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JAPAN VISA

The information below are applicable for Philippine passport holders only and for tourist visa application. However you may visit the Embassy of Japan in the Philippines page for more details. (click here for more details)
GENERAL REQUIREMENTS:

ORIGINAL PASSPORT

  • At least 6 months valid beyond intended stay.
  • Passports must be signed and must have at least two (2) blank visa pages.

DULY FILLED-UP VISA APPLICATION FORM (click here to download form)

  • Printed in A4 size paper only
  • All items should be filled out correctly, If item is not applicable, please fill in [N/A].
  • Embassy may not accept application with blank item, no signature or no date in the form; may deny the application that is filled out incorrectly or wrong information.

TWO COPIES OF 4.5cm x 4.5cm or 2X2 PHOTO

  • With white background, taken within 6 months
  • Photo must be pasted on the application form.

BIRTH CERTIFICATE

MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE (if the applicant is married)

  • NOTE FOR NO.4 & 5
    • Must be issued within one year from PSA Main Office/Serbilis Outlet Center.
    • If the birth certificate from Philippine Statistics Office (PSA) is unreadable, or has incomplete information, please submit the birth certificate issued by PSA together with a birth certificate issued by the Local Civil Registrar.
    • If the birth certificate is “late registration”, please submit in addition, a baptismal certificate and school record (Form 137) from high school or elementary and School Yearbook (if possible).
    • If there is no record in PSA, please submit a “Certificate of Non-Record” from PSA together with a birth certificate from the Local Civil Registrar.

DAILY SCHEDULE IN JAPAN

  • If applicant will shoulder part or all of his/her travel expenses

BANK CERTIFICATE

  • Validity of bank certificate is three (3) month from the date of issue

INCOME TAX RETURN

  • Latest and clear copy

SIGNED AUTHORIZATION LETTER (click here to download form)

  • 3 ORIGINAL COPY (for Visa Filing and Pick-up)
EMPLOYED:

In addition to the GENERAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Original employment certificate (must include applicant’s position, date hired, compensation, office address and landline numbers, and e-mail address)
  • Copy of PRC/IBP ID (if professional, if applicable)
  • Copy of company ID
SELF EMPLOYED/BUSINESSMEN:

In addition to the GENERAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Copy of business registration (DTI or SEC)
  • Copy of business permit or mayor’s permit
STUDENTS:

In addition to the GENERAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Copy of school ID
RETIREE/SENIOR CITIZENS:

In addition to the GENERAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Copy of senior citizen card or retirement documents
  • Copy of PSA marriage contract (if travelling with spouse)
OTHERS:

IF GUARANTOR WHO LIVES IN THE PHILIPPINES WILL SHOULDER PART OR ALL OF THE APPLICANT’S TRAVEL EXPENSES ADDITIONAL

  • Guarantee letter
  • Proof of relationship between applicant and guarantor
  • Original bank certificate and copy of income tax return (ITR form 2316) of guarantor

IF APPLICANT IS NOT PHILIPPINE NATIONALITY

  • Foreign residents with long-term or permanent status in the Philippines applying for a visa must submit, in addition to the above requirements (except birth and marriage certificates), a copy of their Alien Certificate of Registration (ACR) issued by the Philippine government. Visa application of foreigners who are on short-term (temporary) visa in the Philippines cannot be accepted. Please apply at the Japanese Embassy /Consulate General with jurisdiction over the area in which the applicant resides or over the country of which the applicant’s passport was issued.
  • Copy of ICARD

IF THE COMPANY WILL SHOULDER THE TRIP

  • Guarantee letter from company
  • Original bank certificate of the company
  • Copy of business documents and ITR of the company

Note: additional documents may be required by the embassy without prior notice.

click here to download Letter of Guarantee

Countries that requires Japan visa:

  • China
  • Russia
  • Philippines
  • Vietnam
  • CIS countries and Georgia
Countries that are exempted for Japan visa:

The nationalities listed below can enter for tourism, visiting relatives, and business purposes. However, visitors cannot be paid for work under Temporary Visitor status. In these cases, it is necessary to obtain a work visa.

EUROPE

Andorra Finland Latvia Poland
Austria FYR Macedonia Liechtenstein Serbia
Belgium France Lithuania Slovakia
Croatia Germany Luxembourg Slovenia
Cyprus Greece Malta Spain
Czech Republic Hungary Monaco Sweden
Denmark Ireland Netherlands Switzerland
Estonia Italy Norway United Kingdom

NORTH AMERICA

Canada United States

LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN

Argentina Chile El Salvador Mexico
Bahamas Costa Rica Guatemala Surinam
Barbados Dominican Republic Honduras Uruguay

ASIA

Brunei (15 days) Republic of Korea Thailand (15 days) Macao
Indonesia Singapore Hong Kong Taiwan
Malaysia

OCEANIA

Australia Oceania

MIDDLE EAST

Israel United Arab Emirates (30 days) Turkey

AFRICA

Lesotho Tunisia Mauritius

Processing period:

7 to 10 working days

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • Size of Document for application should be A4 SIZE ONLY. If document is other size, please submit a copy that is already adjusted in A4 SIZE from it’s original and without staples or pasting pages.
  • Applicants are exempted from submitting (4) and (5) (BIRTH AND/OR MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE) if they can submit OLD/VALID PASSPORTS with used Japan visa.
  • It is applicant’s responsibility to ensure that he/she meet the requirements for the grant of a visa. Submission of any supporting documents not listed is encouraged (E.G. APPLICANT’S ECONOMIC OR SOCIAL TIES WITH THE PHILIPPINES, URGENT REASONS FOR VISIT: MEDICAL CERTIFICATE, WEDDING INVITATION).

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