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Basic Information on Travel

In January 2011, the Visa for Medical Stay was created for patients and others traveling from overseas (including companions) for acts instructed by a hospital or clinic.

Outline of the Visa for Medical Stay

  • Stay of up to six months permitted if necessary
  • Multiple visas may be issued if necessary
  • Valid for up to three years if necessary
  • Companions permitted if necessary (regardless of the family relationship to the patient)

See the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for more details on the Visa for Medical Stay.

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