Ja­pan eases visa rules for In­di­ans

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - TIMES NATION -

New Delhi: In­di­ans will find it much easier to ap­ply for a visa to Ja­pan from Jan­uary 1, with the coun­try an­nounc­ing on Tues­day sim­pli­fied pro­ce­dures for In­dian trav­ellers.

Ap­pli­cants will no longer have to sub­mit their em­ploy­ment cer­tifi­cate and let­ters of ex­pla­na­tion for mul­ti­ple-en­try visas. The num­ber of doc­u­ments re­quired has been brought down to three, ac­cord­ing to a state­ment from the Ja­panese em­bassy here.

If you have trav­elled to Ja­pan twice in one year, the list of doc­u­mentscomes down fur­ther, to just your pass­port and the visa ap­pli­ca­tion form. In a state­ment, Tokyo said, “The re­lax­ations are ex­pected to help fur­ther de­vel­op­ment of peo­pleto-peo­ple ex­changes be­tween Ja­pan and In­dia by en­hanc­ing con­ve­nience for In­dian tourists and busi­nessper­sons as well as re­peat vis­i­tors.”

The re­lax­ations fol­low come on the back of re­peated re­quests by In­dian busi­nesses as well as gen­eral im­prove­ment in bi­lat­eral re­la­tions.

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