I'm a Russian citizen, currently studying in Canada traveling to Russia and have 16 hrs layover in Tokyo Narita. I know that I will need a transit visa. My question is if anyone knows how much the application for transit visa costs if I'll be applying in Canada?

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    Possible duplicate of Layover at Narita, Japan. Do I need a transit visa? Commented Jul 3, 2019 at 23:01
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    As noted in the linked Q&A, you don't appear to need a transit visa, and it's not clear why you think you do. Commented Jul 3, 2019 at 23:10
  • @MichaelHampton I've contacted Japanese Consulate-General in Vancouver and they told me that I will need a visa.
    – Arina
    Commented Jul 3, 2019 at 23:27
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    The linked Q&A is old; I wondered when citing it if might have aged poorly. @Arina, when you find out the answer — how much the visa costs — please come back and tell us. You can answer your own question here, and use the check mark to "accept" your answer as correct. Commented Jul 3, 2019 at 23:42

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According to this website (Embassy of Japan in Canada), the cost of a transit visa is C$8.00.

By the way:

No visa required for all nationalities if you are transiting through Japan within the same airport without leaving the secured area.


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    The question is whether it is possible (and practical) to spend a 16 hour layover in the secured area, which also may depend on the airlines operating each flight. Commented Jul 3, 2019 at 23:54
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    No, the question was how much the required tranist visa would cost. The follow-on (entirely appropriate, IMO) was would one really want to transit in that fashion; the "practicality" issue was not raised by the OP. Commented Jul 4, 2019 at 2:20
  • Not to mention you can still get a shore pass on arrival, so buying the transit visa in advance seems like unnecessary work. Commented Jul 4, 2019 at 5:17
  • @MichaelHampton But the airline may refuse to board the passenger without a transit visa if their system says that such a visa is needed. Details (in Russian).
    – user557
    Commented Jul 4, 2019 at 16:47
  • @user77409 That system (called Timatic) says a transit visa is not needed and a shore pass can be obtained on arrival. Commented Jul 4, 2019 at 16:48

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