Handy Guide to Entering Japan: How to Fill in the VJW (Visit Japan Web)

Starting November 1, 2022, you can use VJW (Visit Japan Web) for express entry into Japan. All handwritten information that was previously required, such as immigration information and customs declaration forms, can be filled out in advance through VJW, reducing the time required for entry into Japan.

We have already explained how to create a VJW account in this article (New Rules for Japanese Immigration: mySOS to be retired in favor of VJW. If you need it, please click the previous link to see it. This article will lead you step by step to fill out the VJW.

All picture from VJW Official Website・デジタル庁

Visit Japan Web User Registration Procedure

Registration of Your Details

Click “Your Details” on the “Home Screen”, and register your details using Visit Japan Web.

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Differentiate between entry/return procedures

Answer the question of  entry and return procedures.

※ Confirmation of re-entry permission
If you have a long-term visa to Japan (e.g., for study, employment, permanent residence, etc.), which means you will enter Japan with a re-entry permitselect “Yes”.
If you are traveling to Japan, then select “No”.

Passport details

Intended address in Japan (optional)


This item is optional, but if you have an address or a place to stay in Japan that you use frequently, enter it here.

Registration complete

The display shows “Registration complete” to complete the registration.

Register your planned entry/return trip to Japan

Register the information required for entry/return procedures when arriving in Japan here.

New registration for planned entry and return

Click “New registration” on the Home Screen, and proceed to “Register Planned Entry/Return – Planned Entry/Return Screen”.

You can register a maximum of 5 entries.

If there are more than 5 reservations, the oldest reservation in “Arrival in Japan” will be deleted.

Registering Planned Entry/Return

Enter your planned entry/return.

The follows are required fields:

  • Trip name
  • Planned arrival date in Japan
  • Airline company name
  • Flight number (numbers only)
  • Boarded flight number

Intended Address in Japan

Enter your intended address in Japan.

The follows are required fields:

  • Postal code
  • Prefecture
  • City
  • Address
  • Hotel name, place of stay
  • Contact phone number

Select family members traveling with you

If you have family members accompanying you, select “Family member accompanying you”.

Confirm the entered details

Registration of planned entry/return complete

Entry/return procedures

Quarantine Procedures (Fast Track)

Disembarkation Card

Click “Quarantine Procedures (Fast Track)” in the “Japan Entry/Return Procedure Screen”, and proceed to the “Quarantine procedures (Fast Track) Screen”.

Disembarkation Card For Foreigner registration

Registration of foreigner’s entry record is required for landing application.

After registering the foreigner’s entry record, you can present the QR code to the immigration officer for landing.

The application will be processed by presenting the QR code to the immigration officer.

Basic information

  • Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Country
  • City

Immigration information to Japan

  • Purpose of visit
  • Specific purpose for visit
  • Last flight No.
  • Intended length of stay in Japan (number of years, months, days)

Intended address in Japan

  • Postal code
  • Prefecture
  • City
  • Address
  • Hotel name, place of stay
  • Contact phone number

If you are staying at a friend’s house, you can ask him/her how to fill in the address, or if you have a hotel reservation, you can send an email to ask how to fill in the hotel.

Finally, there are some questions to fill out

After confirming all the information, you can finish filling out the form.

Customs Declaration

Preparation for customs declaration

Click “Declaration of Personal Effects and Unaccompanied Articles” in the “Japan Entry/Return Procedure Screen”, and proceed to the “Declaration of Personal Effects and Unaccompanied Articles – Operation Selection Screen”.

Fill in the following basic information

  • Passport number
  • Name
  • Occupation
  • Date of Arrival
  • Name of flight (ship)
  • Point of embarkation

If you are traveling with someone, please select the number of people you are traveling with.

Intended address in Japan

  • Postal code
  • Prefecture
  • City
  • Address
  • Hotel name, place of stay
  • Contact phone number

After confirming all the information, you will finish filling out the form.

Preparation for entry into Japan

Show the QR code (different from the above QR code for quarantine!) to the immigration officer at the time of entry. You will be able to clear customs quickly.

 

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