Relaxation of Visa Requirements for Nationals of the Republic of the Philippines

Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC) - Press Release No.38 - 2018

1. Based on the "Tourism Vision Realization Program 2018" (Action Program for Realization of Tourism Vision 2018), in order to promote people-to-people exchanges between Japan and the Republic of the Philippines, the Goverment of Japan decided to relax visa requirements for short-term stay for nationals of the Philippines. The relaxation took effect on August 1, 2018.

2 The specific measures to be taken are as follows:
 
(1) The scope of applicants eligible for multiple entry visas for short-term stay with business purposes and for cultural and intellectual figures will be expanded.

(2) The validity period of the visas will be extended from 5 years to 10 years maximum.
 
3 The abovementioned relaxation of visa requirements is expected to contribute to improvement of convenience for tourists and increase in repeat visitors as well as further advancement of people-to-people exchanges between Japan and the Republic of the Philippines.
 
(Note) More details including outline of application procedures for multiple entry visa is posted on our website (http://www.ph.emb-japan.go.jp/files/000389259.pdf)