Cultural Activities Visa

Activities authorized to engage: Academic or artistic activities that provide no income, activities for the purpose of pursuing specific studies on Japanese culture or arts, or activities for the purpose of learning and acquiring skills in Japanese culture or arts under the guidance of experts or doing an un-paid internships in Japan.

Period of stay: 3 months, 6 months, 1 year or 3 years.

Applicant must either obtain a Certificate of Eligibility or read on for an alternative procedure. Please note that for a stay longer than 6 months a Certificate of Eligibility must be obtained.

Cultural Activities Visa

REQUIREMENTS

  1. Passport (in original with at least two blank visa pages).
  2. Visa Application Form with QR Code PDF, filled in digitally but signed by hand. (Russian nationals and nationals of NIS (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan) should submit 2 Visa Application Forms with photo.) Hand written applications must use the form Visa Application Form without QR code PDF and must be filled out in block letters.
  3. Photo:
    • Taken less than 6 months before the date of application.
    • Both color and black and white photos are accepted.
    • Approximately 45×45 or 35×45 mm.
    • Facing straight to the camera and with white background.
    • Well centered with room above and below the head.
    • Photo quality, without smears or markings and with no shadow over the face.
  4. In case where the person concerned intends to engage in the academic or artistic activities, or to engage in specific studies on Japanese culture or arts; the following materials are required;
    1. Documents certifying the activities and its duration of the person concerned, and the outline of the organization where he or she intends to engage in the activities concerned.
    2. Documents certifying the academic career, professional career and other career regarding the activity of the person concerned.
    3. Documents certifying that the person concerned can defray all expenses incurred during the stay in Japan.
  5. In case where the person concerned intends to learn Japanese culture or arts under the guidance of an experts, additional materials showing the career and the achievements of the expert, besides the documents mentioned above are required.
  6. Copy of Swedish residence permit card (if applicable).