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Key Points

  • Japan will transition some entry procedures to an online system allowing foreign nationals to submit travel documents and complete some custom steps before entry


The government of Japan will integrate fast-track entry procedures into the country’s online immigration service on November 1, 2022. Fast-track procedures allow foreign nationals to enter all COVID-19-related information, immigration details, and customs declarations online before entering Japan.

The government also provided additional information on the steps for completing fast-track entry procedures, including instructions for creating an account. Foreign nationals who completed the fast-track entry procedures through the MySOS application will still be permitted to use the application until January 13, 2023.

What are the Changes?

The government of Japan will transition fast-track entry procedures onto the government’s website dedicated to ensuring safe entry into Japan. The website will also allow foreign nationals to submit passport and travel documents and complete custom declaration requirements before entering Japan. According to the government announcement, these measures will allow quicker entry into the country.

Looking Ahead

Continue to check the government of Japan’s website for the latest updates and information.

Written by: Jessie Butchley, Global Immigration Writer, Envoy Global
Source: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan

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