American citizens Traveling to Japan or residing their require many information to be aware of residence in Japan as well as Japanese citizens willing to travel to united states either temporarily or permanently . The United States consulate office in Sapporo provides useful information in both cases
American citizens can make use of their consulate department to perform many services as birth registering, issuing social security numbers and passports for newly born, registering citizens’ stay in Japan, reporting death of American citizens, finding useful information about their safety during their stay in the Japanese territory.
Passport services citizens can Report stolen passports and replacing it, citizens can also renew their passport or even issue a new one through the consulate office.
Also the American citizen department of the consulate office gives very useful guide to Americans intending to marry in Japan. If your partner is not American or not holding a green card, he/ she would need a visa to enter the United States
Medical care information can be accessed from the American citizen department of the consulate during working hours; you will find a list of doctors / hospitals / medical centers, addresses, phone numbers which are able to assist citizens who need medical attention during their stay in Japan
Also the consulate offers the Japanese departments need to be contacted if you suspect an anthrax contaminated item or mail
Law firms in Japan.
Japanese law firms list can be found in the consulate during the working hours with
Visas for the United States
Immigrant visas can be issued under many categories immediate relative, fiancé (e) and diversity lottery visa
Each category has its own regulation which should be fulfilled to apply for this type especially the diversity lottery visa which has changeable information every year
The non immigrant visa can also be issued under many categories as athletes/artists, tourism, study, employment, crew member, exchange visitors, media, student etc...
Documentation and forms
Every type has its own forms supplied by the embassy and documents to be presented by the applicant during his interview with the officer
The fees for non immigrant visa is 131 $ us dollars non refundable to be paid in easy ATM machines
The easy ATM machine can be found in many banks in Japan and you can request a list of these machines and their addresses from the embassy
Visa waiver program
Some applicants who intend to visit United States for less than 90 days and meet certain qualifications may not need a visa and more information about this program can be gained through the embassy