2022 Japan Visa Guide for Filipinos

Updated: Nov 11

Important Updates:

  • September 27 : Effective on October 11, Japan welcomes visitors who are fully vaccinated with a booster shot, from all WHO-approved vaccine brands. Visitors without vaccines or have invalid vaccine records are required to take a pre-flight COVID test.

  • October 4 : Starting October 11, ERFS visas are no longer required to enter and visit Japan. Multiple-entry visas issued pre-pandemic are now valid again.


Quick Facts:


Processing Period:

  • 10 - 15 working days

Visa Processing Fee:

  • Through International Journeys: PHP 1,000

COVID - Entry Information:

  • Philippine Passport Holders are required to submit their Vaccine Records via Fast Track and Visit Japan Web for smooth Customs, Immigration, and Quarantine procedures


Document Requirements


All applicants are required to submit the following documents:

1. Japan Visa Application Form

  • Forms must be type-written and hand-signed

  • Forms must be printed on A4 size paper

  • All areas that have no answer or is not applicable, please put "N/A" in the space. The embassy will not accept forms with blanks.

  • For Multiple-entry Visa

  • Fill out Multiple-entry Request Form, check items that apply, and fill in reason for request

2. Two (2) pieces of Passport-size colored picture with white background

  • Taken within last 6 months

  • Write applicant's name and birthdate at the back side of the pictures

  • No eyeglasses, headbands, caps, etc.

3. Original Philippine Passport

  • Valid for at least 6 months prior to departure date

  • Broken passport is not accepted

  • Must be signed and have at least two (2) blank visa pages

4. Day to Day Itinerary in Japan

5. Original PSA Birth Certificate

  • Issued within one (1) year from the date of application

  • No need if with used Japan visa already

  • Required if traveling as family to prove relationship

6. Original PSA Marriage Certificate, if married

  • Issued within one (1) year from the date of application

  • One certificate per couple applying together

  • No need if with used Japan visa already

  • Required if traveling as family to prove relationship

7. Authorization Letter for each applicant

  • Print and fill in Date, Signature, Passport Number, and Contact Number only

FOR EMPLOYEES

8. Original Certificate of Employment

  • Including applicant's positions, date hired, compensation, office address, company header, and HR landline and e-mail address

9. Original Bank Certificate

  • Validity is three (3) months from date of issue

  • Indicating the account type, balance, account opening date, and Average Daily Balance

10. Income Tax Return (photocopy) or Form 2316

11. Approved Leave of Absence

FOR BUSINESSMEN

FOR STUDENTS/MINORS

FOR HOUSEWIVES

FOR SENIOR CITIZENS


Where To Submit?


Visa Receiving Office

International Journeys Visa Office

886 Z-Square Mall, Banawe Street, Quezon City, Philippines


Contact Numbers:

Visa Officer - Keildy: 0917 622 5254

Landline: (02) 798 02022

FB Messenger: m.me/ijtravel


How much is the Japan Visa processing fee?

PHP 1,000


How do I pay for my visa application?

Pay in our office or deposit to any of the following:


Account name: International Journeys Inc.

BDO: 00290-004-8598

Security Bank: 0686-0288-09001


Send copy of deposit slip to visa@ijourneys.com.ph for us to verify your payment.


How do I claim my passport?

You can pick-up your passport in our office or have it sent back via courier or any real-time delivery service. Check with our Visa Officer if your passport is ready for pick-up.



Frequently Asked Questions:


How soon should I apply for Japan visa?

We encourage you to apply within 3 months before your trip.


Can I appeal if my visa is denied?

The Japan Embassy does not accept appeal for refused visa.


When can I re-apply if my visa is denied?

You may re-apply after 6 months from the date of denial.



Important reminders before you submit your application

  • Attach a letter of explanation for documents that cannot be submitted.

  • Family should apply at the same time and provide proof of relationship: These must be original PSA documents.

  • Apply for visa prior to purchasing your airline tickets and travel services since visa issuance is subject for approval of the consul in charge.

  • Applying through a designated travel agent does not guarantee the issuance of visa.

  • Inform your HR Officer/Contractor/Bank that someone will call or email from the Japan Embassy to validate the documents you provided.

 

Useful Links & Downloadable Forms

Japan Visa Application Form

Multiple-Entry Visa Request Form

Day to Day Itinerary Form

Guarantee Letter

Authorization Letter


Embassy of Japan in the Philippines Official Announcements




International Journeys summarized the above Japan visa application guide and no part may be copied or reproduced without prior written consent.


Visa Conditions:

  • Visa approval is not guaranteed and is still under the final discretion of the consul.

  • Processing time indicated is based on average application time. It is not guaranteed and may be delayed if additional documents are required by the embassy.

  • Do not purchase your tickets before your visas are issued and approved. International Journeys will not be liable for any unused travel products in the case of visa denial or if the release of visa has been delayed.

  • International Journeys will not accept visa application with departure date scheduled within 3 weeks from the date of submission.

  • Any request for early release and pulling out/cancellation of application is not permitted once the documents are submitted to the Japan Embassy.

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