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Updated! 2019 JAPAN TOURIST VISA REQUIREMENTS AND APPLICATION PROCESS IN THE PHILIPPINES

2019 JAPAN VISA REQUIREMENTS and Application for Tourists

Want to know the steps on applying a Japan tourist visa in the Philippines? It's so easy! Just follow the steps below.


As a Filipino, it's hard to travel abroad in countries that require a Visa. Japan for example, you need a visa to enter their country. But the good news is, it's now so easy to get a visa to Japan. I felt that I am just so lucky because on my first try to get a Japan Tourist Visa, I got approved for a single entry. And on my 2nd try, I got 5 years multiple entry Japan Tourist Visa!

Now, let me share to you how to apply for a Japan Tourist Visa for Filipinos in the Philippines (with the list of requirements and steps in application).

How to apply and get a Japanese Visa in the Philippines

How to apply and get a Japanese Tourist Visa for Filipinos in the Philippines

STEP 1: PREPARE THE REQUIREMENTS


1. Philippine Passport

  • Singed Passport with a validity of more than 6 months.
  • Broken lamination of the Picture Portion will not be accepted.
  • Must have at least 2 blank pages left in the passport.

2. Visa Application Form

  • It should be duly accomplished.
  • Sample application form and how to accomplish it can be found HERE.
  • You may download the application form HERE.

3. ID Photo

  • One (1) copy of 4.5cm x 4.5cm with white background.
  • Photo must be pasted to the designated portion of the visa application form.
  • Write applicant’s name and birthdate on back side of the photo.
  • Photo must be taken within the last 6 months.
  • For the guidelines on ID Photo, click HERE.

4. NSO Birth Certificate

  • NSO issued with receipt and valid within one (1) year.
  • If you are pressed for time, I suggest that you get your birth certificate from NSO Serbilis Centers. I got mine on the same day.
  • If the applicant has his/her passport (old or valid) with used Japanese visa, birth certificate is not required.

5. NSO Marriage Contract (If Married)

  • NSO issued and valid within one (1) year.
  • If the applicant has his/her passport (old or valid) with used Japanese visa, marriage contract can be exempted.

6. Tour Itinerary or Schedule of Stay

  • Prepared by the applicant or the travel agency.
  • It doesn't need to be very complicated or detailed. What I usually do is I put the date, places to visit, and the name, address, and contact number of the hotel.
  • You can download a sample copy of the itineraryhere.

7. Bank Balance Certificate

  • Must be the most recent and must be issued within the past 3 months.
  • There is no pre-defined amount that should be on your bank account. As long as you'll be able to sustain your stay stated on what you've presented on your tour itinerary, (I think) would be okay.

8. Income Tax Return

  • Original and one (1) photocopy of Form 2316 or 1701.
  • In the absence of an ITR, you should submit a letter of explanation.
  • In the explanation letter, just explain your source of income, and why you don't have an ITR.

After preparing all your travel documents, follow Step 2.

STEP 2: FIND AN ACCREDITED AGENCY

  • Walk-ins are not allowed. Don't go to Japan Embassy and submit your application.
  • Visa application should be coursed through an accredited travel agency.
  • The list of registered agencies can be found HERE.
  • Please note that Visa Application is FREE. But agencies will charge a processing fee of about 1,000 to 2,000 pesos.

STEP 3: WAIT FOR YOUR JAPAN VISA

  • If additional requirements are needed, the agency will let you know.
  • Processing time is about a week.
  • If granted, the Japanese Visa is valid for 3 months.
  • The usual granted number of days for tourist is 15 days from date of arrival in Japan.

For the complete information on Japan Visa Application in the Philippines, visit www.ph.emb-japan.go.jp.

I wish you all the best and good luck on your visa application! See you Japan!


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