Japan: ‘Golden Week’ holidays to suspend processing

What does the change mean? Government offices will be closed and in-country immigration processing will be suspended during the holidays.Japan-Cherry-Blossom-Lake-Sakura

Implementation time frame: April 29 and May 3-5.

Visas/permits affected: All visas and certificates of eligibility.

Who is affected: Applicants seeking services from government offices in Japan.

Impact on processing times: All in-country immigration processing and other government services will be suspended.

Business impact: The annual holidays will cause minor delays to business schedules.

Next steps: Applicants should submit time-sensitive applications before the holidays, including applications for certificates of eligibility, changes of status, renewals, and any immigration-related notifications.