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Japan Visa Requirements & Fees

Updated as of February 9, 2017

· Visa Requirements,Japan Visa

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
  • 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

3. Photo

  • Specs: 4.5cm x 4.5cm with white background
  • Photo must be attached in the application form
  • Pixilated, Significantly low resolution photos taken by digital cameras will not be accepted

4. Birth Certificate of applicant – NSO Original (please refer to the “Additional Requirement” if Birth Certificate is Late Registration or Non Record or Unreadable)
5. Marriage Certificate – NSO Original (if the applicant is married)

NOTE: (4 and 5 must be from NSO main Office/Serbilis Outlet Center (Nationwide) issued within one (1) year). In case of non-record, you must submit a certificate of non-record together with the one from the Local Civil Registrar.


  • If Birth Certificate from NSO is unreadable, or If there is no record in NSO, (in addition to “Certificate of Non-Record” from NSO Headquarter)
  • If Birth Certificate (NSO) is “Late Registration”
  • - SCHOOL RECORD (Form 137)

Please indicate complete address and land line (telephone, if applicable) of the church in the baptismal certificate, and of the school in school record REQUIREMENTS: All documents must be original unless otherwise stated.

If the applicant has a passport (old or valid) with a used Japanese visa
6. Daily Schedule in Japan (TAIZAI NITTEIHYO)
7. Personal Bank Certificate (Original - valid at least 2 mos. upon issuance)

  • For Foreign National – photocopy of bank statement with contact details if the account is outside the Phils.

8. Income Tax Return (Form 2316/ 1700/ 1701/ 1702) original and photocopy in A4 paper

  • Copy of DTI / SEC if the applicant is submitting the company ITR.
  • Of Guarantor – FOR SPONSORED TRIPS

i. Include the SEC of company if submitting the company ITR

  • Explanation letter if the applicant cannot submit due to the following reason:

i. If the applicant has no Guarantor but will submit Bank Certificate
a) Retired
b) Housewife
c) Senior Citizen
d) Etc.

ii. If the applicant is an OFW.

9. Signed Guarantee Letter – (for individual applicants), if applicant/s cannot provide the financial documents (Bank Certificate & ITR).

  • Please use the Guarantee Letter Form of Japan Embassy ( SEE PDF ATTACHMENT )
  • If a person other than the applicant will bear/ shoulder the travel expenses, please be sure to submit a
    guarantee letter and passport or any proof of identification from guarantor.
  • For family group tours, we used to accept applications without requiring the parents to submit a
    guarantee letter for their child /children when they file their visa application together. However, todate,
    please submit a guarantee letter that includes and clearly specifies the relationship of the
    guarantor to the applicant at all time

Guarantor can be:

  • Parent (either Father or Mother) – if travelling with minors or unemployed children
  • Husband or Wife – if one of them is not submitting financial documents
  • Immediate Relative – if the applicant is a Senior Citizen and will not be able submit financial documents
  • Company - for sponsored/incentive trips
  • Fiancée

10. Affidavit of Discrepancy - if there is a problem with the spelling of names or birth dates in the Birth Certificate and Passport.
11. Photocopy of passport’s Bio page or any Gov’t issued ID and Visa page (if available) – if Guarantor is not an applicant
12. Copy of I-CARD or AEP– For Foreign National or Passport copy if the Guarantor is a Foreign National
13. Authorization Letter and copy of Valid ID – if one of the applicant cannot personally come to file their visa applications.

Please Note: 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.


  •  Additional 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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