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Japan Visa Guide for Filipinos 2024

Updated: 3 days 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.


How much is the Japan Visa processing fee?

Visa Category

Assistance Fee

Singe- Entry

PHP 1,000.00

w/ Multiple-Entry Request

PHP 1,500.00

For Foreign Passport Holder

PHP 4,200.00


Document Requirements


All applicants are required to submit the following documents:

FIRST TIME JAPAN VISA APPLICANT (Employee)

  • Original Passport 

    • 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

  • Two (2) pieces of Photo

    • 35mm x 45mm colored picture

    • must be on white background

    • Should be studio quality

    • Facing forward, and non-smiling with no teeth showing

  • Japan Visa Application Form 

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

    • If the applicant is supported by parents/relative/company, must indicate the details of the guarantor on page 2 of the application form.

    • 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.

  • Certificate if Employment (Original)

    • Must have company details; address, email address, & telephone number and compensation is needed.

    • Must have employee's details; date started, position, and compensation.

  • Photocopy of Identification Card (If applicable)

    • Company ID

    • PRC ID

    • IBP ID

  • Bank Certificate (Original)

    • Must submit the Personal Bank Certificate with Average daily balance (ADB) for 6 months.

  • Bank Statement (Original)

    • Applicants who do not have an Average Daily Balance (ADB) indicated in their Bank Certificate must submit a six (6) months transaction history for the same account number associated with the submitted Bank Certificate.

  • Income Tax Return ITR 2316 (Photocopy)

    • Must have complete four (4) signatures; employee and employer.

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

    • Must submit a copy of Service invoice or Email confirmation receipt from Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR).

  • Updated PSA Birth Certificate (Original)

    • Birth Certificate that is issued within one year from the date of application is acceptable.

    • For Applicant with Late Registration of Birth, must submit an Original Baptismal Certificate and Original School Record Form 137 (Elementary or High School) issued within 3 months and indicate contact number and address if possible. Failed to provide the said documents must provide an explanation letter addressed to the Embassy of Japan in the Philippines.

    • For Applicant with unreadable PSA Birth Certificate, must submit a copy of Local Birth Certificate issued from the Local Civil Registry.

    • For Applicant with no record of Birth Certificate in PSA, must submit a copy of birth certificate issued from the local civil registry and a Certificate of No record issued from PSA.

  • Updated PSA Marriage Certificate (Original)

    • If applicable

  • For Non-Filipino Citizen

    • submit Photocopy of Alien Certificate of Registration (ACR) valid at least 3 months prior to departure.

  • Additional Documents (Individual Attachment)

FIRST TIME JAPAN VISA APPLICANT (Businessman)

APPLICANTS WITH PREVIOUS JAPAN VISA

  • Original Passport 

    • 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

  • Old Passport (Original)

    • Must submit their old passport if it contains a previously issued Japan visa.

    • Unused Japan visa will still be considered a first-time Japan visa applicant.

  • Two (2) pieces of Photo

    • 35mm x 45mm colored picture

    • must be on white background

    • Should be studio quality

    • Facing forward, and non-smiling with no teeth showing

  • Japan Visa Application Form 

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

    • If the applicant is supported by parents/relative/company, must indicate the details of the guarantor on page 2 of the application form.

    • 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.

  • Proof of Employment (Original)

    • Certificate of Employment

  • Proof of Business (Photocopy)

    • DTI / SEC and GIS

    • Mayor's/Business Permit

  • Photocopy of Identification Card (If applicable)

    • Company ID

    • PRC ID

    • IBP ID

  • Bank Certificate (Original)

    • Must submit the Personal Bank Certificate with Average daily balance (ADB) for 6 months.

  • Bank Statement (Original)

    • Applicants who do not have an Average Daily Balance (ADB) indicated in their Bank Certificate must submit a six (6) months transaction history for the same account number associated with the submitted Bank Certificate.

  • Income Tax Return (Photocopy)

    • Must have signature of applicant and received stamp from BIR.

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

    • Must submit a copy of Service invoice or Email confirmation receipt from Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR).

  • PSA Birth Certificate (Photocopy)

    • Birth Certificate that is issued within one year from the date of application is acceptable.

  • PSA Marriage Certificate (Photocopy)

    • If applicable

  • For Non-Filipino Citizen

    • submit Photocopy of Alien Certificate of Registration (ACR) valid at least 3 months prior to departure.

  • Additional Documents (Individual Attachment)

FOR STUDENTS

FOR SENIOR CITIZENS

FOR OFW


Where To Submit?

Visa Receiving

International Journeys Visa Office

Ground floor Z-Square Mall, 886 Banawe Street, Brgy. Manresa, Quezon City, Philippines


Visa Officer: Trixie Briva - 0962 354 6279

How do I pay for my visa application?

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


Account name: International Journeys Inc. 

Banco De Oro (BDO) 00353-022-7417

Philippines Business Bank (PBB) 001-00005238-4


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

How do I claim my passport?

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.


 

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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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