All general visa applications to Japan can now be submitted at the Thai Post Intake Center in Sriracha, Chonburi. Applicants will be able to submit applications at the Thai Post located at 7/1 Jemjomphon Road, Sriracha Sub-District, Sriracha District, Chonburi 20110. All courier charges covering the transport of visa documents will be borne by VFS Global, the outsource partner for visa processing with the Embassy of Japan in Thailand. Please note that diplomatic and official passport holders as well as applicants traveling to Japan for humanitarian emergencies should still continue to apply for entry visas directly at the Embassy of Japan in Bangkok.
With these expanded visa services, applicants in Chonburi need not travel to Bangkok to submit their visa applications in person at the VFS Center which is situated in Bangkok. Once a visa has been processed, an applicant will have the choice of collecting the passport at the Intake Center or having it delivered directly to their doorstep. The Intake Centers are open from Mondays – Fridays 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Normally, most visa applications take a minimum of 7 to 8 working days to process and return, beginning with the date of submission at the Thai Post Intake Center. VFS Global and Thai Post will be responsible only for the acceptance and handling of each application but will have no influence over the decision to grant a visa. The Embassy of Japan retains the discretionary right for the actual time taken to process visa applications in Thailand. The prerogative of review, control and assess each application will continue to be the sole responsibility of the Embassy of Japan, Bangkok.
For more information or to place inquires about the new services, interested parties should contact the VFS Call Center at (02) 632-1541, send an email to: info. [email protected], or visit our website: www.jp-vfsglobal-th.com.