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Japan Visa Requirements & Fees

Updated as of September 2022

· Japan Visa,Visa Requirements

Japan Visa Requirements: Tourist (Php 1,000.00)

1. Philippine Passport

  • Broken lamination of the photo part is not accepted. Must be valid 6 months prior to travel date. Must have signature and have at least two (2) blank pages.

2. Visa Application Form – A4 size

  • Completely filled out and signed
  • Application form should be filled out all items 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, or with erasures; may deny the application that is filled out incorrectly or wrong information.
  • Put application date
  • Put N/A in all spaces that are not applicable specially on page 2
  • Complete the Hotel Name/Address/Contact Details and Name of Airline
  • NO ERASURES

3. Photo

  • Specs: 4.5cm long x 3.5cm wide, with white background
  • Photo must be attached in the application form
  • Photo must be taken within 6 months.
  • Please write applicant’s name and birthdate on back side of the photo.
  • Pixilated, Significantly low resolution photos taken by digital cameras will not be accepted

4. For package tour accompanied by tour guide through all the travel [Documents prepared by Travel Agency in Japan]

  • Certificate for Completion of Registration to the ERFS System (Photocopy)
  • Resume / Overview of the tour
  • List of Participants
  • Itinerary / Daily Schedule of the tour
  • Tour Guide’s Employment Certificate and Contact Information
  • Contact information of Travel Agency

5. For package tour without tour guide (or partially accompanied by tour guide) [Documents prepared by Travel Agency in Japan. Round-trip air ticket and all accommodation must be prepared by the Travel Agency as well]

  • Certificate for Completion of Registration to the ERFS System (Photocopy)
  • Resume / Overview of the tour
  • List of Participants
  • Itinerary / Daily Schedule of the tour
  • Contact information of Travel Agency

Please Note: In case of FOR PACKAGE TOUR WITHOUT TOUR GUIDE, the following financial documents required.

In case that applicant shoulder part or all of travel expenses

  • Bank Certificate: validity is three (3) months from the date of issuance
  • 7. Photocopy of Income Tax Return Form 2316 or 1701 (latest)

In case that guarantor (limited to family/relatives) shoulder part or all of travel expenses

  • Guarantee Letter
  • Proof of Relationship between applicant and guarantor (e.g. PSA Birth Certificates, etc.)
  • Bank Certificate: validity is three (3) months from the date of issuance
  • Photocopy of Income Tax Return Form 2316 or 1701 (latest)

In case applicant is not of Filipino Nationality

  • Foreign residents with long-term or permanent status in the Philippines applying for a visa must submit, in addition to the above requirements, 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. I

It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that he/she meets the requirements for the grant of visa. Submission of any supporting documents not listed above is encouraged (e.g. applicant’s economic or social ties with the Philippines, urgent reasons for visit: medical certificate, wedding invitation Submission of requirements does not guarantee issuance of visa.

Reminders:

  •  Size of document for application should be A4 size only. If document is other size, please submit copy that is already adjusted in A4 size from its original and without staples or pasting pages. 
  • Applicants are exempted from submitting (4) and (5) Indicated above if they can submit old/valid passports with used Japan visa. For family application with Guarantor, applicant is still required to submit item (4) or (5) whichever is applicable, even with previous Japan Visa to prove relationship. 
  • 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 above is encouraged (e.g. applicant’s economic or social ties with the Philippines, urgent reasons for visit: medical certificate, wedding invitation). 
  • Submission of requirements does not guarantee issuance of visa. 
  • If document submitted for application is verified by Embassy or Consular Office as fake or tampered, visa is not issued. 
  • Documents submitted for application will not be returned. 
  • Applicants are given three (3) months to submit additional requirements. Otherwise application will be terminated. 
  • Reason for the denial of visa will not be disclosed even if an inquiry is made. At the same time, if a visa application is denied, applicant may only re-apply for the same purpose after (6) monthsAdditional documents may be requested where necessary. Applicants are given three (3) months to submit additional requirements. Otherwise application will be terminated.
  • Documents submitted for application will not be returned.
  • When visa is not granted, the reasons of denial will not be disclosed. Applicants may apply again after six (6) month with the same purpose, unless there are emergency / humanitarian reasons, or application for different purpose. 

 

 

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