New Regulations for Japan Entry: MySOS to Be Replaced with VJW

Visit Japan Web (VJW) is a new online service recently launched by the Japanese government for immigration procedures such as “quarantine”, “immigration inspection” and “tax declaration” when entering Japan.

In addition to foreigners entering Japan, Japanese nationals returning from overseas must also use this service.

Visit Japan Web Official Website
You can also access the website by scanning the QR code below.
QR code of Visit Japan Web Official Website

Recommended Environment

It is best to use the latest version of the following browsers to access Visit Japan Web.

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  • iOS:Safari
  • Android:Google Chrome
  • PC:Google Chrome、Microsoft Edge

Available Airport

VJW service can only be used when entering Japan from the following airports:

  • Narita International Airport
  • Haneda Airport
  • Kansai International Airport
  • Chubu Centrair International Airport
  • Fukuoka Airport
  • New Chitose Airport
  • Naha Airport

How to use Visit Japan Web

Before Entry/Return to Japan

STEP 0:Create a new account, and login. Your Email address is required for this.

STEP 1:Register user details.You can register accompanying family members.

STEP 2:Register your entry/return plan.

STEP 3:Register information for Entry/Return Procedure in the plan you registered.
① Quarantine(Fast Track)
② Immigration(disembarkation card)
*Japanese citizens and foreigners with a re-entry permission do not need.
③ Customs declaration(personal effects and unaccompanied articles declaration)

Entry/Return Procedure (Arrival in Japan)

STEP 4:Show each QR code at Entry/Return Procedure.
① QR code for Quarantine
② QR code for Immigration
*Japanese citizens and foreigners with a re-entry permission do not need.
③ QR code for Customs

Language used in VJW

Before and after applying for a VJW account, you can select the system language you want to use. The following languages can be selected.

  • 日本語
  • English
  • 中文(简体)
  • 中文(繁體)
  • 한국어

Here you can view the Instruction Manual for Visit Japan Web.

VJW implementation schedule and the usage period of mySOS

The Japanese government expects to phase out the use of “MySOS” from November 1. If you enter Japan before November 14 (that is, until November 13), you can still use MySOS (you need to register your personal information with MySOS in October). From November, you will be able to use VJW to register your personal information. The use of MySOS will be discontinued from November 14, and visitors entering Japan will no longer be able to apply for an account and register information on MySOS.

In addition, the Digital Agency of Japan expects that from November 1 to November 5, there will be a peak period for VJW registration and that the screen process will be very slow. If you plan to enter Japan on or before November 5, it is recommended that you register your information on “MySOS” within October in order to allow more time for screening.

On October 31, you will not be able to fill in the information for entry into Japan in November (but you can register your account and upload your passport, etc.)

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