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Japan Visa Guide for Filipinos 2024

Updated: 1 day ago

Quick Facts:

Processing Period:

  • 7 - 15 working days

  • Processing period may be extended beyond 10 working days and a daily visa application limit may be set depending on the volume of visa applications received. Please allocate up to one month for visa processing time because of slot limitations.

Visa Processing Fee:

  • Through International Journeys:

    • PHP 1,000 for Single-entry visa

    • PHP 1,500 for Multiple-entry visa (subject to approval by embassy)

Document Requirements

All applicants are required to submit the following documents:

1. Original Passport / Travel Document

  • Must be signed

  • Valid for at least 6 months prior to departure

  • Must contain at least 2 empty pages

  • Remove the passport case before submitting to our office

2. Original Old Passport ( if with previous Japan visa and stamps )

3. Two (2) pieces of Visa Photo (35mm x 45mm) colored picture with white background

  • Should be studio quality

  • In color, facing forward, and non-smiling

  • Form must be printed on A4 size paper.

  • Form must be type-written and hand-signed.

    • Do not use a friction pen or erasable pen. Use black ballpen only.

    • If the applicant is minor (under 18 years old), originally signed by both parents/guardians.

  • Kindly complete all details. Put "N/A" if no answer or not applicable.

  • For Multiple-entry Visa,

6. Authorization Letter (International Journeys Template)

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

7. PSA Authorization Letter, for first time applicants

8. Original PSA Documents

a. PSA Birth Certificate

b. PSA Marriage Certificate, if applicable

  • 1 year validity

  • Photocopy for applicants with a used Japan visa

9. For Non-Filipino Citizen, submit Photocopy of Alien Certificate of Registration (ACR)

  • Valid at least 3 months prior to departure


10. Original Certificate of Employment

  • With address and telephone number of the company

11. Original Bank Certificate

  • Issued within the last 3 months

  • With Average Daily Balance (ADB) indicated

13. Original or Certified True Copy of Bank Statement

  • Issued within the last 3 months

  • Must be the same account number with the bank certificate submitted

14. Latest Income Tax Return or Form 2316/1701

  • Should contain the signature of employers

  • Must have signature of applicant and received stamp from BIR

  • If No ITR, submit an Original Affidavit of Non-Filing of ITR

15. Photocopy of PRC Card or IBP Card, if applicable




Where To Submit?

Visa Receiving Office

International Journeys Visa Office

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

Contact Numbers:

Visa Officer - Ms. Kim: 0917 630 1238

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How much is the Japan Visa processing fee?

  • PHP 1,000 for Single-entry visa

  • PHP 1,500 for Multiple-entry visa

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: 00353-022-7417

Security Bank: 0686-0288-09001

Send copy of deposit slip to 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

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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