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Visa Information

Japan VISA

Please look at the list of the countries that have the visa exemption agreement with Japan. If your country is included in the list, you will not be required for a visa when entering Japan under normal circumstances.

If your country is not included in the list, you need to obtain a short-term stay visa (“tanki-shouyou visa” in Japanese) from the embassy of Japan in your country.

Read the Japanese visa guide provided by the ministry of foreign affairs carefully. Please be informed that it is the embassy of Japan in your country that makes a decision on issuing a visa. Usually the procedure takes considerably long, so you need to begin the procedure as early as possible.


Invitation Letter Requests

To assist international attendees in obtaining a visa, The Protein Society will issue letters of invitation. To obtain a letter of invitation you must first register for the meeting. No letters will be issued without a paid conference registration. To obtain a letter of invitation, please e-mail the following information to symposium@proteinsociety.org:

Your full name and complete address 

Passport number 

Date of birth

Date of arrival and date of departure in Japan

Registration receipt

A letter of invitation will be emailed to you on The Protein Society letterhead within 12 business days of the request.