In Japan


If you choose to collect passport in person, you will receive notification from the visa application centre. You will need to bring your original receipt with your original official identity card (with photo) or passport copy. A nominated person can collect your documents on your behalf. They will need to provide an authorisation letter signed by you, your original receipt, passport copy to certify your signature on authorisation letter and proof of their official photo identity card (original and copy).

Please see the visa application centre page for the passport collection time.

If you selected Courier service, your passport will be delivered to you by post. You can find Courier tracking number to track you delivery from the Visa application centre on the top part of your receipt.

If you are collecting a visa, you should check, before leaving the Visa Application Center, that it:

  • contains your correct personal details
  • correctly states the purpose for which you want to visit UK

If you think there is anything wrong with your visa, speak to staff in the visa application centre immediately.


SMS status tracking service

At VFS Global, we constantly strive to offer a range of hi-end services to enhance customer satisfaction. VFS Global aims is to add value to applicants' experience, and are privileged to offer the latest hi-tech SMS service, an express route to know the status of your visa application.

Easy to use SMS service with an automated confirmation feedback message sent to the applicant's mobile phone, at various stages of the visa application process. Additionally, this user-friendly service will be followed up with an automated email message to the applicant’s email address informing them of the status of their visa application.

To experience the benefits of this service, please fill out the application form before visiting the visa application centre. There is a charge of JPY 231 (inclusive of tax) for this service.

Note: This value added service is available only in Japan (local SMS only). Please read the SMS service disclaimer carefully before applying for this service.