Malaysian short-term tourists to Japan need not apply for visas from July 1, the visa exemptions will in principle apply to those who hold chip-embedded passports.
Malaysians to be exempted from Japan visas
from July 1
Malaysian short-term tourists to Japan need not apply for visas from July 1, the Japanese government said yesterday.
The new visa exemption also applied to travellers from Thailand while those from the Philippines and Vietnam will be issued with multiple-entry visas good for three years, stated abs_cbnnews.com quoting Kyodo News.
The visa exemptions will in principle apply to those who hold chip-embedded passports. If your passport does not have this feature, you will need to obtain a visa.
For short-term visitors from Indonesia, the duration of stay on a multiple-entry visa will be extended to 30 days from the current 15 days, effective Monday, according to the Foreign Ministry.
“I hope these measures will further develop exchanges between Japan and the countries concerned, such as through an increase in the number of tourists to Japan from those countries and greater convenience in business,” Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida told a news conference in Tokyo.
APPLE 101 TIPS:
For Malaysian passport holders without biometric chips, you must obtain a visa to enter Japan. During submision, You will only required to submit the visa application form, together with your passport and a photo by the size of 45mm x 45mm with a white background. No financial document and flight itinerary needed.