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Consulate General of Japan At Chicago


Consulate General of Japan at Chicago is in charge of providing passport and various civil administrative services for Japanese nationals residing in its 10 state jurisdiction and visa services for U.S. citizens interested in visiting or doing business in Japan.


Location / 所在地: 737 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 1100
Chicago, IL 60611
Telephone: / 電話: (312) 280-0400
Fax: (312) 280-6883
Emergency: (800) 776-3877
Email: / Eメール:
Website / ウェブサイト:
General Hours: 9:15am - 5:00pm 
(Monday through Friday)
Service Window Hours: 9:30am - 12:15pm, and 1:15pm - 4:00pm


Services for Japanese Nationals

Services for U.S. citizens and corporations

Visas for Americans hoping to travel, study or work in Japan are controlled by the Japanese government. Below is some general information on visas for Americans.

Tourist or Short Term Business
Americans generally may enter Japan for business or pleasure without a visa and stay up to 90 days. Travelers entering the country without a visa must have a return or onward ticket in their possession, proof of adequate of funds for their stay, and be otherwise admissible under Japanese law. Extensions of the 90 days stay are normally not allowed, and no changes to status are permitted.

Longer Stays
If you are planning to stay in Japan more than 90 days, seek a change of status or perform tasks which do not fall under the definition of routine business, you should obtain a visa before coming to Japan. Visas are issued only by Japanese Embassies and Consulates overseas.

For more specific information, please visit the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs Guide to Japanese visas.

Business and Trade Information
JETRO, the Japan External Trade Organization, is a non-profit government related organization that promotes trade and investment between Japan and the rest of the world. They provide some of the following services:
  • Help U.S. companies establish a Japan office
  • Help U.S companies find Japanese business partners
  • Connect U.S. investors with cutting edge Japanese technology ventures
  • Showcase premium Japanese goods
For more information, click here to visit the JETRO website.


For more information on services provided by the Consulate General of Japan at Chicago or its upcoming events, click here to visit the Consulate General of Japan at Chicago website.


Contact Us:

(847) 763-8500 via email

Visit Us:

8707 Skokie Blvd., Suite 302
Skokie, IL 60077
(Chicago Metro Area)


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