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VISA SECTION


TOURIST / VISIT FRIENDS or DISTANT RELATIVES

Purpose of going to Japan is on package tour / exhibitionvisit friends / distant relatives
(cousins or further relatives)


(In case the applicant is applying together with another individual who has a relative in Japan
(up to the third degree of relationship), follow the requirements for “visiting relative”.)

as of July 2007

REQUIREMENTS
All documents must be original unless otherwise stated.
  1.  Philippine Passport
    •   Broken lamination of the photo part is not accepted. Must have signature and have at least two (2) blank pages.
       
  2.  Visa Application Form
    •   Also available at the entrance of Embassy or through accredited agency.
       
  3.   Photo
    •   Specs: 4.5cm x 4.5cm with white background
    •    Photo must be pasted on the application form.
   
  4.  Birth Certificate of applicant
       
  5. Marriage Contract (if the applicant is married)
      (4 and 5 must be from NSO Main Office/Serbilis Outlet Center (Nationwide) issued within one (1) year.)  In case of non-record, you must submit certificate of non-record together with the one from Local Civil Registrar.)
     
EXEMPTION OF BIRTH CERTIFICATES & MARRIAGE CONTRACT
If the applicant is has his/her passport (old or valid) with a used Japanese visa
       
  6. Daily Schedule in Japan (TAIZAI NITTEIHYO )
       
  7. (if visiting friend) Documents or photos etc. to prove relationship
       
  8. Invitation Letter from Guarantor in Japan
    •   (Must have handwritten signature) (not applicable if package tour)
       
  9.  Bank Certificate
       
  10.   Income Tax Return (Form 2316) original and photocopy
    •  

[9. and 10. are only applicable if he/her or his/her supporter has deposit in bank or income tax return]

     
Exemption of 9, 10
If the applicant is eligible for Multiple Entry
  11. Residence Certificate (JUMINHYO)
      [11. is only applicable if Guarantor is a Japanese ]
  12. Foreign Registration Certificate from City Hall
    [ 12. is only applicable if Guarantor is not a Japanese . ]
    << If Guarantor in Japan Shoulders Any Part of Travel / Living Expenses >>
  1-A.  Guarantee Letter (MIMOTO HOSHOSHO )
    •   Format also available at the Embassy website, entrance of the Embassy or accredited ageny.
       
  1-B   Income Certificate (from City Hall) (SHOTOKU SHOMEISHO) from City Hall, Tax return certificate (NOUZEISHOMEISHO: form2) from Tax office, KAKUTEISHINKOKUSHO HIKAE or Bank Certificate (YOKIN ZANDAKA SHOMEISHO)
    •   Gensen-Choshu-Hyo” is not accepted.
     
 

Please note: It is applicant’s responsibility to ensure that he/she meet the requirements for the grant of a visa.  Submission of any supporting documents not listed above is encouraged (e.g. applicant’s economic or social ties with the Philippines, urgent reasons for visit: medical certificate, wedding invitation). 
 

Submission of requirements does not guarantee issuance of visa.
Validity of Documents is three (3) month from the date of issue
(unless otherwise stated).

ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS

If Birth Certificate from NSO is unreadable, or
If there is no record in NSO, (in addition to "Certificate of Non-Record" from NSO Headquarter)

 

SUBMIT:  Birth certificate from Local Civil Registrar

 

If Birth Certificate (NSO) is "Late Registration"

 

Baptismal Certificate

School Record (From 137)

School Yearbook (If applicable)

 

Please indicate complete address and landline number (if applicable)

of the church in the baptismal certificate, and of the school in school record.

   
FILING APPLICATION
   
  Application should be filed through accredited agencies. (Please see our website for the list of Agents or get one from FAX service by Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tokyo, or get one from visa gate of the Embassy.)

  The applicant may be required to appear in person for interview etc.
     
NOTICE
    Applicants are given three (3) months to submit additional requirements. Otherwise application will be terminated.

Documents submitted for application will not be returned.

Applicants can get information from accredited agencies when his/her application is pending.
 
When visa is granted, VISA FEE is gratis for this category. (Philippine passport holder)

When visa is not granted, the reasons of denial will not be disclosed. Applicants may apply again after six (6) month with the same purpose, unless there are emergency / humanitarian reasons, or application for different purpose.
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Website:
http://www.ph.emb-japan.go.jp/visiting/index.htm

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E-mail Inquiries

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