takio has participated in many diplomatic, cultural, economic, and educational activities to promote the relationship between the two countries, such as the Japan-Vietnam Festival, the meeting between Ambassador Yamada Takio and Deputy Prime Minister Tran Luu Quang, as well as many visits to provinces and cities to meet with Vietnamese leaders.
These activities aim to enhance the "limitless potential" of the Japan-Vietnam relationship, which is entering a period of remarkable development, reaching out to the region and the world as equal partners bringing benefits to each other.
3. Roles of the Japanese Embassy in Vietnam
The Embassy of Japan in Vietnam provides assistance with the following issues:
- Visa support: supporting Vietnamese citizens with visa applications to Japan or any issues related to visas
- Work-related paperwork support: assisting Japanese citizens working in Vietnam with issues related to their work
- Travel advice: supporting Japanese tourists who want to travel to Vietnam with issues related to tourism
- Financial advice: assisting Japanese citizens with financial, insurance, and asset-related issues
- Security support: supporting Japanese citizens with security and health-related issues
- Education support: supporting Japanese citizens who want to study in Vietnam with issues related to education
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4. Things that you should know about Vietnam visas for Japanese tourists
To visit Vietnam, Japanese citizens must hold a Vietnam visa or not, depending on their days of stay. You can contact the Japanese embassy in Vietnam to get help about whether you need a visa or not and what type of visa you should apply for during your stay in Vietnam.
Japanese tourists can receive a visa exemption if they do not stay in Vietnam for more than 15 days. If your stay is longer, you need to hold a visa to get entry into Vietnam.
To apply for a visa to Vietnam, here are some basic documents you need to prepare: A passport that is valid for at least six months, a Vietnam visa application form, documents proving the purpose of entry into Vietnam, such as invitation letters, travel itinerary, accommodation address, a 4x6 passport photo without glasses taken with a white background, and a visa fee (about USD 25 - USD 50), etc.
There are three types of visas you can apply for.
- Offline visa from the Vietnamese Embassy in Japan: You get to the nearest Vietnamese embassy or consulate, submit all printed materials, and wait for your Vietnam visa in about 10–15 working days.
- E-visa for Vietnam: You can apply on your own via https://immigration.gov.vn/, submit all documents online, pay the visa fee via debit or credit card, and wait for 3 days to receive a code to print your visa through email.
- Visa on arrival: This type of visa is suitable for people who want to make a multiple-entry visit or stay in Vietnam for more than 30 days. You will personally submit all materials to the Vietnamese embassy and consulate, get a letter of approval, and take it to the Visa on Arrival counter at Vietnamese airports.
For more information about applying for a Vietnam visa, you can contact the Japanese Embassy in Vietnam or refer to this website (https://visa.mofa.gov.vn/Homepage.aspx) for the process.
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To have a wonderful trip to Vietnam, getting to know all about the Japanese Embassy in Vietnam is a must. All details, including addresses, phone numbers, opening hours, etc., will help to protect you in Vietnam and support all your administrative processes. Remember all the information above and get to Vietnam right away to discover a country rich in culture, cuisine, and natural landscape.