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multiple entry business visa from thailand

Multiple entry business visa from Thailand

Dears,

Now Embassy of Japan in Thailand allow multiple entry visa for visiting and sight seeing in Japan.

But the question is that I am going to have a training with mother company in Japan and will apply multiple temporary entry business visa. I have my wife and 9 years kid as followers applying for single normal temporary visit visa.

We will make a tour trip in advance 7 days before my training start. Can I use this Japan Rail Pass?

We heard that multiple entry business visa visitor after bought a pass from Thailand could not exchange the pass when arrive Japan. Please check and advise.

Thank you so much,
Asit

Asit
Asit

Hi Asit,

The JR Pass is only available for holders of the 'Temporary Visitor' entry status. If you are visiting Japan for tourism you will automatically receive this stamp when you enter the country. However, as you will enter Japan under a business visa you will not be eligible. Please confirm with the Japanese Embassy in Thailand exactly what your status will be while you are in Japan - provided you are in possession of a "Temporary Visitor" stamp (maximum stay 90 days), then you will be able to use the JR Pass. If you do not have this then I'm afraid you will not be eligible.

Hope this helps and good luck!

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mari
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Dear,

Thank you for your quick response.

In April 2010 I went to have business meeting in Japan for a week. I appled single entry Japan visa for business and got visa as Single entry and temporary visitor. Then at Japan Immigration Inspector, I got sticker of Temporary Visitor with duration of 90 days.

I hope this time when I got multiple entry visa I will get the same indication of "Temporary Visitor" only "Multiple Entry" will be changed.

Good luck for me too!
Asit

Asit
Asit

Yes - as long as you have the Temporary Visitor 90 days stamp you will be valid :)

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mari
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